Meet NaFFAA Region 8′s (Northern California) PRINCIPAL CORPORATE COMMUNITY PARTNERS, AT&T and Hana Zen! The NaFFAA Region 8 Community Empowerment Summit’s COMMUNITY ALLIES are: APAPA, KAYA, PAPC-USA, FPACC, West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center, FFAC, New America Media, FANHS. and YFPA.
The NaFFAA Region 8 Community Empowerment Summit is supported by the following NaFFAA Region 8 County Chapters:
NaFFAA R8-San Francisco: Rudy Asercion, County Chair
NaFFAA R8-Alameda: Charito Benipayo, County Chair
NaFFAA R8-Santa Clara: Ben Menor, County Chair
NaFFAA R8-San Mateo – Jinni Bartolome, County Chair
NaFFAA R8-Monterey Bay – Elmer Dolera, County Chair
More details can be found at http://bit.ly/FilPower
Opening Ceremonies / Posting of Colors
Welcome Remarks and State of the NaFFAA Region 8 by Jose Pecho
Welcome Remarks on behalf of Hana Zen by Angie Louie
Remarks by AT&T, Carol Diaz
Legacy of our Community Empowerment Journey by Alice “Tita Alice” Bulos
Continuing the Legacy of Community Empowerment with the Next Generation of Community Advocates by Genevieve Jopanda
The Value of Building community Empowerment through Collaborative Strategies by Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association representative
Panelists on the “Nuts and Bolts” of Building Community Empowerment Before You Start Your Political Empowerment Platforms:
Vice-Mayor of Alameda, CA
Dr. Jennifer Ong
Commissioner, Alameda County Commission on the
Status of Women
Vice-Mayor of Lathrop, CA
Q & A question session 10mins
Response: What It Will Take to Build Political Empowerment through a PAC infrastructure, by Henry Manayan
Response to All the Speakers: How To Share Their Experiences, Expertise, and Skills using Traditional Media and Social Media, by Odette Keeley of New America Media
Closing Remarks: FilAmVote is the Next Step! By Lorna Dietz
NaFFAA REGION 8 ELECTIONS: An election of endorsing the candidates that will be nominated; chaired by Region 8 Commission on Elections Chair & NaFFAA National Legal Counsel, Rodel Rodis, Esq.
Installation of new officers by Councilmember Myrna De Vera, former Mayor of Hercules (June 2011-December 2011), Vice Mayor for 2013, Mayor for 2014
Our Strength: ONE COMMUNITY!
In November of 2010, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) convened its 9th Empowerment Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area with NaFFAA Region 8, Northern California as the host and organizer of “Empowerment 2010.” The theme of E-2010 was “Building the Next Generation of Community Advocates in an Intergenerational Environment.”
Today, NaFFAA Region 8’s leaders are taking advantage of the political atmosphere, economic conditions, public policy, and the Filipinos’ transcontinental success by using its existing infrastructure, skills, talents, resources and other tools so they can implement a master plan for community empowerment in 2012.
NaFFAA Region 8’s other resounding call to action is: “To empower Filipino communities so they can participate in supporting individuals who desire to hold public office that support the advancement of causes for the Filipino community.”
What does it take to empower these highly-qualified political candidates so that they will be inspired to do their best in order to win? It takes ONE COMMUNITY.
NaFFAA Region 8 believes in coalition-building, connecting dot after dot after dot, mindful that its leaders and supporters have been advocating AND are advocating for community groups and individuals to take action in supporting achievable empowerment objectives. The master plan includes providing a platform for our communities to establish activities for community empowerment as a non-profit organization. Rocking the vote through NaFFAA’s #FilAmVote (http://bit.ly/nzurFs) also means meeting these candidates who can share the nuts and bolts of community empowerment as well as interact with their constituents in a series of gatherings — from socials to workshops.
“ONE COMMUNITY.” What does this mean to NaFFAA Region 8? Through ADVOCACY, our voices and actions will always act as “the glue” that binds the shared hopes and aspirations of our authentic and unique communities.
Can you help us empower more highly-qualified Americans of Filipino ancestry to take a leap of faith in their credibility and strength of character so they can become true servant leaders in public service?
Can you stand on the shoulders of our elders and take the best of their wisdom and experiences so we can walk together, fearlessly and jubilantly, on the roads — less travelled — as ONE COMMUNITY?
Can you support us in becoming ONE COMMUNITY?
Please join us on March 16, 2012 at the NaFFAA Region 8 Community Empowerment Conference at Hana Zen Pier 39 in San Francisco, California from 4:00pm to 6:30pm. For more information and for your RSVP options, visit http://bit.ly/FilPower.
CALL TO ACTION: #FilAmVote
NAFFAA National Website: http://naffaausa.org/
The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan tax-exempt organization established in 1997 to promote the active participation of Filipino Americans in civic and national affairs. NaFFAA is composed of 12 regions with a national office in Washington, D.C. that monitors legislation and public policy issues affecting Filipino Americans. NaFFAA partners with local affiliate organizations and national coalitions in advocating for issues of common concern.