SUMMER PICNIC POTLUCK HOSTED BY FYP DC, FALA DC, & NAAAP DC SATURDAY, JULY 23, 1-5PM

Make sure to save the date for this year's Summer Picnic Potluck hosted by the Filipino American Lawyers Association of DC, Filipino Young Professionals of DC, and the National Association of Asian American Professionals! 

We bring to you an afternoon under the sun in good company and great food! Come meet and greet with the DC community! This event will be held at GW Law Stockton Patio on July 23rd from 1pm to 5pm!

This will be a really great way to get to know each other while munching on some delicious food, sipping an ice cold beverage, and soaking up the sun!

Please remember to sign up to bring something (no alcohol unfortunately). Sign up here via Google docs:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bv-EAgv0rozM0n2Q__NTFn3PofqKDWC0z6tQpmlQaTw/edit#gid=0

POST-DRAGON BOAT FYP-DC HAPPY HOUR WEDNESDAY MAY 25, 2016!

Come out to BOE Restaurant & Bar and celebrate with FYP-DC as we congratulate our 3 dragon boat teams on their victories this past weekend in the 250 and 500 meter races. Congrats to Lapu Lapu Warriors, Rizal Revolutionaries and Silang Sisters for braving the cold and wet conditions and representing FYP in a BIG way!!

Where: BOE Restaurant & Bar (777 9th street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001)

When: Happy Hour 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Why: To celebrate our Dragon Boat teams' victories!

SUPPORT FYP-DC DRAGON BOAT RACING SATURDAY & SUNDAY MAY 21-22, 2016 9:00AM

***Come out to support and watch FYP-DC at the Dragon Boat race! It will be held at the Thompson Boat Center in Georgetown 2900 Virginia Ave NW Washington, DC 20007 http://www.thompsonboatcenter.com/.***

Saturday Races start at 9:00 AM and end at 4:00PM. Sunday Races start at 9:00 AM and end at 2:00 PM. FYP will be there early around 7:45AM so make sure you come out to see them!

FYP-DC Racing Sponsored by Ang Bisaya Inc, Superpho (www.superpho.net), Herbalife24 (www.herbalife24.com) and Mickey Pilar (www.mickey.move4freerealty.com).

FYP-DC Dragon Boat Racing enters 3 Teams to compete in the Annual DC Dragon Boat Festvial (http://www.dragonboatdc.com/).

Support the Lapu Lapu Warriors, Rizal Revolutionaries and the newest all women team of Silang Sisters!

Come watch from the FYP-DC tents, look for the FYP-DC banner or Filipino flag!

CELEBRATE APAHM: AAPIs IN THE MEDIA FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) and our partners in an evening of discussion and networking. Hosted by NPR and moderated by Kat Chow join us in a panel on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Media.

This event is free but space is limited please RSVP here:http://n.pr/1YaUS8K

  • NPR 1 Studio

  • 1111 N Capitol St. NE Washington, D.C. 20002

  • 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Kat Chow (moderator) is a journalist covering race, ethnicity, and culture for NPR’s Code Switch team. In this role, Kat is responsible for reporting and telling stories using social media, sparking conversations online, and blogging. Prior to coming to NPR, Chow worked with WGBH in Boston and was a reporting fellow for The Cambodia Daily, an English-language newspaper in Phnom Penh.

Adriel Luis is a self-taught musician, poet, curator, coder, and visual artist who believes imagination is key to transforming cultural paradigms. Originally from the California Bay Area and recently living in New York City and Beijing, Adriel is currently based in Washington, DC as the Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Shefali S. Kulkarni is the Audience Engagement Producer for BBC News, based in the Washington bureau, with ten years of experience in the journalism industry. Prior to working for BBC News, Shefali was the social media editor for Newsweek and has also worked as a digital producer for PRI’s The World based out of WGBH in Boston, covering the immigrant and refugee community for the radio program's vertical Global Nation. Shefali was also a health care policy reporter for Kaiser Health News, where her work was published in The Washington Post, NPR’s Shots blog, and other news outlets across the country. She has worked at The Daily Beast, The Village Voice, Willamette Week, and Washingtonian magazine. Shefali is a long-time member and the Vice President of the South Asian Journalists Association.

Dia Bui is a Vietnamese queer women of color. She is also a community organizer, youth advocate and artist. Dia has more than 10 years of experience working on issues including immigrant rights, racial justice, access to higher education, women’s rights, health equity, LGBTQ equality, and economic justice. Originally from Los Angeles, she moved to the DC metropolitan area five years ago bridging her passion for community organizing with effective policy change for social justice. Her lifelong commitment to empowering young people is rooted in her own experiences growing up in a refugee family living in a low-income, immigrant neighborhood. Dia is a poet, storyteller and comedian and has performed in multiple cities across the country. Most recently, she joined the first cast of In Laughing Color, a life-affirming comedy ensemble of Trans and Queer people of color and black performers. Dia embraces culture, writing, and music as tools of learning and empowerment.

GIVE FILIPINO KIDS A FAIR SHOT. SIGN THE PETITION #AskPharma TO DROP THE PNEUMONIA VACCINE PRICES IN THE PHILIPPINES!

**TODAY, APRIL 26, IS THE LAST DAY! NEXTDAYBETTER ONLY NEEDS 2,000 MORE SIGN-UPS TO REACH THEIR GOAL. LET'S HELP NEXTDAYBETTER REACH IT AND LOWER THE PRICE FOR THE PNEUMONIA VACCINES!**

Did you know that pneumonia is the leading cause of childhood death in the Philippines? Unfortunately, the pneumonia vaccine is priced too high for all Filipino children to get vaccinated in the long term. That’s because pharmaceutical companies Pfizer & GSK refuse to drop the price.

NextDayBetter and Doctors Without Borders have partnered on a new campaign asking Pfizer & GSK to drop the price of the pneumonia vaccine in the Philippines. Learn more and SIGN THE PETITION here: http://nextdaybetter.com/afairshot/

There’s no denying it, Filipinos are world-class at saving lives. Filipino doctors, nurses, creatives, and community organizers have pushed forward breakthroughs in public health around the world. Now, it’s time to focus this talent towards the Philippines.

JOIN US in giving children in the Philippines A FAIR SHOT: www.nextdaybetter.com/afairshot

 

FYP-DC DRAGON BOAT INFO

FYP-DC Racing Paddlers:

1) OUR SPONSORS:

--Ang Bisaya Inc., Washington DC

--Super Pho Restaurant 

--International Health Coach at Herbalife, Jose Aspillera (jose.a.healthcoach24@gmail.com)

2) COSTS:

--$15 Current FYP-DC Membership (take advantage of the $5 discount at www.fyp-dc.org)

--$70/per person, if you have a red jersey

--$85/per person, if you need an FYP-DC Jersey

--All money should be send to vic.ecarma@gmail.com via PayPal by April 29.

YOUR SPOT IS NOT SECURED UNTIL YOU PAY!!!

3) JERSEY ORDER SHEET

4) PRACTICE SIGN-UP SHEET:

--Sign up with you primary team (the team that you are assigned to). You may also sign up for other practices, if space is available. Have questions on what team you are on? Ask vic.ecarma@gmail.com.

5) PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

**Silang Sisters:

----Sat, April 30: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

----Sat, May 14: 1:30 - 3 p.m.

**Rizal Revolutionaries:

----Sat, April 30: 1:30 - 3 p.m.

---Sat, May 7: 1:30 - 3 p.m.

**Lapu Lapu Warriors:

----Sat, May 7: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

----Sat, May 14: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

ROSTERS WILL BE FINALIZED AFTER ALL PRACTICES.

6) PRACTICE AND JERSEY INFO

Please recruit friends and family!

Thank you,

Your leadership team:

Vic Ecarma

PJ Cordovo

Mark Arevelo

Francis Lira

Join FYP-DC's Gold-Medal-Winning Dragon Boats!

FYP-DC Community –
 
Have you ever thought about being part of the gold-medal-winning dragon boats of FYP-DC?  We have openings on our boats! The only requirement if that you be a current FYP-DC member and are in shape to row!

Questions or interested in racing? Contact vic.ecarma@gmail.com.  

FYP-DC FUNDRAISING HAPPY HOUR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016 ($5 DRINKS & APPS UNTIL 10PM!)

***UPDATE: No metro? No ride? No problem! Due to the big metro shutdown today, FYP has set up a group carpool so that you can get rides tomorrow during the metro shutdown as well as to the happy hour. Check it out here: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/da236r

Also, as mentioned before, take advantage of the FYP partnership with LYFT where new members can enjoy $50 in Lyft credits and $10 will be donated to FYP-DC. Just use the code "FYPDC" and/or follow this link:https://www.lyft.com/invited/FYPDC. (Share this code with friends and enjoy it anytime in 2016).***

 

***Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar ($5 drinks and apps until 10 p.m.!)***

Filipino Young Professionals of DC (FYP-DC) is kicking off Spring with a fundraising happy hour! Funds raised will allow FYP-DC to continue to support community events and causes. We have been able to support organizations like the Philippine Humanitarian Coalition, Next Day Better and Kaya Collaborative.

COME TO HAPPY HOUR AND:
-RENEW your 2016 membership or become a new member for $15 ($5 off regular $20 membership!): Members will enjoy FYP-DC member benefits and receive a certificate of membership. 
-LEARN about joining FYP-DC committees: Committee members enjoy invites to exclusive AAPI events and receive a certificate of leadership.
-JOIN a dragon boat team (April/May)!
-TELL us how we can improve your FYP-DC membership.


Members: FREE
Non-members: $5 (or free with new $15 member).

NEED A RIDE? 
New members can enjoy $50 in Lyft credits and $10 will be donated to FYP-DC. Just use the code "FYPDC" and/or follow this link:https://www.lyft.com/invited/FYPDC. (Share this code with friends and enjoy it anytime in 2016)