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Issue 59 8.27.13

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've heard the word "intramuros" a few times and always wondered what it is and what it means. So I did a little researching. In Pilipinas A to Z by Melchizedek Maraon Solis, the word intramuros refers to "'inside wall,'...the stone enclosure built at the height of the Spanish occupation to protect Manila." The stone wall was built by the Spanish to "fortify" the entirety of Manila, and only the Spanish stayed within Intramuros, using it to separate themselves from everyone else (Solis, 29). Intramuros is the oldest district in Manila, containing tons of history (Wikipedia). If you want to read more about the history of Intramuros, or other interesting facts about Philippines, check out Solis' book Pilipinas A to Z.
- Rebecca

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