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INVITATION: Filipina Women Who Picnic (May 10)

Meet FWN President Susie Quesada and learn what FWN is up to in 2014! Network with other awesome Filipinas in Oahu and connect with other FWN members.
  • When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 12:30PM
  • Where: At the Flores de Mayo Festival Ramar Foods Booth
  • How: Susie Quesada will be on the side of the Ramar Foods Booth. Introduce yourself as part of the FWN Roadshow. 
  • Lunch will be sponsored by Ramar Foods, with Magnolia Ice Cream dessert included of course!

Way to go Marily!
FWN CEO & Founder, Marily Mondejar will be on the 'Beyond the Headlines: APA Roundtable' show in celebration of APA Heritage Month. The show will be moderated by Kristen Sze and will air Sunday, May 11, 2014. Tune in on ABC7 (KGO-TV) to catch our awesome Marily!

White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford (US FWN100 '12)
received admiration and special mention from President Obama's speech in Manila - He even boasted that he and his family 'enjoy the occasional lumpia and adobo' in the White House. Read the full article here.

Congrats Dr. Jennifer Ong (US FWN100 '09)!
Dr. Ong is being honored by the Hayward Education Foundation as the "Hero of the Day". Dr. Ong is a devoted optometrist who provided much needed health care at the Cherryland Elementary School; she is a Filipina shero that 'has gone above and beyond the call of duty to enrich the lives of Hayward's students.'

Dr. Ong will be honored on May 8th, 5:30-8pm, at Golden Peacock Banquet, 24989 Santa Clara Street in Hayward, CA. For tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hayward-hero-dinner-tickets-10897830705. Click here to view the event invitation. Congratulate Dr. Jennifer Ong personally at ongforcommunity@gmail.com.

Filipina Disruption - Way to go Fil-Am MMA fighter Ana "the Hurricane" Julaton (US FWN100 '09)! Ana wowed fans as she fought her way to victory in Manila during her mixed martial arts bout against her opponent. Read more by clicking here.

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.

Buy A Great T-Shirt for $20 to Support Women Veterans at https://www.booster.com/support-women-veterans

The Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women is raising money for the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN). Purchasing this t-shirt will help fund SWAN which provides services & benefits needed by women veterans. Wearing this shirt at the Valor Games Far West on May 30-June 2 will help show your support for disabled women veterans competing at the games at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA.

Support women veterans in two meaningful ways!

1) BUY a t-shirt highlighting two women’s organizations that support women veterans: The Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women (AlamedaCSW.org) and Service Women’s Action Network* (servicewomen.org)

2) WEAR your t-shirt between May 30-June 2 at the Valor Games Far West at Coast Guard Island** in Alameda, Ca to show support for disabled women veterans competing at the games

*All proceeds from t-shirt sales go directly to SWAN. SWAN transforms military culture and ensures high quality care and benefits for women veterans and their families.


Southwest Airlines Continues Proud Tradition of Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage During the Month of May and All Year Long

Southwest proudly shows its commitment to the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through its celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month in May. Read full text.

Spanish 'The Vagina Monologues' Goes Off-Broadway

NEW YORK - Eve Ensler's groundbreaking play "The Vagina Monologues" is going back to an old home but with a new accent. Read full text.


Fil-Am women are asked to join study on why breast cancer is on the rise among them

Breast cancer rates are on the rise among Filipina women, as much as 6.5 percent over a five-year period, so researchers are asking the Filipino community for help in identifying possible cause for this upward trend. - Inquirer. Read more.

Filipina authors shortlisted for the 2014 Scholastic Asian Book Award

With works spanning from realism to fantasy, it seems that Asian literature is thriving and vibrant, as proven by the 2014 Scholastic Asian Book Award Shortlist. - GMA News. Read more.

Court decision could open door to immigrant rules

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to review a Nebraska city's ordinance that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the country illegally could open the door to similar laws elsewhere, supports said Monday. - Asian Journal. Read more.

My daughter, Malala

Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth many don't want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala. - TED. Read more.

Fil-Am science teacher chosen for national 'green school' training program

San Pedro High School science teacher Jennifer Cheng was named a faculty fellow at a prestigious program of the Green Schools Alliance and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. - Inquirer. Read more.



APA Poetry Reading: Do Poets Dream of Electric Enjambments? - May 8, 2014, Thursday at 6PM - Google Hangout. 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.

Filipino Heritage Night with the San Francisco Giants,
May 12, 2014, Monday at 7:25PM - AT&T Park, San Francisco. Click for info.

SBA Class: Mobile Marketing
, May 12, 2014, Monday from 10AM to 12PM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco. Click for info.

SBA Class: Starting a Business in San Francisco
, May 13, 2014, Tuesday from 8AM to 10AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco. Click for info.

NAWBO-SFBA: Bank of America Expand Your Network Event
, May 14, 2014, Wednesday from 5:30PM to 7:30PM - The Maritime Museum, 900 Beach St, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park. Click for info.

SBA Class: How to Start a Mobile Food Venture
, May 15, 2014, Thursday from 9AM to 11AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco. Click for info.

Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr. at The Commonwealth Club: Prospects and Challenges of the Philippine Economy in 2014 and Beyond
, May 16, 2014, Friday at 11:30AM - 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco Commonwealth Club Office. Click for info.

Asian Heritage Street Celebration + Free Asian Art Museum admission courtesy of Target, May 17, 2014, Saturday at 11AM to 4PM - Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin 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.

New York

6th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration,
May 24, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - Vajiradhammapadip Buddhist Temple and Thai Cultural Center, 110 Rustic Road, Centereach, New York. Click for info.

UniPro Summit 2014: Your Move
, May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM - John Reeves Great Hall, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St, New York City. Click for info.

Washington DC

Current Matters: Exploring the Lives of Water in Asia, May 31, 201, Saturday at 2PM - Freer Gallery, Meyer Auditorium, The Smithsonian. Click for info.

Facebook Now Accepting Submissions for Grace Hopper Scholarship! The scholarship will benefit 25 women studying computer science or are looking to impact the tech world. For info, visit http://bit.ly/Sxo7XT.

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


How (And Why) We Should Celebrate Mother's Day

There's one day a year set aside to honor mothers, and instead of flowers and cards, writer Tania Lombrozo prefers 'a day that's long with pleasure and short on vexation, a day to both experience and remember, a day with all the joy and all the fun' of parenthood.
Read more.

Happy May! It is officially Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month! If you're wondering why May was chosen as the official month, then ponder no more! May was chosen to 'commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.' Read more.

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