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Issue 58 8.16.13

August 16, 2013 11:38 AM | Deleted user
Did you see FWN President Susie Quesada, Hermana Mayor Sherri Burke (FWN100 '09), and Legacy Parade Grand Marshal Esther Misa Chavez (FWN100 '11) at the Pistahan Festival & Parade last weekend? If you missed it, or want to relive the festivities, check out the EXPO 2013 by visiting www.pistahan.net/expo_2013

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

Woohoo! Congratulations to Leah Laxamana, former FWN Fellow!

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

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

FWN Roadshow: Join us at our next stops!

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Clinical Psychologist PhD Candidate Earns Coveted APA Slot as Minority Fellow

PALO ALTO, CA-- Palo Alto University (PAU), a private non-profit higher education institution, announced today that Jeannie E. Celestial, a PAU doctoral candidate and licensed clinical social worker (L.C.S.W.), received an award from the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program (APA MFP).
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CA freezes Napoles' 40 bank accounts
The Court of Appeals (CA) on Friday froze the bank accounts of fugitive businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles as her lawyers asked the court to reverse her indictment for serious illegal detention and stop the enforcement of the warrant for her arrest. - Philippine Daily Inquirer. Read more...
Q&A Getting API Small Business Owners to Enroll in Health Insurance Exchange

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emerge California 2014 In-person informational Sessions: Training Opportunity: LEAP (Leadership, Education, and Advancement for Professionals) Project
Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2013.

Webinar: The Art of the Ask featuring Judi Rosenthal When: August 28, 2013, Wednesdau at 12:00 pm PDT.

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

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

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

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

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

To learn more about the kulintang, visit:
- Rebecca


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