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Updates on the pending Stalking Legislation

The Office of San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon is currently working with Assemblymember Phil Ting on legislation to help prosecute stalking cases.

Under the current California stalking law, the state must prove the stalker's intentions when he or she was stalking; that not only did they intend to stalk, but they made a 'credible threat' and were stalking with the specific intent to place their victim(s) in fear. This shifts focus from intentional stalking behavior to the underlying reasons motivating that stalking behavior. Having a stalking law that only addresses stalkers within that narrow category excludes other true victims from protection of the stalking law.

For more information:
030314 AB 1982 Stalking Fact Sheet.pdf

CALL for Chapter Submission: Filipina Global Leadership Book (FGL)

If you are one of the 43 FWN Awardees who received an acceptance email that your abstract has been approved, we are now on Phase 3 of our book publishing process to meet our October 1, 2014 publication deadline. IMPORTANT - please take note:
  •   Read the instructions here on how to submit and upload your chapter,
  •   Follow the chapter formatting guidelines - download here for the Chapter Formatting Guidelines document - this will guide you as your write your chapter and before you submit your document,
  •   Download the Publishing Agreement here - sign, date (next to your signature), scan the entire agreement (save as PDF format) and upload together with your chapter submission at the official FWN FGL chapter site here.
We thank you for sharing your story and the personal global leadership competencies you've developed or learned through the years in your chosen careers and professions!

This is an ambitious but essential project to document the Filipina Women Global Leadership Competencies that has made you a FWN Global100 or US100 Most Influential Filipina Woman Leader. We very much appreciate your contributions to this most important publication.

ABSOLUTE DEADLINE - no exceptions -

SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31
  • 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 Volunteers for the SB 1193 Human Trafficking Community on April 5

Last week, the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women sent out 687 letters to businesses in San Francisco, informing them of their obligation under SB 1193 to post an anti-human trafficking notice, and included a copy of the poster.
Please join the department on April 5, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, as they fan out across the city to visit businesses and see whether the poster is up. Help spread the word about human trafficking and how businesses covered by SB 1193 can help. Sign up to be a part of the movement here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eae8HeFASaBrU2_P0YoCKjTw9DEUPNlRAR2au5fmLSw/viewform

Support SF's Favorite Charity at the Taffeta Tea

The Princess Project is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school teens who cannot otherwise afford them. Founded in 2002, they have proudly served more than 20,000 teens through their three chapters in San Francisco, San Diego and Silicon Valley, and have recently been named "San Francisco's Favorite Charity 2013" in a community poll sponsored by 7x7 magazine and PG&E.

On April 13, they're hosting the annual Taffeta Tea fundraiser in San Francisco at Terra Gallery. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon tea, bid on silent auction items and hear heartwarming stories about the impact the organization has made on California youth over the past 12 years. 

Tickets are $100 individually or $900 for a table of 10; tea sponsorship packages are also available starting at $250. 

Further details, including information on how to purchase tickets, can be found at http://princessproject.org/taffetatea/. Tickets are available now through the end of March.


Global Fund for Women and International Museum of Women Merge

In a bold move to increase awareness and action on vital global issues for women, Global Fund for Women and the International Museum of Women (IMOW) announced they have merged. Read full text.


All-Filipino crew mans search ship

An all-Filipino crew, including the captain, is manning a Norwegian merchant ship that became the first vessel to reach the southern part of the Indian Ocean on Thursday in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. - Philippine News. Read more.

'Close the Gap' Tours California to Stop the Slide
A growing stack of research shows how elected women support the social infrastructure in ways that benefit everyone. - WeNews. Read more.

Mark Pulido declared first Fil-Am City Mayor of Cerritos

On March 19, the Cerritos City Council held the annual reorganization meeting and mayoral transition, which signified the end of a councilmember's one-year term as City Mayor and ushered in the beginning of another councilmember's stint as the city's chief executive. - Asian Journal. Read more.



SFIWFF 2014 Awards Reception & Global Shorts Program, March 29, 2014, Saturday at 1PM - Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco. Use festfriends14 at checkout for a buy 1 get 1 free deal. Click for info.
10th Annual Capitol Internship Award, Scholarship Fundraising & Installation Gala, April 5, 2014, Saturday at 5:30PM to 10:30PM - Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento. 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.

JCCSF 7th Annual The Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair
, April 10, 2014, Thursday from 9:30AM to 2PM - Pottruck Family Atrium and Fisher Family Hall, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Click for info.

Leyte Dance Troup Performance for Typhoon Survivors,
April 11, 2014, Friday at 7PM - The San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center. Tickets are $25, $50, $100, and $200. Donations are welcome. Email Karina Jostol at karina_brillo@yahoo.com or call (408)-386-8820. Click for flyer.

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.

The Princess Project's Annual Taffeta Tea Fundraiser
, April 13, 2014, Sunday from 1pm to 3pm - Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Asian Law Caucus - 42nd Anniversary Dinner, April 25, 2014, Friday at 6PM to 9PM - Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O' Farrell Street, San Francisco. 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.


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.


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Nominate a Leader for the 2015 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award!

Deadline: April 4, 2014.

More Than Half Asian American Teens Are Bullied in School

Asian Americans endure far more bullying at U.S. schools than members of any other ethnic group. See more.

Historical Moment For Filipinos
Signing of peace agreement ending the conflict in Mindanao

Today is not only a historical moment for the Bangsamoro, whereby their long struggle, their aspirations for self determination, have now become a reality; but also for the Filipino people--inside and outside the country--who continue to dream for the end of the conflict in Mindanao, said in a statement issued by the AHRC, a human rights group based in Hong Kong. Read more.

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