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Events and Meetings
Connecting with Your Pinay Roots
In Memory of Edna Flores-Lagunte, valued long-time FWN Member. Edna passed away on June 8, 2014 after suffering a heart attack while participating in the AIDS/Lifecycle. Please help her family with funeral and hospital expenses by making a donation by visiting http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/in-memory-of-edna-flores-lagunte/190241.
There's still time! - Global FWN100™ 2014 Nominations EXTENDED until July 1st (hard deadline)
Nominate an influential Filipina woman for the prestigious Global FWN100™ Awards to be honored at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit (Oct. 5-8) at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in the Philippines.
For more information go to summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/awardsFAQ
To nominate now, visit summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate
Project *Star*: Celebrating Women (June 11 - July 16, Wednesdays)
Project *Star* is a workshop series designed to address the silencing and censoring of the Woman's voice by providing opportunities for women to use their voices, share their stories, nurture a positive self-relationship, and celebrate who they are and their lives.
Each workshop (for a total of 6) is 2 hours long from 7pm to 9pm, beginning on Wednesday, June 11th and continuing every Wednesday night until July 16th free of charge.
Where: The Women's Building Room B, 13545 18th St. #8, San Francisco, CA 94110
When: Wednesdays, June 11-July 16, 7pm-9pm
6/11: Once Upon a Time: Creating Storybooks of Our Lives
6/18: Shamelessly Me: Exploring the Individual and Interpersonal Self
6/25: The "Priceless" Rule: Treating Yourself the Way You Want to Be Treated
7/2: A Sorta Fairytale: Making Our Dreams HAPPEN
7/9: Proud and Proud to Say It: No Apologies Accepted!
7/16: Expressing Gratitude for None Other than Ourselves
Contact or RSVP: Angela Han at email@example.com.
New Tool Makes It Easier to Identify and Assist Victims of Human Trafficking
NEW YORK - The landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act made trafficking in persons a federal crime in 2000, but the greatest obstacle to assisting victims of human trafficking is identifying them. Read full text.
Mexican school gets Filipino books
In a school in Mexico, Grade 4 pupils study in a room called Republica de Filipinas. Now they will be able to read tales from the country too. - Rappler. Read more.
Fight for Filipino in college may reach Supreme Court
The fight to retain Filipino in classes in college and universities may reach the Supreme Court. - ABS-CBN. Read more.
'Racist' Insurance Commercial featuring a 'Filipina maid' Draws Outrage in Hong Kong
An insurance commercial in Hong Kong has been deemed as racist by advocates of domestic workers and prompted outrage on social media. - TIME. Read more.
Latitude Longitude Business Conference (a Kalayaan 2014 event), June 20, 2014, Friday from 9AM to 8PM - Philippine Center, Gallery Level, 447 Sutter St, San Francisco. Click for info.
Kalayaan SF 2014: Celebrating the Filipino Spirit, June 21, 2014, Saturday from 12PM to 7:30 PM - Union Square, San Francisco. Click for info.
40th Anniversary of Agbayani Village, June 21, 2014, Saturday from 11AM to 4PM - 40 Acres/Agbayani Village, 30168 Garces Hwy, Delano, CA. Click for info.
Connecting With Your Roots: A Healthy Cooking Worship Series, June 23, 2014, Monday from 7PM to 8:30PM - El Centro Lorreto Apartments, 1021 N Hoover St, Los Angeles. RSVP to Kyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Annual Kapit Bisig Awards, June 28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco. Now accepting nominations. Contact Rudy Asercion, Executive Director at email@example.com. Vivian Araullo, Director of Communication (FWN100 '12) at (415)-431-6266.
Pistahan Festival & Parade, August 9-10, 2014, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.
SF Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, August 15, 2014, Friday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco. Click for info.
Oakland A's 6th Annual Filipino Heritage Night, August 22, 2014, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
A Picture of You, a film by J.P. Chan, Screenings from June 20-June 26, 2014 - 3rd Avenue @ 11th Street, Manhattan, New York. Click for info.
Born to Lead: Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling, June 30, 2014, Monday from 6PM to 9PM - McGraw Hill Financial, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City. Click for info.
Job: Senior Program ManagerPosted by: Women's Policy Institute (WPI)
Location: San Francisco or Los Angeles, CADeadline: July 7, 2014 http://www.womensfoundca.org/senior-program-manager-womens-policy-institute
Young Filipina--one of Vogue's '11 Designers You Need to Know'--reinvents T-shirt
Pushing 25, T-shirt designer Betina Ocampo is already on the American fashion radar. - Inquirer. Read more.
15th Anniversary of Executive Order 13125
On June 7, 1999, President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 13125 to improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through increased participation in federal programs where they are underserved. - White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. Read more.