Archive for November, 2010

Healthy Filipino Food Cook Off Event Nov. 13th

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Healthy Filipino Food Cook Off–A Fundraiser for Filipino Advocates for Justice

Join us on November 13th at St. Anne’s Church in Union City in promoting healthier food choices that are nutritious, delicious and still tastes like Nanay’s home cooking!

Healthy cooking demonstration by Dominic Ainza of Mercury Lounge SF. You can also enter one or more recipes in the Cook Off Competition today! Contestants get in for free. For an entry form, please click here. Our short list of entries include: Oakland’s Cafe Gabriela’s soup; Union City’s Jerry’s Grill Coconut dessert; caldereta; munggo; kilawin; tuna empanada and pandesal; pineapple cake; chicken inasol; Bicol express; fruit salad; and more! The deadline for submission has been extended. Please contact Union City at (510) 487-8552 to enter your winning recipe! (more…)

FAJ Organizer chosen as Women’s Policy Institute Fellow

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

FAJ’s organizer, Katie Joaquin, selected as Women’s Policy Institute Fellow.

Congratulations Katie!

FAJ’s lead organizer, Katie Joaquin was recently chosen to be a Fellow at the Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) under the domestic worker justice issue. What an honor! WPI is highly respected for its goal of increasing the number of women involved in the making of public policy. WPI’s overarching purpose is to help in the development of policies in California that “reflect the needs and realities of low-income women and families.” (more…)

RACE featured in TCE’s online annual report; Release Findings from Youth Surveyed on Violence

Monday, November 1st, 2010

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The California Endowment features RACE in its online annual report (click on photo to view video).

RACE conducts extensive survey on perceptions and experiences of youth violence in Union City.

The Regional Alliance for Community Empowerment (RACE) is a youth organizing project of FAJ whose goal is to build youth leadership by involving young people in community organizing about social justice issues. Since 2005, violence has been a growing problem in Union City deeply affecting young people’s feeling of safety, which prompted RACE to start a violence prevention campaign and build relationships with the New Haven Unified School District.

Working out of middle schools and high schools in Union City, RACE has conducted an extensive survey of students and found overwhelming need for violence prevention services for youth.  RACE interns surveyed over 500 youth in order to gain a better understanding of the views of young people towards violence in the community and in school. (more…)

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