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Way to go FWN Board Member, Alicia Fortaleza (US FWN100 '12)!
Alicia will be inducted as President of the Philippine Nurses Association of Northern California on June 7th. Please join FWN in celebrating and supporting her at the PNAN Induction of Officers at Embassy Suites for dinner and dance. Click for info.

Pinay Power!
So proud of Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales (Global FWN100 '13) who will be honored at FAJ's 41st Annual 'Flashback Friday' in San Leandro on May 30! Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon (Global FWN100 '13) will be the emcee this year! For more info, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/638931.

Woohoo, Marily
! Our awesome CEO, Marily Mondejar will be one of the panelists at the Bay Area Women Leaders Network "Global Women Taking Charge in Business and Philanthropy" Dinner. Join Marily and other awesome women leaders for an informational panel at Orrick Auditorium in San Francisco. Buy tickets at http://bit.ly/1v6hCtE.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (May 31 deadline)

The Filipina Women's Network invites nominations for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™). The worldwide search builds on the energy and momentum that was created in 2006 recognizing Filipina women doing meaningful work in their communities and organizations.

If you belong on this prestigious list, of it you know of a Filipina woman who deserves to be named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World™, submit your nominations before May 31. Online submissions only - go to http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate.

The FWN Global100™ awardees will be profiled in a special issue of the FWN Magazine, and they will be honored at a Gala Awards Celebration at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 5-8, 2014 to be held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Manila, Philippines. Register today for the Summit at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.

URGENT ACTION: Oppose Recent Release of Isidro Rodriguez & Demand Justice for Filipino Trafficked Teachers on May 21 - WANTEDIsidro.pdf

Since 2003, batches of teachers have been illegally recruited and trafficked to the U.S by Philippines-based recruitment agency owner Isidro Rodriguez. Case complaints have been reported to Philippine Embassy officials in the past as well as to the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA). However, the response from the Philippine government has been inadequate and unsatisfactory.
  1. Prosecute Isidro Rodriguez and Investigate Philippine Government Institutions NOW
  2. Just reparations for trafficked victims! Cancel teachers' high interest loans NOW
  3. Hold accountable loan sharks in cahoots with Isidro Rodriguez
  4. Immigration Relief for trafficked victims in the U.S.

Phone and fax barrage to the Office of Ambassador Jose Cuisia and the consulate/embassy responsible for you area of residence.

Office of the Ambassador (ambassador@philippineusa.org)
H.E. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.
Tel: 202-467-9366
Fax: 202-467-9417

The Representation Project: Why We Need More Diversity in Newsrooms

On Wednesday, Natalie Nougayrède, the first female editor-in-chief of the prestigious French newspaper Le Monde, stepped down, citing "personal and direct attacks." Later that same day, Jill Abramson, the first woman to be executive editor of the The New York Times, also left her position after management deemed her too "pushy" - which some suggested was a result of her request to be paid equally with her male predecessor.[1] When women are given the chance to lead, they're more likely to make equality a priority. Yet too often, when powerful women do speak out, they're criticized and punished for using their voice. Furthermore, though less than 25% of worldwide news stories are about women, studies have found that when more women are present in the newsroom, more of their stories are told.[2] And though Abramson was replaced by Dean Baquet, the first African-American to hold the top position, the Times and most major newsrooms worldwide remain lacking in diversity across the board. 

The desire and need to hear a wider spectrum of stories is what drives our work here at The Representation Project. From the documentaries we create, to the campaigns we lead, it's all with the intention of amplifying marginalized voices and illuminating our common humanity. You can see some of the recent highlights of that work below. Yet, as this week's stories remind us, when even the most powerful women in the media must deal with blatant sexism at work, there is clearly much more work to be done. 

Pitch in $10 today
to help us continue that work.Thank you for your ongoing support and help in building a culture where all of of our stories are heard, and all of our voices - regardless of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation or circumstance - are equally respected and represented.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Get Ready to Vote (June 3)! Easy Voter Guide - For New Voters and Busy Voters

How will we choose our next Governor? What are the two state propositions? In the June 3, 2014 election, voters will decide on two proposed state laws (Propositions 41 and 42) and also choose which candidates get voted on in the November election.
About Prop 41: http://bit.ly/Prop41

About Prop 42: http://bit.ly/Prop42

Candidate Info: www.smartvoter.org

Nationwide Fil-Am candidates for the November election:


Comcast Redesigns Microsite for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

During the month of May, customers have free access to thousands of hours of Asian-Pacific movies, shows and music across all devices. Comcast also announced it has redesigned its Xfinity Asia website. Read full text.

Filipinos in US Urged: Help Sustain Economic Momentum of the Philippines By Registering for 2016 National Polls

The Philippine Embassy is urging Filipinos in the United States to help sustain the economic transformation taking place in the Philippines by registering as overseas voters and participating in the presidential elections in 2016. Read full text.

Violence Through the Lens of Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Trans (LBT) individuals in Asia

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) have just released a study on violence against lesbians, bisexual women, and trans people in Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Read full text.

Notice of Registration and Election to all Filipino Citizens

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is pleased to announce that the Overseas Absentee Voting Registration for the 2016 Presidential Elections have started. Read full text.

2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas - Deadline for Submission of Nominations: May 31

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas respectfully reminds the public that the deadline for submission of the nominations for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas is on May 31, 2014. Read full text.


Asian Dem solons press GOP to bring immigration bill to floor

Asian American lawmakers in the US House of Representatives appealed to House Republicans on April 29 to "stop kicking the can down the road" and to join them in enacting comprehensive immigration reform into law. - Inquirer. Read more.

Rob Bonta, first Fil-Am California state solon running for a second term

Rob Bonta is the first Filipino to be elected to the California Legislature and has thrown his hat in the ring for a second run at the California Assembly from District 18 in the East Bay. - The Inquirer. Read more.

Ethnic Voters Want Environmental Protections, But Do Their Lawmakers?

Ethnic minorities in California strongly favor environmental protections, yet their elected representatives -- for the most part -- don't share the same values. - New America Media. Read more.

Report shows San Francisco's AAPI residents experience high poverty, chronic disease rates

Contrary to stereotypes, the Asian Pacific Islander Council's report reveals that in San Francisco, 14% of Asian Americans live in poverty, lower than other racial groups. - Reappropriate. Read more.

Language Diversity: Slate, You're Doing it Wrong

There's a map that Slate made recently that shows the top language in each state other than English or Spanish, and AAPI Voices found a few problems. - AAPI Voices. Read more.



HUBZone and Women Owned Small Business Program Certifications, May 22, 2014, Thursday from 9AM to 10AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, 94105. 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.

DOL's Women's Bureau Regional Forum
, May 27, 2014, Tuesday from 1PM to 4PM - Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.

Happyness Photo Exhibit,
May 30, 2014, Friday from 6PM to 9PM - Philippine Consulate General, 447 Sutter St, 6F, San Francisco. Click for info.

Free and Low Cost Resources for Your Business
, June 4, 2014, Wednesday from 9AM to 11AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, Francisco. Click for info.

Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon
, June 6, 2014, Friday at 12PM - City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco. RSVP to caitlin.jacobson@sfgov.org.

4th Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards
, June 6, 2014, Friday from 8:30AM to 1PM - The City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome St. Click for info.

Women Serving on Non-Profit & Corporate Boards - How to Lead, Elevate Your Position,
June 12, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell 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.

Procurement Opportunities Conference for Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WMB
June 3, 2014, Tuesday from 8:30AM to 3PM - BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay St, 10th Floor, New York City. Click for info.

National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) Presents: A Night of Learning & Networking with the CIA
June 12, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 8:30PM - Duane Morris LLP, 1540 Broadway, 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.

The Philippine Women Centre of BC - History, Rupture and Continuity: Creating and Nurturing Our New Path
May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8AM to 5PM - YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby St, Welch 1 & 2, Vancouver, BC V6c 2E8. Click for info.

WEBINAR: Expanding Language Access in the Courts: Innovative Training Solutions from New Mexico
CCI - June 9th at 12PM PT / 3PM ET


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
ABC's New Sitcom Wants to Challenge One of TV's Biggest Stereotypes

The last time an Asian-American family had their own Amercan sitcom was in 1994. Next season, an Asian-American TV family will make television history by helming the first Asian-American-focused sitcom since Margaret Cho's All-American Girl. - PolicyMic.  Read more.

What "Fresh off the Boat" means to Asian-Americans

The term "Fresh off the Boat" is usually used to describe immigrants who haven't yet grasped the customs, the language, or culture of the county they're immigrating to. Is it offensive? Racist? - Vox. Read more.

Who Says There Are No AAPI Civil Rights Heroes?

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus is releasing a 16-part series of short videos profiling AAPI civil rights heroes, from Wong Kim Ark to Larry Itliong to Japanese American internment dissenters. - Angry Asian Man.
Read more.

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