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  • July 03, 2013 1:41 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Check out Cristeta Comerford (FWN100 '12) in this video of the State of the Nation newscast anchored by Jessica Soho on GMA News TV Channel 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gfySA4_2Mw

    Congratulations Janet Nepales (FWN100 '12)!
    Janet was recently awarded second prize in the Best Columnist/Critic-International Journalism category of the LA Press Club's 55th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards on June 23rd. Click to view article: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/314412/pinoyabroad/pinoyachievers/gma-news-correspondent-wins-us-journalism-award

    Check out this photo of our very own Marily Mondejar from the West Bay Distinguished Citizen Kapit-Bisig Awards in an article from AsianWeek:
    http://www.asianweek.com/2013/06/25/west-bay-seeks-to-reverse-young-filipinos-low-school-performance/



    Shared by Susie Quesada: 
    Filipino Cultural Summer Camp: A cultural and educational program of the UP Alumni Association of San Francisco
     presented by RAMAR Foods Scholarship Foundation

    Where: Bessie Carmichael, Middle School Campus, 824 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94107
    When: July 8-12 and July 15-19, Monday to Friday
    Field Trip on July 13 (Sat) and Graduation on July 20 (Sat)
    Time:
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, every day

    For the first time, your children will learn aspects of Filipino culture taught in a fun but very educational way. Your children will be so fortunate to have the best of the best teach their subject matter expertise! This is a real opportunity to connect them with their roots, help them understand their culture, and appreciate and preserve their heritage.

    Your children will go home every day with learnings in the ff areas: Philippine Geography, Philippine History, Tagalog, Filipino Literature, Philippine Dance, Philippine Music, Filipino Costumes, Filipino Games, Martial Arts, and Filipino Cuisine.

    Click the link to view the course syllabus: filipino_cultural_summer_camp.pdf
    Click the link to apply: UPAA-SF Camp Application.pdf


    Richard Gervais is a benefactor of FWN, and has sponsored the beautiful furniture we've used for The Vagina Monologues shows through the years. Please check out his collection featuring a sale of 50% off all mirrors: (click photo to enlarge)




    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) (RSVP now!)
    • San Diego - July 31, Wednesday, 6pm hosted by Dr. Tess Mauricio (FWN100 '11)
    • Los Angeles - August 1Thursday, 6pm
    • Las Vegas - August 15, Monday, 6 PM hosted by Gloria T. Caoile (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!
    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 at our second STOP: San Francisco!

            

    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 begin June 30.

    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.

    Launch of the FWN Femtoring:
    Developing Tom
    orrow’s Filipina Leaders Today
    When we selected the FWN100 awardees, we asked each awardee to do ONE thing – femtor a Filipina – pay forward and help build the Filipina community's pipeline of qualified leaders to increase the odds that some Filipinas will rise to the "president" position in all industry sectors.
    So each year at our Filipina Leadership Summit, we host the "Pinay Speed Femtoring", a historic event in the Filipino American community. We gather - Femtors (FWN100 awardees) and Femtees - high school seniors, college and grad students and young professionals – so they can seek guidance on navigating their academic and professional needs.

    FWN Femtoring is the inn
    ovative next step.  An online femtoring program that utilizes IntelliMatch – a unique algorithm that matches the skill sets of Femtors with the learning needs of Femtees. This program starts with a six-month Femtoring Learning Agreement between Femtors and Femtees; tracks conversations, activities, and learnings; and evaluates results of the femtoring relationship. Find out more at the FWN Roadshow. Excited yet? Join us.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    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.


    Please join us for another special Filipino Heritage Night with the Oakland A's. It's our 3rd year of Filipino Community Partnership! Let's show Pinoy Power!

    $26 Filipino Heritage ticket includes: 
    • A commemorative Exclusive A's Filipino Heritage Scarf (redeem on day of game with your ticket stub)
    • A yummy traditional Filipino food item
    • Filipino Heritage Plaza infield seating
    • Additional discount for groups of 25 or more PLUS will be recognized on scoreboard (Call David Nosti at 510.563.2283 and make sure to mention FWN)
    • Ticket proceeds will benefit Filipino nonprofits including the Filipina Women's Network.
    This year there is an extra incentive for those that place a 10% deposit towards planning a discounted group for this event. The group leader will receive the A’s Filipino Heritage collection (picture below – supply is limited), two tickets to another game, scoreboard message, an A’s group leader bag, and a GREAT rewards program for hitting 25, 100, and 300 tickets sold!. Feel free to contact David Nosti directly for more information at 510.563.2283.

     
    To purchase tickets go to www.OaklandAthletics.com/Filipino
    Questions? Call 415.935.4396


      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
    Supreme Court dismisses California's Proposition 8 appeal

    The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds, ruling Wednesday private parties do not have "standing" to defend California's voter-approved ballot measure barring gay and lesbian couples from state-sanctioned wedlock. - CNN.
    Read more...

    GMA News correspondent wins US journalism award
    In a statement, it was announced that Janet Susan Nepales won second prize in the Best Columnist/Critic-International Journalism category f the LA Press Club's 5th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards on June 23, Sunday - GMA News. Read more...
    Asian American and Pacific Islander Poverty Grows in Wake of Recession
    The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) unveiled findings from its recent Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Poverty Demographic Study at a press conference held earlier today at the Ford Foundation. - AsianWeek. Read more...
    Fil-Am judge Lorna Schofield: 'I had no Filipino consciousness growing up'
    Born in Indiana, Schofield traced her roots to New Haven's blue collar community. Her father left the family when she was 3. - GMA News.. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    July 4th Picnic & BBQ, July 4, 2013, Thursday at 10 AM - San Bruno City Park, Corner of Crystal Springs & Oak Avenue - Picnic Area #6, San Bruno. Event is FREE to public. Email Mark Nagales at mark4life@hotmail.com for more info or to RSVP.
    Adobo Festival 2013 Celebrating Filipino Food & Music with Derek Ramsay, July 6 & 7, 2013, Saturday & Sunday - Martinez Waterfront, Park Marina, Joe Di Maggio Drive, Martinez. Click for info.
    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.
    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.

    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.
    Philippines
    Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. 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
    Job: Work with Oakland Youth!
    Posted by: BAY-Peace: Better Alternatives for Youth
    Racial Justice Senior Fellow 
    Posted by: East Bay Community Law Center's Clean Slate Practice
    Training Opportunity on Organizational Stability, September 2013
    Posted by: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OWV), in partnership with Futures Without Violence



    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    End of 'Philippines?' A call to use only Filipinas for the country
    Many Filipinos reacted strongly, albeit belatedly, after the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) issued a resolution last April to use "Filipinas" instead of "Pilipinas," saying the new term recognizes the country's history and development as a nation- Read more...


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    The Fourth of July is coming up, and if you've got a party planned then that means there will be numerous hungry people knocking on your door! What's on your menu? If you're planning to cook up some traditional yummy Filipino cuisine, then you might also be cooking ginataan for dessert. Many of you know that one of the tasty ingredients commonly included in this dessert is taro (or Gabi). But how much about taro do you know besides its role in ginataan and its yummy flavor? Aside from China, the Philippines is home to the largest area devoted to taro in Asia. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, "about 34,000 hectares of land were devoted to taro, producing about 117,000 tonnes" in 1996. The two main systems for producing taro in the Philippines are dryland/upland and wetland/lowland cultivation, and it takes somewhere between 8-10 months to harvest after planting. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, taro leaves contain large amounts of minerals and vitamins A, B, and C. Also, for those who are allergic to milk and dairy, taro is a good alternative. Fun fact: "The Pinatubo Negritos of the Philippines used taro as medicine. The leaves and corns were boiled and eaten by women experiencing a difficult childbirth " (USDA.gov)

    For more information, click links below:
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/ac450e/ac450e08.htm

    http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_coes.pdf
    http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/the-nutrition-of-taro.html


    - Rebecca
  • June 25, 2013 3:11 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Woohoo! Angie Louie (FWN100 '12) was awarded for philanthropy at the West Bay Distinguished Citizen Kapit-Bisig 2013 Awards on June 22. Way to go Angie! Click here to read an article about the awardees: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/78683/distinguished-citizens-kapit-bisig-awardees-to-mentor-youths

    Did you know Evelina Galang (FWN100 '07) is an author? She has written several books including Her Wild American Self (1996) and Angel de la Luna (2013). Read more about her books, here: http://www.mevelinagalang.com/books.php


    FWN Roadshow KICK-OFF (June 29)

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

    • New York, New Jersey - June 29Saturday, 10am (RSVP now!)
    • San Francisco - July 14Sunday, 11am (RSVP now!)
    • Los Angeles - August 1Thursday, 6pm (RSVP now!)
    • Las Vegas (date TBD)
    • Washington DC (date TBD)
    • San Diego (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!

    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 at our first STOP: the New York area….New Jersey!  


     Delle Sering
    , CEO of Seven Seven Corporate Group (FWN100 '09) is graciously hostin
    g FWN at brunch at her beautiful home on –

    • Saturday, June 29 
    • 10am – 12:00pm 
    • Rockaway, New Jersey
    • FREE for FWN members. Guests are welcome.
    • Clickhere to RSVP online or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events
    • Delle's home address provided when you register online
    • Agenda? Great food, great friends, and see Wazzup to find out more
    Wazzup with FWN?

    Susie Quesada
    Meet our new FWN President.
    We’re sooo excited for all of you to meet and have personal time with our new FWN President, Susie Quesada (FWN100 '07). Susie is the Executive VP of Ramar Foods International. Susie will be at each FWN Roadshow stop.



            
    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 25
    th this year to San Francisco. To register for the early bird pricing, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.

    Nominations begin June 30.


    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.


    Launch of the FWN Femtoring:
    Developing Tomorrow’s Filipina Leaders Today
    When we selected the FWN100 awardees, we asked each awardee to do ONE thing – femtor a Filipina – pay forward and help build the Filipina community's pipeline of qualified leaders to increase the odds that some Filipinas will rise to the "president" position in all industry sectors.

    So each year at our Filipina Leadership Summit, we host the "Pinay Speed Femtoring", a historic event in the Filipino American community. We gather - Femtors (FWN100 awardees) and Femtees - high school seniors, college and grad students and young professionals – so they can seek guidance on navigating their academic and professional needs.

    FWN Femtoring is the innovative next step.  An online femtoring program that utilizes IntelliMatch – a unique algorithm that matches the skill sets of Femtors with the learning needs of Femtees. This program starts with a six-month Femtoring Learning Agreement between Femtors and Femtees; tracks conversations, activities, and learnings; and evaluates results of the femtoring relationship. Find out more at the FWN Roadshow
    Excited yet?  Join us.

    SUPER EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION 
    EXTENDED TO JUNE 30! 

    This year we are reaching out to our Filipina sisters worldwide as we select the first Global FWN100 - Filipina women accomplishing good work leaving a global imprint through their communities and corporations. Previous FWN100 awardees are encouraged to nominate or be nominated again for this prestigious Global FWN100 A
    wards which will be held at the beautiful Beaux-Arts Julia Morgan Ballroom.

    REGISTER for early bird pricing AND your name will be entered to win a roundtrip ticket wherever Southwest Airlines flies with no black-out dates. 
    Go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    CALL FOR FWN INTERNS!
    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. 
    Deadline to apply is before June 30, 2013.

    Please join us for another special Filipino Heritage Night with the Oakland A's. It's our 3rd year of Filipino Community Partnership! Let's show Pinoy Power!

    $26 Filipino Heritage ticket includes: 
    • A commemorative Exclusive A's Filipino Heritage Scarf (redeem on day of game with your ticket stub)
    • A yummy traditional Filipino food item
    • Filipino Heritage Plaza infield seating
    • Additional discount for groups of 25 or more PLUS will be recognized on scoreboard (Call David Nosti at 510.563.2283 and make sure to mention FWN)
    • Ticket proceeds will benefit Filipino nonprofits including the Filipina Women's Network.
    This year there is an extra incentive for those that place a 10% deposit towards planning a discounted group for this event. The group leader will receive the A’s Filipino Heritage collection (picture below – supply is limited), two tickets to another game, scoreboard message, an A’s group leader bag, and a GREAT rewards program for hitting 25, 100, and 300 tickets sold!. Feel free to contact David Nosti directly for more information at 510.563.2283.

     
    To purchase tickets go to www.OaklandAthletics.com/Filipino
    Questions? Call 415.935.4396


      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.
    "Hang Out" with SBA an Industry Experts During National Small Business Week 
    As part of National Small Business Week, June 17-21, U.S. Small Business Administration will host a series of Google+ Hangouts featuring an exciting lineup of social media companies, mentorship organizations and distinguished experts. Read full text.
    Young Filipina Promoted to Company Commander - US Army, Honolulu, HI 
    Captain B. Lindsey will assume the post as the Company Commander of Intelligence & Sustainment for the US Army 25th Infantry Division. She will take on the position in a Change of Command Ceremony on June 6, 2013 at General’s Field, Honolulu, Hawaii. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS
    2 Fil-Ams to be proud of
    On Wednesday, migrant workers’ rights advocate Susan V. Ople received the 2013 Hero Acting to End Modern-Day Slavery award from US State Secretary John Kerry in Washington DC. - Asian Journal. Read more...
    Legacy of Filipino-American Activism Alive and Well in So-Cal
    In the Central Valley town of Delano, they organized as farm workers with Cesar Chavez. Now, more than 40 years later in Long Beach, they continue to organize as hotel workers and domestic caregivers. - New America Media. Read more...
    Asian American Civil Rights Groups Form National Affiliation
    Four leading civil rights organizations with a combined 114 years of service and leadership in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community came together Thursday to officially launch Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice). - New America Media. Read more...
    Op-Ed: Violence Against Women is a Global Health Epidemic
    It’s the worst and most severe global epidemic in modern history and the numbers are shocking: More than one in three women worldwide is a victim of physical or sexual violence. - She Wired. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Asian Brands 2.0: The Next Wave of Global Asian Brands, June 27, 2013, Thursday at 11:30 AM - Weber Shandwick, 600 Battery St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    General Membership Drive & Launching of the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce, June 27, 2013, Thursday at 6:30 PM - 5121 Van Nuys Blvd, Suite 205, Sherman Oaks. Click for info.
    DV Unit Open House, June 27, 2013, Thursday at 3:00 PM - District Attorney's Office, 850 Bryant Street, Room 207, San Francisco. RSVP to Robyn Burke at robyn.burke@sfgov.org
    Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 2013 National Summit, June 30 - July 2, 2013, San Francisco. Click for info. 

    July 4th Picnic & BBQ, July 4, 2013, Thursday at 10 AM - San Bruno City Park, Corner of Crystal Springs & Oak Avenue - Picnic Area #6, San Bruno. Event is FREE to public. Email Mark Nagales at mark4life@hotmail.com for more info or to RSVP.
    Adobo Festival 2013 Celebrating Filipino Food & Music with Derek Ramsay, July 6 & 7, 2013, Saturday & Sunday - Martinez Waterfront, Park Marina, Joe Di Maggio Drive, Martinez. Click for info.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Philippines
    Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    FWN Internship Opportunity
    Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
    Deadline: June 30, 2013
    E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org

    Recruitment Announcement: 2013 Call for At-Large Commissioners
    Posted by: Alameda County Public Health Commission
    Job: Work with Oakland Youth!
    Posted by: BAY-Peace: Better Alternatives for Youth
    Job: Director of Housing Development
    Posted by: Mission Housing Development Corporation
    Racial Justice Senior Fellow 
    Posted by: East Bay Community Law Center's Clean Slate Practice
    Training Opportunity on Organizational Stability, September 2013
    Posted by: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OWV), in partnership with Futures Without Violence



    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Is the Philippines the next top destination wedding venue?
    The Philippines is poised to become a venue for destination weddings. No less than American Yanni Tzoumas, editorial director and publisher of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, made this assessment after recent visits to Manila and Cebu. - Read more...


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    If you've been keeping up with the latest Wimbledon news, then you know just how shocking the early round play has been this year. In the first round, two-time champ Rafael Nadal was knocked out in the first round by Steve Darcis from Belgium, and in the second round the talented Roger Federer was beat in the second round. Not surprisingly though, most of the buzz in tennis is centered around well-known singles tennis names like Tsonga, Djokovic, Sharapova, and Williams. But what you probably don't hear much of are the athletes who are battling their way to make it as stars in their hometown, state, or country. 
    Tennis player Treat Huey is Filipino American and is playing doubles with his partner Dominic Inglot (Great Britain) in this year's Wimbledon. The left-handed tennis player, 27, was born in Washington D.C. and turned pro in 2008. Huey is currently ranked 28 in men's doubles. Huey and his partner Inglot have succeeded into the second round of play. To find out more about Huey or to follow his journey in this year's Wimbledon, click below:
    http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/players/overview/atph788.html
    http://www.wimbledon.com/
    http://sports.inquirer.net/106929/winning-wimby-start-for-huey-inglot
    - Rebecca
  • June 20, 2013 1:38 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN declares Mayor Hashimoto NOT welcome in San Francisco. 
    FWN Statement to Hashimoto:
    World War II "Comfort Women" are the over 200,000 girls and women abducted by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II who were forced to experience a life of systematic rape and enslavement. They are now mostly in their 90's and they are dying. They were taken from North Korea, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Timor L’Este and Taiwan. 
    In the Philippines, historians say there were about 1,000 girls abducted. Some were minors; others were deceptively recruited by middlemen; still more were detained and forcibly abducted. 
    In the early 1990s, Korean victims of Japan's military sexual slavery broke their silence and came forward nearly a half century after WWII, followed by other survivors in China, Taiwan, North Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Timor L'Este.
    In July 2007, FWN witnessed a huge victory when, our efforts in conjunction with V-day and many other women’s organizations, resulted in the US House of Representatives passing a formal resolution calling for this apology from Japan, which has not yet been granted.  
    Today, the surviving "comfort women' are between 80-90 years of age.   As they are slowly dying off, their wish is for an official apology from the Japanese government, acknowledging what was done to them.   The Japanese government still denies legal responsibility, and even worse, the stories of these horrific war crimes against women were removed from Japanese history and text-books.
    Today, we are surrounded by an invisible, violent crime that primarily impacts women and children – human trafficking – slavery in America, 2010.
    “The Filipina Women's Network, now in its 10th year of its Campaign to STOP violence against Asian women and girls, condemns Mayor Hashimoto’s statements. We will not allow him to push back the many years of painstaking efforts to help women heal from the atrocities of war and perpetrators of rape and assault, “ said Marily Mondejar, CEO of Filipina Women's Network.
    The Filipina Women's Network says to you, “Toru Hashimoto, you are not welcome in San Francisco, or any place where women have been united to fighting violence against women through the 15 years of the V-Day Global Movement, and this year’s One Billion Rising.  You are not welcome in over 190 countries, including your own.  Apologize now! Apologize personally and meet with the Comfort Women where they are located and learn first hand the atrocities perpetrated on them by your country’s Japanese soldiers.”
    http://womensenews.org/story/prostitution-and-trafficking/130615/comfort-women-are-old-now-still-fighting#.UcNv7Cv73Fc
    ---

    Woohoo, Hydra! A very happy congratulations to Hydra Mendoza, Education Advisor to Mayor Lee (FWN100 '09), on her engagement to Eric McDonnell (United Way)! Read all about the surprise proposal here: http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2013/06/11/unusual-proposal-at-sf-school-board-meeting-passes/
    Way to go! Vivian Zalvidea Araullo (FWN100 '12) and Henni Espinosa (FWN100 '11) both won Emmy Awards! Congratulations to these women on their success! (click photos to enlarge)


    VIVIAN ZALVIDEA ARAULLO- West Bay's communications consultant and chairperson of the Distinguished Citizen Awards 2013. Vivian received an Emmy award for her work as editorial adviser on the documentary "The Filipino Champions of SoMA (South of Market)" in which West Bay was featured. A multi-awarded journalist, she was named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in America in 2012 by the Filipina Women's Network. Vivian is the former head of news production and executive news producer for ABS-CBN International/The Filipino Channel (TFC).  A veteran in the field of journalism, she is now transitioning to a career in public relations and corporate communications. She is a single mom with one beautiful daughter. 

    HENNI ESPINOSA - The host of the Distinguished Citizen Awards is the multi-awarded senior reporter and substitute anchor of ABS-CBN International/TFC  Balitang America, the only daily Filipino newscast in North America.  She has been in the media industry for over ten years now.  She finished her Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Communication at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City and her Masters in Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been recognized by the California Senate and Assembly for her contributions to the community.  She was hailed as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the U.S. by the Filipina Women's Network.  This year, she received an Emmy Award, a Telly Award and a New York Festivals Finalist Award for her documentary, "The Filipino Champions of SOMA". 

    Check out Jessica Cox (FWN100 '09)
    being interviewed on BBC in a YouTube video titled "Armless pilot Jessica Cox on the power of I can" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5UMeqLLHwE
    Loida Nicolas Lewis (FWN100 '07) calls on Filipinos in the U.S. and the Philippines to join protests to denounce the Chinese Embassy in NY and the Philippines. Read the full article on ABS-CBN here: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/06/14/13/pinoys-urged-protest-chinas-reported-new-invasion
    Congratulations Marily! Our very own Marily Mondejar is being honored at the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center's Distinguished Citizen Kapit Bisig Awards 2013. The attached artwork will appear on 25 Bus shelters in the Financial District, South of Market Area and all over San Francisco beginning Monday, June 3, 2013! To purchase tickets: http://uniqebuy.com/um/150/west-bay-non-profit-center/distinguished-citizen-kapit-bisig-award-2013.html
    (click photo to enlarge)




    SUPER EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION 
    EXTENDED TO JUNE 30! 

    This year we are reaching out to our Filipina sisters worldwide as we select the first Global FWN100 - Filipina women accomplishing good work leaving a global imprint through their communities and corporations. Previous FWN100 awardees are encouraged to nominate or be nominated again for this prestigious Global FWN100 A
    wards which will be held at the beautiful Beaux-Arts Julia Morgan Ballroom.

    REGISTER for early bird pricing AND your name will be entered to win a roundtrip ticket wherever Southwest Airlines flies with no black-out dates. 
    Go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.


    CALL FOR FWN INTERNS!
    FWN is recruiting interns for the cycle 2013-2014. Please forward this announcement to your e-lists and/or listservs.
    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. 
    Deadline to apply is before June 30, 2013.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Shared by Rusty Bernardo:
    Call for Sponsorship & Endorsement for Z-Movie
    Z-MOVIE is an action-packed zomcom that follows four eclectic zombies undefined Mara, Matt, Jack, and Kate undefined as they set out to find the elusive cure to become human again. Despite their differences, they realize they must work together to infiltrate the heavily-fortified Hunter Headquarters, escape hordes of savage humans, and fight the hunters, especially Dominic, in order to succeed. Along the way, the four learn more about themselves, each other, and what it truly means to be "human".
    Or you can send the check to Sydney Bernardo (co-producer) directly: sydneyfbernardo@gmail.com
    Please join us for another special Filipino Heritage Night with the Oakland A's. It's our 3rd year of Filipino Community Partnership! Let's show Pinoy Power!

    $26 Filipino Heritage ticket includes: 
    • A commemorative Exclusive A's Filipino Heritage Scarf (redeem on day of game with your ticket stub)
    • A yummy traditional Filipino food item
    • Filipino Heritage Plaza infield seating
    • Additional discount for groups of 25 or more PLUS will be recognized on scoreboard (Call David Nosti at 510.563.2283 and make sure to mention FWN)
    • Ticket proceeds will benefit Filipino nonprofits including the Filipina Women's Network.
    This year there is an extra incentive for those that place a 10% deposit towards planning a discounted group for this event. The group leader will receive the A’s Filipino Heritage collection (picture below – supply is limited), two tickets to another game, scoreboard message, an A’s group leader bag, and a GREAT rewards program for hitting 25, 100, and 300 tickets sold!. Feel free to contact David Nosti directly for more information at 510.563.2283.

     
    To purchase tickets go to www.OaklandAthletics.com/Filipino
    Questions? Call 415.935.4396


      PRESS RELEASES
    Pelosi Statement on 50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act
    "On June 10th, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act affirming a woman’s right to equal pay for equal work.  Recognizing that our economy depends on women in workplace, he took what he called, presciently, ‘a first step’  to end the ‘unconscionable practice’ of paying women less than men for the same amount of work. Read full text.
    "Hang Out" with SBA an Industry Experts During National Small Business Week 
    As part of National Small Business Week, June 17-21, U.S. Small Business Administration will host a series of Google+ Hangouts featuring an exciting lineup of social media companies, mentorship organizations and distinguished experts. Read full text.
    Young Filipina Promoted to Company Commander - US Army, Honolulu, HI 
    Captain B. Lindsey will assume the post as the Company Commander of Intelligence & Sustainment for the US Army 25th Infantry Division. She will take on the position in a Change of Command Ceremony on June 6, 2013 at General’s Field, Honolulu, Hawaii. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS
    Census: More deaths than births among whites
    William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, says the nation's non-Hispanic white population inevitably will shrink. - USA Today. Read more...
    Filipinos react to Katherine Ryan 'racist joke' about Filipino Children on a BBC show
    Katherine Ryan, a Canadian comedienne, writer and actress, based in the United Kingdom, became popular in social networking sites after using “Filipino children” as part of her joke in British celebrity panel game show “Mock the Week” hosted by Dara Ó Briain. - Zeibiz. Read more...
    Workers' Comp in  California: What's Ahead?
    With costs in the California workers' compensation system skyrocketing and permanent-disability benefits falling, a group of negotiators struck a deal to address these issues. - Society for Human Resource Management. Read more...
    Mental Health and California Law
    It is a challenge for HR to understand when an employee's mental condition requires a corporate response and what that response should be. - Society for Human Resource Management. Read more...
    Turkish Protests Rattle Erdogan's Female Loyalists
    Turkey's anti-government protests are troubling for some of Erdogan's female supporters, who dominate his voting base. For other women, the protests are an outlet for anger at current policies and a break from the political repression that followed the 1970s mass unrest. - WeNews. Read more...
    Filipino Gift-remittance Startup Ayannah Gets $1M Angel Round 
    Ayannah, a gift-remittance startup in the Philippines, just received $1 million in its first angel round. The company's service is called Sendah, and allows Filipinos working overseas to pay for products and services back home for their families. - TechCrunch. Read more...
    ICE halts Filipina's deportation after public outcry
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) cancelled the deportation order for Karla Gaerlan, an undocumented immigrant from the Philippines, following hundreds of emails and phone calls from community members and a protest/press conference. - Inquirer. Read more...
    'Comfort Women' Are Now Old, But Still Strong
    An offensive comment by the mayor of Osaka has brought the issue of comfort women back to the surface. A survivors' group in the Philippines keeps the women's stories alive and is planning a rally to coincide with President Aquino's State of the Nation address. - Womens eNews. Read more...
    Filipina named on of New York's top teachers
    A Filipina teacher is among the 11 recipients of the first-ever city-wide "Big Apple Awards", which recognizes the top teachers in public schools across New York City. - ABS-CBN. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Meeting, June 19, 2013, Wednesday at 2:00 PM - State Capitol Room 125, Sacramento. Click for info.
    FAJ's 40th Anniversary, June 20, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Lakeview Terrace, Kaiser Center, 300 Lakeside Drive @ 20th St, Oakland. Click for info.

    West Bay 2013 Distinguished Citizens Kapit-Bisig Awards,
    June 22, 2013, Saturday at 11:00 AM - Intercontinental San Francisco-Main Ballroom, 888 Howard St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    PwC's Women of Color Event, June 24, 2013, Monday at 3:00 PM - Omni Hotel, 500 California St, San Francisco. Click for info.

    DV Unit Open House,
    June 27, 2013, Thursday at 3:00 PM - District Attorney's Office, 850 Bryant Street, Room 207, San Francisco. RSVP to Robyn Burke at robyn.burke@sfgov.org
    Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 2013 National Summit, June 30 - July 2, 2013, 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.
    AACI 40th Anniversary Gala, September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.
    Maryland
    Women Veterans Employment Listening Session, June 19, 2013, Wednesday at 1:00 PM - The U.S. Department of Labor, Conference Room 6 (C5320), 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. Click for info.

    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit,
    November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    Massachusetts
    Build live. The Solve! Sessions, June 19, 2013, Wednesday - The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston. Click for info.
    Minnesota
    General Mills Betty's Family Annual Pride Reception, June 19, 2013, Wednesday at 5:30 PM - 1 General Mills Blvd, Golden Valley. Click for info.
    New York
    Be Your Own Boss! A Seminar to on Investing in a Franchise Business in the Philippines, June 20, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Lobby, Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Avenue, New York. Click for info.

    CITY OF JOY: The Story of Women Turning Pain to Power to Planting,
    June 25, 2013, Tuesday at 7:00 PM - The Paley Center for Media, 25 W. 52nd St, NYC. Click for info.
    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.
    Oregon
    2013 AAPI Cultural Awareness Workshop, June 20-21, 2013, Thursday & Friday at 8:30 AM - University of Oregon in Portland White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch Street, Portland. Click for info.
    Philippines
    Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES
    FWN Internship Opportunity
    Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
    Deadline: June 30, 2013
    E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org
    Training Opportunity on Organizational Stability, September 2013
    Posted by: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OWV), in partnership with Futures Without Violence
    Job: Project Specialist, Evidence-Based Practice Posted by: Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
    Deadline: June 24, 2013.
    http://www.apiidv.org/files/JobAnnouncement-EBPProjectSpecialist_5.2013.pdf

    Job: Walk San Francisco Executive Director
    Posted by: Walk San Francisco
    http://walksf.org/jobs/

    Job: Writer/Editor & Development Director
    Posted by: Hesperian


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Philippine Fiesta's 'Araw ng Parangal' honors Fil-Am talents
    Summertime is here and the fiesta fever, once again, is in the air! As the festive ambiance pervades the atmosphere, the principal player in the annual celebration this side of the Northeast, the 2013 Fiesta in America, is currently loaded with strategic plans without a single stone left unturned preparing for its 15th year anniversary celebration. - Read more...


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS

    A few days ago while talking with my younger brother and reading him children's stories, I suddenly wondered about folklore, myths, and popular children's stories in the Philippines. I then asked my mother about the stories she remembers being told as a child. After pondering and replying that Philippine folklore and legends were often read and taught to kids in school, she answered, "I remember The Legend of the Pineapple," and proceeded to tell me the story. Have you heard of this legend? If not, you can read it here: http://www.philsites.net/folklore/stories/legend9.html
    Are there any stories or legends from the Philippines that you remember as child? Let me know by sending comments to epahayagan@ffwn.org
    - Rebecca
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    IN THIS ISSUE:

    Woohoo Marisa! FWN100 '07 Marisa Marquez has super exciting news - her show "A Fallopian Fairy Tale" has been requested to be a part of FringeHigh. Read more of her great news, by clicking here!
    Congratulations Marily! Our very own Marily Mondejar is being honored at the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center's Distinguished Citizen Kapit Bisig Awards 2013. The attached artwork will appear on 25 Bus shelters in the Financial District, South of Market Area and all over San Francisco beginning Monday, June 3, 2013! To purchase tickets: http://uniqebuy.com/um/150/west-bay-non-profit-center/distinguished-citizen-kapit-bisig-award-2013.html
    (click photo to enlarge)




    LAST CALL FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION! 

    This year we are reaching out to our Filipina sisters worldwide as we select the first Global FWN100 - Filipina women accomplishing good work leaving a global imprint through their communities and corporations. Previous FWN100 awardees are encouraged to nominate or be nominated again for this prestigious Global FWN100 A
    wards which will be held at the beautiful Beaux-Arts Julia Morgan Ballroom.

    REGISTER for early bird pricing AND your name will be entered to win a roundtrip ticket wherever Southwest Airlines flies with no black-out dates.  Go towww.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Facebook Responds to Campaign, Cracks Down on Hate

    In a historic victory for women's rights and online activism,  Facebook announced this week - in response to the massive social media campaign many of you participated in - that it would revamp its hate speech policy to better monitor images and messages of violence against women. Tens of thousands of you tweeted and emailed the world's largest social network - and its advertisers - demanding that they include gender-based hate speech in their definition of "hateful content" not allowed on the site. Not only has Facebook acknowledged their prior failures, but they are committed to including a coalition of women's groups in future decisions around hate speech.

    This team effort to successfully challenge Facebook - led by Women, Action & the Media, The Everyday Sexism Project and Soraya Chemaly - was proof that each of us has something to contribute to this movement.

    Thank you for taking action and once again displaying the power of our collective voice to influence change across society. Facebook has over 1 billion users worldwide, so the announcement itself - as it is shared and discussed across the internet this week - has major ramifications for women and girls everywhere. Furthermore, the fact that such a large corporation was forced to respond to sexism and misogyny, based on the online actions of feminists and their allies, should inspire us all to continue the work that we do daily.

    Even before Facebook's decision, as a result of consumer pressure on Twitter, corporations as large as Nissan had decided to halt advertising on the social network until something was done about the images of violence against women that exist there. Like the success of #NotBuyingIt, the #FBrape campaign displays what's possible when we use our dollars to promote the positive and fight the negative. It's clear no battle is too big to win.

    This week, as you decide what channel to watch, what shirt to buy or where to spend your time online, think about that product's or that company's impact on women and girls. And then remember the power you hold in your pocket. If they use sexism to sell, don't spend your money on it, and use Twitter to let them and your friends know that you're #NotBuyingIt!

    Let's take the momentum of this week's progress to fuel an even greater commitment to using our voices to challenge sexism wherever and whenever we see it. Together there's no obstacle that we can't overcome on the road to gender equality.  


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    Please join us for another special Filipino Heritage Night with the Oakland A's. It's our 3rd year of Filipino Community Partnership! Let's show Pinoy Power!

    $26 Filipino Heritage ticket includes: 
    • A commemorative Exclusive A's Filipino Heritage Scarf (redeem on day of game with your ticket stub)
    • A yummy traditional Filipino food item
    • Filipino Heritage Plaza infield seating
    • Additional discount for groups of 25 or more PLUS will be recognized on scoreboard (Call David Nosti at 510.563.2283 and make sure to mention FWN)
    • Ticket proceeds will benefit Filipino nonprofits including the Filipina Women's Network.
    This year there is an extra incentive for those that place a 10% deposit towards planning a discounted group for this event. The group leader will receive the A’s Filipino Heritage collection (picture below – supply is limited), two tickets to another game, scoreboard message, an A’s group leader bag, and a GREAT rewards program for hitting 25, 100, and 300 tickets sold!. Feel free to contact David Nosti directly for more information at 510.563.2283.

     
    To purchase tickets go to www.OaklandAthletics.com/Filipino
    Questions? Call 415.935.4396


      PRESS RELEASES
    Asian American Voters Continue Decade-Long Trend, Add 500,000 New Voters
    Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), and National Asian American Survey (NAAS) today issued the following statement on the release of census analysis on the voting participation rates in Election 2012. Read full text.

    Ambassador Cuisia's Independence Day Message
    The theme for this year’s commemoration is Kalayaan 2013: Ambagan Tungo sa Malawakang Kaunlaran. It is particularly appropriate in the context of the good news emanating from the country. Read full text.

    Lenore Lim at Tally Beck Contemporary

    Tally Beck Contemporary will present the 10th solo exhibition in New York of Filipina artist Lenore Lim.
    Read full text.


    Statement of H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., Philippine Ambassador to the United States, on the Fatal Shooting of Filipina-American in Costco Store in Virginia
    The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Mylene De Leon Scott, a member of the Filipino-American Community, who was shot dead by police officers responding to a reported disturbance inside the Costco Wholesale Store in Sterling, Virginia, on Wednesday, 29 May 2013. Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS
    The Hate Map: A surprising map revealing where the most racist slurs toward Asians occur
    Where they hate Asians most: The Hate Map reveals "hate tweets" from around the United States. - One Vietnam. Read more...
    President Aquino signs amendments to overseas absentee voting law
    President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed into law a consolidated bill amending the Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003, allowing more overseas Filipinos worldwide to cast their votes in Philippine elections. - The Voting News. Read more...
    Murder verdict reinstated in abuse case
    The state Supreme Court reinstated the murder conviction Monday of a man who fatally stabbed his former girlfriend in San Francisco after police mishandled her abuse complaint. - SF Chronicle. Read more...

    Osaka Mayor Hashimoto is Not Welcome in San Francisco
    Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto is reportedly scheduled for a June visit to the United States, particularly California’s Silicon Valley, and to meet with San Francisco’s Mayor Edwin Lee and New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But, a U.S. official in Japan hinted that Hashimoto could find himself an unwanted guest. - New America Media. Read more...
    PH Embassay seeks probe of Fil-Am woman's death
    The Philippine Embassy has joined the Filipino-American community in questioning the use of “disproportionate force” in subduing a Filipino-American woman who was fatally shot by police after reportedly creating a disturbance inside a wholesale store in Virginia. - Inquirer. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    Philippine Independence Day Celebrations


    Mayor's Office of Protocol and the San Francisco-Manila Sister City Committee Flag Raising Ceremony, June 12, 2013, Wednesday at 10:00 AM - Mayor's Balcony, City Hall, Room 200, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Kalayaan 2013: Celebrating Philippine Independence Day in LA'S Historic Filipinotown, June 8, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 AM - 1740 W. Temple St, Historic Filipinotown, CA. Click for info.

    115th Philippine Independence Day Celebration,
    June 8, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 AM - Veterans Park, 2240 Moneta Avenue, Carson, CA. Click for info.

    California State Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett to Celebrate Philippine Independence Day at the State Capitol,
    June 13, 2013, Thursday at 8:45 AM - State Capitol, Room 313, Sacramento, CA. RSVP to Meriam Reynosa: 510-577-2310 or Meriam.Reynosa@sen.ca.gov.

    Kalayaan 2013 Outdoor Celebration and Business Expo, June 15, 2013, Saturday - Union Square, San Francisco, CA. Click for info.


    California

    New Filipino Cinema 2013, June 5-9, 2013, Wednesday-Sunday, YCBA Screening Room, 701 Mission St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    AACI Run for Wellness, June 8 ,2013, Saturday at 8:30 AM - Microsoft Corporation, 1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View. Click for info.

    Shared by Esther Lee (FWN100 '12): Legacy of Health, Wellness, and Education Symposium,
    June 8, 2013, Saturday at 8:15 AM - Oracle Conference Center, 350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City. LHWE Tri-Fold Brochure_3_21_13.pdf
    Queen's Bench Annual Judges' Dinner, June 13, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square, 55 Cyril Magnin, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Latitude | Longitude Emerging Markets Business Conference, June 14, 2013, Friday - Philippine Center, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Health Impact Assessment Practitioners Summer Training Course, July 15-18, 2013 - TCE Oakland Conference Center, 111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland. Click for info.
    FAJ's 40th Anniversary, June 20, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Lakeview Terrace, Kaiser Center, 300 Lakeside Drive @ 20th St, Oakland. Click for info.

    West Bay 2013 Distinguished Citizens Kapit-Bisig Awards,
    June 22, 2013, Saturday at 11:00 AM - Intercontinental San Francisco-Main Ballroom, 888 Howard St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    PwC's Women of Color Event, June 24, 2013, Monday at 3:00 PM - Omni Hotel, 500 California St, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 2013 National Summit,
    June 30 - July 2, 2013, 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.
    Maryland
    Women Veterans Employment Listening Session, June 19, 2013, Wednesday at 1:00 PM - The U.S. Department of Labor, Conference Room 6 (C5320), 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. Click for info.

    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit,
    November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    Massachusetts
    Build live. The Solve! Sessions, June 19, 2013, Wednesday - The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston. Click for info.
    New York
    Be Your Own Boss! A Seminar to on Investing in a Franchise Business in the Philippines, June 20, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Lobby, Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Avenue, New York. Click for info.

    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.
    Oregon
    2013 AAPI Cultural Awareness Workshop, June 20-21, 2013, Thursday & Friday at 8:30 AM - University of Oregon in Portland White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch Street, Portland. Click for info.
    Philippines
    Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.

    OPPORTUNITIES

    Women Make Movies: Film by and about girls
    Watch: A Girl Like Her
    http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c846.shtml

    Job: Project Specialist, Evidence-Based Practice
    Posted by: Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
    Deadline: June 24, 2013.
    http://www.apiidv.org/files/JobAnnouncement-EBPProjectSpecialist_5.2013.pdf

    Job: Walk San Francisco Executive Director
    Posted by: Walk San Francisco
    http://walksf.org/jobs/

    Job: Housing Policy Director

    Posted by:
    The Committee on Financial Services (Minority)
    Description: The Committee on Financial Services (Minority) seeks a Housing Policy Director to guide and implement the Committee’s housing-related legislative and oversight agenda. The successful candidate is an experienced policy professional, with a minimum of 7 years of staff and project management experience. The successful candidate has a strong background in and familiarity with a variety of housing issues, including public and assisted housing programs, mortgage financing, sustainable housing, foreclosure prevention and housing counseling programs. Hill experience is a plus. Serious inquiries only please. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Please email resume and a writing sample to fscdemresumes@mail.house.gov. Use “Housing Policy Director” as the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

    Job: Writer/Editor & Development Director
    Posted by: Hesperian


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    New York's Fairy Wedmother is Filipina
    Even people who don’t believe in living happily ever after describe wedding planner and designer Lyna Larcia Calvario as a “fairy wedmother,” and not because they’ve had one too many of the wedding toasts. - Read more...


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS

    On June 12, 1898, the declaration of Philippine independence was led by revolutionary leader Emilio Aguinaldo. However, Spain nor the United States acknowledged the independence for the Philippines. In the 1898 Treaty of Paris, Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States, and when the U.S. tried to carry out the treaty, "a three-year conflict, now called the Philippine-American War, ensued." It was on July 4, 1946 through the Treaty of Manila that the U.S. finally granted the Philippines independence. However, June 12th was declared a public holiday in the Philippines by President Diosdado Macapagal on May 12, 1962. Want to learn more?

    Visit:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_%28Philippines%29

    http://apanews.si.edu/2011/06/17/philippine-independence-day/
    Send comments to epahayagan@ffwn.org
    - Rebecca
  • May 28, 2013 1:57 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:


    (click photo to enlarge)
    Woohoo! If you haven't already, please join us in applauding the sensational cast & crew of FWN's Usaping Puki 2013 benefit production at Fort McKinley Restaurant. Last Sunday, May 26th, fellow FWN members and friends put together another truly inspiring show.

    Watch Dr. Tess Mauricio (FWN100 '11) discuss the "Time Machine" during the Wellness Hour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_vNpZ-Mv-Q

    INVITATION (New York): Join FWN at a private meeting with Judge Lorna Schofield - June 4 (Tuesday) 
    Please join FWN Members and Marily Mondejar at a private meeting with Judge Schofield for a congratulatory meet, greet and conversation.
    She is the first first Filipino American to serve as an Article III judge in American history. The U.S. Senate confirmed Schofield on December 13, 2012 in a 91-0 vote. She received her commission on December 13, 2012.
    We heartily commend President Obama and Senator Schumer for nominating a highly qualified jurist to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York on April 25, 2012. She testified before the U.S. Senate Judciary Committee on June 6, 2012. 
    RSVP required to provide guest list for security purposes. Meeting schedule and meeting room provided when we confirm your RSVP. Please RSVP before Monday, June 3rd, 12 noon: 
    • June 4, Tuesday, 5:00pm; Meet at 4:30pm to give time for security screening
    • U.S Courthouse, 40 Foley Square (40 Centre Street), New York
    • After the Schofield meeting, join us for a group "KKB" dinner at Tribeca Grill, 375 Greenwich St. at the corner of Franklin St., to continue our networking.   
    • RSVP required for both the Judge Schofield and Tribeca group dinner.
    Click here to RSVP or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events  
    About Judge Lorna Schofield:
    Ms. Schofield's life story is the epitome of the "American Dream."  Growing up in New Haven, Indiana, she was the only child of a Filipina war bride who married an American service man.  She was raised by her mother, who came to the United States and became a pharmacist, stressing hard work, achievement, independence and self-sufficiency.  Ms. Schofield lived in a predominantly Caucasian and blue collar community, where there was little ethnic diversity.  Despite the odds against her, Ms. Schofield went on to graduate Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Indiana University.  Thereafter, she graduated from New York University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Law Review and a Pomeroy Scholar. Ms. Schofield's achievements clearly did not stop there.
    Prior to joining the bench, Judge Schofield practiced at the New York law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton for over 20 years. In 1991, she became the firm's first partner of color, and, for the past year, has served as Of Counsel to the firm.  Before joining Debevoise, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (Criminal Division) for four years.  Ms. Schofield was also the first Asian Pacific American to chair the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, and she previously served as a member of the ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.  In 2008, the National Law Journal named Ms. Schofield one of the nation's 50 most influential minority lawyers. 
    * Source: Press Release from the Asian American Bar Association of New York

    Shared by Sonia Delen: 
    Kalayaan 2013: Celebrating a Legacy of Filipino Creativity, Talent, and Ingenuity."
    Mabuhay! We are proud to announce that one of the biggest and most exciting celebrations commemorating the 115th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence will happen at noon on Saturday, 15 June 2013 at the heart of San Francisco --- the historic Union Square. Big business as well as entrepreneurs will mingle under a big tent and reach out to the community promoting their various services and products, while attendees are entertained by a long list of artists, dancers and musical groups. Highlight of this free event is a concert at 6 in the evening headlined by no less than Apl de Ap of the Black Eyed Peas.
    This year’s theme is “Kalayaan 2013: Celebrating a Legacy of Filipino Creativity, Talent and Ingenuity.” As such Saturday's program will feature not only cultural and entertainment segments but a business component as well, kicked off by our very own Dado Banatao, to bring the Philippines' current economic successes and upgraded forecasts to the forefront. A two-day business seminar will also be held prior to Saturday’s event. Dubbed “Philippine Business Tech Expo and Conference,” this program will showcase the Philippines as one of the most important Business and Tech Destinations globally. 
    Scheduled on June 13 and 14, the business conference, organized by the Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC), will be held at the Philippine Center on Sutter Street in San Francisco. The conference theme will focus on the Philippines as Asia’s best kept secret and a Gateway to ASEAN, with topics ranging from its pathway to current successes, emerging industries, rise of start-ups, social enterprise/sustainability and case studies of real companies who are innovating and benefitting from the wave of change in the country.
    This community-led celebration is a collaborative effort by the Filipino American Community leaders from the San Francisco Bay Area in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate General. Opportunity for sponsorships for the event and rental of booths during the event are available. For more information on this exciting event:
    Please visit www.KalayaanSF.com or email: info@KalayaanSF.com


    LAST CALL FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION! 

    This year we are reaching out to our Filipina sisters worldwide as we select the first Global FWN100 - Filipina women accomplishing good work leaving a global imprint through their communities and corporations. Previous FWN100 awardees are encouraged to nominate or be nominated again for this prestigious Global FWN100 Awards which will be held at the beautiful Beaux-Arts Julia Morgan Ballroom.

    REGISTER for early bird pricing AND your name will be entered to win a roundtrip ticket wherever Southwest Airlines flies with no black-out dates.  Go towww.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION





    Please join us for another special Filipino Heritage Night with the Oakland A's. It's our 3rd year of Filipino Community Partnership! Let's show Pinoy Power!

    $26 Filipino Heritage ticket includes: 
    • A commemorative Exclusive A's Filipino Heritage Scarf (redeem on day of game with your ticket stub)
    • A yummy traditional Filipino food item
    • Filipino Heritage Plaza infield seating
    • Additional discount for groups of 25 or more PLUS will be recognized on scoreboard (Call David Nosti at 510.563.2283 and make sure to mention FWN)
    • Ticket proceeds will benefit Filipino nonprofits including the Filipina Women's Network.
    This year there is an extra incentive for those that place a 10% deposit towards planning a discounted group for this event. The group leader will receive the A’s Filipino Heritage collection (picture below – supply is limited), two tickets to another game, scoreboard message, an A’s group leader bag, and a GREAT rewards program for hitting 25, 100, and 300 tickets sold!. Feel free to contact David Nosti directly for more information at 510.563.2283.


     
    To purchase tickets go to www.OaklandAthletics.com/Filipino
    Questions? Call 415.935.4396

      PRESS RELEASES
    USCIS to Expand Entrepreneurs in Residence Initiative
    Washington – In just over one year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigrant Services' (USCIS) innovative Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) initiative has produced real benefits that will strengthen agency policies and practices relating to job-creating immigrant entrepreneurs who help advance American economic growth. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS
    Queens girl, 12, hangs herself as it's revealed school cyberbullies called her 'slut and a whore'
    The devastated parents of Gabrielle Molina said the 12-year-old girl had been tormented by schoolyard bullies for months undefined and the abuse may be the reason she hanged herself in her Queens home. - New York Daily News. Read more...
    Obama: Soldier Rapes Hurt U.S.; Comfort Women Dissed
    Obama says that the U.S. military's sexual assaults are "dangerous to our national security." A mayor says the Japanese military's "comfort women" were necessary. - Women's eNews. Read more...
    AARP Launches First National Asian Ad Campaign
    AARP recently launched their first national Asian advertising campaign featuring key Asian community leaders Ginny Gong, Floyd Mori and Tony Taguba. - AsianWeek. Read more...
    Anti-gay hate crimes on the rise: a call to the community
    I first moved to New York when I was 24 years old and I was accepted into a doctoral program in psychology at Columbia University. Some college friends from my undergraduate university in Southern California were already living in New York and invited me to move in with them in a small two-bedroom apartment in the West Village. - The FilAm. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Community Forum for Women: Discussion on Equal Pay and Domestic Violence, June 1, 2013, Saturday at 11:00 AM. The Grand, 100 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Click for info.
    CAA Celebration of Justice, June 6, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Empress of China, 838 Grant Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Most Influential Women in Business Awards, June 6, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O' Farrell St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    New Filipino Cinema 2013, June 5-9, 2013, Wednesday-Sunday, YCBA Screening Room, 701 Mission St, San Francisco. Click for info.
    3rd Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards, June 6, 2013, Friday at The City Club of San Francisco, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Shared by Esther Lee (FWN100 '12): Legacy of Health, Wellness, and Education Symposium, June 8, 2013, Saturday at 8:15 AM - Oracle Conference Center, 350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City. LHWE Tri-Fold Brochure_3_21_13.pdf
    Queen's Bench Annual Judges' Dinner, June 13, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square, 55 Cyril Magnin, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Latitude | Longitude Emerging Markets Business Conference, June 14, 2013, Friday - Philippine Center, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Kalayaan 2013 Outdoor Celebration and Business Expo, June 15, 2013, Saturday - Union Square, San Francisco. Click for info.
    Health Impact Assessment Practitioners Summer Training Course, July 15-18, 2013 - TCE Oakland Conference Center, 111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland. Click for info.
    Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 2013 National Summit, June 30 - July 2, 2013, San Francisco. Click for info.  
    Maryland
    Maryland Philippine Festival, June 2, 2013, Sunday - Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD. Contact Luis Florendo at l_florendo@yahoo.com
    2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
    Massachusetts
    Build live. The Solve! Sessions, June 19, 2013, Wednesday - The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston. 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
    5th Annual Fiesta Filipino, June 1, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - The Boulevard Mall, 3528 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas. Click for info.
    APALA 2013 12th Biennial Convention, August 15-18, 2013,  Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas. Click for info.
    Oregon
    2013 AAPI Cultural Awareness Workshop, June 20-21, 2013, Thursday & Friday at 8:30 AM - University of Oregon in Portland White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch Street, Portland. Click for info.
    Philippines
    Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.


    OPPORTUNITIES
    Watch "seeking asian female" ONLINE with KQED:
    When: Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 8PM
    This documentary is presented by KQED and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) using OVEE, an all-new social screening tool. OVEE is an innovative online platform for watching your favorite public television programs with friends and family. Participants at this screening can join a real-time two-way conversation as this remarkable story unfolds.

    Job: Writer/Editor & Development Director
    Posted by: Hesperian

    Job: Bentley School - Director of Marketing and Communications
    Posted by: m/Oppenheim Associates
    http://www.moppenheim.com/PositionDescription.pdf



    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    A culture trip around Makati aboard a jeepney
    The City of Makati is introducing tourists to its rich history and culture by taking them on a ride around the city in a jeepney. - Read more...


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS

    On November 5, 2005, Nicole, a 22-year-old Filipina was raped by U.S. Marine Cpl. Daniel Smith. Demonstrating courage and bravery, Nicole chose to speak out about her rape and accuse the U.S. Marine and his accomplices. On Dec. 4th, our very own Marily Mondejar attended the hearing where Cpl. Smith was ultimately convicted of rape and senteced to 20-40 years in prison. For those who don't know, the category "Nicole" in our search for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women was created in honor of this brave young woman. To learn more, read article written by Marily Mondejar and Marilyn Fowler:

    CAWA Reports from the Field_Pinay Power 2007 article.pdf
    Send comments to epahayagan@ffwn.org
    - Rebecca
  • May 23, 2013 2:04 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Congrats to our very own Marily Mondejar! Marily will be receiving the Community Leadership Award on TONIGHT at the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance-San Francisco Chapter (APALA-SF) Fundraising Awards Dinner 2013! The awards dinner will be held at ILWU 34, #4 Berry St, San Francisco (next to AT&T Park) at 6:00 pm. You may pay at the door! For more info, visit: http://apalasf.org/ 
    Woohoo! FWN Board Member, Sonia Delen, was a panelist for the 2nd Annual Bay Area Pan Asian Executive Panel Event at Charles Schwab in San Francisco on May 9, 2013. 


    FWN's "Usaping Puki" is this Sunday, May 26, 2013 @ 2:30 pm. Are you coming?  Buy your tickets NOW at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
    • May 26, Sunday, 2:30pm (matinee)
    • Fort McKinley Restaurant
    • 101 Brentwood Drive, South San Francisco

    Tickets:

    • $100 (VIP seating with Filipino Buffet Lunch and attend Cast After-Party); 
    • $45 (Preferred Seating with Filipino Buffet Lunch) 
    • $25 for General Admission (open seating).

      Ignite your economic spirit!  Join us 4th Tuesdays and learn ways to manage your current life issues, explore your options in each of the 12 Life Empowerment Areas for personal and professional development. The 3rd session will explore Economic Security.  
      You have more money than you think!
      FACULTY: 
       Edcelyn Pujol, (FWN100 '12) is Certified Financial Planner ™ with Frontier Wealth Strategies  
      Jacqueline Yu, Esq. (FWN100 '12) is Estate Planning Attorney with Horton, Roberts & West LLP   
      To RSVP:
      May 28, Tuesday, 5:30pm
      RSVP at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events   
      $40 for FWN Members; FREE for members if you bring a paying guest; $50 for Non-members). 
      Session scholarships available from A Topnotch Security Services Inc. Email us to request.
      • 582 Market St @ 2nd St, San Francisco, 10th Floor
      • BART/Muni: exit Montgomery Station and come up 2nd Street
      • Parking: $10 after 5pm to 9pm at the Eighty Five Second Street Garage. Parking Entrance at 590 Mission St. Other parking garages in the general vicinity, visit parkingquest.com.  



      FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION


      This year we are reaching out to our Filipina sisters worldwide as we select the first Global FWN100 - Filipina women accomplishing good work leaving a global imprint through their communities and corporations. Previous FWN100 awardees are encouraged to nominate or be nominated again for this prestigious Global FWN100 Awards which will be held at the beautiful Beaux-Arts Julia Morgan Ballroom.

      REGISTER for early bird pricing AND your name will be entered to win a roundtrip ticket wherever Southwest Airlines flies with no black-out dates.  Go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.



      Shared by Agnes Briones Ubalde: 2013 National Small Business Week, June 17-20, 2013
      Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners: http://www.sba.gov/nsbw/nsbw.
      More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
      As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.
      Wells Fargo, is committed to supporting our local small businesses succeed and grow financially.  In the spirit of 2013 National Small Business Week, please let me know how we can support your small business clients by offering free financial education thru our Hands on Banking financial literacy curriculum: http://www.handsonbanking.org/biz/. 
      Call or email Agnes Briones Ubalde at 510.446.4359 or agnes.b.ubalde@wellsfargo.com today if you have an existing forum/workshop/session scheduled in May/June and we can personally set up a meeting with your clients to meet with our Business Banking Specialists and/or other Small Business banking partners to provide a face-to-face lesson on starting, managing and growing your business.

        PRESS RELEASES
      USCIS to Expand Entrepreneurs in Residence Initiative
      Washington – In just over one year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigrant Services' (USCIS) innovative Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) initiative has produced real benefits that will strengthen agency policies and practices relating to job-creating immigrant entrepreneurs who help advance American economic growth. Read full text.

      IN THE NEWS
      Osaka Mayor, Sex Slavery is 'Never Necessary'
      The San Francisco Department on the Status of Women joins other organizations in condemnation of the May 13 assertion by Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto that the system of sex slavery imposed by the Japanese military in Asia during World War II was “necessary” to provide relief to soldiers. - New America Media. Read more...
      Obama: Soldier Rapes Hurt U.S.; Comfort Women Dissed
      Obama says that the U.S. military's sexual assaults are "dangerous to our national security." A mayor says the Japanese military's "comfort women" were necessary. - Women's eNews. Read more...
      Humor by Female Comics Redefines What's Funny
      Two decades ago it would have been tough to imagine that a soft-spoken lesbian comic would become not only one of the most admired daytime talk show hosts of her time but also the "face" of Cover Girl cosmetics. - Women's eNews. Read more...
      Penis and vagina phobia
      Most parents do not teach their children the proper name for their genitals, a penis becomes a willie, peepee, weewee, dingdon, twinkie or whatever and there are 100 plus adult names for it. - The Age. Read more...
      First Asian American Exhibit Debuts at the Smithsonian
      In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History has launched its first-ever pan-Asian exhibit. - New America Media. Read more...
      A Medical Procedure One in Three Women Will Have in Their Lifetime
      Who has abortions? Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, lawyers, students; women have abortions. - New America Media. Read more...

      EVENTS AND MEETINGS

      California

      FWN Professional Series - Session #3, May 28, 2013, Tuesday at 5:30 PM. San Francisco. Click for info.
      CAA Celebration of Justice, June 6, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Empress of China, 838 Grant Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.
      Most Influential Women in Business Awards, June 6, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O' Farrell St, San Francisco. Click for info.
      New Filipino Cinema 2013, June 5-9, 2013, Wednesday-Sunday, YCBA Screening Room, 701 Mission St, San Francisco. Click for info.
      3rd Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards, June 6, 2013, Friday at The City Club of San Francisco, San Francisco. Click for info.
      Shared by Esther Lee (FWN100 '12): Legacy of Health, Wellness, and Education Symposium, June 8, 2013, Saturday at 8:15 AM - Oracle Conference Center, 350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City. LHWE Tri-Fold Brochure_3_21_13.pdf
      Queen's Bench Annual Judges' Dinner, June 13, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square, 55 Cyril Magnin, San Francisco. Click for info.
      Health Impact Assessment Practitioners Summer Training Course, July 15-18, 2013 - TCE Oakland Conference Center, 111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland. Click for info.
      Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 2013 National Summit, June 30 - July 2, 2013, San Francisco. Click for info.  
      Maryland
      Maryland Philippine Festival, June 2, 2013, Sunday - Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD. Contact Luis Florendo at l_florendo@yahoo.com
      2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. 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.
      Philippines
      Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.


      OPPORTUNITIES
      Job: District Scheduler - Office of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (San Francisco)
      Description: The San Francisco Office of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi seeks a skilled and dedicated district scheduler. Ideal candidate will have community ties to San Francisco, Capitol Hill experience and/or scheduling experience for an elected official, the ability to manage multiple priorities and demands simultaneously, excellent & succinct communication skills, maximum flexibility, a professional demeanor, a considerable amount of discretion, keen attention to detail, a strong work ethic and the ability to work long hours with possible travel for short periods. The successful candidate must be a proven self-starter with substantial initiative, observant, energetic, calm under pressure, forward thinking, creative, interested in public service, and extremely organized. This position is based in San Francisco, CA. Please send resumes to resumeCA12@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or walk-ins please.
      Job: Planner II GIS/Cartographer - Citywide Data Analysis Group
      Posted by: The Planning Department
      Filing date: May 28, 2013.

      Job: Writer/Editor & Development Director
      Posted by: Hesperian

      Job: Bentley School - Director of Marketing and Communications
      Posted by: m/Oppenheim Associates
      http://www.moppenheim.com/PositionDescription.pdf
      Girls Circle Facilitator Training in San Pablo, CA June 20-21, 2013
      Deadline for Early Bird Registration: May 23rd, 2013


      PINAY LIFESTYLE
      Around the World in 80 Minutes
      If you are dreaming of a trip around the world but lacking the time or the money to do so, trouble yourself no more. A new attraction not far from Metro Manila will not only bring your dream closer to reality, it will also give you that awe-inspiring feeling one gets when seeing something spectacular for the first time. - Read more...


      CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
      If you haven't been to the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, then you should definitely check it out. As you know, this month is Asian Heritage Month, so what better way to close out the end of May with a visit to the museum and douse your Pinay roots in some art? 
      At the Asian Art Museum, in their wonderful and beautiful collection, you can find various artifacts from the Philippines, such as a beautiful woven copper anklet from Mindanao and an intricately designed headdress of the Talaandig people. To plan your visit to the museum, visit http://www.asianart.org/

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      Send comments to epahayagan@ffwn.org
      - Rebecca
    • May 14, 2013 3:18 PM | Deleted user
      IN THIS ISSUE:
      Congrats to our very own Marily Mondejar! Marily will be receiving the Community Leadership Award on May 23, 2013 at the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance-San Francisco Chapter (APALA-SF) Fundraising Awards Dinner 2013! The awards dinner will be held at ILWU 34, #4 Berry St, San Francisco (next to AT&T Park) at 6:00 pm. For more info, visit: http://apalasf.org/
      Woohoo! FWN Board Member, Sonia Delen, was a panelist for the 2nd Annual Bay Area Pan Asian Executive Panel Event at Charles Schwab in San Francisco on May 9, 2013. 


      Do you speak Tagalog? In honor of FWN's 10th Anniversary, the Tagalog version "Usaping Puki" will be produced. www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.

      Please forward to your e-lists, networks, friends and family.  Your support to continue our vigilance in FWN's anti-violence campaign in the Filipino American community is critical. 

      Usaping Puki is a one-day benefit performance ONLY:

      • May 26, Sunday, 2:30pm (matinee)
      • Fort McKinley Restaurant
      • 101 Brentwood Drive, South San Francisco

      Tickets are selling fast -

      • $100 (VIP seating with Filipino Buffet Lunch and attend Cast After-Party); 
      • $45 (Preferred Seating with Filipino Buffet Lunch) 
      • $25 for General Admission (open seating). 
      • Tickets can be purchased at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.  Limited seating at Fort McKinley so reserve your tickets NOW.





        Ignite your economic spirit!  Join us 4th Tuesdays and learn ways to manage your current life issues, explore your options in each of the 12 Life Empowerment Areas for personal and professional development. The 3rd session will explore Economic Security.  
        You have more money than you think!
        FACULTY:
        •  Edcelyn Pujol, (FWN100 '12) is Certified Financial Planner ™ with Frontier Wealth Strategies  
        • Jacqueline Yu, Esq. (FWN100 '12) is Estate Planning Attorney with Horton, Roberts & West LLP  
        To RSVP:
        May 28, Tuesday, 5:30pm
        BONUS SESSION:   
        Come at 4:30pm and attend the "12 Areas of Life Empowerment: What do you want to do with the rest of your life?" facilitated by Marily Mondejar  
        Sessions are small for in-depth exploration. Reserve your seat now.   
        Refreshments provided by LTD Global Accounting and Business Services.  
        RSVP at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events   
        $40 for FWN Members; FREE for members if you bring a paying guest; $50 for Non-members). 
        Session scholarships available from A Topnotch Security Services Inc. Email us to request.
        • 582 Market St @ 2nd St, San Francisco, 10th Floor
        • BART/Muni: exit Montgomery Station and come up 2nd Street
        • Parking: $10 after 5pm to 9pm at the Eighty Five Second Street Garage. Parking Entrance at 590 Mission St. Other parking garages in the general vicinity, visit parkingquest.com.  

        FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
        WIPP Announces ChallengeHER and Agency Program:
        WIPP, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and American Express OPEN partnered together to create ChallengeHER, an initiative to support the Women-Owned Small Business Program. Throughout 2013, we will be touring cities around the country to build on the strength of the WOSB Program, in both ChallengeHER Events with SBA resource partners as well as WOSB Opportunity Forums that will bring WOSBs directly into the headquarters specific agencies. 

        Join the journey. ChallengeHER will offer events and workshops and access to an online curriculum, mentoring opportunities and government buyers with a goal to provide women entrepreneurs with knowledge and connections to help them successfully compete in the government marketplace. 

        You can help us and your members by sharing the attached  flyer for the DOE WOSB Opportunity Forum with your members who are active federal contractors, or interested in growing their business with federal contracts, and by providing them with information on the ChallengeHER pledge (click here) to expand their business with federal contracting.
        Shared by Agnes Briones Ubalde: 2013 National Small Business Week, June 17-20, 2013
        Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners: http://www.sba.gov/nsbw/nsbw.
        More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
        As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.
        Wells Fargo, is committed to supporting our local small businesses succeed and grow financially.  In the spirit of 2013 National Small Business Week, please let me know how we can support your small business clients by offering free financial education thru our Hands on Banking financial literacy curriculum: http://www.handsonbanking.org/biz/. 
        Call or email Agnes Briones Ubalde at 510.446.4359 or agnes.b.ubalde@wellsfargo.com today if you have an existing forum/workshop/session scheduled in May/June and we can personally set up a meeting with your clients to meet with our Business Banking Specialists and/or other Small Business banking partners to provide a face-to-face lesson on starting, managing and growing your business.

          PRESS RELEASES
        USCIS to Expand Entrepreneurs in Residence Initiative
        Washington – In just over one year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigrant Services' (USCIS) innovative Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) initiative has produced real benefits that will strengthen agency policies and practices relating to job-creating immigrant entrepreneurs who help advance American economic growth. Read full text.
        National Asian Pacific Islander Organization Salutes Asian Pacific American Woman Leaders of San Francisco
        San Francisco - The San Francisco Chapter of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) Salutes API Women in Elected Office, on Friday, May 17th, 2013. Read full text.

        IN THE NEWS
        Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were necessary
        An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military's forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle. - SFGate. Read more...
        Telltale Signs: "Why are there so many Filipino nurses in the US?"
        This was the question posed to me by a curious TV news reporter on May 7, just three days after a stretch limousine, carrying nine Filipino nurses to a bridal party across the San Mateo Bridge, suddenly burst into flames killing five of the occupants, including the bride.- AsianWeek. Read more...
        President Obama Meets with National API Leaders
        Executive Director Lisa Hasegawa of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) and 14 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) leaders met with President Obama last week to discuss issues and challenges facing AANHPI families including implementation of the Affordable Care Act, how the President’s plans for immigration reform will affect our communities, and issues currently facing underserved Native Hawaiian communities. - AsianWeek. Read more...
        Fixin' to Go Mainstream - Asian Americans on the Rise in Southern Politics
        America’s Southern states used to be a bastion for discrimination against minorities, with the reins of power concentrated in the hands of mostly white and mostly male political leaders. - New America Media. Read more...
        Study Finds People of Color Nearly Invisible on Evening Cable News
        A new analysis released yesterday by the media monitoring group Media Matters found that evening cable news guests are overwhelmingly white and male.- Colorlines. Read more...

        EVENTS AND MEETINGS

        California

        The Women of Juarez, April 12 - May 19, 2013, Frida Kahlo Theatre, 2332 W. Fourth St, Los Angeles. Click for info.
        Greenlining's 20th Economic Summit Vision 20/20:Our Legacy Our Horizon, May 17, 2013, Friday at 9:30 AM - the Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St, San Francisco. Click for info.
        NCLR 36th Anniversary Celebration Party, May 18, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 PM - City View at Metreon,  135 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
        Global Career Fair, May 20, 2013, Monday at 11:00 AM - Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. Click for info.
        Shared by Nilda Valmores (FWN100 '12): My Sister's House Benefit: Believe In A Better Life, May 20, 2013, Monday at 7:00 PM - Crest Theatre, 1013 K St, Sacramento. Click for info.
        Bay Area Council 2013 Outlook Conference, May 23, 2013, Thursday at 1:00 PM - San Francisco Jazz Center, 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
        PBWC Conference: The Next Genderation - Unlocking the Full Potential of Women in the Workplace, May 23, 2013, Thursday - Moscone Center, San Francisco. Click for info. 
        FWN Professional Series - Session #3, May 28, 2013, Tuesday at 5:30 PM. San Francisco. Click for info.
        CAA Celebration of Justice, June 6, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Empress of China, 838 Grant Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.
        Most Influential Women in Business Awards, June 6, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O' Farrell St, San Francisco. Click for info.
        New Filipino Cinema 2013, June 5-9, 2013, Wednesday-Sunday, YCBA Screening Room, 701 Mission St, San Francisco. Click for info.
        3rd Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards, June 6, 2013, Friday at The City Club of San Francisco, San Francisco. Click for info.
        Shared by Esther Lee (FWN100 '12): Legacy of Health, Wellness, and Education Symposium, June 8, 2013, Saturday at 8:15 AM - Oracle Conference Center, 350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City. LHWE Tri-Fold Brochure_3_21_13.pdf
        Queen's Bench Annual Judges' Dinner, June 13, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square, 55 Cyril Magnin, San Francisco. Click for info.
        Health Impact Assessment Practitioners Summer Training Course, July 15-18, 2013 - TCE Oakland Conference Center, 111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland. Click for info.
        Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 2013 National Summit, June 30 - July 2, 2013, San Francisco. Click for info.  
        Maryland
        Mabuhay 10th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament, May 18, 2013, Saturday - Marlton Golf Club, 9413 Midland Turn, Upper Marlboro, MD. Call Jimmy Cardano at 301.352.5126.
        Maryland Philippine Festival, June 2, 2013, Sunday - Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD. Contact Luis Florendo at l_florendo@yahoo.com
        2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
        New York
        The Growing Numbers, Growing Impact: Mayoral Candidates Forum on Asian Pacific Americans, May 20, 3013, Monday at 5:30 PM - LaGuardia Community College, Mainstage Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, Queens. 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
        APACC Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Annual Meet & Greet, May 21, 2013, Tuesday at 6:00 PM - Lan Su Chinese Garden, 127 NW 3rd Ave, Portland. Click for info.
        Philippines
        Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.


        OPPORTUNITIES
        Job: Policy Intern
        Posted by: Urban Habitat
        Urban Habitat is seeking a Policy Analysis Intern for the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute to develop a Policy Analysis Toolkit  to enhance the effectiveness of BCLI Alumni in moving forward equitable policy through boards and commissions.
        We're looking for a local Bay Area policy student (or policy wonk) who is interested in connecting the theory and practical work of equitable policy development and implementation. It could be a summer or fall semester opportunity.  
        The Intern would research and design the entire Toolkit, which would include:   
        • Equity evaluation tool for current policies (i.e. for commissioners to understand what to promote, amend, or fight)
        • Templates of commission-level policy options/suggestions that promote equity around transportation, housing, land use and zoning, environmental health, and economic development
        • Case studies of the process and players through whom equitable policies were successfully passed by boards and commissions (from the Bay area and throughout the United States) – should include ideal scenarios, compromises, challenges, unlikely supporters, etc
        • Research on BCLI's targeted boards and commissions around key players, influencers, policies and procedures through phone calls, meetings, and online research, synthesized on BCLI's CommissionPedia, (a Wiki space)
        Job Requirements:
        • Time Commitment: 200-400 hours (PT or FT)
        • Compensation: Class credit and letter of recommendation. Stipend may be available. 
        • Qualifications
        • Bachelor's degree public policy, public administration, political science, or urban planning.
        • A thorough understanding of environmental, social, and economic justice issues and a demonstrated interest in positively impact low-income communities and communities of color.
        • Strong experience in policy research, analysis, and writing
        • Strong oral and written communication, research, analytical skills.
        • A strategic and creative problem-solver who can design, implement, and refine independently
        • Computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office.
        To apply:
        Email resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Uma Viswanathan at uma@urbanhabitat.org


        Job: Junior Tech Writer
        Posted by: Trilliant, Inc.
        Interested applicants should contact Yolanda Bacon directly at ybacon@trilliantinc.com. They MUST include writing samples and a resume to be considered. Unofficial transcripts are also highly desired. 
        Trilliant is a smart-grid company that develops solutions that help utilities and energy retailers enhance energy efficiency, improve grid reliability, lower operating costs, integrate renewable energy resources and electric vehicles, and empower consumers to better manage their energy consumption.
        Job Description:
        Trilliant is seeking a Junior Technical Writer (full time) to help expand Trilliant’s hardware and software documentation offerings. This person will work under supervision to increase the accuracy of current documentation, learn to use current products, and assist in developing and implementing documentation organization and availability.
        Three writing samples are REQUIRED. These samples can be from coursework and can cover any topic, so long as you consider the writing quality to be an accurate representation of your writing skills.
        Qualifications:
        • **Bachelor's degree is REQUIRED. Degree must be in hand by employment start.
        • **Strong writing skills.  Previous professional documentation experience desired, but not required. Minimum three writing samples required (classwork acceptable). Preference for samples including instructions to complete a task.
        • **All majors accepted, but previous coursework in writing is required. Minimum basic composition and/or business communication, journalism acceptable.
        • **Must be comfortable with and interested in technology! Be prepared to talk about and demonstrate your experiences using software to accomplish specific tasks. 
        • **Must be able to collect information by running an application and create step-by-step instructions to complete discrete tasks. Familiarity with web-based software applications (for example, Google Docs) required.
        Job: Planner II GIS/Cartographer - Citywide Data Analysis Group
        Posted by: The Planning Department
        Filing date: May 28, 2013.

        Job: Writer/Editor & Development Director
        Posted by: Hesperian

        Job: Bentley School - Director of Marketing and Communications
        Posted by: m/Oppenheim Associates
        http://www.moppenheim.com/PositionDescription.pdf

        Girls Circle Facilitator Training in San Pablo, CA June 20-21, 2013
        Deadline for Early Bird Registration: May 23rd, 2013


        PINAY LIFESTYLE
        Culinary historians tackle Pinoy food
        Morris Zaslavsky has never tasted Filipino food, let alone been inside an authentic Filipino grocery store. - Read more...


        CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
        This Saturday, May 18, 2013, the Asian Heritage Street Celebration is happening in San Francisco. Get in touch with your Pinay roots by visiting the lively celebration on the Larkin and McAllister Streets. At the street fair, you will have the opportunity to learn how to cook pan Asian dishes, as well as try many different types of food made available by the various vendors. Retromeca, San Francisco Filipino American Jazz band, will be performing. To find out who else is performing and what other activities will be available at the fair, visit www.asianfairsf.com. Don't forget to keep an eye out for FWN's booth when you go!

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        Send comments to epahayagan@ffwn.org
        - Rebecca
      • May 07, 2013 2:31 PM | Deleted user
        IN THIS ISSUE:
        Our very own Jessica Cox (FWN100 '09) "inspires students never to give up" Check out the article on The Laurel Outlook: www.laureloutlook.com/news/local_features/article7


        Do you speak Tagalog? In honor of FWN's 10th Anniversary, the Tagalog version "Usaping Puki" will be produced. www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.

        AUDITIONS: open to FilAms only and can speak Tagalog. Although the show is in Taglish, fluency in Tagalog is important to understand the spirit of this activist show.  Limited auditions on Saturday, May 11 at 1:30pm.  

        Go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to sign up - we will be at the Philippine Consulate's Social Hall (5th Floor), 447 Sutter Street (between Stockton and Powell), San Francisco.

        Please forward to your e-lists, networks, friends and family.  Your support to continue our vigilance in FWN's anti-violence campaign in the Filipino American community is critical. 

        Usaping Puki is a one-day benefit performance ONLY:

        • May 26, Sunday, 2:30pm (matinee)
        • Fort McKinley Restaurant
        • 101 Brentwood Drive, South San Francisco

        Tickets are selling fast -

        • $100 (VIP seating with Filipino Buffet Lunch and attend Cast After-Party); 
        • $45 (Preferred Seating with Filipino Buffet Lunch) 
        • $25 for General Admission (open seating). 
        • Tickets can be purchased at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.  Limited seating at Fort McKinley so reserve your tickets NOW.



          Ignite your economic spirit!  Join us 4th Tuesdays and learn ways to manage your current life issues, explore your options in each of the 12 Life Empowerment Areas for personal and professional development. The 3rd session will explore Economic Security.  
          You have more money than you think!
          According to a new study by the organization Wider Opportunities for Women - 45% of ALL Americans live without economic security - meaning they can't afford all the basics of life - like food, clothing, transportation, and medical care.  Again - that's nearly half of the population in economic insecurity.  And MORE than half - 55% of all children - live in economic insecurity. 
          Whatever your income, you can plan for your economic independence.  If you're in life or career transition and economic security is a concern, join us.
          Taking Charge of your financial future: an honest discussion
          • You have more money than you think!
          • The truth about money
          • Mistakes smart women make
          • Unique planning needs for women
          • Solutions for every stage of our lives
          • Creating a realistic plan that's right for YOU whatever your circumstances  
          FACULTY:
          •  Edcelyn Pujol, (FWN100 '12) is Certified Financial Planner ™ with Frontier Wealth Strategies  
          • Jacqueline Yu, Esq. (FWN100 '12) is Estate Planning Attorney with Horton, Roberts & West LLP  
          Click here to learn more about FWN's Professional Development Philosophy. 
          To RSVP:
          May 28, Tuesday, 5:30pm
          BONUS SESSION:   
          Come at 4:30pm and attend the "12 Areas of Life Empowerment: What do you want to do with the rest of your life?" facilitated by Marily Mondejar  
          Sessions are small for in-depth exploration. Reserve your seat now.   
          Refreshments provided by LTD Global Accounting and Business Services.  
          RSVP at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events   
          $40 for FWN Members; FREE for members if you bring a paying guest; $50 for Non-members). 
          Session scholarships available from A Topnotch Security Services Inc. Email us to request.
          • 582 Market St @ 2nd St, San Francisco, 10th Floor
          • BART/Muni: exit Montgomery Station and come up 2nd Street
          • Parking: $10 after 5pm to 9pm at the Eighty Five Second Street Garage. Parking Entrance at 590 Mission St. Other parking garages in the general vicinity, visit parkingquest.com.  
          Every 4th Tuesday in 2013 (with a few exceptions such as the Annual Filipina Summit), we will explore in-depth the 12 Life Empowerment Areas - your life issues and options.  Mark your 2013 calendar - sessions are facilitated by selected faculty with expertise in the 12 life areas. 

          FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
          WIPP Announces ChallengeHER and Agency Program:
          WIPP, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and American Express OPEN partnered together to create ChallengeHER, an initiative to support the Women-Owned Small Business Program. Throughout 2013, we will be touring cities around the country to build on the strength of the WOSB Program, in both ChallengeHER Events with SBA resource partners as well as WOSB Opportunity Forums that will bring WOSBs directly into the headquarters specific agencies. 

          Join the journey. ChallengeHER will offer events and workshops and access to an online curriculum, mentoring opportunities and government buyers with a goal to provide women entrepreneurs with knowledge and connections to help them successfully compete in the government marketplace. 

          You can help us and your members by sharing the attached  flyer for the DOE WOSB Opportunity Forum with your members who are active federal contractors, or interested in growing their business with federal contracts, and by providing them with information on the ChallengeHER pledge (click here) to expand their business with federal contracting.


          Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, starting May 1 through May 12!
          Since 1983, LAAPFF serves as a forum for Asian American filmmakers to showcase their work. The festival has featured works from artists such as John Woo and Ang Lee. For the full schedule, ticket purchases, and information, visit LAAPF’s official website!

          Shared by Agnes Briones Ubalde: 2013 National Small Business Week, June 17-20, 2013
          Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners: http://www.sba.gov/nsbw/nsbw.
          More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
          As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.  Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.
          Wells Fargo, is committed to supporting our local small businesses succeed and grow financially.  In the spirit of 2013 National Small Business Week, please let me know how we can support your small business clients by offering free financial education thru our Hands on Banking financial literacy curriculum: http://www.handsonbanking.org/biz/. 
          Call or email Agnes Briones Ubalde at 510.446.4359 or agnes.b.ubalde@wellsfargo.com today if you have an existing forum/workshop/session scheduled in May/June and we can personally set up a meeting with your clients to meet with our Business Banking Specialists and/or other Small Business banking partners to provide a face-to-face lesson on starting, managing and growing your business.

            PRESS RELEASES
          Pelosi Statement on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
          Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Read full text.
          Award-winning Filipino film, Busong (Palawan Fate)
          Los Angeles - The film, "Busong (Palawan Fate)" will have its US and international dvd release on May 1, 2013. Read full text.

          IN THE NEWS
          Nicolas-Lewis endorses Quinn for Mayor
          Fil-Am community leader Loida Nicolas Lewis has endorsed Christine Quinn for mayor of New York and urges Filipino Americans to join “Pinoys for Chris Quinn.” - Inquirer. Read more...
          Filipino & Black Duo Crash Silicon Valley's Party
          In a thriving Bay Area technology sector where black and brown faces are the exception and not the norm, Chris Cruz, a Filipino American, and Isaac Reed, an African American, are crashing the party. - New America Media. Read more...
          Telltale Signs: Philippines - a Jewish refuge from the Holocast
          The world knows about Austrian industrialist Oskar Schindler and how he saved 1,100 Polish Jews during WWII by hiring them as workers in his factory because of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List which received the 1993 Oscar for Best Picture. - AsianWeek. Read more...
          On Mother's Day Let's Talk More About Her Health
          Call it a holiday makeover. As the centennial of Mother's Day approaches next year, more and more advocates for women's health are reshaping the heavily commercial spring celebration to an educational cause. - WOMENSENEWS. Read more...
          Alameda API Cultural Festival to Honor Veterans
          The Alameda Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Festival Committee announced today they will honor four distinguished  Asian Pacific Islander American veterans at Alameda’s 3rd Annual API Cultural Festival scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2013, from  Noon to 5 p.m. at Alameda’s South Shore Center. - AsianWeek. Read more...

          EVENTS AND MEETINGS

          California

          Book Launch: The Mango Bride, May 9, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
          The Women of Juarez, April 12 - May 19, 2013, Frida Kahlo Theatre, 2332 W. Fourth St, Los Angeles. Click for info.
          Asian Women's Shelter 25th Anniversary Gala, May 11, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - The Rincon Center, 101 Spear Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
          2013 Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Gala, May 13, 2013, Monday at 5:00 PM - Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St, Sacramento. Click for info.
          Greenlining's 20th Economic Summit Vision 20/20:Our Legacy Our Horizon, May 17, 2013, Friday at 9:30 AM - the Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St, San Francisco. Click for info.
          NCLR 36th Anniversary Celebration Party, May 18, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 PM - City View at Metreon,  135 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
          Shared by Nilda Valmores (FWN100 '12): My Sister's House Benefit: Believe In A Better Life, May 20, 2013, Monday at 7:00 PM - Crest Theatre, 1013 K St, Sacramento. Click for info.
          Bay Area Council 2013 Outlook Conference, May 23, 2013, Thursday at 1:00 PM - San Francisco Jazz Center, 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
          PBWC Conference: The Next Genderation - Unlocking the Full Potential of Women in the Workplace, May 23, 2013, Thursday - Moscone Center, San Francisco. Click for info. 
          FWN Professional Series - Session #3, May 28, 2013, Tuesday at 5:30 PM. San Francisco. Click for info.
          CAA Celebration of Justice, June 6, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Empress of China, 838 Grant Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.
          Most Influential Women in Business Awards, June 6, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O' Farrell St, San Francisco. Click for info.
          New Filipino Cinema 2013, June 5-9, 2013, Wednesday-Sunday, YCBA Screening Room, 701 Mission St, San Francisco. Click for info.
          3rd Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards, June 6, 2013, Friday at The City Club of San Francisco, San Francisco. Click for info.
          Shared by Esther Lee (FWN100 '12): Legacy of Health, Wellness, and Education Symposium, June 8, 2013, Saturday at 8:15 AM - Oracle Conference Center, 350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City. LHWE Tri-Fold Brochure_3_21_13.pdf
          Queen's Bench Annual Judges' Dinner, June 13, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square, 55 Cyril Magnin, San Francisco. Click for info.
          Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 2013 National Summit, June 30 - July 2, 2013, San Francisco. Click for info.  
          Maryland
          Philippine Nurses Association of Metropolitan DC - Nurses Day, May 10, 2013, Friday at 7:05 PM - Washington Nationals Baseball Club, Nationals Park, Washington DC. Click for info.
          Philippine Multi-Cultural Center Fundraiser, May 11, 18, & 25, 2013 , Saturday at 8:00 PM - 7500 Livingston Road, MD. Call Grace Villanueva at 301.567.2280.
          Mabuhay 10th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament, May 18, 2013, Saturday - Marlton Golf Club, 9413 Midland Turn, Upper Marlboro, MD. Call Jimmy Cardano at 301.352.5126.
          Maryland Philippine Festival, June 2, 2013, Sunday - Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD. Contact Luis Florendo at l_florendo@yahoo.com
          2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
          New York
          The Growing Numbers, Growing Impact: Mayoral Candidates Forum on Asian Pacific Americans, May 20, 3013, Monday at 5:30 PM - LaGuardia Community College, Mainstage Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, Queens. 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
          APACC Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Annual Meet & Greet, May 21, 2013, Tuesday at 6:00 PM - Lan Su Chinese Garden, 127 NW 3rd Ave, Portland. Click for info.
          Philippines
          Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.

          Virginia

          Taste of Asia, May 10, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Boys & Girls Club, 5901 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church.
          Click for info.

          OPPORTUNITIES
          Job: Bentley School - Director of Marketing and Communications
          Posted by: m/Oppenheim Associates
          http://www.moppenheim.com/PositionDescription.pdf

          Job: Deputy Attorney General III
          Posted by: The California Attorney General's Office
          Deadline: May 10, 2013.

          WEBINAR: Importance of Cultural Awareness in Social Movements
          Posted By: Young SIETAR
          Date: May 4, 2013 - space is limited.

          Girls Circle Facilitator Training in San Pablo, CA June 20-21, 2013
          Deadline for Early Bird Registration: May 23rd, 2013

          Job: Police Officer (Entry Level/Academy Graduate/Lateral)
          Posted By: The City of El Cajon
          Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2013 by 5:00 PM.

          2013 Executive Directors Leadership Program (EDLP)
          EDLP is a three part, six month program designed to give Executive Directors the knowledge, skills, and support they need to effectively lead, manage, and more their organizations forward. 
          Applications Due May 17, 2013.

          Job: Shambala Fellowship 2014-2015
          Description: Work with international NGOs in Asia and raise funds to support OWW orphans
          Posted By: The Shambala Foundation
          Stipend: $500/month


          PINAY LIFESTYLE
          Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Immigrants Dilemma
          Thick smog encased the crowded streets, jeepney drivers’ horns buzzed in an endless cacophony, and plastic bags scattered all over the streets of Quezon City. So why did I still feel a positive vibe? - Read more...


          CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
          As everyone knows, the awaited Mother's Day is this weekend. Since I've already a got a special little gift wrapped and ready for my mom's arrival this Sunday, I also thought maybe I should I cook her favorite Filipino dessert--Ginataang. For every big holiday, my mom loves to cook this sweet treat and I've decided that maybe this time it's my turn. If you're looking for recipes on how to cook your mother's favorite filipino dessert, you should check out your family cook book, ask some friends, or you can check out this handy website called PinoyCookingRecipes.com. It's filled with recipes perfect for the full course meal! Check it out: www.pinoycookingrecipes.com
          Send comments to epahayagan@ffwn.org
          - Rebecca
        • April 30, 2013 3:39 PM | Deleted user
          IN THIS ISSUE:

          Congrats to our very own Michelle Malkin, FWN100 '07, for winning the 2013 Breitbart Awards! http://franklincenterhq.org/7313/congratulations-michelle-malkin/


          Do you speak Tagalog? In honor of FWN's 10th Anniversary, the Tagalog version "Usaping Puki" will be produced. www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.

          AUDITIONS: open to FilAms only and can speak Tagalog. Although the show is in Taglish, fluency in Tagalog is important to understand the spirit of this activist show.  Limited auditions on Saturday, May 4 at 1:30pm.  

          Go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to sign up - we will be at the Fort McKinley Restaurant Bar Lounge, 101 Brentwood Drive, South San Francisco at 1:30 PM.

          Please forward to your e-lists, networks, friends and family.  Your support to continue our vigilance in FWN's anti-violence campaign in the Filipino American community is critical. 

          Usaping Puki is a one-day benefit performance ONLY:

          • May 26, Sunday, 2:30pm (matinee)
          • Fort McKinley Restaurant
          • 101 Brentwood Drive, South San Francisco

          Tickets are selling fast -

          • $100 (VIP seating with Filipino Buffet Lunch and attend Cast After-Party); 
          • $45 (Preferred Seating with Filipino Buffet Lunch) 
          • $25 for General Admission (open seating). 
          • Tickets can be purchased at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.  Limited seating at Fort McKinley so reserve your tickets NOW.


            FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
            Registration Now OPEN for: "Strengthening visitation response for adult victims and their children: A Collaboration between legal systems and community partners"
            • When: Friday, May 17, 2013
            • Where: California State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
            Presented by the San Francisco Department of Public Health; Rally Family Visitation Services of St. Francis Memorial Hospital; La Casa de Las Madres

            Half day Training for the Courts, Legal Community, Family Violence Advocates, Visitation Providers

            Training is FREE, but due to limited seating registration is required. Registration deadline is May 8, 2013.


                  PRESS RELEASES
                Bataan Legacy - Rediscovering the Role of the Filipinos during World War II through Literature and Theatre
                San Francisco, CA - The San Francisco Public Library and Artis Mundi will present Bataan Legacy on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 2PM at the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library located at 100 Larkin Street in San Francisco, CA. The event will also be supported by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of the San Francisco Arts Commission. Read full text.

                IN THE NEWS
                Wikipedia's Sexist Turn: Men are Novelists, Women are 'Women Novelists'
                At 5:14 PM on April 1, John Pack Lambert, a 32-year-old student of history at Wayne State University took a small step for one man which proved to be a giant leap for mankind. - New America Media. Read more...
                Extended Families Would Fare Poorly in New Immigration Law
                As business leaders roundly cheered a sweeping immigration proposal released last week by the Senate’s “Gang of Eight,” civil rights organizations voiced concerns about the limitations the new bill would impose on extended family reunification. - New America Media. Read more...
                Racist graffiti found in Union City targets Filipinos
                Investigators in Union City think they know why racist graffiti is suddenly appearing around town. - ABC7 News. Read more...

                EVENTS AND MEETINGS

                California

                Fems with Fervor, May 1, 2013, Wednesday at 7:00 PM - ROE, 651 Howard St, San Francisco. Click for info.
                Rose Foundation's 20th Anniversary Bash & Film Festival, May 4, 2013, Saturday at 3:00 PM - The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St, Oakland. Click for info.

                AT&T Retail Open House Event,
                May 7, 2013, Tuesday at 3:00 PM - University of Phoenix-Oakland Learning Center, 1200 Clay Street, Oakland. Click for info.
                2013 Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Gala, May 13, 2013, Monday at 5:00 PM - Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St, Sacramento. Click for info.
                Greenlining's 20th Economic Summit Vision 20/20:Our Legacy Our Horizon, May 17, 2013, Friday at 9:30 AM - the Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St, San Francisco. Click for info.
                Shared by Nilda Valmores (FWN100 '12): My Sister's House Benefit: Believe In A Better Life, May 20, 2013, Monday at 7:00 PM - Crest Theatre, 1013 K St, Sacramento. Click for info.
                PBWC Conference: The Next Genderation - Unlocking the Full Potential of Women in the Workplace, May 23, 2013, Thursday - Moscone Center, San Francisco. Click for info. 
                FWN Professional Series - Session #3, May 28, 2013, Tuesday at 5:30 PM. San Francisco. Click for info.
                Most Influential Women in Business Awards, June 6, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O' Farrell St, San Francisco. Click for info.
                New Filipino Cinema 2013, June 5-9, 2013, Wednesday-Sunday, YCBA Screening Room, 701 Mission St, San Francisco. Click for info.
                3rd Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards, June 6, 2013, Friday at The City Club of San Francisco, San Francisco. Click for info.
                Shared by Esther Lee (FWN100 '12): Legacy of Health, Wellness, and Education Symposium, June 8, 2013, Saturday at 8:15 AM - Oracle Conference Center, 350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City. LHWE Tri-Fold Brochure_3_21_13.pdf
                Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 2013 National Summit, June 30 - July 2, 2013, San Francisco. Click for info.  
                Washington, D.C.
                2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
                New York
                Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change, May 7, 2013, Tuesday at 5:30 PM - Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York City. RSVP by April 30. Click for info.
                The Growing Numbers, Growing Impact: Mayoral Candidates Forum on Asian Pacific Americans, May 20, 3013, Monday at 5:30 PM - LaGuardia Community College, Mainstage Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, Queens. 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
                APACC Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Annual Meet & Greet, May 21, 2013, Tuesday at 6:00 PM - Lan Su Chinese Garden, 127 NW 3rd Ave, Portland. Click for info.
                Philippines
                Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.

                Virginia

                Taste of Asia, May 10, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Boys & Girls Club, 5901 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church.
                Click for info.

                OPPORTUNITIES
                Job: Bentley School - Director of Marketing and Communications
                Posted by: m/Oppenheim Associates
                http://www.moppenheim.com/PositionDescription.pdf

                Job: Deputy Attorney General III
                Posted by: The California Attorney General's Office
                Deadline: May 10, 2013.

                WEBINAR: Importance of Cultural Awareness in Social Movements
                Posted By: Young SIETAR
                Date: May 4, 2013 - space is limited.

                Girls Circle Facilitator Training in San Pablo, CA June 20-21, 2013
                Deadline for Early Bird Registration: May 23rd, 2013

                Job: Police Officer (Entry Level/Academy Graduate/Lateral)
                Posted By: The City of El Cajon
                Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2013 by 5:00 PM.

                2013 Executive Directors Leadership Program (EDLP)
                EDLP is a three part, six month program designed to give Executive Directors the knowledge, skills, and support they need to effectively lead, manage, and more their organizations forward. 
                Applications Due May 17, 2013.

                Job: Shambala Fellowship 2014-2015
                Description: Work with international NGOs in Asia and raise funds to support OWW orphans
                Posted By: The Shambala Foundation
                Stipend: $500/month


                PINAY LIFESTYLE
                Crispy 'dinuguan,' 'lechon sisig,' 'ube calamay,'--funky Filipino fare in Butuan 
                It must have been during one of those food trips organized by the late Doreen Fernandez, the Inquirer's well-regarded food and cultural critic (and our English teacher in college), that we stopped over in a town called San Juan in Ilocos Sur to savor street barbecue- Read more...


                CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
                Mother's Day is less than two weeks away! What have you got planned for your mother? Whether it be a gift, treat to dinner, sweet greeting card, chat on the phone, or just a hug and an "I love you, Mom," you should find a way to show your mother you love her, not just on Mother's Day, but whenever you can! For Mary Ann Hernandez Mullen, I'm sure she would love to wish her biological mother a happy Mother's Day. At age 49 Mary Ann discovered that her parents were not her biological parents, and since then she has began a search for her biological Filipina mother. 
                Read more: http://www.philstar.com/news-feature/2013/04/17/931749/search-constancia-woman-54-wants-see-filipina-mom

                Send comments to epahayagan@ffwn.org
                - Rebecca
              • April 23, 2013 1:28 PM | Deleted user
                IN THIS ISSUE:

                Woohoo! Cora Aragon Soriano (FWN100 '12) has been featured in an article from Asian Journal. Check it out: http://asianjournal.com/lifestyle/monet-lu/20174-cora-aragon-soriano-shining-and-making-a-difference-.html


                Do you speak Tagalog? In honor of FWN's 10th Anniversary, the Tagalog version "Usaping Puki" will be produced. www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.

                AUDITIONS: open to FilAms only and can speak Tagalog. Although the show is in Taglish, fluency in Tagalog is important to understand the spirit of this activist show.  Limited auditions on Saturday, April 27 at 1:30pm.  

                Go towww.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to sign up - we will be at the Philippine Center's Social Hall, 447 Sutter St., between Stockton & Powell.

                Please forward to your e-lists, networks, friends and family.  Your support to continue our vigilance in FWN's anti-violence campaign in the Filipino American community is critical. 

                Usaping Puki is a one-day benefit performance ONLY:

                • May 26, Sunday, 2:30pm (matinee)
                • Fort McKinley Restaurant
                • 101 Brentwood Drive, South San Francisco

                Tickets are selling fast -

                • $100 (VIP seating with Filipino Buffet Lunch and attend Cast After-Party); 
                • $45 (Preferred Seating with Filipino Buffet Lunch) 
                • $25 for General Admission (open seating). 
                • Tickets can be purchased at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.  Limited seating at Fort McKinley so reserve your tickets NOW.


                  FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
                  Registration Now OPEN for: "Strengthening visitation response for adult victims and their children: A Collaboration between legal systems and community partners"
                  • When: Friday, May 17, 2013
                  • Where: California State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
                  Presented by the San Francisco Department of Public Health; Rally Family Visitation Services of St. Francis Memorial Hospital; La Casa de Las Madres

                  Half day Training for the Courts, Legal Community, Family Violence Advocates, Visitation Providers

                  Training is FREE, but due to limited seating registration is required. Registration deadline is May 8, 2013.


                        PRESS RELEASES
                      Bataan Legacy - Rediscovering the Role of the Filipinos during World War II through Literature and Theatre
                      San Francisco, CA - The San Francisco Public Library and Artis Mundi will present Bataan Legacy on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 2PM at the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library located at 100 Larkin Street in San Francisco, CA. The event will also be supported by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of the San Francisco Arts Commission. Read full text.

                      IN THE NEWS
                      Alvarado Middle School to be Renamed After Filipino American Leaders in 2015
                      After months of heated discussions and rallies, the New Haven Board of Education approved a motion Tuesday night to rename Alvarado Middle School after Filipino-American leaders. - Filipino Advocates for Justice. Read more...

                      Filipinos across the U.S. Say Senate Immigration Bill Falls Short
                      In the wake of the "Gang of Eight" release of the U.S. Senate Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, Filipinos throughout the country respond to the proposed legislation. - NAFCONRead more...

                      Emergency Contraception Ruling a Win for Immigrant Women
                      Women's health advocates received welcome new earlier this month when a federal judge ruled that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must make the popular forms of emergency contraception (also known as the morning after pill) available for all women over-the-counter. - New America Media. Read more...

                      Delhi Rape Protests Focus on Policing the Police
                      Anger poured out on the streets of Delhi for the past few days as hundreds of protestors rallied against the lacking police response to the heinous rape of a 5-year-old girl on April 15 that left her hospitalized and needing life saving surgery. - WOMENSENEWS. Read more...

                      The New Rape Whistle: Electric Bras and Condoms with Teeth
                      A group of female engineering students in India has unveiled a new electrified bra to protect women from getting raped. - New America Media. Read more...

                      UC hospital workers allege unsafe working conditions
                      The first week in April was a rough time for Connie Salguero. - San Francisco Bay Guardian. Read more...

                      EVENTS AND MEETINGS

                      California

                      AB 241 Press Conference & Assembly Labor Committee Hearing, April 24, 2013, Wednesday at 7:30 AM - Sacramento State Capitol, Sacramento. Click for info.
                      The 6th Annual Art of Aging Gracefully, April 25, 2013, Thursday at 9:30 AM - Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St, San Francisco. Click for info.
                      The 9th Annual Justice Awards, April 25, 2013, Thursday at 2:00 PM - African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St, San Francisco. Click for info.
                      Store Blessing & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Island Pacific Seafood Market Pittsburg, CA Branch, April 26, 2013, Friday at 11:30 AM - North Park Plaza, 2100 North Park Blvd, Pittsburg. Click for info.
                      Project Sentinel's 7th Annual Fair Housing Symposium, April 26, 2013, Friday at 8:00 AM - Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View. Click for info.
                      Susan B. Anthony Woman of the Year Celebration, April 28, 2013, Sunday at 4:00 PM - Urban Legend Cellars, 621 4th Street, Oakland. Click for info.
                      Ellis Events Presents "Women Rock," April 28, 2013, Sunday at 11:00 AM - Marriott Liberty Station, San Diego. Click for info.
                      Fems with Fervor, May 1, 2013, Wednesday at 7:00 PM - ROE, 651 Howard St, San Francisco. Click for info.
                      AT&T Retail Open House Event, May 7, 2013, Tuesday at 3:00 PM - University of Phoenix-Oakland Learning Center, 1200 Clay Street, Oakland. Click for info.
                      Greenlining's 20th Economic Summit Vision 20/20:Our Legacy Our Horizon, May 17, 2013, Friday at 9:30 AM - the Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St, San Francisco. Click for info.
                      Shared by Nilda Valmores (FWN100 '12): My Sister's House Benefit: Believe In A Better Life, May 20, 2013, Monday at 7:00 PM - Crest Theatre, 1013 K St, Sacramento. Click for info.
                      FWN Professional Series - Session #3, May 28, 2013, Tuesday at 5:30 PM. San Francisco. Click for info.
                      Most Influential Women in Business Awards, June 6, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O' Farrell St, San Francisco. Click for info.
                      New Filipino Cinema 2013, June 5-9, 2013, Wednesday-Sunday, YCBA Screening Room, 701 Mission St, San Francisco. Click for info.
                      3rd Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards, June 6, 2013, Friday at The City Club of San Francisco, San Francisco. Click for info.
                      Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 2013 National Summit, June 30 - July 2, 2013, San Francisco. Click for info.  
                      Washington, D.C.
                      2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
                      New York
                      Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change, May 7, 2013, Tuesday at 5:30 PM - Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York City. RSVP by April 30. Click for info.
                      The Growing Numbers, Growing Impact: Mayoral Candidates Forum on Asian Pacific Americans, May 20, 3013, Monday at 5:30 PM - LaGuardia Community College, Mainstage Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, Queens. 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
                      APACC Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Annual Meet & Greet, May 21, 2013, Tuesday at 6:00 PM - Lan Su Chinese Garden, 127 NW 3rd Ave, Portland. Click for info.
                      Philippines
                      Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.


                      OPPORTUNITIES
                      WEBINAR: Importance of Cultural Awareness in Social Movements
                      Posted By: Young SIETAR
                      Date: May 4, 2013 - space is limited.
                      Job: Director of Health Promotion Policy
                      Posted By: Center for Science in the Public Interest

                      Girls Circle Facilitator Training in San Pablo, CA June 20-21, 2013
                      Deadline for Early Bird Registration: May 23rd, 2013

                      Job: Police Officer (Entry Level/Academy Graduate/Lateral)
                      Posted By: The City of El Cajon
                      Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2013 by 5:00 PM.

                      2013 Executive Directors Leadership Program (EDLP)
                      EDLP is a three part, six month program designed to give Executive Directors the knowledge, skills, and support they need to effectively lead, manage, and more their organizations forward. 
                      Applications Due May 17, 2013.

                      Job: Shambala Fellowship 2014-2015
                      Description: Work with international NGOs in Asia and raise funds to support OWW orphans
                      Posted By: The Shambala Foundation
                      Stipend: $500/month


                      PINAY LIFESTYLE
                      The right to be free
                      Spring is about renewal. It is about new blossoms. Even relationships are renewed by road trips. Our camping trip took us to new detours, to new vistas of spring blossoms.  - Read more...


                      CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
                      I'm sure you have heard of Wonder Woman, there is no doubt. But it was only until recently that I came across Darna, the Filipina superheroine in Filipino Comics. Darna, a female character created by Mars Revelo and Nestor Redondo, is Narda on Earth. 
                      After spending some time reading up on Wonder Woman "Darna," I came across an article by Women's Media Center that talks about why the creation of Wonder Woman is so "unique" and "progressive," as well as the film "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines".
                      Links:

                      Send comments to epahayagan@ffwn.org
                      - Rebecca


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