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Congrats to Agnes Ubalde (US FWN100 '09)! Agnes will be honored at Alameda County's 2014 Women's Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony & Luncheon on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland. https://www.acgov.org/cao/halloffame/

Check out the awesome photos from 1 Billion Rising in front of San Francisco City Hall on February 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/87584866@N00

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.


Ms. Tina Monzon-Palma, Program Director of Bantay Bata to visit California from April 23 to May 4, 2014
Ms. Monzon Palma and Bantay Bata would like to gather for a morning, afternoon, or evening for two hours with coffee and sandwiches to share the success and changes of Bantay Bata as it continually evolves to remain relevant in its commitment to the Filipino children. Please coordinate with the following ABS-CBN Foundation personnel:
• Alma Madsombol, US Coordinator: almamagsombol@gmail.com
Redwood City Office: 650-508-6126
• Manila Resource Mobilization Officers:
Jennifer Damian: jennifer_damian-cti@abs-cbn.com, +632-0923-2964147
Celeste Apa: celeste_marcelo-cti@abs-cbn.com, +632-0916-5917842
Women's Media Center Announces the publication of WMC Status of Women in U.S. Media Report 2014 - http://wmc.3cdn.net/6dd3de8ca65852dbd4_fjm6yck9o.pdf

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! -


Presidential Proclamation -- Women's History Month, 2014

Throughout our Nation's history, American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold directions in our foreign policy. Read full text.

Facts for Features: Women's History Month: March 2014
National Women's History Month's roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. Read full text.


Fil-Am student, nurse awarded for excellence, community service
Two Filipino Americans were among the recipients of awards given by the Asian American Coalition of Chicago (AACC) during its 31st annual Lunar New Year Celebration dinner ball at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont last Feb. 22. - Inquirer. Read more.
South Dakota Lawmakers Call for Ban on Sex-Selective Abortions Due to Asian Immigrants
According to a Filipino community leader, two officials confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now looking to meet with Filipino groups regarding the Philippine’s request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). - See more at: http://asianjournal.com/news/dhs-to-discuss-tps-with-pinoy-groups-on-feb-27/#sthash.ie9Y252T.dpuf
Representative Stace Nelson addressed the floor, saying his years living in Asia as a U.S. Marine showed him that Asian people do not value women's lives as much as men. - New America Media. Read more.
DIRECTIONS IN SOUND and CAAMFest Add New Sounds and Tastes to CAAMFest 2014
Live musical performances, modern art and food-inspired films make up for an impressive lineup of events for this year's program. "Jazz In Love" is the only Filipino directed film featured this year. - AsianWeek. Read more.
When It Comes To Women's Writing, How Do Publications Stack Up?
If it seems like male authors get more attention, there are hard numbers to back that up: The VIDA count. - NPR. Read more.
50 Books by Women Authors to Read for #ReadWomen2014
Wanting to read some books written by women this year? Check out this list of 50 book suggestions. - Flavorwire. Read more.



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 Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco. Click for info.

San Francisco Summer Resource Fair,
March 8, 2014, Saturday from 10AM to 2PM - Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Avenue, 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. 

The UN Association SF Women's Committee - International Women's Day Celebration
, March 8, 2014, Saturday from 6pm to 9pm - Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
close the gap CA's Stop the Slide Tour, March 10, 2014, Monday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM - The Bar Assocation of SF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

Mary Elizabeth Inn Speaker Series: Public Talk with Honorable Teresa Cox,
March 13, 2014, Thursday from 12PM to 2PM - Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

6th Women in Military History: Honoring Women in the Military,
March 15, 2014, Saturday from 12 to 3PM - Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak Street, Alameda. RSVP by March 7 by phone (510)-748-6881 or by email at womeninmilitary@yahoo.com.
2014  Hall of Fame Awards Dinner: Honoring Women Who Make a Difference in Contra Costa County, March 20, 2014, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord. 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.

Robyn Magalit Rodriguez's Book Launch,
April 12, 2014, Saturday from 2PM to 4PM - Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library. For info contact rrodriguez@ucdavis.edu.

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.


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.


"I Am a Ghost" - DVD soon to be available
H.P. Mendoza's film will available on DVD, VOD, and Digital HD on March 1, 2014. http://iamaghost.com/

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
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

Quiz: How well do you know notable women?

To commemorate the contributions of women both past and present, the PBS NewsHour has created a quiz to test your knowledge about notable women. Read more.

Robert Lopez Wins Oscar for 'Original Song,' Becomes the First Asian American to EGOT
Robert Lopez made history when he won the Oscar for Music (Original Song) at the 86th Academy Awards for writing the music and lyrics of "Let It Go" from "Frozen" (along with this wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez).  Read more.

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