Wednesday, March 25, 2009

FAA (Filipinos for Affirmative Action) Annual Event -- Pinay Jazz Concert, April 16th

Dear Friends,

I hope this message finds you well. I would like to invite you to join us on Thursday, April 16th at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center for a night of Pinay Jazz. This is FAA's annual event and we thought we would change it up this year. Pinay Jazz will spotlight the contributions of Filipina jazz vocalists to this uniquely American genre. A cross-generational cast of talented women will perform classic and Latin jazz standards in their uniquely Pinay styles.

We will also be honoring Tessie Guillermo, CEO of ZeroDivide for her inspirational leadership and accomplishments. She has been a tireless advocate for reducing the digital divide in her role as CEO of Zero Divide, an expert in the health policy field as former CEO of APIA Health Forum and as a co-founder of The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and an inspiration and role model for aspiring leaders among Filipinas in particular.

These days whenever we turn on the TV or listen to the radio, we hear about the uncertain economic climate, the increasing job loss and the continuing wave of foreclosures. The Filipino community, especially low-income immigrants and low-wage workers have been directly affected. Many more people are seeking help from FAA regardless of the issue they face. This event will help us raise funds for FAA and it will allow the organization to serve the various needs of the Filipino community in the East Bay.

I hope you will join us. Spend the evening listening to the talented jazz musicians and support an organization who has been serving the Filipino community since 1973.

For more information on FAA or would like to donate online, please go to:

To order tickets online, please go to:

Chair, FAA Board

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