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Issue 18 8.20.12

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Mabuhay! The 9th FWN Filipina Leadership Summit is only 10 days away! Also Nominations are in so I hope you made the effort to nominate an influential Filipina for the last FWN100. In this issue we'll be reading about the need to take action to pass AB 889, news on the achievements of our very own members, updates on the Mirkarimi Case and the scoop on events and shows you shouldn't miss. There's still a lot happening in the next coming weeks so stay tuned and enjoy. 
- Kit
Filipinas Spotted at the Oakland A's Game for Filipino Heritage Night Benefiting FWN!

CONGRATULATIONS! Gemma Bulos, FWN member and Director of Global Women's Water Initiative was just named one of the Top 10 Water Solutions Trailblazers by Reuters/Alertnet!  Read more

Woo Hoo! Congratulations to Racquel Bono who is now Rear Admiral Racquel Bono (FWN100 '09).  View Bio.

Welcome Victoria Conlu! A new FWN member and author of an up and coming novel on Filipino American identity. Click to view her project site.

Our very own Marisa Marques,
FWN100 Awardee, is running a show that she co-wrote and is staring in! Let's show are support! Click here to be linked to her site for show times and venue.

Exciting new things coming from Dr. Jasmine Therese!
She's moved her fiscal office and is taking Pure Wellness international with a whole new website, internet radio, TV, wellness boutique, online programs and more. Check it out!

CALLING FWN Members & Friends in the 50 states!

Do you know a Filipina American Woman whose work is influencing your community, your organization, your professional practice area or industry?  NOMINATE her so she and her work can receive recognition and inspire the next generation of Filipina leaders.


Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship accepting applications now.  2012-2013 sessions scheduled for October 12-14,  January 25-27, 2013, March 29-31, 2013 and June 28-30, 2013. BONUS session, if accepted - attend the Filipina Summit August 30-September 1, 2012.


9th Filipina Summit: Pinay Power 2012 Reunion at the Stanford Court Hotel, San Francisco on August 30-September 1, 2012. EARLY BIRD registration rates END July 16. Register now @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events


CALLING all allies - CA Domestic Worker Campaign
Children & Families for AB 889! Press conference and march around the capitol

It's crunch time to pass Bill AB 889 to grant basic protections for over 250,000 domestic workers across California. If you have not yet been able to support the campaign, now's your chance! August 21 will be our last big push to win Senate votes and we need your help now more than ever! Join domestic workers and our allies in the faith, student and labor community to make 2012 the year that California ends these unjust exclusions.

We can't do this without you.
Domestic Workers are mothers, aunties, and grandparents that do the work that makes all other work possible. It's time they get the basic rights that other workers already enjoy! On August 21st, children and families will rally in Sacramento for a statewide event “The Time is Now!” calling on legislators to pass the CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (AB 889).
  • When: Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Where: Sacramento State Capitol   
    • Buses Leave from the Bay Area: 8:30a.m.    
    • Buses Leave from SoCal evening of August 20: time TBA
  • What: Children & Families for AB 889! Press conference and march around the capitol, followed by a Children's festival and lobby visits.
    --> RVSP here <--
Also...WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! To help with the August 21 festivities, contact Irene: ms.irenejor@gmail.com
For more information on August 21 activities, contact Steph at stef.stclair@gmail.com or 510-228-6214.

Thank you for helping to build a broad and vibrant movement for domestic workers rights!


Make It Happen - Get the Real VAWA Passed!

Take action! Call and email your senators and representatives and urge them to oppose the current House version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization, and support the inclusive, bipartisan Senate version of this lifesaving legislation that protects ALL survivors.

We're running out of time, Congress members will soon go home to campaign for re-election and anti-VAWA extremists are holding up the bill in hopes of either forcing acceptance of the House version or blocking reauthorization altogether.

The House bill 4970, or the "Adams Bill" is an unacceptable version of VAWA that imposes new reporting restrictions on immigrant survivors of violence as well as Native American women, communities of color, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender survivors. We are urging all of our activists to take over the next weeks and during the August recess to call upon their members of Congress. Ask them to work with their colleagues to get the Senate version of VAWA approved NOW and sent to President Obama for his signature.

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women has all phone numbers and sample emails available here.

JOIN V-Day & CODEPINK: Bring Your Vagina To The RNC!
On August 27 - 30, V-Day and CODEPINK activists will gather in Tampa, FL outside of The Republican National Convention to bring awareness to the way women's rights are threatened worldwide--from anti-choice legislation to inappropriate rape jokes to economic inequality to war and occupation overseas that disproportionately affect women's lives. Help encourage Republicans to honor women, to protect women's rights, and protest war and occupation. JOIN US!

LEARN more >

One Billion Rising is Growing, Check Out the Blog!

Tumblr features images and voices from RISING activists all over the world. Check out this virtual gateway to the worldwide ONE BILLION RISING community and share your own stories and images.



Help: Mental Health Petition


I just created a petition: Families, Advocates, Providers, Agencies for the MEntally Ill: Support MHSA Prop 63 to Provide Innovative Preventive Programs, because I care deeply about this very important issue. I'm trying to collect 100 signatures, and I could really use your help.To read more about what I'm trying to do and to sign my petition, click here:


It'll just take a minute!

Once you're done, please ask your friends to sign the petition as well. Grassroots movements succeed because people like you are willing to spread the word!

Minda Lara S. Arguelles
Chair, San Francisco Mental Health Board


Filipino School Expands into Queens this Fall

NEW YORK, NY - The Filipino School of New York & New Jersey will be expanding their reach into Queens, NY this fall at the office of Nodutdol for Korean Community Development located at 53-22 Roosevelt Avenue, 2nd Floor, Woodside, NY.

Read more on what this amazing school is doing to presurve Filipino culture in the US, or to register, email info@filschool-nynj.org or visit http://www.filschool-nynj.org

Richard Gervais' Inventory Clearance Sale

Let's support our very own benefactor, Richard Gervais, who is having a clearance sale on some stunning Asian pieces. Read more...


After the Colorado theatre shooting: Do we need a stricter gun control law? - Asina Journal. Read more...

Ethics Commission says Mirkarimi guilty of official misconduct on 2 of 6 charges:  Updates on the Mirkarimi case- The SF Examiner. Read more...

S.F. Sheriff Mirkarimi guilty of misconduct in domestic violence: This article sheds light on the public comments that the Ethics Commission received on Thursday- Los Angeles Times. Read more...

PHILIPPINES: Banking breast milk to save lives: MANILA, 13 August 2012 (IRIN) - The Philippine government's state-run breast milk bank is intensifying collection efforts to boost breastfeeding among the poor and help women return to work immediately after giving birth if they want to do so. Read more...


New York

NY Asian Women Designers on the Move, August 8, 2012, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 43 West 57th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave.) New York City See designer bios here.

Yellow Brick Wall-

Performance Dates & Times
Friday-August 10  @ 7:00PM  
Saturday-August 11  @ 8:15PM   
Sunday-August 19 @ 5:45PM 
Wednesday-August 22 @ 5:00 PM
Friday-August 24 @ 8:15PM
Saturday-August 25 @ 5:45PM
Fringe Venue #19:
HERE Arts Center
Dorothy B. Williams Theater
145 6th Ave, NYC (Entrance at Dominick ST)

New Jersey

Next SBA/Lender Matchmaker - Tuesday Sept. 18th, 2012 - 9:30 am -12:30 pm @ Burlington County One Stop Career Center 795 Woodlane Road - Westampton, NJ 08060 Westampton Click here to register.


PAWIS Victory Celebration
Friday, August 31, 12-2pm at Willard Park in Berkeley. To win more victories against wage theft, we need your support –
Please buy a raffle ticket here to support PAWIS East Bay’s organizing.

Invitation to meet one of our national treasures, Manuel Rodriguez Sr., Father of Philippine Contemporary Printmaking: Thursday, August 23, 5:30 pm at the Philippine Center (Consulate) Social Hall, 447 Sutter St., SF.

Check out an Art Exhibit of our very own France V Homes

Opening Reception: Tuesday August 7 from 6-8 pm.
Bay Area Women
August 7-29, 2012
Juror: Donna Seager, Seager Gray Gallery
OHanlon Center for the Arts, Mills Valley

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (Marin MOCA)
July 21- August 19, 2012
Juror: Jennifer Bethke, Curator of Art, Sonoma County Museum

An Evening to Celebrate Hep B Free - Thursday, September 27, 2012 More Information.


Casual Ferry Operations Supervisor
08/17/2012 08:30 AM PDT
Deadline: Thu, August 30, 2012, 4:30 pm.

Posted by: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Salary: 32000 - 32000, Annual and possible bonus

Asian Health Services Job Title: Development Associate
Reports To: Director of Development, Individual Giving
FLSA Status: Exempt (Union)

Primary Montessori Teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area - Job
Posted by: Montessori School of Los Altos
Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Posted by: United Federation of Teachers
Location: New York, New York, United States

Social Worker - Family Wellness - Job
Posted by: The Childrens Aid Society
Location: New York, New York, United States

Adjunct Professors - Job
Posted by: CUNY SSO
Location: New York, New York, United States

Facilities Manager - Job
Posted by: Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
Location: New York, New York, United States

Social Workers - Job
Posted by: The Children's Village
Location: Bronx, New York, United States


Mother Hen's Flown the Coop: Going Places
FOR A Filipina who didn’t speak even one bit of Mandarin or any Chinese dialect, to move and work in China in the mid-1980s back when no one really spoke English could only have required massive amounts of spunk. Read more...


Gowns, tailored suits and haute couture...only the best for special occasions. But what to ware to celebrate the Pinay in us, pay homage to tradition and also is fitting for a very "current" event? Nothing can be more Filipina than the Terno. The terno has had a very interesting journey through the decades. Here are a few articles that can illustrate it's journey to where it is today. Hopefully, they will give you a few ideas for your own attires in the upcoming events.

Terno - www.seasite.niu.edu/tagalog/cynthia/costumes/terno.htm

Lacy Days: The Filipino Terno is New Again - Chandelier By the Sea

THE TERNO: The Haute Couture of National Dresses - BISEAN

Reinventing the TernoTwelvesixteen

Like what you've read so far? Share the love and let me know! You can contact me at: epahayagan@ffwn.org
xoxo! ~Kit  

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