IN THIS ISSUE:
Mark Your Calendar
In the News
Events & Meetings
Workshops and Exhibits
Job and Internship Opportunities
Connecting with Your Pinay Roots
Marily Mondejar selected Local Hero by KQED.
Sweet news to share. Our very own, Marily Mondejar, was selected San Francisco Hero by KQED (PBS/NPR) to mark Women's History Month. Please join us to celebrate:
- March 22 Thursday, 6-8:30pm
- KQED, 2601 Mariposa St. @ Bryant, San Francisco
- Awards ceremony begins with live entertainment, followed by a reception and a tour of KQED Studios.
- RSVP by March 19 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.553.3330
- Complimentary valet parking
click on image to view. click to download invitation
Womensphere CEO Analisa Balares honored as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and as a National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) outstanding leader
The World Economic Forum announced its 2012 Young Global Leaders (YGLs) honoring Analisa Leonor Balares, CEO and Founder of Womensphere, among 192 selected international leaders.
Separately, in New York City, the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) honored Analisa Balares among over 30 outstanding women leaders at the NCRW Awards Night and 30th year anniversary celebration at Cipriani Wall Street. View details.
Analisa Balares is FWN 100 ’09.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship announced. 2012 sessions scheduled for July 27-29, Oct 12-14, Jan 25-27, 2013 and March 29-31, 2013. Applications open NOW. Click to apply.
V-Day 2012: The Vagina Monologues at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on Friday, May 25, 2012, 7:30pm. One-Night Show only. Interested to audition? Email email@example.com. Sponsorships available + show tickets + ads in the V-Diaries: Anti-Violence Resource Guide @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events
9th Filipina Summit: Pinay Power 2012 Reunion at the Stanford Court Hotel, San Francisco on August 30-September 1, 2012. Register early to take advantage of early bird rates @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events
PRESS RELEASESSearch is on for 10 Young Fil-Am Leaders for Funded Program in the Philippines
Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. is pleased to announce the search for 10 young Filipino Americans (aged 18 to 35), who are being tapped as future leaders of their respective Filipino-American communities and whose civic involvement and advocacy of important issues could contribute to the further development of the Philippines.
In partnership with the Ayala Foundation, the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. and Consulates General in Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco are hoping that the program will tap the leadership and talent of second generation Filipino American achievers, many of whom have an earnest desire to give back and contribute to the country’s further progress. The deadline for submission of applications is April 15, 2012. Download details.
European Parliament Performs "The Vagina Monologues" as a Cross-Party Call to Action to End Violence Against Women and GirlsVday.org
Nine Members of the European Parliament joined V-Day founder/Tony award winning playwright Eve Ensler in a very special and unique performance of “The Vagina Monologues” to raise public and EU decision makers' awareness on the importance to put an end to violence against women and girls in Europe and around the world. View article.
IN THE NEWS
Filipino Women March against US Military Expansion in the Philippines and the Pacific
Alliance of Progressive Labor
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2012, various Filipino women signatories of a unity statement declared in strongest terms possible, their opposition not only to increased presence but to U.S. military presence per se on Philippine soil. View statement.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
Department on the Status of Women: Commemorating 100 Years of Girl Scouting
March 12, Monday, 4 pm
Polk Street Steps @ City Hall of San Francisco
Please join the Department on the Status of Women and the Girl Scouts of Northern California to mark 100 years of Girl Scouting. Special Guest of Honor Former Supervisor Carol Ruth Silver will give keynote remarks.
If you are a former or current Girl Scout and plan to attend, please RSVP directly to Trina Merriman, who chairs the Girl Scouts of San Francisco, firstname.lastname@example.org. She will provide a special treat for you at the event, but RSVP is required. Don't forget to wear Girl Scout green and look for the green lighting of City Hall and Coit Tower later that night.
2012 Susan B Anthony Woman of the Year Celebration
March 18, 2012, Sunday, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension
4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, California
National Women's Political Caucus-Alameda North invites you to celebrate Senator Loni Hancock as the Susan B. Anthony Woman of the Year for her 40 years of public service as well as present the Good Guy Award to Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson. View details.
Conversations with Exceptional Women featuring "UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova" in conversation with Noosheen Hashemi, President and Co-Founder, The HAND Foundation
March 20, 2012, Tuesday, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
City Club, 10th Floor
155 Sansome St (between Bush & Pine Sts), San Francisco, California
The conversation will focus on girls' education and careers for women in science, technology, and engineering. Despite some gaines in education, women's participation in these fields is stalled. What can be done to promote gender equity in these important fields? Q&A will be moderated by Dr. Emily Murase.
Limited seating. RSVP for tickets at www.friendscosw.org/events
The San Francisco LGBT Community Center presents…SOIRÉE 10
March 24, 2012, Saturday, 7pm – 11pm
San Francisco Design Center Galleria - 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco LGBT Community Center will hold its 10th Anniversary celebrationundefinedSoiree 10undefined à la mode française on Saturday, March 24, 2012, when the San Francisco Design Center Galleria becomes a decadent turn-of-the-last-century Parisian salon. Paris’s “Belle Époque” or “beautiful era” pre-World War I was a period of invention, optimism, style, rebellion and flamboyance. Soiree 10 will celebrate that spirit as The Center instantly transports you from SoMa to Montmartre.
$95 pre-sale tickets
$125 at the door
Conference on Philippine Entrepreneurship
March 31, 2012, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
South San Francisco Conference Center
Join 200 Fil-Am leaders to the Conference on Philippine Entrepreneurship jointly sponsored by the Filipino Professionals and Businessmen’s Association (FILPABA), the Science and Technology Advisory Council of Silicon Valley (STAC SV)and the Filipino Entrepreneurs Network (FEN). Download agenda.
Please RSVP, seating is limited.
Mario Santos - (510) 396-2554
Cip Ayalin - (510)478-4278.
Pinay Gathering - A Celebration of Women's History Month
Honoring Filipino American Women Authors
March 31, 2012, Saturday, 12:00 Noon
Pizza Per Tutti Pizzeria & Tratoria
4143 Lankershim Boulevard corner Acqua Vista Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Join the Philippine Expressions Bookshop and celebrate the publication of two new books by featured authors who will speak and sign their books.
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, author of Out of Cebu: A Collection of Essays and Personal Prose
Ofelia V. Dirige and Aurora S. Cudal, co-authors of Global Filipino Cuisine: Healthy Recipes
Other authors who will attend and will sign their books include Ludy Astraquillo Ongkeko, Carina Monica Montoya (AKA Carina Forsythe) and Roselyn Estepa Ibanez
This is an ongoing program of Philippine Expressions Bookshop to reach out to the FilAm community and to increase the visibility of Filipinos in mainstream America. $25.00 Lunch, inclusive of drinks, dessert and gratuities. Menu to be emailed upon reservation. Limited seating. The event is also open to male guests. The venue is owned by Pinay entrepreneur Hilda Mauro.
RSVP: email@example.com or call (310) 514-9139.
Save the Date: Connecting Women to Power Business Conference
June 14, 2012, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street Carson, CA 90747
Organized by Jerome E. Horton, Chairman of the California State Board of Equalization, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA) and California Commission on the Status of Women. Download flyer.
WORKSHOPS AND EXHIBITS
8th Annual Self-Healing Workshop for *Women Survivors of Violence and Trauma
Sexual Healing: Touching The Hurt and Releasing the Pain (move past memories, ease difficult feelings with self-healing techniques)
*Anyone who identifies as female
March 17, 2012, Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
City College of San Francisco - Ocean Campus
50 Phelan Avenue, Multi-Use Building, Room 140
Presented by Healing for Change. View details
International Museum of Women launches newest online exhibition MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe
About the MAMA exhibition:
The recent overall MAMA exhibition showcases original collection of creative works, including multimedia, art, film, music, photography, essays and interviews, reflecting stories, visions and voices of motherhood from more than 60 countries - with more than 200 original, creative works to be rolled out by September 2012. View exhibition.
As part of this stunning exhibition, visitors will also have the opportunity take part in a global action campaign at mama.imow.org/pledge
JOB AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) - Operations and Finance Manager
Job Location: Based in MUA’s San Francisco office; possible 1 day per week in MUA’s Oakland office
Application deadline: March 15, 2012
Earthjustice Headquarters Development Internship
Job Location: San Francisco, CA
Application deadline: March 19, 2012
Fernandez & Associates Patent-Strategy Intern Opening
Job Location: Silicon Valley preferred
HomeBase / The Center for Common Concerns Summer Legal Internship
Job Location: San Francisco, CA
Sierra Club’s " Best Internship on Earth"
Job Location: Required to travel around the country to different Sierra Club outings for Youth outdoors programs
Application deadline: March 27, 2012 at 5PM PDT
The Outdoor Youth Ambassador is a paid position, including all-expenses-paid travel, plus $2,000 worth of merchandise provided by The North Face.
American Tall Ship Institute Marine Educator/ Deckhand – Internship
job Location: Oxnard, California, United States
Salary: Room and Board
Pacific Council on International Policy Internship – Summer 2012
Job Location: os Angeles, CA
Application deadline: March 19, 2012.
American Autism Association Internship
Job Location: New York, NY
Application deadline: May 1, 2012
The Center for Reproductive Rights Communication Internship
Job Location: New York, NY
Application deadline: March 30, 2012
Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship program Partnerships and BizBuilders Internship – Summer 2012
Job Location: New York, NY
The New York Community Trust Graduate Student Internship: Arts, Historic Preservation, and Education
Location: New York City, New York, United States
Escape Through the Roof of the World
A collection of short stories
Tom Stern, Author
View on Amazon
CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
Early Feminism in the Philippines
The Philippines has been noted as having one of the smallest gender disparities in the world. The gender gap has been closed in both health and education; the country has had two female presidents (Corazon Aquino from 1986-1992 and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from 2001-2010); and had its first woman Supreme Court justice (Cecilia Muñoz Palma in 1973) before the United States had one (Sandra Day O’Connor in 1981). These achievements reflect a long history of efforts by women to involve themselves equally in governance as well as in society. View article.