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Support Edna Flores-Lagunte! From June 1-7, 2014, Edna is taking off for her 13th AIDS/LifeCycle ride. It's a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to make a world of difference in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS. Her fundraising goal is $10,000 this year and it is the largest fundraising goal she has set for herself in all her years of riding. Donate to support Edna, or join her team! For more info, visit http://www.tofighthiv.org/site/TR?px=1168574&pg=personal&fr_id=1630&et=loVuP8RE23hEzBwNKkXx9A&s_tafId=75665. Way to go Edna!

It's our 7th year of Community Partnership with the SF Giants!
Get your tickets now for Filipino Heritage Night with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, Monday, May 12 @ 7:15PM! See the flyer below for more info. For tickets visit, click here.


Stalking Legislation (AB 1982) Hearing Scheduled: April 22nd

The hearing before the public safety committee will occur on April 22. Come and help persuade members of the committee to vote in favor of the legislation to changing stalking from a specific intent crime to a general intent crime. AB 1982 will make stalking a crime if the stalker's actions had the effect of putting the victim in fear for their safety, rather than whether or not the stalker intended to put a victim in fear for their safety. This nuance may seem minor, but it's actually a major change that is central to best practices advocated for by the National Center for Victims Rights and the Model Stalking Code. It is very difficult to prove a stalker's intentions, and as a result many victims of stalking cannot seek a criminal protective order.
Important docs for more information:
030314 AB 1982 Stalking Fact Sheet-1.pdf
Stalking Law- Question of Intent.docx
DA Gascon Sponsor Letter.pdf

Asian American Survey

Undergraduate student Jia Min Gao and doctoral student Julia Tran from Clark University would you like to assist them in a research study regarding Asian American's social-political belief and behavior by filling out an online survey. The survey should take no more than 15-20 minutes. Visit https://clarku.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_72qP4T9MsxBOzZP.


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.


Supreme Court declares RH law constitutional

The Court unanimously upholds substantial provisions of the law, but justices vote separately to strike down certain portions. Advocates are preparing for the next battle: ensuring the government funds and implements it. - Rappler. Read more.

First Filipina American elected to Sierra Madre City Council

On April 8, Rachelle Arizmendi became the first non-white and first Filipina-American member of the Sierra Madre City Council. - Asian Journal.  Read more.

Meet The Three Female Medical Students Who Destroyed Gender Norms A Century Ago
  In a few years, women doctors are poised to outnumber men around the world. Meet the three medical students who helped destroy gender norms over a century ago: an Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman. - The Huffington Post. Read more.

Gillibrand Says More Women in Congress Would Mean More Progress

The U.S. Congress would be working on consensus-building and not be crippled by gridlock if there were more women in both houses, Senator Kristen Gillibrand said. - Bloomberg. Read more.

The Confidence Gap

Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men--and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why and what to do about it. - The Atlantic. Read more.



101 Vagina Exhibition Tour in San Francisco, April 19-27, 2014, Saturday - Daily from 12PM to 5PM - Opening Night: Saturday, April 19 @ 6-9PM - Goforaloop Gallery & Studios, 1458 San Bruno Avenue, 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.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Fest Screening of "The Delano Manongs,"
May 9, 2014, Friday at 7:15 PM - the Tateuchi Democracy Forum, Los Angeles. Click for info.

Manilatown Heritage Foundation Screening of "The Delano Manongs"
, May 10, 2014, Saturday at 1PM and 3PM - the International Hotel's Manilatown Heritage Center, 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.


The Delano Manongs Film on DVD for Schools & Colleges
Purchase a DVD for screening at your school or university to get this important history out to students!
Email info@delanomaongs.com for more info.
For more info about the film, visit www.delanomanongs.com
Job: Youth and Family Therapist - Tagalog Speaker
Posted by: Daly City Youth Health Center
Deadline: April 25, 2014

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

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


Projections Show Rapidly Changing Racial Makeup of U.S.

By 2042, so-called racial minority groups will make up the majority of the U.S. population. That's according to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest projection.
Read more.

A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America

This May, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center collaborates with Flickr to capture the vast and nuanced universe of experiences that embody Asian Pacific America. You're invited to capture snapshots and take part in A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific American, happening May 10, 2014. Read more.

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