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  • September 18, 2013 10:32 AM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Please support Cora Alisuag (FWN100 '07)! Cora invites you to watch CORAnet technology featured in the Fox Business Network on September 22, 2013 at 4PM.
    Best of luck to Angel Velasco Shaw! Angel will be embarking on a new journey in the Philippines to teach and continue working on cross cultural projects. 
    Catch up with FWN at our next Roadshow!
    FWN Roadshow #7 - Washington, DC Metropolitan Area (Virginia & Maryland)
    • Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 6-8pm
    • Cafe Asia, Second Floor, 1720 Eye Street, NW, Washington DC 20006
    • Food served & Cash Bar
    • Hosted by Dr. Bambi Lorica (FWN100 '07), Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07), Rosie Abriam (FWN100 '09), Irene Bueno (FWN100 '07), Vida Benavides (FWN100 '07), and Miriam B. Riedmiller, Esq.
    • To register, visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events
    Where are you and what are you doing now? We want to hear from you! Team FWN is gearing up for the 10th Filipina Leadership Summit featuring the first Global100 on October 24-26, 2013 in San Francisco, and we want to bring FWN to you - so you know first hand the many exciting changes and innovative campaigns we've been cooking up to advance Filipina women! To register, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:

    We want YOU! Volunteer for the FWN 10th Filipina Leadership Summit (October 24-26, 2013) and be a part of the historical gathering of the first 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World! 

    Check out the Summit schedule to see the many exciting programs and sessions - http://fwnsummitschedule.filipinawomensnetwork.org/

    Interested to see who's been nominated? Click here to view the list of the Global100 Nominees. Be a part of the action and and witness first-hand FWN's first Global100 by volunteering. Show your Pinay Power! Sign up now by visiting: http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/volunteer


    LIKE FWN AND WIN A PINAY PRIZE PACK!

    Like us on Facebook by September 30, for a chance to win one of the five Pinayprize packs! Reconnect with FWN and friends and show your Pinay pride! When you connect with us, you'll be updated about upcoming events, entertained by FWN photos and exciting news, and invited to participate in our influential Filipina community.

    Five members will be chosen at random to receive a prize pack including: a Pinay Power t-shirt, backpack, tote bag, visor, keychain, and earrings.
     
     
    Already like us? Become a member and register for a chance to win too - www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/membershipapplication

      PRESS RELEASES

    Filipina Women's Network Unveils Worldwide Search for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (FWN Global100)

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- The Filipina Women's Network (FWN) unveiled a groundbreaking endeavor to bring together remarkable Filipina women from around the world to receive the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Awards™ at the 10th Annual Filipina Leadership Summit on October 24-26 in San Francisco.
    Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    TV host Julie Chen reveals she's had plastic surgery and people cheer?
     

    Chen was told her 'Asian eyes' were holding back her career. Once again, women need to slice, dice, and diet to succeed.
    - The Guardian. Read more...

    Miss America Nina Davuluri: Too "Indian" to Ever Be Miss India
    Nina Davuluri made history as the first Indian American to be crowned Miss America. - New America Media. Read more...

    Should we do away with beauty pageants?

    Courtney Martin says yes, calling them outdates, and says they perpetuate the harmful idea that success in the real world depends on a woman's ability to be a very particular kind of beautiful. - Feministing. Read more...


    CA Domestic Workers Bill Passes Legislature
    Supporters of a bill requiring domestic workers to receive overtime pay, meal breaks, and other labor protections are hopeful that it may finally come into fruition. - New America Media. Read more...
    41% of U.S. Women Either Poor, or on the Brink
    On a day when the U.S. Census reported that poverty rates were stable at 15 percent a women's economic advocacy group offered a different narrative. - WOMENSENEWS. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Meeting, September 19, 2013, Wednesday at 12 PM - Liberty Hill Foundation, 6420 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700, Los Angeles. Click for info.
    2013 National Leadership Summit: Purpose, Path, and Power: Transforming Your Leadership, September 20, 2013, Friday at 7:00 AM - The Center for Asian Pacific American Women, Manhattan Beach. Click for info.
    Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    James Sobredo Photography Exhibit, September 21, 2013, Saturday at 3:00 PM - International Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street @ Jackson, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Writer's Digest Conference West, September 27-29, 2013 - Los Angeles. Click for info.
    Full Circle Fund Presents igNITE 3rdAnnual Benefit, November 14, 2013, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco. Contact Tejal at tejal@fullcirclefund.org for more info.

    Advancing Justice Conference 2013,
    November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.

    2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round,
    November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.


    Maryland
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    New York

    Foundation for Filipino Artists, Inc. 25th Anniversary: Noli Me Tangere - The Grand Opera Gala Performance, Friday, October 4, 2013 at 8pm - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, Lexington Ave & E 68th St, New York. Click for info.
    2013 Women's Media Awards, October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. Click for info.
    Oregon
    AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.
    Philippines
    First Global Summit of Filipino Nurses 2014, January 16, 2013 at 7:30 AM - Manila Hotel, Philippines. Global Summit Program Doc. Global Summit Registration PDF. Letter to Participants PDF.
    Virginia
    2013 Virginia Small Business Summit, September 20, 2013, Friday at 8:00 AM - The Mason Inn, 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Click for info.
    4th Asian American Business Summit & Expo, October 25, 2013 at 8:00 AM - The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    Job: Child Support Specialist I
    Posted by: Mendocino County Department of Child Support Services
    Deadline: September 25, 2013.

    Job: Director of Child Support Services
    Posted by: County of Santa Cruz
    Deadline: September 27, 2013.

    Job: Executive Director
    Posted by: Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
    Deadline: October 4, 2013.

    Emerge California 2014 In-person informational Sessions:

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Surfing the Philippine waters
    During summer, both local and international tourists bask under the sun as they take pleasure in the fine, white sands of the country’s many unspoiled islands, immerse in the abundant aquatic life, explore verdant greeneries, and discover the rich and varied flora and fauna (most of which are endangered species). However, during the late months of the year, there is something more exciting to look forward in the Philippines. - Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    I recently tried ZICO's coconut water for the first time, and after a few sips, I instantly noticed the difference in taste between ZICO and Vita Coco, and the usual Asian brand I pick up from Ranch 99. ZICO and Vita Coco present a significantly less sweeter taste than I'm used to. (Did I mention the lack of coconut meat?) Although my taste buds don't dislike ZICO, I think I'll stick with my sweeter (and cheaper) Asian brand.
    So how does all this talk of coconut water and juice connect with your Pinay roots? According to an article on Business Insider, 'coconut water is changing life in the Philippines' with its 350 million coconut trees. 
    What's your opinion on coconut water? Have a favorite brand? Share it with me by leaving a comment! - epahayagan@ffwn.org
    Links: http://www.businessinsider.com/coconut-water-craze-helps-phillippines-2013-2
    http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/truth-about-coconut-water
    http://www.coconut-life.com/Blog%20Posts/coconut-water-vs-coconut-juice.html
    http://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-difference-coconut-w-140615
    - Rebecca
  • September 12, 2013 1:45 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Congratulations to Cynthia Rapaido (FWN100 '11)! Cynthia will be receiving an award from the Association of California School Administrators. In April 2013, she received the California regional award for San Francisco and San Mateo County. On November 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Cynthia will be receiving the State of California award and will be formally recognized during the ACSA Leadership Summit Awards Dinner/President's Celebration. Celebrate her achievements! For more info, click here. Read the article written about Cynthia, click hereCynthia will also be recognized in April 2014 in Washington, DC by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
     
    Cora Tellez (FWN100 '09) is being honored at the Progressive Oakland Women for Empowerment and Reform's 2nd Annual Delilah Beasley Tea on Sunday, September 15, 2013! (click image to enlarge)

    Please support Cora Alisuag (FWN100 '07)! Cora invites you to watch CORAnet technology featured in the Fox Business Network on September 22, 2013 at 4PM.

    Catch up with FWN at our next Roadshow!
    FWN Roadshow #7 - Washington, DC
    • Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 6pm
    • Hosted by Dr. Bambi Lorica (FWN100 '07), Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07), Rosie Abriam (FWN100 '09), and Vida Benavides (FWN100 '07)
    Where are you and what are you doing now? We want to hear from you! Team FWN is gearing up for the 10th Filipina Leadership Summit featuring the first Global100 on October 24-26, 2013 in San Francisco, and we want to bring FWN to you - so you know first hand the many exciting changes and innovative campaigns we've been cooking up to advance Filipina women! To register, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.




    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION



    DEADLINE EXTENDED: September 15, 2013.

    Nominate a Filipina for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (FWN Global100)

    We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the 10th Filipina Leadership Summit on October 26 this year in San Francisco.

    To nominate, go to http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/fwn_global100_awards

      PRESS RELEASES

    Filipina Women's Network Unveils Worldwide Search for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (FWN Global100)

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- The Filipina Women's Network (FWN) unveiled a groundbreaking endeavor to bring together remarkable Filipina women from around the world to receive the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Awards™ at the 10th Annual Filipina Leadership Summit on October 24-26 in San Francisco.
    Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Half of Asian American students in city middle and high schools have been bullied, new survey reveals
     

    The "snapshot" study of more than 160 Asian American public school students by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and Sikh Coalition was released Thursday.
    - New York Daily News. Read more...

    Paying for Sex With a Minor Should Be a Felony, Say Supervisors
    The Board of Supervisors called Tuesday for harsher penalties against those who solicit sex from child prostitutes. - EGP News. Read more...

    The right to equal language access in our state courts

    For the almost 20 percent of Californians who are not proficient in English, navigating the legal system can be daunting. - Alhambra Source. Read more...


    More Than 100 Women Arrested in Immigration Reform Protest
    More than 100 women were arrested Thursday morning after blocking the intersection outside the House of Representatives to protest the House’s inaction on comprehensive immigration reform. - New America Media. Read more...
    California lawmakers extend carpool perk for clean vehicles 
    The state Senate has approved two bills designed to encourage motorists to buy low-polluting vehicles. - San Jose Mercury News. Read more...
    '22 Lewd Chinese Women' and Other Courtroom Drama
    A U.S. circuit judge brings historic Asian-American trials back to life. - The Atlantic. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Komiks Expo 2013, September 14, 2013, Saturday at 1PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, San Francisco. Click for info. 
    Sonoma State University Holocaust & Genocide Memorial Grove, September 14, 2013, Saturday at 1:30 PM - Rohnery Park, Sonoma. Click for info.
    Global Women's Leadership Network Leader of Impact Award Ceremony, September 18, 2013, Wednesday at 4:30 PM - EMC All Stars Conference Room, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Meeting, September 19, 2013, Wednesday at 12 PM - Liberty Hill Foundation, 6420 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700, Los Angeles. Click for info.
    2013 National Leadership Summit: Purpose, Path, and Power: Transforming Your Leadership, September 20, 2013, Friday at 7:00 AM - The Center for Asian Pacific American Women, Manhattan Beach. Click for info.
    Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    James Sobredo Photography Exhibit, September 21, 2013, Saturday at 3:00 PM - International Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street @ Jackson, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Writer's Digest Conference West, September 27-29, 2013 - Los Angeles. Click for info.
    Full Circle Fund Presents igNITE 3rdAnnual Benefit, November 14, 2013, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco. Contact Tejal at tejal@fullcirclefund.org for more info.

    Advancing Justice Conference 2013,
    November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.

    2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round,
    November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.


    Maryland
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    New York

    Foundation for Filipino Artists, Inc. 25th Anniversary: Noli Me Tangere - The Grand Opera Gala Performance, Friday, October 4, 2013 at 8pm - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, Lexington Ave & E 68th St, New York. Click for info.
    2013 Women's Media Awards, October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. Click for info.
    Oregon
    AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.
    Philippines
    First Global Summit of Filipino Nurses 2014, January 16, 2013 at 7:30 AM - Manila Hotel, Philippines. Global Summit Program Doc. Global Summit Registration PDF. Letter to Participants PDF.
    Virginia
    Asian American Chamber of Commerce Member Welcoming Reception, September 18, 2013, Friday at 12 PM - 8300 Boone Blvd, Suite 450, Partner Conference Room, Tysons Corner. Click for info.
    2013 Virginia Small Business Summit, September 20, 2013, Friday at 8:00 AM - The Mason Inn, 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Click for info.
    4th Asian American Business Summit & Expo, October 25, 2013 at 8:00 AM - The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    Job: Child Support Specialist I
    Posted by: Mendocino County Department of Child Support Services
    Deadline: September 25, 2013.

    Job: Director of Child Support Services
    Posted by: County of Santa Cruz
    Deadline: September 27, 2013.

    Job: Executive Director
    Posted by: Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
    Deadline: October 4, 2013.

    AC Transit - Fall College Internship Opportunity
    Accepting College Junior, Senior, & Graduate level student applications online. 5 paid internship opportunities are available. Hourly rate is $12-$16. At least 15 hours a week.
    • Purpose of the Internship Program:Promote interest in transportation, as a potential career; Help students understand the role of public transportation agencies in the community, county and region; and Provide students with opportunities to apply academic knowledge and training in a professional setting.
    • Requirements: Must have the following to qualify. GPA of 3.0 or above; 3rd or 4th year college student or a graduate student; and Currently enrolled in at least 12 units.
    • APPLICATION PROCESSPlease read instructions below carefully before applying: You must apply to each internship opportunity separately to be considered for more than one of the opportunities below. When sending your email please include the title of the internship you are applying to in the subject line. (Failure to do so may exclude you from consideration.)
    • TO APPLY: Send the following documents to employment@actransit.org.
    • Cover Letter - Should address specific area of interest regarding internship opportunities and why you would be an ideal candidate for the opening.
    • College Transcript – Unofficial/Official transcripts are accepted. (Must have GPA of 3.0 or higher to qualify.)
    • Proof of Registration - Must show proof of registration for current academic semester/quarter in which you are applying for internship.
    • Letter of Recommendation - Must be from a college instructor, college school counselor, or recent employer.
    • AVAILABLE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    Management Intern
    Legislative Affairs & Community Relations Intern
    Planning Intern
    Human Resources Intern
    Marketing Intern
    Deadline for Students to Apply: Monday, September 16, 2013.

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Q&A: Overseas Filipinos Threaten to Withhold Remittances to Protest Corruption
    Activists have called for an international zero remittance day on Sept. 19 in an attempt to flex their political muscle through their economic power. - Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Yesterday marked the twelfth year anniversary of the tragic terror attack on the United States, and the world will never forget all those precious lives lost on September 11, 2001. Of the thousands of victims, at least 18 of those who lost their lives in the Twin Towers were Filipino, and another two Filipinos were lost on one of the planes that crashed into the towers. To read more: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/09/12/13/families-remember-pinoys-killed-911-attack
    - Rebecca
  • September 05, 2013 3:01 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Woohoo! Cora Tellez (FWN100 '09) is being honored at the Progressive Oakland Women for Empowerment and Reform's 2nd Annual Delilah Beasley Tea on Sunday, September 15, 2013! (click image to enlarge)

    Catch up with FWN at our next Roadshow!

    FWN Roadshow #7 - Washington, DC
    • Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 6pm
    • Hosted by Dr. Bambi Lorica (FWN100 '07), Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07), Rosie Abriam (FWN100 '09), and Vida Benavides (FWN100 '07)
    Where are you and what are you doing now? We want to hear from you! Team FWN is gearing up for the 10th Filipina Leadership Summit featuring the first Global100 on October 24-26, 2013 in San Francisco, and we want to bring FWN to you - so you know first hand the many exciting changes and innovative campaigns we've been cooking up to advance Filipina women! To register, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.


    HARANA is playing at various Landmark Theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area this August through September.
    Meet Florante Aguilar! He will be present at the screenings for Q&A and to sign CDs. Visit www.HaranaTheMovie.com for more information. (click image to enlarge)




    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION



    DEADLINE EXTENDED: September 15, 2013.

    Nominate a Filipina for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (FWN Global100)

    We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the 10th Filipina Leadership Summit on October 26 this year in San Francisco.

    To nominate, go to http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/fwn_global100_awards

      PRESS RELEASES

    Filipina Women's Network Unveils Worldwide Search for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (FWN Global100)

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- The Filipina Women's Network (FWN) unveiled a groundbreaking endeavor to bring together remarkable Filipina women from around the world to receive the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Awards™ at the 10th Annual Filipina Leadership Summit on October 24-26 in San Francisco.
    Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    English dictionary to add Pinoy pork barrel-inspired words
     

    Every year the Oxford English Dictionary adds new words based on evidence of their popular usage. Sir Alexie Conn, a spokesperson for OED in London, told Outtakes/INQUIRER.net that new words from the Philippines are seriously being considered for inclusion.
    - Inquirer. Read more...

    World is Ready for Male-Female Leadership Mix
    During the struggles of the feminist movement, endless arguments swirled around the concepts of "masculine" and "feminine" and the consequences of thinking about gender in a rigid way. - WeNews. Read more...

    Ariel Castro, Ohio Man Who Held Women for Years, Is Dead

    Corrections officials in Ohio say convicted Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro is believed to have committed suicide in his cell Tuesday night. - NPR. Read more...


    2 Million Syrians Are Now Refugees And More Are 'On The Way'
    The number of Syrians forced to seek shelter abroad since civil war began in March 2011 passed the 2 million mark on Tuesday with no sign of the outflow ending soon. - NPR. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival - Joe Bataan, King of Latin Soul, September 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM - Yoshi's Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. Click for info.
    AACI 40th Anniversary Gala, September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Asian American Women Artists Association presents The Worlds of Bernice Bing, September 13, 2013, Friday at 7:00 pm - de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco. Admission is FREE. Click for info.
    Sonoma State University Holocaust & Genocide Memorial Grove, September 14, 2013, Saturday at 1:30 PM - Rohnery Park, Sonoma. Click for info.
    Global Women's Leadership Network Leader of Impact Award Ceremony, September 18, 2013, Wednesday at 4:30 PM - EMC All Stars Conference Room, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    2013 National Leadership Summit: Purpose, Path, and Power: Transforming Your Leadership, September 20, 2013, Friday at 7:00 AM - The Center for Asian Pacific American Women, Manhattan Beach. Click for info.
    Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Writer's Digest Conference West, September 27-29, 2013 - Los Angeles. Click for info.

    Full Circle Fund Presents igNITE 3rdAnnual Benefit, November 14, 2013,
    Thursday at 6:30 PM - Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco. Contact Tejal at tejal@fullcirclefund.org for more info.

    Advancing Justice Conference 2013,
    November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.

    2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round,
    November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Maryland
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    New York

    2013 Women's Media Awards,
    October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. Click for info.
    Oregon
    AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.
    Virginia
    Asian American Chamber of Commerce Member Welcoming Reception, September 18, 2013, Friday at 12 PM - 8300 Boone Blvd, Suite 450, Partner Conference Room, Tysons Corner. Click for info.
    2013 Virginia Small Business Summit, September 20, 2013, Friday at 8:00 AM - The Mason Inn, 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Click for info.
    4th Asian American Business Summit & Expo, October 25, 2013 at 8:00 AM - The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    Job: Full-time Environmental Justice Manager
    Posted by: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton
    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in communication, political science, environmental studies or related field; minimum of 10 years proven success in managing environmental non-profit programs, proven track record in fundraising, experience supervising professional staff, familiarity with current regional, state, and federal environmental issues and the workings of the CA legislative and regulatory processes, and an understanding and commitment to Catholic Social Teaching and the mission of Catholic Charities.
    Send resume to: Director of Programs, Catholic Charities, 1106 N. El Dorado Street, Stockton, CA 95202 or email to thollcraft@ccstockton.org.


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Fil-Am Treat Huey and His US Open Journey
    Filipino-American doubles player Treat Huey and his partner Dominic Inglot barreled through the quarter finals this year - their best so far - but their journey was cut short when they lost to the team of Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo (ranked 10th) on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Louis Armstrong court. - Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Are you looking for a way to really connect with your Pinay roots? Become an intern for us! FWN is looking for qualified and motivated students, recent graduates, and individuals seeking career development and interest in the programs and initiatives to advance the activities, careers, and status of Filipina women. This internship will provide you with the exciting opportunity to be a part of the gathering of FWN's first 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World awardees.

    If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please email resume with a cover letter explaining why you qualify to Filipina@ffwn.org.

    Individuals with experience in social media, technology, attention to detail, and a passion for social issues are preffered. Apply now!

    - Rebecca
  • August 27, 2013 1:48 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to Stephanie Ong Stillman, Mitos Santisteban, Carissa Villacorta, and Christina Padilla!

    Check out the Pinay Power photos from Pistahan! Visit www.facebook.com/FilipinaWomensNetwork





    HARANA is playing at various Landmark Theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area this August through September. Meet Florante Aguilar! He will be present at the screenings for Q&A and to sign CDs. Visit www.HaranaTheMovie.com for more information. (click image to enlarge)




    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION



    Nominate a Filipina for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (FWN Global100)
    We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the 10th Filipina Leadership Summit on October 26 this year in San Francisco.

    To nominate, go to http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/fwn_global100_awards

    NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


    Woohoo! On August 27, 2013, California Gov. Brown made voting more accessible for Californians by signing into law bill AB 817 that allows lawful permanent residents to volunteer as multilingual poll workers! This is hugely exciting because these volunteers will open doors for thousands of voters who would have otherwise encountered language barriers. This new law will take effect January 1, 2013 -- in time for the 2014 elections. - http://act.engagementlab.org/sign/18mr_bilingualCA

      PRESS RELEASES

    Filipina Women's Network Unveils Worldwide Search for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (FWN Global100)

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- The Filipina Women's Network (FWN) unveiled a groundbreaking endeavor to bring together remarkable Filipina women from around the world to receive the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Awards™ at the 10th Annual Filipina Leadership Summit on October 24-26 in San Francisco.
    Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS
    Obama on 50th anniversary of 'dream' speech: King's 'words belong to the ages'
    President Obama paid tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday before throngs of people who descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his "I Have a Dream" speech, declaring that "hist words belong to the ages." - NBC News. Read more...
    Sudan's Anti-FGM Campaign Avoids Using the Term
    A new nationwide media blitz in Sudan calls for the end of the practice of cutting girls' genitalia. - WeNews. Read more...
    Gov. Brown signs bill allowing noncitizens as poll workers
     

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law a measure allowing noncitizens who are permanent legal residents of the United States to serve as poll workers in California elections. - Los Angeles Times.
    Read more...
    Filipino 'agri-entrepreneurs' explore export opportunities in CA
    Agricultural entrepreneurs from the Philippines visited California over the past week to participate in an outbound business mission event to explore greater opportunities in exporting Philippine-made products to the United States. - Asian Journal. Read more...
    'More Women Than We Thought on Front Lines of Immigration Protest 
    "There are more women than we thought," said the sergeant in charge of the two-dozen Capitol Police officers out to arrest us. - New America Media. Read more...

    Osaka Mayor Remains Defiant Over Comfort Women Remarks
    Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto asked that San Francisco's Board of Supervisors retract its condemnation of his remarks justifying Japan's use of sex slaves during World War II. - Audrey Magazine. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    HARANA Screening, August 28-29, 2013, Wednesday & Thursday at 7:00 PM - Opera Plaza Cinemas, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.

    San Francisco Giants Filipino Heritage Night II,
    September 5, 2013, Thursday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, San Francisco. Click for info.
    San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival - Joe Bataan, King of Latin Soul, September 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM - Yoshi's Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. Click for info.
    AACI 40th Anniversary Gala, September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Asian American Women Artists Association presents The Worlds of Bernice Bing, September 13, 2013, Friday at 7:00 pm - de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco. Admission is FREE. Click for info.
    Sonoma State University Holocaust & Genocide Memorial Grove, September 14, 2013, Saturday at 1:30 PM - Rohnery Park, Sonoma. Click for info.
    Global Women's Leadership Network Leader of Impact Award Ceremony, September 18, 2013, Wednesday at 4:30 PM - EMC All Stars Conference Room, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Writer's Digest Conference West, September 27-29, 2013 - Los Angeles. Click for info.

    Full Circle Fund Presents igNITE 3rdAnnual Benefit, November 14, 2013,
    Thursday at 6:30 PM - Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco. Contact Tejal at tejal@fullcirclefund.org for more info.

    Advancing Justice Conference 2013,
    November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.

    2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round,
    November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Maryland
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    New York

    2013 Women's Media Awards,
    October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. Click for info.
    Oregon
    AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.
    Virginia
    Asian American Chamber of Commerce Member Welcoming Reception, September 18, 2013, Friday at 12 PM - 8300 Boone Blvd, Suite 450, Partner Conference Room, Tysons Corner. Click for info.
    2013 Virginia Small Business Summit, September 20, 2013, Friday at 8:00 AM - The Mason Inn, 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Click for info.
    4th Asian American Business Summit & Expo, October 25, 2013 at 8:00 AM - The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    Job: Full-time Environmental Justice Manager
    Posted by: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton
    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in communication, political science, environmental studies or related field; minimum of 10 years proven success in managing environmental non-profit programs, proven track record in fundraising, experience supervising professional staff, familiarity with current regional, state, and federal environmental issues and the workings of the CA legislative and regulatory processes, and an understanding and commitment to Catholic Social Teaching and the mission of Catholic Charities.
    Send resume to: Director of Programs, Catholic Charities, 1106 N. El Dorado Street, Stockton, CA 95202 or email to thollcraft@ccstockton.org.

    FWN Internship Opportunity
    Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
    E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Photo exhibit pays tribute to Mama Sita, culinary pioneer
    A photo gallery on the life and culinary beginnings of Teresita "Mama Sita" Reyes-Reyes opened two weeks ago in the historica Casa Real in Paseo del Congreso, Malolos, Bulacan. - Read more.


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    I've heard the word "intramuros" a few times and always wondered what it is and what it means. So I did a little researching. In Pilipinas A to Z by Melchizedek Maraon Solis, the word intramuros refers to "'inside wall,'...the stone enclosure built at the height of the Spanish occupation to protect Manila." The stone wall was built by the Spanish to "fortify" the entirety of Manila, and only the Spanish stayed within Intramuros, using it to separate themselves from everyone else (Solis, 29). Intramuros is the oldest district in Manila, containing tons of history (Wikipedia). If you want to read more about the history of Intramuros, or other interesting facts about Philippines, check out Solis' book Pilipinas A to Z.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intramuros
    - Rebecca
  • August 16, 2013 11:38 AM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Did you see FWN President Susie Quesada, Hermana Mayor Sherri Burke (FWN100 '09), and Legacy Parade Grand Marshal Esther Misa Chavez (FWN100 '11) at the Pistahan Festival & Parade last weekend? If you missed it, or want to relive the festivities, check out the EXPO 2013 by visiting www.pistahan.net/expo_2013

    Check out the Pinay Power photos from Pistahan! Visit www.facebook.com/FilipinaWomensNetwork




    Woohoo! Congratulations to Leah Laxamana, former FWN Fellow!

    Leah completed her 14-month National Urban Fellows program (www.nuf.org) and graduated last July 25 with a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College School of Public Affairs. For her mentorship, Leah was assigned to work at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, NJ for nine months (Sept-May) where she helped the foundation manage and launch their global funding program, as well as with the internal engagement efforts for their ongoing strategic planning process.

     
    As far as next steps, Leah is getting ready to leave for Brazil next week where she will spend the next couple of months advancing my Portuguese language skills, studying capoeira, and volunteering with a nonprofit organization that works with at-risk families to address the social determinants of health. When she's done, Leah plans to return to SF/Bay Area and find a role with an organization, ideally focused in global health/education and community development.
    Please join us in congratulating Leah on her success and wish her many more!




    FWN Roadshow: Join us at our next stops!

    • LAST CALL for Walnut Creek, CA (East Bay) - August 22, Thursday, 6pm hosted by Natalie Aliga (FWN100 '12) of CSAA Insurance Group. Click to RSVP.
    • Washington DC - September 24, Tuesday, 6-8pm hosted by Dr. Bambi Lorica (FWN100 '07) and Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07). Location TBD.
    • Visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.

    HARANA is playing at various Landmark Theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area this August through September. Meet Florante Aguilar! He will be present at the screenings for Q&A and to sign CDs. Visit www.HaranaTheMovie.com for more information. (click image to enlarge)




    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION



    Nominate a Filipina for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (FWN Global100)
    We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the 10th Filipina Leadership Summit on October 26 this year in San Francisco.

    To nominate, go to http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/fwn_global100_awards

    NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


      PRESS RELEASES

    Filipina Women's Network Unveils Worldwide Search for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (FWN Global100)

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- The Filipina Women's Network (FWN) unveiled a groundbreaking endeavor to bring together remarkable Filipina women from around the world to receive the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Awards™ at the 10th Annual Filipina Leadership Summit on October 24-26 in San Francisco.
    Read full text.

    Clinical Psychologist PhD Candidate Earns Coveted APA Slot as Minority Fellow


    PALO ALTO, CA-- Palo Alto University (PAU), a private non-profit higher education institution, announced today that Jeannie E. Celestial, a PAU doctoral candidate and licensed clinical social worker (L.C.S.W.), received an award from the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program (APA MFP).
    Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS
    CA freezes Napoles' 40 bank accounts
    The Court of Appeals (CA) on Friday froze the bank accounts of fugitive businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles as her lawyers asked the court to reverse her indictment for serious illegal detention and stop the enforcement of the warrant for her arrest. - Philippine Daily Inquirer. Read more...
    Q&A Getting API Small Business Owners to Enroll in Health Insurance Exchange
     

    API organizations are working to get their communities to enroll in Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange. - New America Media.
    Read more...
    Some Of My Best Friends Aren't Black Or Brown Or Asian...
    Ninety percent of Latinos said that they are friends with people of a different race, according to new poll from Reuters and Ipsos, making them much more likely than the rest of America to reach across racial lines to make friends. - NPR.
    Read more...

    Realtor Univeristy to study homeownership among Asian Immigrants
    The research arm of a university established last year by the National Association of Realtors has partnered with a trade group focused on boosting Asian-American homeownership to study how real estate impacts Asian immigrants. - Inman News. Read more...

    Feminists Launch Model for Online Learning
    A year after The New York Times ran an article about Silicon Valley, which opened with "Men invented the Internet," FemTechNet is about to launch an online curricula highlighting the significant contributions of feminists to technology. - WeNews. Read more...
    Undocumented youth: A dream deferred - CNN. See more...


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Night, August 16, 2013, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
    DESPEDIDA Dinner & Dance, August 17, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - Crowne Plaza Burlingame, SF International Airport 1177 Airport Blvd, Burlingame. Click for info.

    HARANA Screening, August 18, 2013, Sunday at 2:00 PM - CAAMFest San Jose, CAMERA 3 CINEMA, 288 South Second Street, San Jose. Click for info.

    Chinatown Green Alley, Community Open House #1,
    August 20, 2013, Tuesday at 4:00 PM - I-Hotel, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco. Email Zachary Gautier-Klos at zgautier-klos@sfwater.org for more info.

    HARANA Screening,
    August 21-22, 2013, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 PM - Piedmont Theater, 4186 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland. Click for info.

    Bayanihan Arts Summer Session & the Alameda Multicultural Community Center's Summer Open Mic,
    August 22, 2013, Thursday - FREE. Contact Alan at adavid@filipinos4justice.org or call Judith at (510)-465-9876 for more info.

    Melissa Morgan at Piedmont Piano,
    August 23, 2013, Friday at 8 PM - 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland. Click for info.
    Women's Equality Day, August 24, 2013, Saturday at 9:30 AM - African American Art & Culture Complex, Hall of Culture, 762 Fulton St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Balikbayod "Making Waves" Fundraiser, August 25, 2013, Sunday at 3:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    HARANA Screening, August 28-29, 2013, Wednesday & Thursday at 7:00 PM - Opera Plaza Cinemas, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.

    San Francisco Giants Filipino Heritage Night II,
    September 5, 2013, Thursday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, San Francisco. Click for info.
    AACI 40th Anniversary Gala, September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Asian American Women Artists Association presents The Worlds of Bernice Bing, September 13, 2013, Friday at 7:00 pm - de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco. Admission is FREE. Click for info.

    Global Women's Leadership Network Leader of Impact Award Ceremony,
    September 18, 2013, Wednesday at 4:30 PM - EMC All Stars Conference Room, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Writer's Digest Conference West, September 27-29, 2013 - Los Angeles. Click for info.

    Full Circle Fund Presents igNITE 3rdAnnual Benefit, November 14, 2013,
    Thursday at 6:30 PM - Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco. Contact Tejal at tejal@fullcirclefund.org for more info.

    Advancing Justice Conference 2013,
    November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.

    2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round,
    November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Maryland
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    New York

    2013 Women's Media Awards,
    October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. Click for info.

    Nevada
    APALA 2013 12th Biennial Convention, August 15-18, 2013,  Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas. Click for info.
    Oregon
    AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    Emerge California 2014 In-person informational Sessions: Training Opportunity: LEAP (Leadership, Education, and Advancement for Professionals) Project
    Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2013.
    http://cdn.e2ma.net/userdata/1408433/assets/docs/leap_project_application_pdf_v2_-_final.pdf

    Webinar: The Art of the Ask featuring Judi Rosenthal When: August 28, 2013, Wednesdau at 12:00 pm PDT.
    https://act.myngp.com/el/-7227059134456135680/3867188003562586112

    Webinar: Concrete Strategies for Reflective, Strengths-based Supervision: Organizational Supports for Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services and Organizations
    When: August 28, 2013, Wednesday at 12:00 pm PST.
    Registration Website: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com

    FWN Internship Opportunity
    Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
    E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Laments on the Filipino Diaspora
    Over the past four decades since the seventies, millions of Filipinos have left the homeland in search of better opportunities abroad. There are now an estimated 10 million Filipinos who are either immigrants to their adopted countries or overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). - Read more.


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    In the Southern part of Philippines the art of kulintangan is "an ancient form of orchestra music which predates the influences of Islam, Christianity or the West." The actual instrument is called the kulintang, and is comprised of a horizontal row of brass or bronze gongs laid across a wooden rack. To play the instrument, one must hit the gongs with two wooden beaters (pakaraguian.wordpress.com/what-is-kulintang).

    Do you own a kulintang or know anyone that can play this instrument? Let us know or make a video on YouTube and send us the link!

    To learn more about the kulintang, visit:
    - Rebecca
  • August 05, 2013 1:50 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Happy Birthday to Aileen Malogan, Prosy Delacruz-Abarquez (FWN100 '12), Stephanie Ong Stillman (FWN100 '09), and Carissa Villacorte (FWN100 '07)!

    Fundraiser to Help Ragasa Family:



    FWN Roadshow

    Team FWN is hitting the planes….then the roads to . . . . . 

    • Las Vegas - August 15, Monday, 5:30 PM hosted by Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07), Rozita V. Lee (FWN100 '07), and Liza Ochiai, Owner, Aloha Kitchen. Click to RSVP.
    • Walnut Creek, CA (East Bay) - August 22, Thursday, 6pm hosted by Natalie Aliga (FWN100 '12) of CSAA Insurance Group. Click to RSVP.
    • Washington DC - September 24, Tuesday, 6-8pm hosted by Dr. Bambi Lorica (FWN100 '07) and Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07). Location TBD.
      • If you want to host an event in your state, let us know so we can include you in the FWN Roadshow leading up to the FWN Filipina Summit on October 25-27, 2013 in San Francisco!
    • Visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.

    Launch of the Global100 Search

    We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the Filipina Summit on October 25th this year to San Francisco. 

    Nominations now open. Go to 
    http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/fwn_global100_awards 
    NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    CALL FOR FWN INTERNS: Apply now.

    FWN Internship Opportunity: The program is designed to provide students, recent graduates and motivated individuals seeking career development through involvement with the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) as well as an opportunity for increased learning of the programs and initiatives to advance the activities, careers and status of Filipina women in the United States.
    The Internship Program lasts from six months to one year (for the cycle 2013-2014). The FWN Board will screen interested applicants to determine academic or personal interest in Filipino culture and women's issues, relevant experience and career development goals.
    If you or someone you know is interested in the internship opportunity, please send resume with cover letter explaining why you qualify to Filipina@ffwn.org. 
    Experience with social media, technology, attention to detail, and a passion for social issues are preferred skill sets.


      PRESS RELEASES


    IN THE NEWS
    Imported Filipino brides share the ups and downs of settling in America
    Richard Novac was done with dating American women. After a failed 18-month marriage and forays into the L.A. dating scene, he decided that women here were too independent. - Southern California Public Radio. Read more...
    Malditas reach highest placing in FIFA rankings
     

    The Philippine Malditas, who are seeking to represent the Philippines in the coming Southeast Asian Games, reached their highest placing ever in the most recent FIFA women's world rankings. - ABS-CBN.
    Read more...

    Filipina in California convicted of mail fraud, immigration scam
    A 66-year-old Filipina "immigration consultant" was convicted of mail fraud and running a multimillion-dollar scheme that victimized Filipinos who hoped to get permanent residency but really had no chance of getting it. - Inquirer. Read more...
    KTVU Fake Pilot Name List OKed by Station 'Managing Editor Who Wasn't Fired; Station Feared Backlash by SF-Area Asian Community; Source That Provided Fake List Was Ex-Pilot'

    Several minutes before the moment the fake names of the Asian Airlines pilots aired prematurely on KTVU News, a veteran staffer--awarding winning TV News journalist, Roland De Wolk, (one of the four fired at the station over the incident), passed the names over to newsroom staffers whose duty was to make sure the names were authentic. - Rich Lieberman Report. Read more...

    Fil-Ams decry 'offensive' music video 'Asian Girlz'
    There's no way Day Above Ground's "Asian Girlz" will cause a stir on YouTube. The music insipid, the visuals a stream of cliche images and the lyrics...? - GMA Network. Read more...
    Pinay World Youth Day delegate gets to embrace Pope Francis in Brazil
    With much effort, a young Filipina delegate became one of the lucky ones who got to embrace Pope Francis at the recently concluded World Youth Day in Brazil. - GMA Network. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Shared by Theresa Lum (FWN100 '12): Itliong Vera-Cruz Fundraiser at Frederico's, August 8, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Frederico's Tapas and Wine Bar, Union Landing Shopping Center, 30971 Courthouse Drive, Union City. Contact Tracie Noriega at tracie_noriega@yahoo.com for questions.
    Lumpia 10th Anniversary Movie Screening, August 9, 2013, Friday at 7:30 PM - Century 20 Daly City Theatre, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City. Click for info.
    2013 Kulinarya Competition - Qualifying Rounds, August 11, 2013, Sunday at 11:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Jeepney Hub Launch Party, August 13, 2013, Tuesday at 6:00 PM - Bayanihan Community Center (1010 Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    How Women Lead, August 15, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Miller Starr Regalia, 1331 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek. Click for info.
    Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Night, August 16, 2013, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
    DESPEDIDA Dinner & Dance, August 17, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - Crowne Plaza Burlingame, SF International Airport 1177 Airport Blvd, Burlingame. Click for info.

    Melissa Morgan at Piedmont Piano, August 23, 2013, Friday at 8 PM - 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland. Click for info.
    Women's Equality Day, August 24, 2013, Saturday at 9:30 AM - African American Art & Culture Complex, Hall of Culture, 762 Fulton St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Balikbayod "Making Waves" Fundraiser, August 25, 2013, Sunday at 3:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    San Francisco Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, September 5, 2013, Thursday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, San Francisco. Click for info.
    AACI 40th Anniversary Gala, September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Global Women's Leadership Network Leader of Impact Award Ceremony, September 18, 2013, Wednesday at 4:30 PM - EMC All Stars Conference Room, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Advancing Justice Conference 2013, November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.

    2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round,
    November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Maryland
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    New York

    2013 Women's Media Awards,
    October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. Click for info.

    Nevada
    APALA 2013 12th Biennial Convention, August 15-18, 2013,  Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas. Click for info.
    Oregon
    AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES

    Job Opportunity: IT Operations Support Administrator
    Posted by: San Francisco City Attorney's Office


    Webinar: Alcohol & Other Drug Issues in the Context of Sexual Assault
    When: August 8, 2013, Thursday at 12:00 pm PST.
    Registration Website: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com

    FREE National Training for Counselors & Mentors (NT4CM) Webinar
    Date & Time: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM EDT.

    Webinar: Concrete Strategies for Reflective, Strengths-based Supervision: Organizational Supports for Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services and Organizations
    When: August 28, 2013, Wednesday at 12:00 pm PST.
    Registration Website: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com

    Be the Next Kulinarya Champion: Now accepting contestants for the 2013 KULINARYA Competition. You are invited to participate and showcase your talent in cooking. http://www.kulinaryashowdown.com/

    FWN Internship Opportunity
    Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
    E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    For San Juan informal settler, new home is new life
    Starting life anew was all 37-year old Marilou Talisic could think of as she, her husband Noel and two children left their house along the San Juan River on Monday and boarded a barangay service vehicle that brought them to their new home in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. - Read more...


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS

    Are you familiar with t'nalak? If you're not, t'nalak is a cloth woven with abaca fibers only by women, specifically by the T'boli women of Lake Sebu, in the Mindanao region of the Philippines. The patterns on the traditional cloth are primarily three colors: red, black, and the natural color of the abaca fibers. Said to symbolize birth, life, and death amongst other things, the patterns and designs on the beautiful cloths are created from the dreams of the women, who are sometimes referred to as "dream weavers".
    The knowledge of weaving these traditional cloths, young T'boli women learn from older generations; their sisters, mothers, and grandmothers pass down the tradition.
    To learn more about t'nalak, visit:
    http://www.one-weave.org/tnalak-history/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%27nalak
    http://www.tnalakfestival.com/

    - Rebecca
  • July 30, 2013 3:07 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:

    Check out Cris Comerford (FWN100 '12) in these articles: 
    Way to go Dr. Estela Matriano (FWN100 '11)! Dr. Matriano sent us an update. Currently, she is taking care of Women of Influence in San Diego (WIN), whose main mission is elect Filipina candidates to high political positions. WIN is currently campaigning Mitz Lee, a Filipina City Council San Diego candidate for District 6. 

    Woohoo! Check out Rozita V. Lee (FWN100 '07) in an article posted by Asian Journal: "Advocating for Asian-Americans in the US"

    Fundraiser to Help Ragasa Family:



    FWN Roadshow

    Team FWN is hitting the planes….then the roads to . . . . . 

    • San Diego - July 31, Wednesday, 6pm hosted by Dr. Tess Mauricio of M Beauty by Dr. Tess (FWN100 '11) at 9999 Mira Mesa Blvd, Ste 103, San Diego. Click to RSVP.
    • Los Angeles - August 1Thursday, 6pm hosted by Rachel Buenviaje of Nike, Inc. Click to RSVP.
    • Las Vegas - August 15, Monday, 5:30 PM hosted by Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07), Rozita V. Lee (FWN100 '07), and Liza Ochiai, Owner, Aloha Kitchen. Click to RSVP.
    • Walnut Creek, CA (East Bay) - August 22, Thursday, 6pm hosted by Natalie Aliga (FWN100 '12) of CSAA Insurance Group. Click to RSVP.
    • Washington DC (date TBD)
      • If you want to host an event in your state, let us know so we can include you in the FWN Roadshow leading up to the FWN Filipina Summit on October 25-27, 2013 in San Francisco!
    • Visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.

    Launch of the Global100 Search
    Filipina Women's Network is going GLOBAL! We’re officially launching the worldwide search for distinguished and accomplished Filipina women leaders who ARE influencing change and making change happen in their communities, their industries, their professions, in the world.  Africa. North America. South America. Asia. Australia. Antartica. Europe.

    Do you know a Filipina woman in any of these places? 
    We’ve been told that Filipina women have migrated to many parts of the world
    and we want to know who they are, what they’re doing and how they’re influencing their communities. 

    We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the Filipina Summit on October 25th this year to San Francisco. 

    Nominations now open. Go to 
    http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/fwn_global100_awards 
    NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
    Global100 is the next step to our Pinay Power 2012 vision which began in 2006 with a dream to inspire, inform, and advance Filipina women leaders. The FWN100 awardees provide a critical pathway for successful women who care about advancement, achievement, and significance; influencing the Filipino community’s future.

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    Shared by Blesilda Ocampo:


    CALL FOR FWN INTERNS:
    Deadline EXTENDED! Apply now.

    FWN Internship Opportunity: The program is designed to provide students, recent graduates and motivated individuals seeking career development through involvement with the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) as well as an opportunity for increased learning of the programs and initiatives to advance the activities, careers and status of Filipina women in the United States.
    The Internship Program lasts from six months to one year (for the cycle 2013-2014). The FWN Board will screen interested applicants to determine academic or personal interest in Filipino culture and women's issues, relevant experience and career development goals.
    If you or someone you know is interested in the internship opportunity, please send resume with cover letter explaining why you qualify to Filipina@ffwn.org. 
    Experience with social media, technology, attention to detail, and a passion for social issues are preferred skill sets.


      PRESS RELEASES
    ETA News Release: US Labor Department awards more than $64 million to states to help expedite the re-employment of Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries
    WASHINGTON undefined The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded approximately $64.3 million to 38 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia to implement or continue re-employment and eligibility assessments for individuals who receive unemployment benefits. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS
    Obama names next envoy to Philippines
    United States President Barack Obama has nominated a State Department intelligence official for the next United States ambassador to the Philippines. - Inquirer. Read more...
    Family-Based visas To Change with Immigration Reform
     

    Asian American citizens trying to bring overseas family members to the States may face setbacks under proposed immigration reform changes. - New America Media.
    Read more...

    Senior KTVU Staffers Fired in Wake of Asiana Racist Names Scandal
    Following an in-house investigation, KTVU has dismissed three high-ranking producers involved with misreporting the names of four Asiana pilots with Flight 214, which crash landed upon arrival at San Francisco International Airport. - New America Media. Read more...
    Is 'Rape Culture' the New Normal?
    About 89,000 rapes are reported annually in the United States, according to statisticbrain.com. Yet an estimated 60 percent of rapes are never reported to the authorities; 95 percent of college rapes are not reported; and 38 percent of rapes are committed by someone the victim considers a friend or an acquaintance. - New America Media. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Manilatown Heritage Foundation Writer's Showcase & Open Mic, August 1, 2013, Thursday at 7:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    I-Hotel Eviction Commemoration, August 3, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    The Asian Pacific Islander Committee of SEIU 1021 and Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Workers Rights Hearing, August 3, 2013, Saturday at 12:30 PM - SEIU 1021 Union Hall. RSVP to ocampoblesilda@yahoo.com.
    Shared by Theresa Lum (FWN100 '12): Itliong Vera-Cruz Fundraiser at Frederico's, August 8, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Frederico's Tapas and Wine Bar, Union Landing Shopping Center, 30971 Courthouse Drive, Union City. Contact Tracie Noriega at tracie_noriega@yahoo.com for questions.
    Lumpia 10th Anniversary Movie Screening, August 9, 2013, Friday at 7:30 PM - Century 20 Daly City Theatre, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City. Click for info.
    2013 Kulinarya Competition - Qualifying Rounds, August 11, 2013, Sunday at 11:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    How Women Lead, August 15, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Miller Starr Regalia, 1331 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek. Click for info.
    Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Night, August 16, 2013, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
    DESPEDIDA Dinner & Dance, August 17, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - Crowne Plaza Burlingame, SF International Airport 1177 Airport Blvd, Burlingame. Click for info.

    Melissa Morgan at Piedmont Piano, August 23, 2013, Friday at 8 PM - 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland. Click for info.
    Women's Equality Day, August 24, 2013, Saturday at 9:30 AM - African American Art & Culture Complex, Hall of Culture, 762 Fulton St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Balikbayod "Making Waves" Fundraiser, August 25, 2013, Sunday at 3:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    San Francisco Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, September 5, 2013, Thursday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, San Francisco. Click for info.
    AACI 40th Anniversary Gala, September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Global Women's Leadership Network Leader of Impact Award Ceremony, September 18, 2013, Wednesday at 4:30 PM - EMC All Stars Conference Room, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Advancing Justice Conference 2013, November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.

    2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round,
    November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Maryland
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    New York

    2013 Women's Media Awards,
    October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. Click for info.

    Nevada
    APALA 2013 12th Biennial Convention, August 15-18, 2013,  Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas. Click for info.
    Oregon
    AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES

    Job Opportunity: IT Operations Support Administrator
    Posted by: San Francisco City Attorney's Office

    2013 Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) Nominations
    Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2013.

    Webinar: Medication Policy for Domestic Violence Shelters
    When: August 7, 2013, Wednesday at 12:00 pm PST.
    Registration Website: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com

    Webinar: Alcohol & Other Drug Issues in the Context of Sexual Assault
    When: August 8, 2013, Thursday at 12:00 pm PST.
    Registration Website: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com

    FREE National Training for Counselors & Mentors (NT4CM) Webinar
    Date & Time: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM EDT.

    Webinar: Concrete Strategies for Reflective, Strengths-based Supervision: Organizational Supports for Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services and Organizations
    When: August 28, 2013, Wednesday at 12:00 pm PST.
    Registration Website: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com

    Be the Next Kulinarya Champion: Now accepting contestants for the 2013 KULINARYA Competition. You are invited to participate and showcase your talent in cooking. http://www.kulinaryashowdown.com/

    FWN Internship Opportunity
    Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
    E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Hundred Islands restoration starts
    The Alaminos City government under Mayor Arthur Celeste has started its massive restoration of the Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) to bring back its old glory as the number one tourist destination in Pangasinan if not in Northern Luzon. - Read more...


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    The annual Pistahan Festival & Parade is coming up on August 10 & 11 at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, and what better way to connect with your Pinay roots than by attending this wonderful event? Put on by the Filipino-American Arts Exposition each year to celebrate and share our achievements, history, traditions, and talents. 
    Throughout the streets of downtown San Francisco, the Pistahan Parade will kick-off the celebration and fill the city with beautiful floats ripe with our Filipino culture. Afterwards, there will be a wonderful lineup of cultural performances, eating contests, and even a zumba flashmob! Excited yet?
    Join the fun, and stop by the FWN booth while you're there!
    For more info, visit http://www.pistahan.net/.
    - Rebecca
  • July 23, 2013 9:36 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Happy Birthday to Gloria Pudillo and Ernabel Demillo!

    Check out Loida Nicolas Lewis (FWN100 ') in the article "A Kapihan brew of politics, opera and grandmotherhood with Loida Nicolas Lewis"
    http://thefilam.net/archives/11980

    If you know an FWN Member whose birthday is coming up, or if you want to let us know about what you've been up to, please email epahayagan@ffwn.org to have it featured in the next issue!


    FWN Roadshow

    Team FWN is hitting the planes….then the roads to . . . . . 

    • San Diego - July 31, Wednesday, 6pm hosted by Dr. Tess Mauricio of M Beauty by Dr. Tess (FWN100 '11) at 9999 Mira Mesa Blvd, Ste 103, San Diego. Click to RSVP.
    • Los Angeles - August 1Thursday, 6pm hosted by Rachel Buenviaje of Nike, Inc. Click to RSVP.
    • Las Vegas - August 15, Monday, 5:30 PM hosted by Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07), Rozita V. Lee (FWN100 '07), and Liza Ochiai, Owner, Aloha Kitchen. Click to RSVP.
    • Walnut Creek, CA (East Bay) - August 22, Thursday, 6pm hosted by Natalie Aliga (FWN100 '12) of CSAA Insurance Group. Click to RSVP.
    • Washington DC (date TBD)
      • If you want to host an event in your state, let us know so we can include you in the FWN Roadshow leading up to the FWN Filipina Summit on October 25-27, 2013 in San Francisco!
    • Visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.
    For the first time, we are travelling to where the FWN Members are – catching up with YOU and especially learn about the many accomplishments of our FWN100 Awardees (where are you and what are you doing now?). 

    Team FWN is preparing for the upcoming 10th Filipina Leadership Summit featuring the first Global100 on October 24-127, 2013 in San Francisco. Many, many thanks to our EARLY sponsors and advertisers. 

    We’re bringing FWN to you – so you know first hand the many exciting changes, alliances and innovative campaigns that we’ve been cooking up to advance Filipina women’s careers and status in the workplace. JOIN us!
    Launch of the Global100 Search
    Filipina Women's Network is going GLOBAL! We’re officially launching the worldwide search for distinguished and accomplished Filipina women leaders who ARE influencing change and making change happen in their communities, their industries, their professions, in the world.  Africa. North America. South America. Asia. Australia. Antartica. Europe.

    Do you know a Filipina woman in any of these places? 
    We’ve been told that Filipina women have migrated to many parts of the world
    and we want to know who they are, what they’re doing and how they’re influencing their communities. 

    We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the Filipina Summit on October 25th this year to San Francisco. 

    Nominations now open. Go to 
    http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/fwn_global100_awards 
    NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
    Global100 is the next step to our Pinay Power 2012 vision which began in 2006 with a dream to inspire, inform, and advance Filipina women leaders. The FWN100 awardees provide a critical pathway for successful women who care about advancement, achievement, and significance; influencing the Filipino community’s future.

    To register for the early bird pricing, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events. Nominations now open.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    Shared by Blesilda Ocampo:


    CALL FOR FWN INTERNS:
    Deadline EXTENDED! Apply now.

    FWN Internship Opportunity: The program is designed to provide students, recent graduates and motivated individuals seeking career development through involvement with the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) as well as an opportunity for increased learning of the programs and initiatives to advance the activities, careers and status of Filipina women in the United States.
    The Internship Program lasts from six months to one year (for the cycle 2013-2014). The FWN Board will screen interested applicants to determine academic or personal interest in Filipino culture and women's issues, relevant experience and career development goals.
    If you or someone you know is interested in the internship opportunity, please send resume with cover letter explaining why you qualify to Filipina@ffwn.org. 
    Experience with social media, technology, attention to detail, and a passion for social issues are preferred skill sets.


      PRESS RELEASES
    ETA News Release: US Labor Department awards more than $64 million to states to help expedite the re-employment of Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries
    WASHINGTON undefined The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded approximately $64.3 million to 38 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia to implement or continue re-employment and eligibility assessments for individuals who receive unemployment benefits. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS
    Filipina Center Food Distribution Opens in Fulton
    Filipina Barangay, a group of women leaders from within the Filipino American Community in Sonoma County (FACSCI) have opened a food distribution in partnership with the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB). The distribution will be open the first Tuesday of every month from 9-10 AM at the Filipino Center’s parking lot, at the intersection at Fulton and River roads. - Sonoma County Gazette. Read more...
    Immigration Disguises Severity of Poverty Among Asians in U.S.

     

    The influx of highly skilled, highly educated workers on H1-B visas from Asian countries in the last decade has skewed poverty statistics, according to a new report by the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD). - New America Media.
    Read more...

    Saudi Princess Arraigned On Human Trafficking Charges
    Four Filipino domestic servants were found in the home of a Saudi Arabian princess, who is accused of human trafficking a Kenyan woman into the United States, according to authorities. - New America Media. Read more...
    Jahar 'Fangirls' Attract Off-Balance Backlash
    Public outrage at female swooning over the 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect has stirred up some dangerous gender bashing. Let's remember that male teens also say and do crazy stuff. - Women's eNews. Read more...
    DOMA Decision Will Transform Immigration Law
    The times they are a-changin’ in immigration law, thanks to the Supreme Court’s June 26, 2013, decision striking down as unconstitutional traditional definitions of “marriage” and “spouse” in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). - Society for Human Resource Management. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entreprenuership (ACE) Community Reception, July 25, 2013, Thursday at 5:00 PM - U.S. Small Business Administration, 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco. RSVP to Bryant Lim at Bryant.Lim@iwgroupinc.com.

    Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. 2013 Annual Leadership Awards Gala,
    July 25, 2013, Thursday at 5:00 PM - Omni Hotel, 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles. Click for info.
    Street Fair Outreach, July 28, 2013, Sunday at 10 AM - The Mission, San Francisco, CA. Call Lucia Casaravilla at (415)-920-3820 x120.

    AT&T Retail San Francisco Open House,
    July 30, 2013, Tuesday at 10 AM - Career Link Civic Center, 801 Turk Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    The Asian Pacific Islander Committee of SEIU 1021 and Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Workers Rights Hearing, August 3, 2013, Saturday at 12:30 PM - SEIU 1021 Union Hall. RSVP to ocampoblesilda@yahoo.com.
    2013 Kulinarya Competition - Qualifying Rounds, August 11, 2013, Sunday at 11:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    How Women Lead, August 15, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Miller Starr Regalia, 1331 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek. Click for info.
    Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Night, August 16, 2013, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
    DESPEDIDA Dinner & Dance, August 17, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - Crowne Plaza Burlingame, SF International Airport 1177 Airport Blvd, Burlingame. Click for info.

    Melissa Morgan at Piedmont Piano, August 23, 2013, Friday at 8 PM - 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland. Click for info.
    San Francisco Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, September 5, 2013, Thursday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, San Francisco. Click for info.
    AACI 40th Anniversary Gala, September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Global Women's Leadership Network Leader of Impact Award Ceremony, September 18, 2013, Wednesday at 4:30 PM - EMC All Stars Conference Room, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Advancing Justice Conference 2013, November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.

    2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round,
    November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Maryland
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    New York
    GlobalSolutions.org 2013 Conference: Volunteers for a Global Future, July 27, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 AM - Hofstra University, 200 Hofstra University, Library 246, Hempstead. Click for info.

    2013 Women's Media Awards,
    October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. Click for info.

    Nevada
    APALA 2013 12th Biennial Convention, August 15-18, 2013,  Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas. Click for info.
    Oregon
    AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES

    PwC Talks: Leaning In, together.
    with PwC Chairman Bob Mortiz & Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
    http://www.pwc.com/us/en/about-us/leanin.jhtml?WT.mc_id=0702-LeanIn_us+Animated+Logo

    Webinar: CIR & Reducing Abuse and Exploitation of Immigrant Women
    When: Thursday, July 25, 9:00 AM Pacific.
    http://bit.ly/18gYbSK


    Job: Assistant Recreation Services Supervisors, Recreation Department
    Posted by: The City of El Cajon
    Deadline: Friday, July 29, 2013 by 5:00 PM.

    2013 Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) Nominations
    Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2013.

    FREE National Training for Counselors & Mentors (NT4CM) Webinar
    Date & Time: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM EDT.
    Be the Next Kulinarya Champion: Now accepting contestants for the 2013 KULINARYA Competition. You are invited to participate and showcase your talent in cooking. http://www.kulinaryashowdown.com/

    FWN Internship Opportunity
    Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
    E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    DENR bats for coastal ecotourism as' win-win' development strategy
    According to DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje, the concept of ecotourism takes advantage of the abundant natural and human resources the Philippines is endowed with. - Read more...


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Ever heard of the Jones Law of 1916? This law is also known as The Philippine Autonomy Act, allowed for the first creation of a fully elected Philippine legislature. It was enacted on August 29, 1916 by the 64th United States Congress, and is known as the first formal declaration of the U.S. commit to granting the Philippines independence. According to Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation, "the law's preamble affirmed the promise of the U.S. to grant the Philippines independence as soon as a 'stable' government was established...It contained a bill of rights, which essentially mirrored the guarantees in the U.S. constitution." Furthermore, "the legislation was controlled by Filipinos, but the executive and judicial powers were still denied to them" (Roces, 2413). The very first Filipino to be the appointed chief justice was Cayetano Arellano, who served from 1901 to 1920, and is the longest serving chief justice.

    To learn more about the Jones Law of 1916, visit:
    http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/the-jones-law-of-1916/

    To read more about Cayetano S. Arellano, visit: http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Cayetano_S._Arellano

    - Rebecca
  • July 16, 2013 3:29 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Check out Henni Espinosa (FWN100 '11) in an article posted by the Visayan Daily Star and ABS-CBN News! http://www.visayandailystar.com/2013/July/15/topstory8.htm


    FWN Roadshow

    Team FWN is hitting the planes….then the roads to . . . . . 

    • San Diego - July 31, Wednesday, 6pm hosted by Dr. Tess Mauricio of M Beauty by Dr. Tess (FWN100 '11) at 9999 Mira Mesa Blvd, Ste 103, San Diego. Click to RSVP.
    • Los Angeles - August 1Thursday, 6pm hosted by Rachel Buenviaje of Nike, Inc. Click to RSVP.
    • Las Vegas - August 15, Monday, 5:30 PM hosted by Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07), Rozita V. Lee (FWN100 '07), and Liza Ochiai, Owner, Aloha Kitchen. Click to RSVP.
    • Walnut Creek, CA (East Bay) - August 22, Thursday, 6pm hosted by Natalie Aliga (FWN100 '12) of CSAA Insurance Group. Click to RSVP.
    • Washington DC (date TBD)
      • If you want to host an event in your state, let us know so we can include you in the FWN Roadshow leading up to the FWN Filipina Summit on October 25-27, 2013 in San Francisco!
    • Visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.
    For the first time, we are travelling to where the FWN Members are – catching up with YOU and especially learn about the many accomplishments of our FWN100 Awardees (where are you and what are you doing now?). 

    Team FWN is preparing for the upcoming 10th Filipina Leadership Summit featuring the first Global100 on October 24-127, 2013 in San Francisco. Many, many thanks to our EARLY sponsors and advertisers. 

    We’re bringing FWN to you – so you know first hand the many exciting changes, alliances and innovative campaigns that we’ve been cooking up to advance Filipina women’s careers and status in the workplace. JOIN us!
    Launch of the Global100 Search
    Filipina Women's Network is going GLOBAL! We’re officially launching the worldwide search for distinguished and accomplished Filipina women leaders who ARE influencing change and making change happen in their communities, their industries, their professions, in the world.  Africa. North America. South America. Asia. Australia. Antartica. Europe.

    Do you know a Filipina woman in any of these places? 
    We’ve been told that Filipina women have migrated to many parts of the world
    and we want to know who they are, what they’re doing and how they’re influencing their communities. 

    We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the Filipina Summit on October 25th this year to San Francisco. 

    Nominations now open. Go to 
    http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/fwn_global100_awards 
    NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
    Global100 is the next step to our Pinay Power 2012 vision which began in 2006 with a dream to inspire, inform, and advance Filipina women leaders. The FWN100 awardees provide a critical pathway for successful women who care about advancement, achievement, and significance; influencing the Filipino community’s future.

    To register for the early bird pricing, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events. Nominations now open.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    Shared by Blesilda Ocampo:


    CALL FOR FWN INTERNS:
    Deadline EXTENDED! Apply now.

    FWN Internship Opportunity: The program is designed to provide students, recent graduates and motivated individuals seeking career development through involvement with the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) as well as an opportunity for increased learning of the programs and initiatives to advance the activities, careers and status of Filipina women in the United States.
    The Internship Program lasts from six months to one year (for the cycle 2013-2014). The FWN Board will screen interested applicants to determine academic or personal interest in Filipino culture and women's issues, relevant experience and career development goals.
    If you or someone you know is interested in the internship opportunity, please send resume with cover letter explaining why you qualify to Filipina@ffwn.org. 
    Experience with social media, technology, attention to detail, and a passion for social issues are preferred skill sets.


      PRESS RELEASES
    ETA News Release: US Labor Department awards more than $64 million to states to help expedite the re-employment of Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries
    WASHINGTON undefined The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded approximately $64.3 million to 38 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia to implement or continue re-employment and eligibility assessments for individuals who receive unemployment benefits. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS
    PH slaps China with 8 facts vs 'baseless' claim
    Point by point, the Philippines rebuffed China on Monday, July 15, after the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) lied in Belgium about the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) dispute. - Rappler. Read more...
    Google launches voice search in Filipino

    Starting July 15, Pinoys Android users can now use Filipino search terms when using the built in Google search app. Google voice search now understands Filipino. - Rappler.
    Read more...

    Pinay hackers bag int'l honors for mobile app
    Filipinas ruled at the AngelHack mobile app development competition in Singapore yesterday, June 2, as two Filipina app developers and their Singaporean teammate bagged the grand prize for $hootN$ell, an app that allows users to buy and sell products via an Instagram-like interface. - GMA News. Read more...
    Flexwork: What Female Professionals Want
    Flexible working arrangements can boost the workforce at large, but women are particularly keen about it. - Diversity Executive. Read more...
    DOMA Decision Will Transform Immigration Law
    The times they are a-changin’ in immigration law, thanks to the Supreme Court’s June 26, 2013, decision striking down as unconstitutional traditional definitions of “marriage” and “spouse” in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). - Society for Human Resource Management. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Oakland Food Policy Council Dinner & Community Dialogue, July 18, 2013, Thursday at 5 PM - 1000 Broadway Blvd, 5th Floor, Room B, Oakland.
    Tribute to Larry Itliong, July 21, 2013, Sunday at 2 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco. Click for info. 
    Conversation with Sophia Ahmed Sattar - Muslim Artist From Pakistan, July 23, 2013, Tuesday at 6:00 PM - 2076 Grove Street, San Francisco. RSVP to win@WINaction.org.
    Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entreprenuership (ACE) Community Reception, July 25, 2013, Thursday at 5:00 PM - U.S. Small Business Administration, 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco. RSVP to Bryant Lim at Bryant.Lim@iwgroupinc.com.

    Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. 2013 Annual Leadership Awards Gala,
    July 25, 2013, Thursday at 5:00 PM - Omni Hotel, 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles. Click for info.
    AT&T Retail San Francisco Open House, July 30, 2013, Tuesday at 10 AM - Career Link Civic Center, 801 Turk Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    The Asian Pacific Islander Committee of SEIU 1021 and Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Workers Rights Hearing, August 3, 2013, Saturday at 12:30 PM - SEIU 1021 Union Hall. RSVP to ocampoblesilda@yahoo.com.
    2013 Kulinarya Competition - Qualifying Rounds, August 11, 2013, Sunday at 11:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    How Women Lead, August 15, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Miller Starr Regalia, 1331 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek. Click for info.
    Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Night, August 16, 2013, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
    DESPEDIDA Dinner & Dance, August 17, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - Crowne Plaza Burlingame, SF International Airport 1177 Airport Blvd, Burlingame. Click for info.

    Melissa Morgan at Piedmont Piano, August 23, 2013, Friday at 8 PM - 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland. Click for info.
    San Francisco Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, September 5, 2013, Thursday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, San Francisco. Click for info.
    AACI 40th Anniversary Gala, September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Global Women's Leadership Network Leader of Impact Award Ceremony, September 18, 2013, Wednesday at 4:30 PM - EMC All Stars Conference Room, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Advancing Justice Conference 2013, November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. Click for info.

    2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round,
    November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Maryland
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    New York
    GlobalSolutions.org 2013 Conference: Volunteers for a Global Future, July 27, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 AM - Hofstra University, 200 Hofstra University, Library 246, Hempstead. Click for info.

    2013 Women's Media Awards,
    October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. Click for info.

    Nevada
    APALA 2013 12th Biennial Convention, August 15-18, 2013,  Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas. Click for info.
    Oregon
    AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.
    Virginia
    Learn How To Go International With Your Goods or Service, July 18, 2013, Thursday at 7:30 AM - Burke & Herbert Bank McLean Branch, 6705 Whittier Avenue, McLean. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    Job: Government Relations Director
    Posted by: American Heart Association
    Location: Oakland, CA.

    Job: Finance Director - Technology Products & IT
    Posted by: McKesson Corporation
    Location: San Francisco, CA.

    Job: Literacy Manager
    Posted by: East West Players
    Deadline: Sunday, July 21, 2013.

    Job: Assistant Recreation Services Supervisors, Recreation Department
    Posted by: The City of El Cajon
    Deadline: Friday, July 29, 2013 by 5:00 PM.

    2013 Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) Nominations
    Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2013.

    FREE National Training for Counselors & Mentors (NT4CM) Webinar
    Date & Time: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM EDT.

    Be the Next Kulinarya Champion: Now accepting contestants for the 2013 KULINARYA Competition. You are invited to participate and showcase your talent in cooking. http://www.kulinaryashowdown.com/

    FWN Internship Opportunity
    Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
    E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    The air in Metro Manila could be cancerous
    It has been reported that the Philippines has one of the highest incidences of breast cancer in Asia. - Read more...


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
     As a kid, I moved around quite a bit, but there's always at least one thing that always reminds me of each and every placed I have lived. When I was in kindergarten, I lived a cute neighborhood filled with young families with kids just like me who went to my elementary school. However, just a year shy of finishing my elementary school days, my family uprooted and moved to another city.

    I'll always have those memories of living in that cute little neighborhood, but now in my twenties, I don't think of that time in my life too often. Recently, I was walking down the aisles of a home goods store, stopping frequently to gently sniff candles...and one candle in particular sparked my interest from its beautiful exterior
    . I
    removed the cap, and behold the beautiful smell of Jasmine flowers. The smell of the sweet flowers teleported me back to my jungle gym, swingin' sand box days, and right back to where my mom had planted the sampaguita by the front door of our old house in that cute neighborhood.

    I remember my mom always picking the fallen Jasmine flowers on the cement floor just outside the front door of our house and placing them in a little glass dish on the table. I remember her sprinkling them on the counter in the bathroom, softly asking me, "Don't they smell good? These flowers are called sampaguita, or Jasmine."

    If you didn't already know, the sampaguita is the national flower of the Philippines.
    The white, tiny, sweet-smelling flower is found natively in Asia and are very tough plants that can grow through abuse. These flowers are said to symbolize strength, purity, and simplicity. There is also a legend about sampaguita in the Philippines.

    If you would like to read The Legend of the Sampaguita, visit:
    http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=The_Legend_of_the_Sampaguita

    If you've got a green thumb, and want to add this lovely flower to your garden, but want to know more about how to care for them, visit: http://www.gardenguides.com/jasmine-flowers/


    - Rebecca
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Woohoo! Henni Espinosa (FWN100 '11) is now an Emmy award-winning television news reporter. Read about more about Henni's journey here: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/80451/henni-espinosa-from-bacolod-girl-to-emmy-awardee

    Check out our very own Jessica Cox (FWN100 '09) in an exclusive interview on the Philippe Matthews Show: http://thepmshow.tv/channel/personal-development/on-the-good-foot-with-jessica-cox/

    Lourdes Tancinco (FWN100 '07) is offering free US immigration law consultation with Tancinco Law Offices. Read more about it here: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/80245/remit-100-to-ph-get-free-immigration-law-advice

    Please join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to Dina Pimentel Guingona and Pearl Parmalee (FWN100 '11)!

    FWN Roadshow KICK-OFF:

    Team FWN is hitting the planes….then the roads to . . . . . 

    • San Francisco - July 14Sunday, 11am-1:30pm - hosted by Maya Ong Escudero (FWN100 '09) and brunch prepared by Chef Jessette Kalsi (RSVP now!)
    • San Diego - July 31, Wednesday, 6pm hosted by Dr. Tess Mauricio of M Beauty by Dr. Tess (FWN100 '11)
    • Los Angeles - August 1Thursday, 6pm (location TBD)
    • Las Vegas - August 15, Monday, 5:30 PM hosted by Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07) and Rozita V. Lee (FWN100 '07)
    • Washington DC (date TBD)
      • If you want to host an event in your state, let us know so we can include you in the FWN Roadshow leading up to the FWN Filipina Summit on October 25-27, 2013 in San Francisco!
    • Visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.
    For the first time, we are travelling to where the FWN Members are – catching up with YOU and especially learn about the many accomplishments of our FWN100 Awardees (where are you and what are you doing now?). 

    Team FWN is preparing for the upcoming 10th Filipina Leadership Summit featuring the first Global100 on October 24-127, 2013 in San Francisco. Many, many thanks to our EARLY sponsors and advertisers. 

    We’re bringing FWN to you – so you know first hand the many exciting changes, alliances and innovative campaigns that we’ve been cooking up to advance Filipina women’s careers and status in the workplace. JOIN us!
    Launch of the Global100 Search
    Filipina Women's Network is going GLOBAL! We’re officially launching the worldwide search for distinguished and accomplished Filipina women leaders who ARE influencing change and making change happen in their communities, their industries, their professions, in the world.  Africa. North America. South America. Asia. Australia. Antartica. Europe.

    Do you know a Filipina woman in any of these places? 
    We’ve been told that Filipina women have migrated to many parts of the world
    and we want to know who they are, what they’re doing and how they’re influencing their communities. We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the Filipina Summit on October 25th this year to San Francisco. To register for the early bird pricing, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events. Nominations now open.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    Funding Request from BAYAN USA:
    In 2006, the Philippine military killed an average of one activist every 36 hours. Seven years later in 2013, the human rights situation hasn’t gotten any better thanks to the influence of the US Counter-Insurgency Guide, American military advisors and hundreds of millions of dollars in US aid to the Philippine military, which continues to commit human rights violations with impunity. Even those attempting to “defend the defenders” journalists exposing the problem through their reporting, and lawyers providing counsel to activists imprisoned on trumped up charges have become targets of repression themselves, victims of extra-judicial killings, violent harassment, illegal detention and surveillance by a state desperate to silence dissent.
    This summer, we have the chance to help the Filipino people turn the tide in favor of peace and justice.  We’re writing to ask you to join us in making it happen by making a donation today.
    In an effort to expand international attention on the human rights crisis in the Philippines and forge active solidarity toward lasting solutions, the International Conference on Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines will take place July 19-21. This conference will bring together survivors of human rights violations, human rights workers, and advocates from around the world to share their experiences with one another and develop strategies to resolve the root causes of the human rights crisis. Human and civil rights advocates, Filipino American organizations, churches, and others who believe in peace are mobilizing 40 people from the US to attend this conference.
    But we need more support in order to bring delegates from the US to the Philippines, as well as to bring survivors of human rights violations from other parts of the Philippines to the conference, to ensure the success of this historic gathering. We hope you can help by making a donation today online by clicking here, or sending your donation by mail to: Filipino American Ministries, c/o BAYAN-USA/AYPAL, 1218 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94612 with “PSTF-ICHRP 2013” in the memo.

    Message from Nilda Valmores (FWN100 '12), Executive Director of My Sister's House:
    Dear Friends,
    I/we have been working with the local domestic violence shelter and they are having a special panel on addressing API issues -- trying to figure out how to improve their services to the API community.I am having a hard time finding a Filipino community leader. Any thoughts or suggestions? This is a golden opportunity I hate to waste. 
    The person doesn't have to be an expert or even knowledgeable about domestic violence; preferably they know something about the local Filipino community though. If you could forward their email address and/or phone number it would be much appreciated.

    P.S. Special thanks to our May 2013 shelter sponsor, Anonymous and our June 2013 shelter sponsor, LMT Consulting. 
    Email to: nildamsh@gmail.com. Visit http://www.my-sisters-house.org/ for more info.


     2 Time Sensitive Requests  from WIPP

     1. WIPP's Annual Leadership  Meeting is coming up – October  9-10.  We have a very special  White House Briefing and Congressional Roundtable and Luncheon on the Agenda.   We've had significant legislative achievements and a huge thank you is in store for you and the entire women's business community who helped make it possible.  See below – please register yourself, and also I would appreciate you sharing it with your members.   Policies matter.

    2.  Recently I let you know about several of the ChallengeHER events.   The ones we have held have been tremendously helpful to those attending.   We have 3 coming up pretty quickly in Denver, Atlanta and New Orleans, and I would greatly appreciate it if you could let your members in those areas know.  The one in New Orleans is going to be pretty special and meaningful, as it is being held inSenator Landrieu's state.   The WOSB Opportunity Forums allow attendees to have a unique opportunity to network with and learn from key procurement representatives as well as peer mentors who will offer first hand advice and resources. 
    • ChallengeHERundefinedDenver, CO, July 16
    • ChallengeHERundefinedAtlanta, GA July, 18
    • ChallengeHERundefinedNew Orleans, LA, July 26 
    • Visit http://www.wipp.org/ for more info.

    CALL FOR FWN INTERNS!
    Deadline EXTENDED to July 15, 2013.

    FWN Internship Opportunity: The program is designed to provide students, recent graduates and motivated individuals seeking career development through involvement with the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) as well as an opportunity for increased learning of the programs and initiatives to advance the activities, careers and status of Filipina women in the United States.
    The Internship Program lasts from six months to one year (for the cycle 2013-2014). The FWN Board will screen interested applicants to determine academic or personal interest in Filipino culture and women's issues, relevant experience and career development goals.
    If you or someone you know is interested in the internship opportunity, please send resume with cover letter explaining why you qualify to Filipina@ffwn.org. 
    Experience with social media, technology, attention to detail, and a passion for social issues are preferred skill sets.


      PRESS RELEASES
    Photo Release - Susan Ople
    US Secretary of State John Kerry hands over the “2013 Hero Acting To End Modern-Day Slavery Award” to OFW advocate Susan Ople in recognition of her outspoken advocacy on behalf of the millions of overseas Filipino workers during today’s recognition rites for this year’s Trafficking in Persons Hero Awardees held at the Benjamin Franklin Room at the US Department of State.  Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS
    World's 10 Biggest Companies By Market Cap: US Companies Top The List; No Chinese Companies In The Group

    Chinese companies are no longer on top of the world. - International Business Times.
    Read more...

    Filipino Domestic Workers Fled Syria, Returned Home to No Work
    At Ninoy Aquino International airport in Manila, 85 Filipina women walk through the gate. They’re coming off the last leg of their journey back from Syria. - New America Media. Read more...
    Scientist Katherine Luzuriaga 'very honored' that Filipinos are proud of her
    When Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga discovered a cure for an HIV-infected infant, Filipino Americans also discovered that rare and distinguished scientist within their community. - The FilAm. Read more...
    Asiana Airlines Plane Crash Lands at SFO Airport
    An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport Saturday, July 6 (July 7 Manila time). - New America Media. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Family Movie Night of the Film GirlRISING, July 16, 2013, Tuesday at 4 PM - Charles Schwab, 211 Main Street, San Francisco, 1st Floor,  Schwab Center. Click for info.
    Conversation with Sophia Ahmed Sattar - Muslim Artist From Pakistan, July 23, 2013, Tuesday at 6:00 PM - 2076 Grove Street, San Francisco. RSVP to win@WINaction.org.
    Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. 2013 Annual Leadership Awards Gala, July 25, 2013, Thursday at 5:00 PM - Omni Hotel, 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles. Click for info.
    The Asian Pacific Islander Committee of SEIU 1021 and Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Workers Rights Hearing, August 3, 2013, Saturday at 12:30 PM - SEIU 1021 Union Hall. RSVP to ocampoblesilda@yahoo.com.
    2013 Kulinarya Competition - Qualifying Rounds, August 11, 2013, Sunday at 11:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Night, August 16, 2013, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
    DESPEDIDA Dinner & Dance, August 17, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - Crowne Plaza Burlingame, SF International Airport 1177 Airport Blvd, Burlingame. Click for info.

    San Francisco Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, September 5, 2013, Thursday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, San Francisco. Click for info.
    AACI 40th Anniversary Gala, September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round, November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Maryland
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    New York
    GlobalSolutions.org 2013 Conference: Volunteers for a Global Future, July 27, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 AM - Hofstra University, 200 Hofstra University, Library 246, Hempstead. Click for info.
    Nevada
    APALA 2013 12th Biennial Convention, August 15-18, 2013,  Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    Be the Next Kulinarya Champion: Now accepting contestants for the 2013 KULINARYA Competition. You are invited to participate and showcase your talent in cooking. http://www.kulinaryashowdown.com/

    FWN Internship Opportunity
    Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
    E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org

    Recruitment Announcement: 2013 Call for At-Large Commissioners
    Posted by: Alameda County Public Health Commission

    Racial Justice Senior Fellow 
    Posted by: East Bay Community Law Center's Clean Slate Practice


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    When women mean business
    The ’90s Spice Girl buzzword, “girl power,” might just go from being a mere slogan thrown around by young women to becoming a battle cry of sorts for a better Philippines in the 21st century. - Read more...


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    If you ask most kids nowadays what their favorite game to play is, they probably will answer with popular video game titles such as Mario Kart or Pokemon, or maybe even randomly spit out non-video game titles like "ball wall". With their once again growing popularity, toys like kendama and yo-yo might even slip out kids' mouths. The invention of the yo-yo by the way, is attributed Pedro Flores, a Filipino who immigrated to the United States in 1915. 
    Most kids in the U.S. however, are probably not familiar with the game "sipa," a traditional kids game played in the Philippines. Sipa can be played by one person, or with teams. Similar to the American "hackey-sack", sipa involves kicking a rattan ball or large coin with shredded paper or plastic into the air with the inside of the ankle. If you want to teach kids sipa, visit http://tagaloglang.com/Filipino-Culture/Filipino-Games/sipa-filipino-national-sport.html for more info.

    - Rebecca


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