Monthly Archives: November 2009

Help nominate & encourage candidates for 2010 Civic Leadership Program

Assemblymember Joe Coto Cordially Invites You to a Community Information Reception Introducing De Anza College’s 5th Annual CIVIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM.

Please join community organization leaders and potential participants to learn about this unique Community Civic Leadership Program. Acclaimed by Mercury News in the front page article “Two Cultures, One Goal: Leadership” (July 17, 2006), this leadership program is designed for seasoned and emerging civic leaders to hear from inspiring speakers and experts, dialog about community development, and expand network of support. Continue reading


CONGRATS to KAYA-DC’s Naomi Tacuyan Underwood & Jian Iza Custodio Zapata, Honored as 100 Most Influential Filipina Women 2009

On Friday, October 30, the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) honored Naomi Tacuyan Underwood, Deputy Director of Asian Pacific Islander American Vote, and Jian Iza Custodio Zapata, Aide with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, as two of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States. Continue reading

Mona Pasquil to Serve as Acting Lieutenant Governor of California

Filipina-American, Mona Pasquil, will serve in an acting capacity as lieutenant governor of the State of California until the governor’s appointee is confirmed.  The previous California Lt. Gov John Garamendi beat out Republican David Harmer 53 to 43 for California’s 10th Congressional District.  Garamendi replaces the seat of former Rep. Ellen Tauscher, who has been appointed to the State Department. Continue reading

Veterans Day and Recording Their Histories

This week we celebrated Veterans Day. KAYA recognizes and thanks all the men and women who have protected our freedom and rights as Americans. Filipino Americans have made lasting contributions to America’s wartime efforts. The Veterans History Project (VHP) of the Library of Congress recently hosted a special all-day program showcasing the contributions of the Asian Pacific American community during World War II, entitled Unsung Heroes: Asian Pacific American Heroism During World War II. Continue reading

Filipino American History Month Recognized by U.S. House Resolution

On Monday, November 2, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution honoring Filipino American History Month.  Congressman Bob Filner (D-CA-52) introduced House Resolution 780, “Recognizing Filipino American History Month in October.” Continue reading

Join the Discussion on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, November 18

On Sept.17, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) pledged to introduce comprehensive immigration reform legislation this year. Less than a month later he announced the bill’s principles in front of thousands who came to Washington , D.C.

Now YOU, your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others will have the opportunity to hear directly from Congressman Gutierrez about the bill and his legislative strategy via a virtual national townhall on Nov. 18 (5 p.m. PST/6 p.m. MDT/7 p.m. CDT/8 p.m. EST). Continue reading

KAYA Discount to River, River by Merlinda Bobis

Take advantage of a special discount to River, River by Melinda Bobis.

KAYA members will pay only $12 for tickets (normally $14-20) when they enter the discount code, “KAYA” at


River, River by Merlinda Bobis
8pm, Fri Nov 13
6pm, Sun Nov 15

Admission: $16-20 @ the door, $14 Advance, $ 12 Student/Senior

Award-Winning Filipina-Australian writer and performance artist Merlinda Bobis performs her latest dramatic work, “River, River”, based on her 1994 acclaimed short story, “Fish-Hair Woman,” a story of magical realism, terror, and sadness, as part of her 2009 world tour. Continue reading