FEBRUARY 2016





Caregivers Piketlayn Cantata, Feb. 27

CHICAGO-- The Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE) proudly presents “Caregivers Piketlayn Cantata”, a story of a Filipino caregiver’s journey from the Philippines to Chicago narrated through songs and drama. This will be held on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Moooh Dulce Gallery, 2602 W. Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. 60647. The performers are mostly caregivers in Illinois. This show is presented in partnership with CIRCA-Pintig.
The “ Caregivers Piketlayn Cantata” is launched as a campaign to promote the passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights also known as Illinois House Bill 1288 (H.B.1288). The bill has passed the Illinois House of Representatives and we continue to advocate for its passage in the Illinois Senate.
All caregivers, babysitters, housekeepers, homemakers, home caregivers, and supporters are cordially invited to watch the performance. For more information, please call Sally or Tess at (773) 580-1025.



Home Caregiver classes, March 5

The Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago (FACC) is holding a Home Caregiver Class which will start on Saturday, March 5 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Rizal Center, 1332 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60613. This will be a six week course where students will be equipped with an introduction to basic home health care especially for geriatrics (seniors) , handicapped and learn to properly handle patients through lectures, videos and demonstration. A graduation certificate of training will be given upon completion. It is held for six Saturdays, for 4 hours.
Since its inception last August. there has been a total of 62 graduates . All graduates become a member of the “United Caregiver Association, Illinois” an non profit educational, social organization established by the graduates.

Wanted: Energetic interns for Asian American vote drive

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A voter education organization is looking for “energetic and motivated interns” who are passionate about civic engagement to join its team here in the U.S. capital for the Summer of 2016.
Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) promotes the civic participation of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) in electoral and political activities at the national, state and local levels.
The APIAVote Internship Program encourages and cultivates young student leaders to explore a career in the public sector or the political arena. This internship program will also provide hands-on experience and training on how to organize and implement voter activities to increase the participation of AAPIs in the electoral process.
For the summer of 2016, the organization is offering both paid and unpaid internships based in Washington, D.C. Persons interested in remote, unpaid internships throughout the year, please apply as well.
Eligible applicants include undergraduate and graduate students, with applications due by March 11, 2016. Completed applications include the submission of an online form as well as requested documents (below) sent to jobs@apiavote.org.
Applications must include:
Submission of online application form:In the online form, submit a 500 word essay on the question: “Why are you interested in the APIAVote internship program and what are tangible steps or ideas you can do to increase AAPI youth civic engagement?”
Following documents sent to jobs@apiavote.org: Resume including Education, Work Experience, Political Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Awards/Honors, Copy of most current academic transcript, Two letters of references

FilCom Meet Up with the Media in Chicago

The Consulate General of the Philippines in Chicago hosted a reception entitled, “Media Night at the Consulate General” on Jan. 21 at the Kalayaan Hall of the Consulate General on its “14th Pagkikita sa Konsulado” for the month of January.
Print and TV media personalities present were (in no particular order) Ihman Esturco of the F Magazine, Donna Reyes of the Fil-Am Now!, Bart and Yoly Tubalinal of the Fil-Am Mega Scene, Joseph Lariosa of Journal Globalinks, Rogie Mallari and Ron Lim of The Filipino Channel (TFC), Veronica Leighton, Joe Mauricio, Elsie Sy-Niebar and Jovie Calma of Via Times/CPRTV.
In his opening remarks, Consul General Generoso DG Calonge acknowledged the vital role of the media in influencing public opinion that ultimately drives policymaking. He thanked Filipino-American media professionals for delivering right and timely information and contributing to the further education of the Filipino community.
The Consul General also took the opportunity to make important announcements and updates on Overseas Voting, which will take place from April 9 to May 6; the pending Congressional Gold Medal Act for Filipino Veterans of WWII, which still requires 39 sponsors/co-sponsors from the US Senate and 179 from the House of Representatives to pass; and a community outreach to be conducted by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) Great Lakes Regional Network held Jan. 23 in Elgin, Illinois focusing on Health Care and access to various federal and state programs and services.

 

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