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Civic Leadership Forum April 14 at San Francisco, CA

Organized by : NaFFAA
9:00 AM - 14-Apr-2018
Philippine Consulate in San Francisco, Kalayaan Hall


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Northern California Civic Leadership Forum: SPARK, CONNECT, EMPOWER

I. Background

About Sponsor Civic Leadership USA (CLUSA, used named CLF)

The Civic Leadership USA(CLUSA) is a 501(c)(3) incorporated in Washington DC in 2013. It was the vision of Mr. Sandy Chau, chairman of the board. The foundation is headquartered in San Mateo California.

Our main objectives are to empower and organize the Asian American communities, to create a national network of civic-minded organizations and leaders and work in unity.

Train, Connect, Collaborate, Empower and unite civic leaders and local organizations in USA.

About Organizers NaFFAA

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is organizing a day-long forum focused on civic leadership and empowerment within the Filipino American community. Hosted at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco and sponsored by the CLF Foundation, the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, and AARP, the forum will feature prominent Filipino American speakers who will discuss topics ranging from personal and professional development to civic engagement and local advocacy. Whether you’re looking to network, sharpen your skills, or even run for office: the forum will help SPARK new ideas, CONNECT you to dynamic leaders, and EMPOWER attendees to get involved within the community!

II. Attendees

The forum will include a diverse mix of 100 community and business leaders, students and young professionals, and elected officials.

NaFFAA will also partner with Filipino media outlets to conduct interviews and to increase publicity during the event. Confirmed outlets include ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel / Balitang America, Ding Ding TV, Asian Journal, FilAm Star, Positively Filipino, and others.


SPARK (9:00AM-12:00PM)

Breakfast and Registration
Opening Remarks:

  • Emcee: Miguel Guerrero, Empowering Pilipino Youth through Collaboration (EPYC) Ambassador, NaFFAA
  • Philippine Consul General to San Francisco Henry S. Bensurto, Jr.
  • Anthony Ng, Executive Director, CLF Foundation
  • Wai-Yan Sandy Chau, Board Chair, CLF Foundation

Icebreaker Activity
Development and Fundraising Presentation:

  • Paul Ocampo, Director of Development, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
  • Genevieve Jopanda, Festival Director, Pistahan

CONNECT (12:00-3:00PM)

Keynote Remarks

  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta, 18th Assembly District

Elected Officials Panel:

  • Co-Moderator: Rudy Asercion, Northern California Region Chair, NaFFAA
  • Co-Moderator: Rodel Rodis, Former Trustee, San Francisco Community College Board; Board of Governors, NaFFAA
  • Former Mayor Jose Esteves, City of Milpitas
  • Council Member Dianne Martinez, City of Emeryville
  • Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, President, SF Board of Education; Deputy Chief of Staff, SF Office of the Mayor
  • Mayor Gabriel Quinto, City of El Cerrito
  • Vice Mayor Malia Vella, City of Alameda

EMPOWER (3:00-5:00PM)

Civic Leadership Panel:

  • Moderator: Kevin Suarez, Empowering Pilipino Youth through Collaboration (EPYC) Ambassador, NaFFAA
  • Angelica Cortez, Founder, LEAD Filipino
  • Roderick Daus-Magbual Ed.D, Director of Program Development, Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP)
  • Arvin J. Garcia, External Co-Chair, Northern California Pilipinx American Student Alliance (NCPASA)
  • Mario de Mira, Community Development Manager, SOMA Pilipinas

Advocacy in Action Presentation:

  • Joe Garbanzos, MPH/EMBA, Executive Council Member (Volunteer), CA-AARP
  • Rudy Asercion, NaFFAA Northern California Region Chair

Closing Remarks:

  • Jason Tengco, Executive Director, NaFFAA


Welcome Remarks
Certificate Ceremony and Community Partner Announcements:

  • Balitang America (BA) / The Filipino Channel (TFC)
  • Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC)
  • Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ)
  • Filipino Food Movement (FFM)
  • Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)
  • Kubo
  • LEAD Filipino
  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA)
  • Northern California Pilipinx American Student Alliance (NCPASA)
  • Philippine American Press Club (PAPC)
  • Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA)
  • Pilipinx American Student Alliance (PASA), California State University East Bay
  • Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP)
  • Positively Filipino
  • Rotary Club of Daly City and Colma Evening
  • San Francisco Filipino American Chamber of Commerce (SFFACC)

Space is limited. RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

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