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Way to go Michele! The Our very own Michele Bumgarner (Global FWN100 '13) had a solid performance in INDYCAR's Streets of St. Petersburg opening weekend. Read the full Pit Report by clicking here.

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.
ABSOLUTE DEADLINE - no exceptions -


Support Southwest Airlines!

Join the growing number of travelers who support Southwest's application to serve the MCI-DCA market on a permanent basis.  Go to kctodc.com to take action and learn more. Take action now by visiting:

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


Expedited Tax Relief Available Now For Charitable Giving To The Philippines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Late last night, President Obama signed into law Senator Mazie K. Hirono's Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, which is intended to spur donations to charitable organizations by providing expedited tax relief for Americans contributing to Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts in the Philippines. Read full text.

Film Leaves Out Filipino American Contributions and Misses Opportunity to Provide Accurate Account of the Farmworkers Struggle

Seattle, WA - The National Board of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) celebrates the appearance of United Farm Workers (UFW) co-founder Larry Itliong in the Hollywood biopic Cesar Chavez. Read full text.

Philippines: Typhoon Survivors Face Major Obstacles to Recovery

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan tore a path of destruction across the Philippines. While the emergency response was successful in providing life-saving assistance, three months on, humanitarian needs remain enormous, especially with respect to the restoration of people’s livelihoods. Read full text.


Philippine Sex Ed Comes Via Video and Text Message

With quicker feedback on how fast and widely online messages are shared and which videos are popular, reproductive health advocates in projects in India and the Philippines see social media powering a spread of information, changing attitudes and behavior. - WeNews. Read more.

Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento
Senate measure on affirmative action ban in public education was shelved, but friction among Democrats over the fallout lingers. - LA Times. Read more.

The Campaign to "Cancel" Colbert

On Thursday night, the official Twitter account for "The Colbert Report" committed the comedic sin of delivering a punch line without its setup. The offending tweet, "I'm willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever," was meant to be a satirical analog. - The New Yorker. Read more.

Leland Yee Helps Set Dangerous Precedent for Affirmative Action

Yee reversed his decision on an affirmative action bill after receiving an outraged letter from an Asian-American constituent group. - New America Media. Read more.

The Unseen Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in the #AAPI Community

Within the Asian American community, incidence of sexual assault is particularly high in several Asian ethnic groups. - ReAppropriate. Read more.

Dear Filipino Organizers Erased by the Cesar Chavez Movement

Coming to America in the 1920s was no vacation. Filipinos were "American nationals," the result of recent colonization, and ironically exempted from the exclusionary Immigration Act of 1924. - Huffington Post. Read more.



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.


Job: Advertising/Marketing Account Director (Asian-American Market)
Posted by: DAE Advertising (www.dae.com)
• 10+ years experience in B2C marketing and/or agency account management
• 5+ years direct supervisory experience
• Outstanding leadership, interpersonal and supervisory skills
• Strategic, innovative and independent thinker
• Highly proactive, ability to anticipate and solve problems
• Excellent client service and business acumen, polished presentation and writing skills
• Able to see the big picture yet hone in on details that matter
• Proven track record of managing multiple projects on time and within budget
• A consummate learner
• Bachelor’s degree minimum     
• Fluent in English; direct knowledge of one Asian culture or fluent in an Asian language a plus
• Must be a U.S. citizen or already authorized to work in the U.S.
• Asian community grassroots knowledge or involvement desirable

To apply, send cover letter and resume to accountjobs@dae.com. Include “Account Director” on the email subject line.
Job: Youth and Family Therapist - Tagalog Speaker
Posted by: Daly City Youth Health Center
Deadline: April 25, 2014

Job: Database Administrator/Development Associate
Posted by: Futures Without Violence

Job: Clinical Supervisor
Posted by: Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

AT&T Retail Hiring Events in the Bay Area - Next Month
• Silicon Valley - April 17
• East Bay - April 21
• Peninsula - April 22
• San Francisco - April 23
• North Bay - April 24
• Tri Valley - April 30

Nominate a Leader for the 2015 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award!
Deadline: April 4, 2014.

Apply for the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program
When: July 24-27, 2014 in Manila, Philippines
FYLPro application form 2014.docx
FYLPro Sign Up Poster-2.pdf

SF startup app tailors search engine for low-income users

Rey Faustino is building an app to prove that San Francisco's tech boom doesn't just benefit the rich. Read more.

Why it Matters When Asian Women Leave TV Shows

Leaving a show isn't the only way Asian women (and men) are disappearing. Sometimes they're merely sidelined.
Read more.

Filipino farmworkers' 1965 strike a pivotal moment in California

The new movie about Cesar Chavez hits theaters nationwide. Directed by Diego Luna, it covers the tumultuous early years of the United Farm Workers union and the legacy of one of the mos famous Mexican American civil rights leaders.

But one aspect of that story remains largely overlooked: The key role that Filipino farmworkers played in launching the 1965 grape strike in Delano that led to the birth of the United Farm Workers union. Read more.

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