Mark T. Ng of Wells Fargo called a Filipino Leaders Roundtable last week to explore better ways to serve and connect with the Bay Area's Filipino community. The roundtable consisted of Marily Mondejar (Founder & CEO, Filipina Women's Network), Al Perez (Principal, Filipino American Arts Exposition, Commissioner, San Francisco Entertainment Commission) and Lillian Galedo (Executive Director, Filipino Advocates for Justice) among other key influential Filipino American leaders in the Bay Area.
In honor of Filipino American History Month, The Alvarado Project welcomes you to Compositions: A Filipino American Experience exhibit at the Hiram Johnson State Building in The Great Hall, located at 455 Golden Gate Ave.
Photographic works on exhibit by the Alvarado Project until November.
FASTERCON is the inaugural annual conference hosted at UC Berkeley by FASTER (Filipino Americans in Silicon Valley Tech) which aims to create, connect, and cultivate a valuable movement of Filipino Americans in the technology industry.
This year's conference is focused on highlighting and strengthening the network of Filipino American technology professionals in the Bay Area. Register for the conference or become a mentor!
Alvarado Middle School in Union City, California will be officially renamed Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School after United Farm worker union leaders Larry Itliong and Philip Vera-Cruz, who worked to improve the working conditions for migrant workers in the 1960's. Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School will be the first school in the United States to be named in honor of Filipino-Americans. Story from NBC Bay Area.
In commemoration of Filipino American History Month in San Francisco, California State Senator Mark Leno sponsors Compositions: A Filipino American Experience, curated by Janet Alvarado of The Alvarado Project. Compositions is a photo journal lovingly developed by Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado in the dramatic capture of the Filipino community in San Francisco during the 1940s & 50s providing visitors an enhanced understanding of the earliest roots of Filipino American life. The exhibit will be at the Hiram Johnson Great Hall from October 1st- October 31st. Opening reception will take place on October 8th from 6-8 pm.
Watch the live stream of the White House Celebration of Filipino American History Month via whitehouse.gov/live today Friday, October 2, 2015 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM ET. The Celebration will kick off Filipino American History Month in October and will feature discussions with Administration officials and prominent Filipino Americans, as well as performances by distinguished Filipino American artists. Please join the conversation online and Tweet questions using #WhiteHouseFAHM #FAHM2015.
FWN Members present for today's White House Celebration of Filipino American History Month include: CEO & Founder Marily Mondejar, Sonia Delen (board member), Bambi Lorica (board member), plus members Genevieve Jopanda (Global FWN100™ '13), Vangie Buell (U.S. FWN100™ '07) and White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford (Global FWN100™ '13), among others.