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January 08, 2014 12:10 PM | Deleted user

Happy New Year from Team FWN!

The California Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (FWN100 '07), ruled unanimously that a Mexican immigrant without a green card may be a licensed lawyer. Read the full article: http://lat.ms/KmPGOF

Woohoo! Brenda Buenviaje's (FWN100 '09) delicious biscuits are seriously something to brag about. Brenda is chef and owner of Brenda's French Soul Food located in San Francisco, and is also the new owner of her new cafe, Libby Jane. Check her out in an article by www.TastingTable.com: http://bit.ly/19esq0Z

Lorna Lardizabal Dietz (FWN100 '07) recently published a short story titled "Typhoon" by Dr. Tom Stern. - http://www.scribd.com/doc/196215326/Typhoon-A-Short-Story-for-Individual-Publication-By-Dr-Tom-Stern-One-World-Institute

Start 2014 right by helping us rebuild Tacloban.
Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls (after Typhoon Yolanda) - Jan. 23, 2014 @ Credo

Please join FWN at a fundraising reception to help REBUILD Tacloban Philippines hosted by Bay Area Women's Groups in Solidarity with Filipina Women and Girls.

We need your help to get their jobs back as businesses have been severely damaged and we have to find a way for these families to have a source of income. Our hearts go out to the Women of Candahug, the "Village of Widows" - the husbands, fathers, and sons stayed behind while the women and children escaped to higher group when Typhoon Haiyan swooped in at 200mph, surging the waves as high as 16 ft.

Your contribution and 100% of proceeds will support the long-term rebuilding efforts through the help of Feed the Hungry Philippines - their volunteers and staff are now on-the-ground doing relief work.

RSVP Now! -  https://WomenForTacloban.eventbrite.com


Shared by Blesilda Ocampo:
A Fundraiser for the Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

When: Saturday, January 18 @ 3:00 PM
Where: 2408 19th Avenue & Taraval St, San Francisco
Donation: $5 per person

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OVW Fiscal Year 2014 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and stalking Program Solicitation

Funding: FY 2014 CLSSP Soliciation Now Online - Deadline to apply is 11;59 p.m. ET on February 5, 2014. Click to learn more.


Fred Cordova R.I.P. -  Message from Dorothy Cordova

October 31 Fred had a massive stroke - a large pool of blood in the right ventricle of his brain. For a week he was in critical then intensive care in the hospital. He went to a skilled nursing facility where we hoped he would gain back his health and the ability to walk, talk, and write again. The prognosis was a long rehabilitation. Read full text.


Immigrant without green card can be a lawyer, California court rules

The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a Mexican immigrant without a green card may be licensed as a lawyer, though his employment prospects will be limited. - Los Angeles Times. Read more....

Controversy Alert: Tiger Mom Claims "Some Races Are Superior"

Amy Chua is no stranger to controversy. In 2011, she gained the nickname "Tiger Mom" through her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother which advocated for a strict "Chinese" parenting style as well as her belief that Chinese mothers are superior. - Audrey Magazine. Read more...
Cendena: First Filipino and First Openly Gay Chairperson of the NCAPA
The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), a coalition of 31 national organizations, recently elected a new executive committee headed by Gregory Cendana, APALA & AFL-CIO executive director. - Asian Journal. Read more...
Applications For Covered California Now Available in Asian Languages

Covered California™ and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) have introduced enrollment application forms in Asian Languages. - AsianWeek. Read more...



NAWBO San Francisco Bay Area: EMyth Presents Business Planning & Growth Strategies, January 9, 2014, Thursday at 2:00 PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco. Click for info.

APIC, SEIU Local 1021, and KAYA presents: A Fundraiser For the Typhoon Victims in the Philippines, January 18, 2013, Saturday at 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM - 2408 19th Avenue & Taraval Street, San Francisco. Donation: $5 per person.

The Department on the Status of Women hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Month Kickoff
, January 10, 2014, Friday at 11:00 AM to 12 Noon - San Francisco City Hall, Room 400. Click to RSVP.

Young Filipino Professionals Association's 11th Anniversary Gala,
January 18, 2014, Saturday at 6:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls,
January 23, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Credo, 360 Pine Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

2014 Book of Lists Party
, February 6, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

2nd Annual Kapit Bisig Awards
, June 28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco. Now accepting nominations. Contact Rudy Asercion, Executive Director at admin@westbaycenter.org. Vivian Araullo, Director of Communication (FWN100 '12) at (415)-431-6266.


Ms. Foundation for Women Fellowship - Deadline is January 31! Apply now by visiting http://forwomen.org/files/documents/2014%20Fellowship%20Initial%20Application.pdf

Hurry and Submit for SBA Awards!
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Richmond District office has finalized the timeline for awards nomination for national and district awards for the National and District 2014 Small Business Week. National nominations are due by 4 pm, January 10, 2014. District nominations are due February 7, 2014. http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/user

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), San Francisco District Office, offers a variety of classes on starting and growing a small business.  Classes are held in the San Francisco SBA Entrepreneur Center, 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, 94105, unless otherwise noted in the description.  

View the San Francisco SBA District Office online calendar at:  http://www.sba.gov/events  - enter Zip Code 94105

San Francisco SBA District Office –
  • Mobile Marketing and the Mobile Web - 1/9 – Thursday @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Email Marketing - Simple Strategies for Success - 1/10 – Friday @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Contact San Francisco SCORE Chapter 10 at 415-744-6827 or www.sanfranciscoscore.eventbrite.com
  • Checklist for Starting a Restaurant - 1/13 – Monday @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. $40 registration fee. Register Online at:  www.sfsbdc.eventbrite.com. Presented by the San Francisco Small Business Development Center.
  • ***QuickBooks Made Easy - 1/13 – Monday @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 12 BIG Mistakes Small Employers Make - 1/14 – Tuesday @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Introduction to QuickBooks - 1/15 – Wednesday @1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. $65 registration fee.  Register Online at:  www.sfsbdc.eventbrite.com. Presented by the San Francisco Small Business Development Center.
  • ***Orientation:  Kickstart Your Small Business - 1/6 – Monday @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Contact Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center at 415-348-6227 or cbautista@rencenter.org.  This class is conducted at Renaissance SOMA location, street address:  275  5th Street, San Francisco, CA  94103.
  • ***QuickBooks Made Easy - 1/13 – Monday @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Contact Paula Connelly, Program Manager – Women’s Business Center, at pconnelly@rencenter.org or (415) 348-6248.  Register at:    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=fqryb5aab&oeidk=a07e863xqw6c0d70ddf

Rising global interest in El Nido, other Phl sites
The "last ecological frontier" of El Nido and other parts of Palawan are among the many destinations of the Philippines that are gaining unprecedented interest in the world market, according to tourism officials. - Read more.

Meet Snapchat's Filipino-American co-founder

The founders of Snapchat, the hottest private messaging app in the United States right now, are in the headlines after it was revealed they turned down a $3-billion dollar offer from Facebook's Mark Zuckberg. The founders of Snapchat were recently featured in Forbes magazine's 2-14 30 Under 30, a list of young individuals who are "changing the world." Click to see more.
- Rebecca

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