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California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (US FWN100 '07) calls "lack of access to courts a 'new civil rights issue'" in a Huffington Post article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sara-warner/justice-takes-the-slow-la_b_4738030.html

Check out "Meet Fil-Indian woman behind 'The Killing'" - an article by Yong Chavez (FWN100 '12).
"The Killing" is a thriller drama about the death of a young girl and the lives of the detectives involved with the investigation. To read more, visit http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/02/03/14/meet-fil-indian-woman-behind-killing

SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
*** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec

First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
  • SAVE THE DATE - October 5-8, 2014.
  • Plan ahead and register NOW for the 2014 Filipina Leadership Global Summit!
  • SUPER early bird rates are available now until March 31. Click here to register or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
  • HIGHLIGHT of the Filipina Summit is the book launch of "Filipina Global Leaders" (working title) - the leadership competencies of Filipina women leaders, their secrets, their challenges, - stories of how they have thrived and navigated the global workplace.
  • We also plan a post-summit trip to Tacloban City so we can visit our Tacloban sisters and check their progress as they rebuild their lives with the help of our Economic Livelihood Projects we've launched - the Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund and the Marsha Garces Williams Solar Job Skills Training.


CALL FOR ARTISTS: Creative Pinay Crones Exhibit (March 8 - July 31, 2014)
Exhibit Entry Deadline: Sunday, February 16, 2014
Open to all Pinay artists 55 years+ residing in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. We welcome the opportunity to support works that are retrospective in nature, current new works and/or thematic works not previously shared with the general public. We are accepting all media, including crafts, literary, music, and performing arts. The process of creating this exhibit is organic and taking shape as it happens. However, we wish to have a few guidelines that reflects consistency in our decisions. Here are the guidelines:
• All artists need to submit a biography and artist statement.
• Only emailed entries received by February 16th with digitally uploaded images, literary works, and videos will be accepted. Send all information to creativistpinaycrones2014@gmail.com. If proposing a site-specific installation please include a brief description of concept with supporting images; a visit to International Hotel Manilatown Center gallery prior to entry would be advisable (to schedule an appointment, send email to evelynluluquisen@manilatown.org).
• Artists should live, work, and manifest their art in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Proximity to the exhibit location makes transporting the artwork manageable. It also makes the exhibit more accessible for the artists' personal and professional networks to attend exhibit events. Preferably artists should be in one of the following counties: Alameda, Alpine,Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba.
• Ten (10) digital images of your original work not previously shown in the International Hotel Manilatown Center.
• Literary artists may submit up to 5 to 7 poems or 3 to 5 short stories and/or excerpt of prose. and are welcome to sell their publications at the Center.

• Musicians and performing artists submit 3 to 5 video samples.
• Artwork must be listed with title, media, dimensions, date and price. Artists are allowed to sell their work. For work that sells, artists must replace works with an alternate piece upon release to the buyer. We are asking for a minimum donation of 30% of all sales to benefit the Manilatown Heritage Foundation.
• Artists will be encouraged to present in “Creativist” workshops to be scheduled during the exhibit. If you would like to present a workshop, please include a one paragraph summary of your proposed workshop(s).
Accepted artists will be informed beginning February 23, 2014 by email and will enter a dialogue with our curatorial committee about how to proceed.
Send all entries, artist biography and statements to:   creativistpinaycrones2014@gmail.com
You may also send your inquiries to Evelyn Luluquisen or Jeanette Lazam at creativistpinaycrones2014@gmail.com

9th Anniversary of the San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (March 7 & 29, 2014) Needs Your Support!

Support the SF Women's Film Fest by making a donation through Indiegogo and you'll be able to get tickets before they go on sale, VIP Seating, See your name (or your company logo) on the big screen and more! -

RISE with FWN at 1 BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE on February 14, 4-6pm at San Francisco City Hall!


Apl.de.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas Joins Mayor Ed Lee, District Attorney Gascon, Women Leaders and Activists, on the steps of City Hall

On Friday, February 14, San Francisco joins the global "One Billion Rising for Justice" campaign taking place is 184 countries (and growing) to demand justice and an end to violence against women and girls.
Read full text.

Philippine Consulate General - Passports FAQ

To better serve kababayans, this year our Facebook page will feature frequently asked questions about our services.
Read full text.


A longer application form for hopeful US citizens

Immigration officials rolled out a new application form for U.S. citizenship on Tuesday - 21 pages in length - twice as long as the current form. - Southern California Public Radio. Read more....

Tiger Mother' Author Spells Out 3 Traits That Drive Success In The U.S.
Amy Chua is out with another provocative book, co-written by Jed Rubenfield, which argues that "eight cultural groups are posed for success in the U.S. because those cultures possess specific traits." - NPR. Read more...

The Lone Filipino Winter Olympian

Michael Christian Martinez is the sole representative of the Philippines at Sochi and the first to participate in the Winter Olympics in 22 years. - New America Media. Read more...

The 'Bamboo Ceiling': Hollywood Shuns Asians, While New Media Embraces Them

Asians have found stardom on social media and reality TV, but continue to be underrepresented on the silver screen. - New America Media.



NAWBO-SFBA Educational Speaker Series & Dinner, February 13, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Union Square, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

American Center of Philippine Art's 5th Anniversary Dinner & Show Gala,
February 15, 2014, Saturday from 6PM to 10PM - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, 2nd Floor of Pacific Renaissance Plaza, Oakland. Click for info.

Learn Healthy Finances with Om Sukheenai & 30 days to Feeling Fit with Vida Ice,
February 18, 2014, Tuesday from 5:30PM to 7:30PM - Umpqua Bank, 1448 NE Weidler Street, Portland. Click for info.

Free Bi-Monthly Immigration Clinic,
February 21, 2014, Friday from 2PM to 6PM - 310 8th Street #101, Oakland. To schedule an appointment, call 510-465-9876 and speak to Judith. Click for info.

1st Annual Filipino Heritage Night at Cal Basketball,
February 23, 2014, Sunday at 5PM vs USC with Pregrame Food Truck Festival & Beer Garden outside Haas Pavilion, cultural dance, special national anthem performance and halftime performance, post-game celebrity basketball game w/ the SF Filipino Consulate. $25 per person includes ticket + Filipino Heritage Night T-Shirts, and a portion of the ticket will be donated to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Email David Kao at dkao@berkely.edu or (510)-642-2679 for more info. Click for flyer.

APEX Volunteer for Chinatown Firecracker Run 5K/10K: Hit the Ground Running this Lunar New Year,
February 23, 2014, Sunday from 7AM to 12PM - Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles. Click for info.

AT&T Retail Open House & Interview Event,
February 26, 2014, Wednesday at 10AM - Marin Employment Connection, 3rd Floor, 120 N. Redwood Drive, San Rafael. Click for info.

Refresh 2014: AAWAA Annual Fundraiser
, March 8, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - The Sequoias Atrium, 1400 Geary Blvd, 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.

Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco,
March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. Click for info.

Theatre of the Oppressed and Mindfulness Training,
April 5-6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day - Wildcat Studios, 2525, 8th St., Berkeley. Cost is $200 for the weekend. Early bird discount for $150 if registered by March 10. Click for info.

Asian Women's Shelter 26th Annual Gala Event "Rebuilding Dreams",
May 23, 2014, Friday from 6PM to 9PM - Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco. 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.


Honoring Women Worldwide: Dress for Success
, February 25, 2014, Tuesday from 5PM to 7:30PM - Travelers, Jackson Room, 385 Washington St., St. Paul. Click for info.

New York

Speak Up and Speak Out: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking,
February 20, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 9PM at Microsoft Eleven Times Square, 8th venue between 41st and 42nd St, 6th Floor, Radio City Room, NYC. Click for info.


Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
, May 5, 2014, Sunday from 11:45AM to 5PM at the Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle. Admission is free. Click for info.


Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian & Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors (Los Angeles, CA) - http://www.leap.org/empower_nlp.php
  • Part 1: March 31 - April 4
  • Part 2: Ongoing Coaching
  • Part 3: Board Governance
  • Part 4: August 25-27

PAID Summer Internship for Youth
Posted by: City and County of San Francisco
Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014

Apply for College Scholarships for Asian Students
Posted by: The Asian Pacific Fund
Deadline: February 20, 2014

Job Title: Assistant Director
Posted by: Sacramento County DCSS
Deadline to Apply: February 21, 2014

Seeking Fun, Warm-Hearted Tagalog Lead Instructor for East Bay Summer Camp
(Week of June 23, June 16 or 30, and week of July 14)

Sama Sama Summer Camp is an exciting, new day camp for ages 5-10 years old in Oakland and Berkeley. The camp is designed to provide children a fun, engaging, and critical way of exploring the intersections of culture, art, and ecology. With Tagalog language immersion, dance and music from pre-colonial Philippines and exploration of our ecological heritage, Sama Sama is a summer camp experience unlike any other.

The Lead Instructor will be responsible for daily Tagalog lessons; work with a team of parents to develop curriculum and lesson plans, be a part of a collective of parents & volunteers to run the camp.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching Tagalog.

  • Experience working with elementary school-aged children.

  • Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning.

  • Experience and/or working knowledge of migration, social & environmental justice issues, education, arts, organizing.

  • Use of play, inquiry-based learning.

  • Experience working in a cooperative or desire to work in a cooperative structure.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Juachon at lcjuachon@gmail.com

Fil-Am music artist Bruno Mars Responds to Haters
After Bruno Mars's Super Bowl halftime performance, the media lashed at Mars calling his performance "forgettable" and that he was "not the right choice" in comparison to past performers like Beyonce and Madonna. Well, Bruno responded to his haters by calling the comments "disgusting." Way to tell 'em Bruno!  Read more.

Lino Brocka's 'Manila in the Claws of Light'

Lino Brocka's "Manila in the Claws of Light" begins with a whisper and ends with a howl. In between, there are grace notes, escalating horrors and the peripatetic journey of a country mouse, Julio (Rafael Roco Jr., later known as Bembol Roco), in the big city. It's a story of struggle, survival, endurance and defeat that Brocka, perhaps the most celebrated of Filipino directors, filmed down and dirty in Manila when the Philippines was still in the grip of the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos
. Click to read more.

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