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February 18, 2014 12:33 PM | Deleted user

Way to go Filipinas! At 1 Billion Rising 2014 in front of San Francisco City Hall on February 14, Filipinas rose for justice! Check out our very own Marily Mondejar in an article by Vivian Zalvidea Araullo (US FWN100 '12) in The Inquirer. - http://globalnation.inquirer.net/99075/filipinas-join-one-billion-rising-flash-mob-against-domestic-violence

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.


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! -


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.


1 Billion Rising holds 2nd event outside SF City Hall

San Francisco city leaders joined a crowd of hundreds outside City Hall to be part of the 1 Billion Rising movement -- the global campaign is an effort to end violence against women. - ABC 7 News. Read more....

Asian-American Athletes At Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi

Team USA will send several athletes, and among them there are several Asian Americans representing the country. - AsianFortune.



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.

When Women Succeed, America Succeeds with Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18),
February 21, 2014, Friday at 11AM - San Jose City College in the Technology Center, Room T-415), 2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose. 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.

The Commonwealth Club of CA - The Public Forum: A Talk with Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr.
, March 7, 2014, Friday at 11:30 AM - The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Stree, 2nd Floor, San Francisco. 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
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

Growing Up Half Asian American: Curse or Gift?
"In this era of globalization and liberalization, being - and identifying as - biracial is becoming increasingly common." Read some stories from half Filipina, half Romanian Amanda Andrei and other biracial women.  Read more.

Filipino Figure Skater Wins Hearts Worldwide

He entered the biggest sporting stage with the modest goal of making it to the top 24, but Michael Martinez, the Philippines' brave lone Winter Olympian, was way more than that. Read more.

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