Join District Attorney George Gascón and the San Francisco District Attorney's Office for SF's Annual Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26th at 10:30 am! Location TBC. PURCHASE YOUR 2016 PRIDE GEAR! and if you're attending, be sure to RSVP with Marisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be part of our history! Join your Filipina Sisters for the official inauguration of the Face of Global Pinay Power. Inspired by the female empowerment image of “Rosie the Riveter” the Filipina Women’s Network is proud to announce the selection of Francine Maigue (Global FWN100™ ’15) of Chula Vista, California as the Face of Global Pinay Power! We’re taking Francine on a Roadshow - so join us in Los Angeles, our first stop. Meet our very own Filipina Rosa.
Catch us in Los Angeles for our official inauguration - LIMITED SEATING RSVP before June 14th: http://www.ffwn.org/event-2251509
On May 13th, V-Day FWN and the Women of Color United Against Violence cast stood up to raise awareness about violence against women at San Francisco's historical Herbst Theatre to an audience of over 500 people. The production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues raised funds for FWN's Anti-Violence Against Women Campaign and the Comfort Women Justice Coalition, a human rights organization building a Comfort Women Memorial in San Francisco as a place for healing and remembrance.
A special Comfort Women Extro was presented by Fiona Ma, Chairwoman of the California State Board of Equalization calling for Japan's full responsibility for the largest volume of sex trafficking in modern history.
Baltimore filmmaker Ramona Diaz (Global FWN100™ '15) recently earned the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship which are granted to artists with proven track records and exceptional promise. Ramona is best known for her documentary film, Don't Stop Believin' which chronicles Journey Filipino frontman Arnel Pineda's rise to fame. News story from Baltimore Sun.
Develop your people skills. Having people skills; being approachable, friendly, pleasant and respectful of others; requires that you actually interact with humans. Even in a technology-centric world, face time is essential for establishing relationships. When you're able to make others feel at ease, they're more likely to cooperate.
- Gloria T. Caoile, National Political Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, U.S. FWN100™ '07, Global FWN100™ '13
The 17-person delegation that trooped to Sacramento recently to press for the inclusion of the role of Filipino soldiers in World War II in California’s school curriculum hoped to get good news. They were somewhat disappointed. The delegation led by the Bataan Legacy Historical Society (BLHS) included Filipino American Arts Exposition President and FWN100 Keeper of the Flame Al Perez; Ruth Asmundson (Global FWN100 '14); BLHS board members Major (Retired) Rick Villarina (Air Force) and Robert Hansen; former Lowell High School Dean Ray Cordoba; retired Judge Betty Bucat and Consul Reginald Bernabe, among others.
Voters have made history in the Philippines, electing their first ever transgender politician, Geraldine Roman, to the House of Representatives. Roman is a Liberal Party candidate in the congressional district of Bataan. News story from CNN.com.
Eleven Filipino bakery workers say they won $15 million in damages in a human trafficking lawsuit against a couple who they said forced them to do housework after arriving in the United States and paid them a meagre wages. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles said Friday that a federal judge in Los Angeles granted the judgment on behalf of the workers last week. News story from The Associated Press via Toronto Sun.