Archive for August, 2012

FAJ’s Hiring an After School Coordinator

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Filipino Advocates for Justice is Hiring an After School Coordinator in Union City

Click below for job description

After School Coordinator Position

Please submit a cover letter and resume to FAJ at:

310 8th St., Ste. 306, Oakland, CA 94607 or email Lillian Galedo at lgaledo [a]

Deadline: September 15, 2012








“We Are America” Resistance and Resilience

Friday, August 24th, 2012

The 20th Century marked the beginning of U.S. Philippine relations. Filipinos had declared independence from Spain and established the Republic of the Philippines, only to be re-colonized by the U.S. at the end of the Spanish American War in 1898.  The status of Filipinos, first as nationals, then as aliens, and finally as U.S. citizens after World War II  is a history not well examined nor cited in social studies textbooks.


In 1994, activists in the SF Bay Area created a 100-year timeline about the civil rights of Filipinos and their efforts over the decades to assert these rights. That timeline will be on display at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, October through December 2012, providing a visual account of Filipino resistance to discrimination and a chronology of the community’s struggle for equality.   In addition to the timeline a display of photos, artifacts, and news articles will be on exhibit for October Filipino American History Month.


 (Photo courtesy of Stockton FANHS, Bombed Headquarters of the Filipino Federation of America, Jan 29, 1930.)

Your tax deductible donations will help volunteers curate this exhibit. Click here to donate and identify your donation to the timeline by adding “timeline” to the Address 2 box under billing information.

You can also send checks directly and payable to Filipino Advocates for Justice with “We Are America” in the memo section. Mail to:  310 8th Street, Suite 308, Oakland, CA 94607.


This project is a collaboration with Filipino Advocates for Justice and Oakland Asian Cultural Center. For more information, contact Terry Bautista at 510-213-9737 or tcb_consultant (at)


Help PAWIS Fight Wage Theft & WIN a New Camera!

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Filipino caregivers of PAWIS (The Peoples Association of Workers and Immigrants)are fundraising to support their organizing to develop worker leaders, fight wage theft, and win the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights! Funds will go to support costs related to outreach (mileage & mass transit for members to visit homes), general meetings & trainings (butcher paper, food) and mobilizations for the Bill of Rights campaign.  

Buy a raffle ticket from a PAWIS member!*

$2.00 a ticket.

Buy 5 tickets, get 1 free!

The winner will receive a Nikon Coolpix S6300 Digital Camera pack , value of $190.00

(camera pack includes an 8gb memory card, camera case, and 100 free prints at Costco)

The winning ticket will be drawn during the worker victory party on August 31st from 12-2pm at Willard Park 2730 Hillegass Avenue (between Derby and Stuart Streets), Berkeley, CA 94705.

If winner is not present, they will be notified by phone by September 3rd.


PAWIS means sweat in Tagalog and is a grassrooots Filipino workers organization formed in 2002 and supported by FAJ.

*Won’t be seeing a PAWIS member? You can also email to reserve your raffle tickets!


1.How much you want to donate to PAWIS East Bay (Mail a check made out to “Filipino Advocates for Justice” to 310 8th Street, Suite 306 Oakland,CA94607. Write “PAWIS” in the memo line.)

2.Your name & cell phone #

3.An FAJ volunteer will fill out tickets for you & send you your raffle ticket #s

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