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Marily Mondejar

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MARILY MONDEJAR
President,
Filipina Women’s Network
I
dedicate my message to
Alexandra (Alex) Victoria
Whitmarsh. She just turned
25 when she was stabbed
to death by a former boyfriend
as she was walking home. She
had a restraining order against
him but she didn’t get a chance
to call 911 for help.
I met Alex at the Las Vegas
benet production of The
Vagina Monologues at the
Bally’s Hotel in 2010. She
wanted to speak out and share
the story of her mother, Victoria
T. Whitmarsh, 54, who was
found dead in 2008 from
multiple stab wounds after
police responded to a violent
domestic violence disturbance.
Court records showed that her
boyfriend was found guilty of
battery domestic violence in
2006 and served two years in
prison. Alex spoke eloquently
about how her mother wanted
desperately to get out of an
abusive relationship. How our
V-Day beneciary, The Shade
Tree, provided shelter and
counseling. What we didn’t
know was that Alex was going
through her own abusive
intimate relationship. I realized
that her speaking out was in
fact a cry for help. Did we fail
her? How do you know someone
is in an abusive relationship?
Read the article on Cautions in
Helping Women Friends (page
14). Understanding battered
women might help.
I just found out about Alex’s
death. The news broke my
heart. It came at a time as our
production team was preparing
for another show this year. “How
do we break the cycle of
violence,”we asked. “We
continue what we do,”said Ken
Marquis, TVM Director since
2006. “We keep the campaign
going, raising awareness that
help is available,”said Al Perez,
V-Diaries and TVM Art Director
since 2004. “This makes us
stronger and resolute,”said Leah
Laxamana, FWN Fellow and
TVM cast member (2006 and
2012). So we continue our work.
It’s our 9th year and 26th
production. This year we reach
out to our sisters as we launch
the Women of Color United
Against Violence. The proceeds
of this show will not only
benet the V-Day Spotlight
2012: Women and Girls of Haiti
who desperately need our help,
your monies will also go into the
3rd billboard in Tagalog to go up
in the San Francisco’s Mission
district with a large population
of Filipino residents.
We invite you to keep our
campaign going. Go to page 14
for more info.
RIP Alex. You are
remembered.

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ME S S AG E F R O M T H E P U B L I S H E R
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his is a year of
compelling images
of nature like the
weekend’s solar
eclipse. I watched it as I rode
the BART returning to the
valley after the show’s
rehearsal. Passengers shued
seats in the fast-moving train
just to follow and gaze in awe
at the crescent formation, for
as long as their eyes can
tolerate.
Also compelling is this year’s
beneciary of The Vagina
Monologues – an inanimate
recipient called a billboard,
cast with the diverse
womenfolk of San Francisco.
The billboard is intended to
capture the public’s eeting
attention to a recent quoted
cavalier attitude on domestic
violence - that it is “a private
matter, a family matter.”
FWN is raising funds to have
a billboard presence in San
Francisco, in Tagalog
language, articulating that
one universal message that
rejects the notion that
domestic violence is a private
matter. Through tonight’s
annual production, FWN
reaches out to all victims and
survivors of domestic violence
to translate the message not
just in the preferred
language, but through action
and healing. Yes, domestic
violence is a serious issue that
corrodes the core of human
existence as well as that of
the family.
There are no compelling
images as motorists see the
multiple billboards. They will
serve as a reminder that San
Francisco is leading the nation
in support of survivors or
domestic violence and that it
is a safe place to reach out for
and receive help. The
billboards will remind the
public never to tolerate.
Thank you for being here
tonight and for taking a
stand. Please make a
contribution to the FWN
cause to raise funds for one
more city billboard, while you
gaze at this year’s amazing
cast onstage. You are
guaranteed to be in awe.
With our goodwill.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAI R
ELENA MANGAHAS
Board Chair,
Filipina Women’s Network
L
et me begin by
thanking our cast,
crew, and
volunteers for their
eorts in preparing for this
important community event.
I also want to thank you, the
audience, for your presence
and support. You will soon
experience the passion and
energy of our dynamic cast. The
message being shared by this
multicultural family of women
will be touching, hilarious,
disturbing, and inspiring. They
are intent on breaking cultural
and sexual divisions, unifying
to speak out and demand:
no more hiding, no more
secrets, no more violence
against women and girls
forever.
KEN MARQUIS
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his is beyond just a
show. This is a
movement to end the
cycle of violence by
building a community toolbox
to overcome cultural barriers.
FWN has grown from being the
1st production with an All
Filipina Cast & Crew to being 1st
to have its production
performed in a foreign
language using Tagalog
translation to being the 1st
production with an all Asian
Pacic American cast to being
the 1st to produce an anti-
violence resource guide to
augment The Vagina
Monologues’ mission to
organize response against
violence. As I reect today, our
9th year of production, I clearly
remember the barriers we
encountered from the
community. In 2007, there was
a viral email campaign that
reached my father’s inbox
informing people that “The
Vagina Monologues is
oensive to women”
discouraging people from
attending our show. People
dodged members of the board
and production at community
events to avoid “talking about
vaginas”. Although
uncomfortable at rst, we got
used to these types of
responses and decided to
persevere. We took the show to
New York, New Jersey,
Washington, D.C., and Las
Vegas. One of V-Day’s core
beliefs is “Lasting social and
cultural change is spread by
ordinary people doing ordinary
things.”Attending tonight’s
show is your contribution to
lasting social and cultural
change and we hope that it
goes beyond today. Thank you
for joining us.
GENEVIEVE V.
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FILIPINA SUMMIT:
PINAY POWER REUNION
THE TIME HAS COME. This year
we gather all the 100 Most
Inuential Filipina Women in
the United States selected in
2007, 2009 and 2011 to return
to San Francisco with their
protégés.
FWN will be honoring THE
INFLUENTIAL FILIPINAS – paying
tribute to their work and their
protégés collectively enhancing
the rich history of our Filipina
American culture.
Call 415.935.4FWN or
email lipina@wn.org
FWN PROGRAMS
» FWN Salo Salo
» Filipina Leadership Summit
» 100 Most Inuential Filipina
Women in the United States
Awards
» Filipinas Against Violence
Campaign
» Filipina Women Who Could
Be President Fellowship
» Pinay Power 2012: Time
Capsule Project
» Pinay Womentoring Circles
» Make ME a Filipina Millionaire
» Remarkable Filipina Women
» FWN Members Power Lunch
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UNITED AGAINST VIOLENCE
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One Billion Rising ........................................ 11
The Vagina Monologues .............................. 08
Cast & Crew Bios + Photos ........................... 08
ON THE COVER
Eve Ensler .................................................... 10
VFEATURES
Feminist Philosophy to Helping .................. 11
Vagina Warriors ............................................ 12
Cautions in Helping Women Friends ............ 14
VDIARIES
Speaking Out Against Violence ..................... 06
It’s Not a Private Matter ............................... 06
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FWN Community Partners ........................... 03
FWN Acknowledgments .............................. 03
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Al Graf Bail Bonds ........................................ 05
Asian Recovery Services .............................. 11
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma ......................... 02
FWN Filipina Summit 2012 ........................... 16
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Minami Tamaki LLP ..................................... 05
Philppine News ........................................... 11
Pistahan Parade & Festival .......................... 13
Ramar Foods International .......................... 16
Richard Gervais Collection ........................... 11
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founded to raise funding and awareness
of the activities, careers and status of
women of Philippine ancestry living in the
United States. FWN is committed to
fostering the socioeconomic, political, and
educational advancement of Filipina
women through cultural heritage events,
career initiatives and professional
development programs. FWN strives to
enhance public perceptions of Filipina
women’s capacities to lead, change biases
against Filipina women’s leadership
abilities and build the Filipina
community’s pipeline of qualied leaders,
to increase the odds that some will rise to
the President position in all sectors.
Filipina Women’s Network
P. O. Box 192143
San Francisco, CA 94119
www.ffwn.org
Filipina@ffwn.org
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CHILD ABUSE
Alameda County Social Services
Hotline: 510.259.1800
alamedasocial services.org
24-hour condential hotline
Child Abuse Prevention Council
San Joaquin County
209. 464. 4524
Emergency respite childcare,
court-appointed advocates
Child Abuse Training & Technical
Assistance (CATTA) Center
707. 284.1300
cattacenter.org
Resources against child abuse
Family & Children Services
City & County of San Francisco
Hotline: 800. 856. 5553
www.sfhsa.org/174.htm
Child Abuse, respite care, counseling
FamilyPaths (Formerly Parental
Stress Service)
Alameda County
Hotline: 800. 829. 3777
familypaths.org
Emergency childcare, 24-hour
support hotline, English & Spanish
San Mateo County Child
Protective Services
Child Abuse Hotline
800. 632. 4615 / 650. 595. 7922
co.sanmateo.ca.us/smc/
department/hsa/home
COUNSELING SERVICES
ACCESS
24-hr Support Line: 800. 491. 9099
Crisis Support Services
24-hr Line: 800. 309. 2131
Girls, Inc., Pathways
Counseling Center
Alameda County
13666 E. 14th St.
San Leandro, CA 94578
510. 357. 5515
Concordia County
3000 62nd Ave.
Oakland, CA 94605
510. 430. 1850
COURT SERVICES /
LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICES
Court Info
www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/trial/
courtlist.htm
How to contact courts statewide by
county, searchable by zip code/city
Alameda County Superior Court
Berkeley Clerk’s Oce
www.alameda.courts.ca.gov
Temporary Restraining Orders
District Attorney’s Oce
Domestic Violence Advocate
Oakland
510. 268. 7276
asafeplacedvs.org/resources.htm
Domestic Violence Response
Unit / Elder Abuse
SF Police Department
415. 553. 9225
Victim Services Division
SF District Attorney’s Oce
850 Bryant St., Room 320
415. 553. 9044
Comprehensive advocacy and support
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
SHELTERS
24-Hour Emergency Shelter
4700 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94601
510. 534. 6030
Women and children
Asian Women’s Home
2400 Moorpark Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
24-hour hotline: 408.975.2730
aaci.org
Asian languages; emergency food,
clothing & shelter for women and
children, counseling, legal advocacy
Asian Women’s Shelter
3453 18th St., #19
San Francisco, CA 94110
877. 751. 0880
415. 751. 7110
sfaws.org
Various Asian languages; Emergency
shelter in condential location
Building Futures with Women
And Children / Sister Me Home
1395 Bancroft Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577
510. 357. 0205
bfwc.org
Spanish; Women and children
Community Overcoming
Relationship Abuse (CORA)
P.O. Box 5090
San Mateo, CA 94402
24-hr Hotline: 800.300.1080
Legal Info Line: 650. 259. 1855
corasupport.org
English & Spanish spoken;
Emergency shelter, transitional
housing, legal services
Community Solutions
6980 Chestmut St.
Gilroy, CA 95020
communitysolutions.org
Eden Info & Referral
570 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541
510. 537. 2710
edenir.org
Referral services, daily updates of
shelter availability in East Bay
Emergency Shelter Program
1180 B St.
Hayward, CA 94541
24-hr hotline:
Hayward: 510. 786. 1246
Oakland: 510. 534. 6030
Spanish; 90-day stay, women and
children of domestic violence
Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
415.678.5500 | TTY: 800. 595. 4889
futureswithoutviolence.org
Haven of Peace Women’s
Emergency Home
San Joaquin County
7070 South Harlan Rd.
French Camp, CA 95231
209. 982. 0390 / 209. 982. 0396
18+ years accepted; 35 space
capacity; assist women with food,
clothing and counseling
La Casa de Las Madres
1850 Mission St., #B
San Francisco, CA 94103
24-hour Crisis Lines:
Adult Line: 877. 503. 1850
Teen Line: 877. 923. 0700
lacasa.org
Emergency shelter; Domestic
Violence Response, Safe Havens
Project, Mary Elizabeth Inn Case
Management Program; Spanish,
Mandarin, Tagalog, French, Arabic
La Isla Pacica
Gilroy, CA
24 hour Crisis Line: 408. 683. 4118
Bilingual services, emergency food,
shelter up to 45 days, drug/alcohol
treatment, outpatient domestic
violence counseling, legal assistance
Marin Abused Women’s Services
734 A St., San Rafael, CA 94901
Women’s English Hotline:
415. 924. 6616
Women’s Spanish Hotline:
415. 924. 3456
Men’s Hotline: 415. 924. 1070
maws.org
Emergency shelter, legal assistance,
reeducation classes for batterers
My Sister’s House
3053 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95818
24-hr multilingual helpline:
916. 428. 3271
www.my-sisters-house.org
24-hour help line, safe haven for Asian
/ Pacic Islander women & children
National Domestic Violence
Hotline
1. 800. 799. SAFE (7233)
1. 800. 787. 3224 (TTY)
24-hr access through all 50 states,
English & Spanish, interpreter services
in 140 languages, local access to
shelters, information for immigrants
Next Door Solutions to
Domestic Violence
234 E. Gish Road, Ste. 200
San Jose, CA 95112
24-hr hotline: 408. 279. 2962
nextdoor.org
English & Spanish, comprehensive
emergency assistance services,
shelters in San Jose & Santa Clara
North American Islamic Shelter
for the Abused
P.O. Box 50515
Palo Alto, CA 94303
888-ASK-NISA / 888. 275. 6472
www.asknisa.org
Support and help to Urdu, Hindi,
Arabic, Farsi, Pushtu speakers
Safe Alternatives to Violent
Environments (SAVE)
1900 Mowry Ave., Ste. 204
Fremont, CA 94538
24-hr hotline: 510. 794. 6055
save-dv.org
Spanish, Hindi, Tamil; Emergency
shelter & longer term housing,
medical & legal assistance
Saint John’s Shelter for Women
& Children
4410 Power Inn Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95826
916. 453. 1482
stjohnsshelter.org
Emergency shelter up to 60 days
Shepherd’s Gate
1660 Portola Ave.
Livermore, CA 94551
925. 443. 4283 / 888. 216. 4776
shepherdsgate.org
Emergency shelter, job training,
short & long term programs
Stand Against Domestic Violence
1410 Danzig Plaza
Concord, CA 94520
888. 215. 5555 / 925. 676. 2845
standagainstdv.org
Emergency shelter, transitional
housing, Adelante Familia for
Spanish speakers
Tri-Valley Haven
3663 Pacic Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550
800. 884. 8119 / 925. 449. 5845
trivalleyhaven.org
Cantonese, German, French, Spanish,
Tagalog, Hindi; Emergency shelter for
women and children of DV
Women Escaping Violence
(WEAVE )
1900 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916. 920. 2952 / 916. 448. 2321
weaveinc.org
Response team, temporary housing,
crisis counseling, employment services
Woman Inc.
333 Valencia St., Ste. 450
San Francisco, CA 94103
24-hr Crisis Lines:
877. 384. 3578 / 415. 864. 4722
womaninc.org
Bilingual, bicultural services, counseling,
legal referrals, support groups
YWCA Support Network
for Battered Women
1257 Tasman Dr., Ste. C
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
24-hr Help Line: 800. 572. 2782
supportnetwork.org
English & Español; Crisis
intervention, counseling, legal
services, emergency shelter
HUMAN TRAFFICKING
California law denes human
tracking as “all acts involved in the
recruitment, abduction, transport,
harboring, transfer, sale or receipt of
persons, within national or across
international borders, through force,
coercion, fraud or deception, to place
persons in situations of slavery or
slavery like conditions, forced labor or
services, such as forced prostitution or
sexual services, domestic servitude,
bonded sweatshop labor, or other
debt bondage.”
» HumanTracking in California, 2007
» California Alliance to Combat Tracking and
SlaveryTask Force
SERVI CE PROVI DERS:
BAYSWAN
P.O. Box 210256
San Francisco, CA 94121
415. 751. 1659
bayswan.org
Center for Gender and
Refugee Studies
200 McAllister St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
415. 565. 4877
egrs.uchastings.edu
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil
Rights of the SF Bay Area
131 Steuart St., Ste 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
415. 543. 9444
lccr.com
MISSEY (Motivating, Inspiring,
Supporting and Service
Sexually Exploited Youth)
Alameda County Family
Justice Center
470 7th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
510.267.8840 / 510.290.6450
missey.org
ADVOCACY ORGANI ZATI ONS:
Department on the
Status Of Women
25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 240
San Francisco, CA 94102
415. 252. 2578
sfgov.org/dosw
Human Rights Commission
25 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 800
San Francisco, CA 94102
415. 252. 3208
sf-hrc.org
Jewish Community
Relations Council
121 Steuart St., Ste. 301
San Francisco, CA 94105
415. 957. 1551
jcrc.org
Not For Sale
270 Capistrano Rd., Ste. 2
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650. 560. 9990
notforsalecampaign.org
LESBIAN, GAY,
BISEXUAL,
TRANSGENDER,
& QUESTIONING
Community United
Against Violence (CUAV)
427 South Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94103
24-hr Crisis Line: 415. 333. 4357
cuav.org
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Maitri Hotline
234 East Gish Rd., Ste. 200
San Jose, CA 95112
Hotline: 888. 862. 4874
408. 436. 8398 / 408. 436. 8393
maitri.org
South Asian Women; Peer support /
counseling for domestic violence,
family law, immigration domestic
violence issues, translation,
interpretation, transitional housing
Pacic Center
2712 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
510. 548. 8283
paciccenter.org
Group and individual counseling,
narcotics anonymous, HIV and
Aids group, social groups
Project Eden
22646 2nd St.
Hayward, CA 94541
510. 247. 8200
Counseling for LGBTQQ Youth
Sexual Minority Alliance of
Alameda County Youth Center
Alameda County
1608 Webster St.
Oakland, CA 94612
510. 548. 8283
Support groups for LGBTQQ youth
SF LGBT Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
415. 865. 5555
sfcenter.org
Legal referrals, Temporary
Restraining Order assistance
SF Network for Battered
Lesbians/Bisexuals
415. 281. 0276
LEGAL REFERRALS:
TEMPORARY
RESTRAINING ORDER
ASSISTANCE
The Cooperative Restraining
Order Clinic
San Francisco
415. 252. 2844
Bilingual Service; Restraining
Order Assistance free of charge;
Paperwork served to batterer at
reduced fee
Legal Aid of Napa County
1001 Second St. Suite 335
Napa, CA 94559
707. 259. 0579
legalaidnapa.org
Free legal services to seniors,
immigrants and low-income
residents of Napa County
Napa Emergency Women’s
Services
1141 Pear Tree Ln.
Napa, CA 94558
707. 255. 6397 / 707. 252. 3687
Help with restraining orders
LEGAL SERVICES
API Legal Outreach
1305 Franklin St., Ste. 410
Oakland, CA 94612
510. 251. 2846
apilegaloutreach.org
Walk-in clinic; family, civil,
immigration law restraining
orders, queer domestic violence,
Asian languages
OR
1121 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
415. 567. 6255
Family, civil, and immigration
law; temporary restraining order,
Gay Domestic Violence Project
Asian Women’s Home
2400 Moorpark Ave., Ste. 300
San Jose, CA 95128
408. 975. 2739
Temporary restraining order
assistance; counseling; serves all
counties; 24-hr crisis line, shelter;
works with translators to serve
Asian-speaking clients
Domestic Violence
Restraining Order Clinic
137th St., Room 185,
Richmond, CA
510. 965.4048
Restraining Order clinic held in
Richmond Courthouse
Law Center for Families
510 16th St., Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
510. 451. 9261
lc.org
For families ineligible for
assistance from other programs,
but too poor to hire a private
attorney.
SEXUAL ASSAULT
Bay Women Against Rape
Oakland
Hotline: 510. 845. 7273
Rape and incest victims; Short-
term counseling, accompaniment
to hospital, court advocacy
DateHookup.com
datehookup.com/content-
what-you-should-know-about-
rape-and-sexual-assault.htm
The Sage Project Inc.
1275 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415. 905. 5050 / 415. 554. 1914
sagesf.org
Recovery from sexual exploitation
& substance abuse
SF Women Against Rape
3543 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415. 861. 2024
sfwar.org
24-hr Hotline: 415. 647. RAPE
Counseling, support groups, legal
advocacy
SF General Hospital Trauma
Recovery Center – Rape
Treatment Center
2727 Mariposa St, Ste 100
Crisis Line: 415. 437. 3011
24-hr medical forensic exam
(SFGH Emergency Room), free
services, Spanish / English)
API RESOURCES
Community Health For Asian
Americans
Antioch
3727 Sunset Ln., Ste. 110
Antioch, CA 94509
925. 778. 1667
Berkeley
1995 University Ave., Ste. 450
Berkeley, CA 94704
510. 845. 1766
Oakland
255 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606
510. 835. 0164
Richmond
3905 MacDonald Ave.
Richmond, CA 94805
510. 233. 7555
Congratulations and Best Wishes
to the cast of
The Vagina Monologues
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It is the right thing to
do. NO ONE deserves
to be treated inhumanely.
Because I can, and I
want to speak out for
the people who cannot.
– Maria Schaufele
Violence is or was a
reality shared by too
many of us. It is a reality
that must never be
tolerated nor ignored. To
speak out is to finally let
the invisible wounds f rom
violence heal.
– Jackie Yu
Every girl/woman has the
right to be free in her own
home; I want to be the
voice of those who have lost
their power to speak out.
– Fabiola Kramsky-Gascón
As a survivor of violence
and as a transgender
woman of color, I want
to bring awareness to
the horrifying level of
discrimination and violence
that my community face.
– Cecilia Chung
Health Commissioner,
San Francisco Department of
Public Health
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I feel really hurt and helpless
seeing my cousins (2 beautiful
women) suf fer from this
violence both verbally and
physically. I feel really helpless
because they would not speak
up and would not accept help
due to FEAR. Their husbands
are both in powerful positions
in the Philippine Government.
I will save at least one
woman’s life.
– Julie D. Soo, Esq.
Commissioner, San Francisco
Commission on the Status of Women
I grew up wi th i t, because I am
a survi vor of sexual violence,
because I have worked wi th
women who have fel t that
they needed to keep i t a
secret. Women’s voices need
to be heard – women need to
be empowered. I want to help
the next woman.
– Barbara Mark, Ph.D.
BECAUSE THEY MAKE
WOMEN FEEL IT’S THEIR
FAULT. IT’S NOT. TOO MANY
WOMEN ARE VICTIMS AND
KEEP IT A SECRET. SCARED
AND ASHAMED THEY LIVE
THEIR LIVES. THESE WOMEN
ARE NOT ALONE. I WANT
TO ENCOURAGE AND INSPIRE
ALL WOMEN TO BELIEVE IN
THEMSELVES AND HAVE THE
COURAGE TO SPEAK UP.
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I Am Speaking Out
Against Violence
Because …
At the orientation of The Vagina Monologues,
the cast and crew were encouraged to capture
their thoughts as the production progressed.
Ultimately, they were finding a deeper meaning
to their participation as buried memories and
feelings started surfacing. The following are
excerpts from their journals reflecting their
involvement in The Vagina Monologues.
T VM 2012 | WOME N OF COLOR UNI T E D AGAI NS T VI OL E NCE 7
V- DAY F I L I P I N A WOME N ’ S N E T WOR K I S P R OU D T O P R E S E N T A B E N E F I T P E R F OR M A N C E OF
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, first performed off-Broadway by
Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom,
outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.
Through this play and the liberation of this one WORD, countless
women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies
and their lives; giving voice to experiences and feelings not
previously exposed in public.
SPONSORSHIPS & ADVERTISING IN V-DIARIES
ANTI-VIOLENCE RESOURCE GUIDE: www.ffwn.org/events
MORE INFO: 415. 935. 4FWN
BENEFICIARIES: V-Day Spotlight 2012: Women and Girls of Haiti
and Women of Color United Against Violence
TICKETS:
CityBoxOffice.com
415. 392. 4400
$28 FWN Members, Seniors & Students
$38 General Admission
$100 VIP (Box and Orchestra Seats)
DI RECT ED BY: KEN MARQUI S & GENEVI EVE J OPANDA | ART DI RECTOR: AL PEREZ | EXECUTI VE PRODUCERS: MARI LY MONDEJ AR & ELENA MANGAHAS
. . . . . . . . . . .
CELEBRATING
. . . . . . . . . . .
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malia Cohen Cecilia Chung Tita Aida Leah Laxamana Fabiola Kramsky-Gascón Marily Mondejar Julie Soo Sharmin Bock Theresa Sparks
Production Assistant
KAI BRIONES
HR Assistant,
On Lok Inc.
Director
KEN MARQUIS
Senior Operations Manager,
George P. Johnson
Executive Producer
MARILY MONDEJAR
President,
FilipinaWomen’s Network
Production Assistant
MARJORIE BLANDO
Campaign Aide
Mondejar for DCCC
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IS A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE SEXUALITY IN ALL ITS COMPLEXITY AND MYSTERY.
BASED ON INTERVIEWS WITH OVER 200 WOMEN ABOUT THEIR MEMORIES AND EX
PERI ENCES OF SEXUALI TY, THE VAGI NA MONOLOGUES GI VES VOI CE TO WOMEN’S
DEEPEST FANTASIES AND FEARS, GUARANTEEING THAT NO ONE WHO READS IT WILL
EVER LOOK AT A WOMAN’S BODY, OR THINK OF SEX, IN QUITE THE SAME WAY AGAIN.
“AT FIRST WOMEN WERE RELUCTANT TO TALK,” ENSLER WRITES. “THEY WERE A
LITTLE SHY. BUT ONCE THEY GOT GOING, YOU COULDN’T STOP THEM.” THE VAGINA
MONOLOGUES HAS NOW BEEN TRANSLATED INTO OVER 48 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.
AISHA RAGASA
Student,
Mercy San Francisco
BARBARA MARK PH.D.
CEO and Founder,
Full Circle Institute
BEVERLY HOAYUN POPEK
SFUSD School Board Candidate
MALIA COHEN
Supervisor, Ditrict 10,
SF Board of Supervisors
MARIA SCHAUFELE
Mortgage Loan Specialist,
First Republic Bank
MARILUZ PANASZEWICZ
RAGASA
Owner
Mariluz Design
NIKKI “TITA AIDA” CALMA
TRANS: Thrive Program
Supervisor,
API Wellness Center
DAVID CHIU
President,
SF Board of Supervisors
ELENA MANGAHAS
Board Chair,
FilipinaWomen’s Network
FABIOLA KRAMSKY GASCÓN
Journalist / TV Anchor,
Univision
JACQUELINE D. YU, ESQ.
Trusts and Estates / Tax Attorney,
Horton, Roberts &West LLP
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SHARMIN BOCK
Assistant District Attorney
Alameda County
STEPHANIE BLOCK
Social Media Consultant
THERESA SPARKS
Executive Director,
San Francisco Human Rights
Commission
Executive Producer
ELENA MANGAHAS
Chair,
FilipinaWomen’s Network
Production Assistant
EM ANGELES
Sales Support,
YapStone, Inc.
Playwright
EVE ENSLER
Founder,
V-DAY
Director
GENEVIEVE JOPANDA
District Representative for
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
WELCOME
From Filipina Women’s
Network:
Marily Mondejar, President &
Elena Mangahas, Board Chair
RECOGNITION OF
2012 VAGINA WARRIORS
Marily Mondejar, Elena
Mangahas, Sonia Delen
» Agam Keigwin
» John Delgado
» Julie Soo
INTRODUCTION
Christina Ibarra, Theresa
Sparks, Cecelia Chung,
Stephanie Block, Beverly
Popek, Jackie Yu, Tita Aida
INTRO – HAIR
Maria Schaufele
HAIR
Barbara Mark
WEAR AND SAY
Julie Soo, Leah Laxamana,
Maria Schaufele, Sabrina
Fitranty
INTRO – THE FLOOD
Leah Laxamana
THE FLOOD
Sharmin Bock
THE VAGINA WORKSHOP
Stephanie Block, Maria
Schaufele, Sabrina Fitranty
VAGINA HAPPY FACT
Beverly Popek
INTRO – BECAUSE HE
LIKED TO LOOK AT IT
Barbara Mark
BECAUSE HE LIKED
TO LOOK AT IT
Fabiola Kramsky Gascon
NOT-SO-HAPPY FACT
Malia Cohen
INTRO – WHAT IF I TOLD
YOU I DIDN’T HAVE A
VAGINA
Beverly Popek
WHAT IF I TOLD YOU I
DIDN’T HAVE A VAGINA
Theresa Sparks
INTRO – SAY IT (FOR THE
COMFORT WOMEN)
Genevieve Jopanda
SAY IT (FOR THE
COMFORT WOMEN)
Beverly Popek, Leah
Laxamana
MY ANGRY VAGINA
Julie Soo, Cecilia Chung
INTRO – MY VAGINA
WAS MY VILLAGE
Maria Schaufele
MY VAGINA WAS MY
VILLAGE
Jackie Yu, Christina Ibarra
LULLABY –
ILI-ILI, TULOG ANAY*
Jackie Yu
INTRO – THE LITTLE
COOCHI SNORCHER
THAT COULD
Christina Ibarra
THE LITTLE COOCHI
SNORCHER THAT COULD
Jackie Yu, Genevieve
Jopanda, Stephanie Block
INTRO – THEY BEAT THE
GIRL OUT OF MY BOY…
OR SO THEY TRIED
Genevieve Jopanda
THEY BEAT THE GIRL OUT
OF MY BOY…OR SO
THEY TRIED
Tita Aida, Theresa Sparks,
Cecelia Chung
EXTRO – IT’S NOT A
PRIVATE MATTER!
Julie Soo
INTRO –
RECLAIMING CUNT
Tita Aida
RECLAIMING CUNT
Fabiola Kramsky Gascon
A SIX-YEAR OLD
WAS ASKED
Mariluz Santos Panaszewicz
Ragasa, Anastazja Ragasa
INTRO – THE WOMAN
WHO LOVED TO MAKE
VAGINAS HAPPY
Jackie Yu
THE WOMAN WHO
LOVED TO MAKE
VAGINAS HAPPY
Rosie Josie & All Cast
INTRO – I WAS THERE
IN THE ROOM
Barbara Mark
I WAS THERE
IN THE ROOM
Elena Mangahas & Mariluz
Santos Panaszewicz Ragasa
FILIPINO LULLABY –
SA UGOY NY DUYAN**
2012 SPOTLIGHT
INTRODUCTION
First Lady Anita Lee
ONE BILLION RISING
SPEAK OUT
Marily Mondejar, Malia
Cohen
HANDPRINTS PLEDGE
(MEN AGAINST
VIOLENCE)
Marily Mondejar,
Genevieve Jopanda
WITH THE V-MEN:
David Chiu, President,
San Francisco Board of
Supervisors
CURTAIN CALL
*Text: “Ili-Ili, Now Go To
Sleep” (Cebuano).
P. Magdamo, Arranger
**Text: “From the Cradle”
(Tagalog), Lucio San Pedro,
Composer; Levi Celerio (Lyrics)
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ROSIE JOSUE
Business Development Manager,
Faragon Restoration
SABRINA “INNA” FITRANTY
Independent Social Worker,
CA Certied Anti DV Counselor &
Multi-Language Advocate
CECILIA CHUNG
Health Commissioner,
San Francisco Department of
Public Health
CRISTINA IBARRA
Student,
SF University High School
JULIE D. SOO, ESQ.
Senior Sta Counsel, CA Dept.
of Insurance; Commissioner, SF
Commission on the Status of
Women
LEAH LAXAMANA
Fellow,
National Urban Fellows
AL S. PEREZ is the founder of Creative
i Studio, which specializes in translating
marketing objectives into creative
strategies. He is an award-winning graphic
designer, producing marketing programs
fromFortune 500, start-up companies, to
nonprot organizations. Al is excited to
be a part of TheVagina Monologues since
2004 as its art director. As President of the
Filipino American Arts Exposition, he leads
the annual Pistahan Parade and Festival.
His community and civic work has been
recognized by a mayoral appointment
to the San Francisco Entertainment
Commission and a Presidential Citation by
Philippine President Gloria Arroyo.
ANASTAZJA “AZJA” RAGASA
is 15 years-old and a sophomore at Mercy
San Francisco. She has developed a love
of acting and recently completed the role
of Mr. Pinky in Hairspray. Azja has also
appeared as Sebastiana in Shakespeare’s,
TheTempest and as Toni Poncelet in
Dead ManWalking. Azja is very active
in Mercy’s student council. She has
served as Freshman President and is the
Commissioner of Inter-school Relations.
Azja enjoys speech and serves as a lector
and school assembly speaker. Her hobbies
include reading and community service.
BARBARA MARK, PH.D. is a
consulting psychologist, consultant and
executive coach. She works with ambitious
and high-achieving female executives on
career trajectory, professional development
and leadership skills. Barbara has been
brought into the condence of hundreds of
professional women seeking to maintain
inner balance while facing diverse external
demands, personal ambition, and the
desire to feel satised in their lives and in
their contributions to their professional
environments.
BEVERLY HOAYUN POPEK is
a Candidate for the San Francisco Unied
School District School Board 2012. Born and
raised in SF, she’s a rst generation Chinese
American and is a graduate of SF public
schools. Beverly obtained her Bachelor of
Arts in both Anthropology and Political
Science at Minnesota State University at
Mankato. She continued to pursue her
studies in Anthropology at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst and obtained her
Masters of Arts. Since then, she’s worked
in the software, education, and nonprot
industries. Currently she works for the City
and County of SF at the Human Rights
Commission where she manages the Local
Business Enterprise (LBE) Certication Unit.
Beverly also teaches Cultural and Physical
Anthropology at Skyline College where
she is passionate about teaching and loves
nurturing students. Married and a mother
of two boys in public schools, she’s an active
parent who is an organizer, fundraiser, and
soccer manager.
BONGGA DATILES Celebrity Hair &
Make-Up Artist, www.SuperBongga.com
CECILIA CHUNG is a nationally
recognized civil rights leader, advocates
for HIV/AIDS awareness and care, LGBT
equality, and social justice. An immigrant
fromHong Kong, Cecilia has lived in San
Francisco for over 20 years where she
has worked locally and internationally to
advance equality and justice. During that
time, she has broken ground in a number of
ways including: being the rst transgender
woman and rst Asian to be elected to lead
the Board of Directors of the San Francisco
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual andTransgender
Pride Celebration; the rst transgender
woman and rst person living openly with
HIV to Chair the San Francisco Human
Rights Commission; and, an architect of the
nation’s most ambitious publicly funded
programaddressing economic justice
within the transgender community.
CRISTINA M. IBARRA is a high
school scholar who is adept at eld
hockey and soccer, likes to volunteer with
homeless children, does photography and
works in mystery/criminal psychology.
She’s artistic; she can rock!
DAVID CHIU was elected in November
2008 to represent San Francisco’s District
3 and elected President of the Board of
Supervisors in January 2009. Before joining
the Board, David was a founder and Chief
Operating Ocer of Grassroots Enterprise,
an online communications technology
company. The eldest child of immigrant
parents, David grewup in Boston and
received his undergraduate degree, law
degree, and master’s degree in public
policy fromHarvard University.
ELENA MANGAHAS is a Journalism
graduate of the University of the
Philippines where she was also active in
theatre production with the University
of the Philippines Repertory Company.
Fromcampus theatre she moved into
independent theatre productions until
her immigration to the U.S. She settled
in Stockton and continued theatre work
leading to her V-Day involvement in 2004
to this day. Social service is her day job
and Elena serves as chair of Little Manila
Foundation for historic preservation of
Filipino American history in America and
the FilipinaWomen Network’s Board of
Directors. Elena was selected 100 Most
Inuential FilipinaWomen in the U.S. by
the FilipinaWomen’s Network in 2007 and
awardedWoman of theYear for 2009 by
the California LegislativeWomen’s Caucus.
EM ANGELES is a native of Southern
California. With 10+years in event
marketing industry, she currently works
for YapStone, an e-payments processing
company in the East Bay. She has
volunteered at and supported numerous
events, such as the Pistahan Parade
and Festival, Filipino Heritage sporting
events, Kulinarya as well as the 1st Annual
FilBookFest. Also a martial artist at heart,
she practices Filipino Stick Fighting known
as Eskrima, Arnis, and/or Kali (depending
on region) and currently holds 2 black belts
in 2 dierent ghting styles: PaaMano and
Kombatan.
FABIOLA KRAMSKYGASCÓN
Born and raised in Mexico City, Fabiola is a
journalist with twenty years of experience
inTV, radio and online newscasts. Her
strong ability to stay calmand resolve
complex on- and o-the-air situations
allowed her to work at the most recognized
news organizations in Latin America
such as Televisa, Radiorama and Abc
radio. As a compelling storyteller and
skillful interviewer, Fabiola was recruited
by Univision Los Angeles to anchor the
evening newscast in 2005. Soon thereafter,
the station became the number one in the
nation thanks to the high ratings that she
and her teamachieved. For her work with
building journalistic bridges between two
cultures (Mexico and the U.S.), Fabiola
was awarded the‘Premio Nacional de
Periodismo’, the highest recognition given
to journalists in Mexico. In 2010 she arrived
to San Francisco to join her husband,
former Chief of Police and current District
Attorney, George Gascón. Her impacting
yet easy to follownews delivery, prompted
Univision San Francisco to recruit her for
their morning show, the rst of its kind in
Spanish, in the Bay area.
JACQUELINE D. YU, ESQ. is
honored to be a part of this year’s
production. She is an associate attorney at
Horton, Roberts &West LLP, specializing
in wealth and tax planning, trust
administration and probate. She received
her Juris Doctorate at Notre Dame Law
School and Masters of Lawin Business
LawandTaxation at UCLASchool of Law.
Jacqueline is an active member of KAYA
Filipino Americans for Progress, having
formerly served as a Bay Area Chapter
Chair, and currently serves on the board of
the Filipino American Democratic Club of
San Francisco. She previously served as the
Asian Aairs Task Force Ocer at the United
Nations Association - National Capital Area
with a focus on human rights violations
in the Philippines; a board member of
the Notre DameWomen’s Legal Forum;
and the executive editor of the Journal of
College and University Law. She was born
in Quezon City and raised in Los Angeles by
two extremely hard working nurses.
GENEVIEVE V. JOPANDA
focuses on anti-domestic violence
legislation. She has been part of FWN’s
TheVagina Monologues since 2005 where
she was also the founding editor-at-large
of the V-Diaries: Anti-Violence Resource
Guide. Her 15 years of community advocacy
includes mentoring and teaching positive
alternatives to youth. She is currently
the National Co-Chair for KAYA: Filipino
Americans for Progress, Vice Chair-Northern
California for the Filipino American Caucus
of the California Democratic Party, Vice
Chair-Region 8 for NaFFAA, Pistahan
Festival Director, Advisor to Soulciety.org,
and Commissioner for the Daly City Park &
Recreation Commission.
JIANING “JENNY” WU is a graduate
student of Digital Marketing at Hult
International Business School. She is an
international professional with experience
in management, sales, marketing,
event management and data collection.
Focused on social media, marketing and
advertising, she supports the online
marketing, sales or product launch goals of
her client companies.
JON LEE attended Sacred Heart
Cathedral High School and graduated with
a degree in marketing at San Francisco
State University. He is currently the
ProgramDirector at The First Tee of San
Francisco. He was introduced to golf by
his dad at age 6 and his dad still remains
his only coach. Jonathan also enjoys
coaching youth baseball and basketball.
This is Jonathan’s rst Vagina Monologues
production as part of the stage crew.
JULIE D. SOO, ESQ. is a senior sta
counsel with the California Department
of Insurance. She has volunteered in a
variety of community causes, including
hate crimes projects, civil rights education,
campaign work, and community health
advocacy. First appointed by Mayor
Gavin Newsomand then by Mayor Edwin
Lee, Julie serves on the San Francisco
Commission on the Status of Women. She
is active with the California Democratic
Party Executive Board as a co-chair of the
PlatformCommittee where she focuses
on immigration, education, and health
care issues. Julie also sits on the Board
of Trustees for Saint Francis Memorial
Hospital. Afourth-generation San
Franciscan through her mother’s family,
she is a Lowell High School alumna and
holds an A.B. with a double major in Pure
Mathematics and Statistics fromU.C.
Berkeley, an M.A. in Applied Mathematics
fromU.C. San Diego, and a J.D. fromGolden
Gate University School of Law.
KAI BRIONES LEE was one of the
rst cast members of FWN’s TheVagina
Monologues back in 2004. ThroughTVM,
Kai got involved in dierent Filipino
community organizations such as the
Filipino American Arts Exposition and
Philippine International Aid. Aside from
helping with these Filipino organizations,
Kai is also involved with the Richmond
Ermet AIDS Foundation, The First Tee of
San Francisco andTheWalt Disney Family
Museum. Kai is currently working at On Lok
Senior Living Center in the HR Department.
KEN MARQUIS is a television &
corporate video Producer, stage Director/
Producer, and event Producer with credits
including TheVagina Monologues in Las
Vegas, Washington DC (Kennedy Center)
and San Francisco, MSNBC’s The Site hosted
by Soledad O’Brien (national TV), Digital
CamFilmFestival (national TV), The Screen
Savers onTechTV (national TV), Apple
Computer (corporate video), DARPAUrban
Challenge (corporate video), Ginoong
Pilipinas (stage), The Journey: Stephanie
Reese (stage), Pistahan Parade &Festival
(festival), and cultural heritage events with
the SF Giants, Oakland Raiders, and Golden
StateWarriors (events). Ken is also a Senior
Operations Manager at George P. Johnson,
a Project: Worldwide Agency (project.com).
Born in Santa Monica, Ken was a child actor
with national TV credits including
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Art Director
AL S. PEREZ
Commissioner,
SF Entertainment Commission
Hair & Makeup Artistry
BONGGA DATILES
Stylist
Photographer/Videographer
JENNY WU
Graduate Student, Digital Mkg.,
Hult International Business School
Production Assistant
JON LEE
ProgramDirector,
The First Tee of San Francisco
Photographer
NILAR AMANDA KHAING
Chemical Engineer
Production Team
SONIA T. DELEN
SVP, Banc of America Leasing,
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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ve Ensler, Tony Award
winning playwright,
performer, and activist, is
the author of The Vagina
Monologues, which has
been translated into over 48 languages,
performed in over 140 countries,
including sold-out runs at both Off-
Broadway’s Westside Theater and on
London’s West End (2002 Olivier Award
nomination, Best Entertainment), and has
run for 10 years in Mexico City and Paris.
In 2004, Ensler performed her play
The Good Body on Broadway in New
York City. This was followed by a 20-city
national tour in 2005.
In 2006, Ensler released Insecure at
Last, a political memoir. In 2006 she
also co-edited A Memory, a Monologue,
a Rant, and a Prayer, an anthology of
writings about violence against women.
In February 2010, I Am an Emotional
Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around
the World was released by Random
House and made The New York Times
Best Seller list.
In August 2010 Emotional Creature
was first workshopped at New York
Stage and Film at Vassar College. The
show was recently workshopped in
Johannesburg, South Africa, followed by
Paris, France, and will open at Berkeley
Rep in June 2012, moving towards an
off-Broadway production.
In the summer of 2010, Ensler’s play
Here was filmed live by Sky Television
in London, UK. Eve’s other plays include
Mango, The Treatment, Necessary
Targets, Conviction, Ladies, Lemonade,
The Depot, Floating Rhoda and the Glue
Man, Extraordinary Measures and Reef
and Particle.
The Vagina Monologues, The Good
Body, Necessary Targets, Insecure at Last
and A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant,
and a Prayer were published by Villard/
Random House. Vagina Warriors, words
by Ensler and photos by Joyce Tenneson,
was published by Bulfinch Press for
V-Day 2005.
She is currently writing a new book, In
the Body of the World, for Metropolitan to
be published 2013.
Ensler’s film credits include an HBO
film version of The Vagina Monologues
(2002). She also produced the film
What I Want My Words to Do to You, a
documentary about the writing group
she led at the Bedford Hills Correctional
Facility for Women. The film premiered
and won the Freedom of Expression
Award at Sundance Film Festival and
premiered nationally on PBS’s “P.O.V.” in
December 2003.
Ensler has written numerous
articles for The Guardian, Huffington
Post, Washington Post, Utne Reader,
International Herald Tribune, Glamour
Magazine and Marie Claire as well as a
regular column in O Magazine.
She was awarded the 2011 Isabelle
Stevenson Tony Award, which recognizes
an individual from the theater community
who has made a substantial contribution
of volunteered time and effort on behalf
of humanitarian, social service, or
Above: Eve Ensler with Jane Fonda
charitable organizations.
Other awards include a
Guggenheim Fellowship
in Playwriting and an
Obie, in addition to a
number of honorary
degrees.
In November 2009,
Ensler was named
one of US News &
World Report’s ”Best
Leaders” in association with the
Center for Public Leadership (CPL)
at Harvard Kennedy School. In 2010
she was named one of “125 Women
Who Changed Our World” by Good
Housekeeping Magazine. In 2011 she
was named one of Newsweek’s “150
Women Who Changed the World” and
The Guardian’s “100 Most Influential
Women.”
Ensler’s experience performing
The Vagina Monologues inspired her
to create V-Day, a global movement
to stop violence against women and
girls. She has devoted her life to
stopping violence, envisioning a planet
in which women and girls will be free
to thrive, rather than merely survive.
Today, V-Day is a global activist
movement that raises funds
and awareness through benefit
productions of Ensler’s award-winning
play The Vagina Monologues and other
artistic works. In 2011, over 5,600
V-Day benefits took place. To date, the
V-Day movement has raised over $85
million and educated millions about
the issue of violence against women
and the efforts to end it, crafted
international educational, media
and PSA campaigns, opened the
revolutionary City of Joy community
in the Democratic Republic of Congo,
launched the Karama program in the
Middle East, reopened shelters, and
funded over 13,000 community-based
anti-violence programs and safe
houses in Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota,
Egypt and Iraq. In 2001 V-Day was
named one of Worth Magazine’s “100
Best Charities,” in 2006 one of Marie
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Perpetrator Responsible for
Violence: The battered woman is never
blamed for the abuse she has suered. The helper
should never excuse violent acts (except in
self-defense) and should place responsibility for
the violence for the violence on the perpetrator.
Advocacy Rather Than Therapy: The woman
asking for help is assumed to be a basically healthy
person who needs understanding, information,
support, and advocacy. Being abused, in itself, does
not indicate a need for therapy.
Helper As Peer: The helper and the battered
woman are peers; the helper, is in the role of
providing support and skills to the battered woman,
but does not hold power or authority over her.
Self-Help: The helpers goal is to help the
battered woman become strong and independent,
not to take over for her or make her dependent on
the helper. When much support is needed, “walk
with her”rather than do for her.
Language: The helper must be aware of how
her language conveys her philosophy, attitudes,
and stereotypes. Her language should
acknowledge women’s growth and power rather
than perpetuating negative images.
Woman Controls Choice of Options: The
helper leaves the choice of options to the battered
woman and supports her as a person no matter
what she decides, even is the helper does not agree
with her choice.
Helper As Educator: The helper’s role includes
educating the battered woman about the facts of
battering as a social and political problem.
Women Helping Women: Battered women
can benet from the support of other women at
the time of crisis in order to understand and
overcome our common oppression as women.
Peer Support: Battered women can benet
from the support of other battered women in order
to break down their isolation and gain perspective.
Empowerment: The helper’s goal is
empowerment; her job is help the battered woman
gain the skills and condence to exercise power
over her own life.
Overcoming Stereotypes: The helper is
committed to working to overcome her own biases
and stereotypes in order to be an eective helper
for women with backgrounds and situations
dierent from her own.
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her language conveys her philosophy, attitudes,
and stereotypes. Her language should
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CALL TO ACTION:
ONE BILLION RISING
When we started V-Day 14 years ago, we had the
outrageous idea that we could END violence against
women. Since then, hundreds of thousands of V-Day
activists in audiences and on stages in over 140
countries have come together to demand an end to
violence against women and girls.
We have struggled with every bit of our beings
to end this violence, but still today, the United
Nations states that 1 in 3 women on the planet will
be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That is more
than one billion women living on the planet today.
V-Day REFUSES to stand by as more than a billion
women experience violence.
V-Day announced its most ambitious campaign
ever, called ONE BILLION RISING.
ONE BILLION RISING is a promise that ONE
YEAR from February 14th, we will RISE UP with
millions of women and men around the world to
say, “ENOUGH! The violence ends NOW.”
ONE BILLION RISING will make the earth
MOVE by uniting us through DANCE across every
country.
ONE BILLION RISING is a GLOBAL call to
action. We will gather throughout the world.
ONE BILLION RISING is COMMUNAL. We will
DANCE together in DEFIANCE of the injustices we
and our mothers, sisters, lovers, and friends have
suered.
ONE BILLION
RISING is a
CELEBRATION.
We will DANCE in
streets, we will
RAISE our voices,
and we will
LEAVE our oces,
our homes, and our daily routines BEHIND as we join
in a POWERFUL act of REFUSAL to let the violence
continue.
We invite you to join ONE BILLION RISING and
make a promise to drop whatever you’re doing one
year from February 14th and RISE UP AND DANCE to
end violence against women and girls – ONCE AND
FOR ALL.
To join V-Days everywhere for ONE BILLION
RISING, text BILLION to 50555.
Your text today is a promise to join ONE
BILLION RISING to end the violence once and for
all. There will be many ways to participate in the
coming months and draw attention to stopping
violence against women and girls while growing the
movement – and we’ll need ALL of you.
And if you don’t have a phone, when you get
home, visit WWW.VDAY.ORG/BILLION and you
can join us from there.
YOU are part of this movement and this rising.
Remember this moment. Remember how you
feel right now. And remember that ONE BILLION
RISING is coming, February 14, 2013. JOIN US!
“Eve Ensler wants to save the
world… and don’t even think
of getting in her way.”
NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
Claire Magazine’s Top Ten Charities,
and in 2010 one of the top-rated
organizations on GreatNonprofits.
V-Day stages large-scale benefits
and produces innovative gatherings,
films, and campaigns to educate
and change social attitudes towards
violence against women, including the
documentary Until The Violence Stops.
It also holds community briefings on
the missing and murdered women
of Juarez, Mexico. In addition, V-Day
staged the December 2003 V-Day
delegation trip to Israel, Palestine,
Egypt and Jordan; the Afghan
Women’s Summit; the March 2004
delegation to India; the Stop Rape
Contest; the Indian Country Project;
Love Your Tree; the June 2006 two-
week festival of theater, spoken word,
performance, and community events
Until the Violence Stops: NYC; the 2008
V-Day 10-year anniversary events
V to the Tenth at the New Orleans
Arena and Louisiana Superdome; the
Stop Raping Our Greatest Resource:
Power To The Women and Girls of
the Democratic Republic of Congo
Campaign; the V-Girls Campaign, and
the V-Men Campaign, which launched
in 2010.
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“VAGINA WARRIORS” CELEBRATES
NEW ACTIVISTS AND LEADERS
WHO ARE WORKING TO END
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN THE
FILIPINO AND ASIAN
COMMUNITIES. VAGINA WARRIORS
ARE THE WOMEN AND MEN WHO
HAVE OFTEN EXPERIENCED
VIOLENCE PERSONALLY OR
WITNESSED IT WITHIN THEIR
COMMUNITIES AND DEDICATED
THEMSELVES TOWARD ENDING
SUCH VIOLENCE THROUGH
EFFECTIVE, GRASSROOTS MEANS.
THE FILIPINA WOMEN’S NETWORK
IS PROUD TO HONOR THESE
INDIVIDUALS WHO PERSONIFY
SUCH COURAGE AND CONVICTION.
THEY HAVE FACED AND OVERCOME
ADVERSITY IN THEIR LIVES AND
ARE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN OR
HEADING EFFORTS TO END
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
AND GIRLS.
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Adam Keigwin has devoted himself
professionally and personally to ending
violence against women. He was the
rst male student to minor in Women’s
Studies at the University of
Massachusetts.
Adam organized the rst statewide
White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) in
North Carolina. The WRC is the largest
eort in the world of men working to
end violence against women (VAW).
Upon moving to California, Adam
continued his eorts in ending VAW by
organizing the White Ribbon Campaign
in San Mateo which was the rst such
campaign in California. In 2006 Adam
helped get ACR 106, White Ribbon
Campaign, chaptered into law.
Keigwin has been instrumental in
passing landmark legislation to protect
children, domestic violence survivors,
the environment, and consumers.
SB 1356 (2008) which eliminates
the court’s discretion to imprison or
otherwise conne in custody a victim of
a domestic violence crime for contempt
for refusing to testify concerning that
domestic violence crime.
SB 13 (2009) restoring $16.3 million
for 94 domestic violence shelters and
centers throughout California.
SB 782 (2010) Protecting victims of
Domestic Violence from being evicted
and requires landlords to change the
locks within 24 hours of receiving a
written request with a copy of a police
report or court order.
Other eorts include addressing
youth access to violent video games
and most recently legislation regarding
sexually exploited minors.
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John Delgado grew up in Southern
California. He earned his B.S. in Electrical
Engineering from UCLA in 1991 and Law
Degree from UC Hastings in 1997. The
oldest of ve children, he was the rst of
his family to graduate from college.
Before entering law school, Vice Mayor
Delgado worked as an environmental
consultant, then as a software
consultant. In 1998, he became a
prosecutor for the Los Angeles District
Attorney’s Oce. In 2000, Delgado
joined the San Francisco District
Attorney’s Oce where he continues to
prosecute criminals. John Delgado has
handled thousands of cases and spent a
majority of his career in units that
specialize in domestic violence. His most
notable cases were the People v. Eric
Knight case, also known as the “Vampire
Case”, where the defendant bit a good
Samaritan in the neck and tried to drink
his blood; and People v McGowan case,
where the defendant was convicted of
brutalizing and kidnapping his wife,
based in part on a 911 call recording. In
November 2010, John Delgado was
elected to a four year term on the
Hercules City Council. In June 2011,
Council Member Delgado was selected
by the City Council to serve as Vice
Mayor. He currently serves as the
Hercules Vice Mayor and will be Mayor
on 2013.
John Delgado’s ethnic heritage is
part-Filipino, part-Hispanic. He is
married to Jeanne Poco Delgado, of
Filipina heritage. They have two
children, Gabriel and Gianna and in his
free time, he loves to explore the Bay
Area with his family.
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Julie D. Soo is an attorney and a
community volunteer who believes in
setting positive examples through
action. “I never ask anyone to do
something that I am not willing to fully
engage in myself,”she explains. She
transitioned from a career in
mathematics to law after seeing what
attorneys could do to help those without
a voice.
Prior to full-time law practice, Julie
served as legislative sta and advisor to
members of the San Francisco Board of
Supervisors and worked on the Equal
Access to Services Ordinance legislation
to help limited-English procient
residents participate in local
government. Julie is well-recognized as
a former sta writer with AsianWeek.
In 2010, a year after being named to
the SF Commission on the Status of
Women, Julie enrolled in a special
16-week Bridges to Freedom Language
Fluency Project for training in Cantonese
on terminology related to domestic
violence, including medical and legal
terminology. This was a good challenge
for Julie, a fourth-generation San
Franciscan who had only general
conversational skills in the language.
She also became more familiar with
special visas available to non-citizens
who are victims of domestic violence or
human tracking. She has talked about
domestic violence on Cantonese
television and radio programs to let
immigrant women know that, “An ’ABC’
– American Born Chinese – is ready to
lend a hand and to help each person
nd a voice. Language shouldn’t be a
barrier to those in need.”
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TheWaltons (series), Addams Family
Halloween Reunion (TV movie), and
LittleWomen (TV miniseries). Ken now
lives happily ever after in San Francisco
with Al Perez, his partner of 21 years.
LEAH L. LAXAMANA joins theTVM
cast for a second time and is excited to
continue raising awareness on women’s
issues. Having completed her work with
FilipinaWomen’s Network and Korn/
Ferry International, Leah is about to
begin her next chapter as a member
of the Class of 2013 of the National
Urban Fellows program, an academic
and leadership development program
that culminates in a Master of Public
Administration degree fromNewYork’s
Baruch College, School of Public Aairs.
Recently, the Pacic Asian American
Women Bay Area Coalition (PAAWBAC)
selected Leah as one of its Monarch
Awardees for 2012 recognizing her as
an emerging API leader. Leah served
as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras
from2006-2008. Currently, she is an
active volunteer of the Cornerstone
Church of San Francisco and an ocer
of the San FranciscoToastmasters Club.
She is also a student of Abadá capoeira
and is working on her Portuguese.
MALIA COHEN On the Board,
Supervisor Cohen serves as Vice-Chair
of the Land Use and Economic
Development Committee, member of
the Budget and Finance Committee
and member of theTransportation
Authority. She also serves as a
member of the Association of Bay
Area Governments (ABAG) and the
Joint Powers Board (JPB). Supervisor
Cohen came to the Board fromPower
Forward Consulting, a public aairs,
media and policy consulting rm
helping businesses and nonprots
create sound public policy and a former
member of the Corporate Strategy
and Communications teamfor the
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
In addition to her work on economic
issues, Supervisor Cohen has worked
as a eld organizer and an Executive
Assistant to Mayor Newsomand
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Sta.
Supervisor Cohen earned her Master
of Science Degree in Public Policy and
Management fromCarnegie Mellon
University and her Bachelor’s Degree in
Political Science fromFisk University.
MARIA SCHAUFELE is a Mortgage
Loan Specialist at First Republic
Bank, with 15 years of experience
in the mortgage lending industry.
Also a martial artist, she practices
the Philippine Martial Arts (Arnis-
Eskrima-Kali) and currently holds a
4th degree black belt fromSenkotiros
International/ Pallen Martial Arts. In
July of this year, she and other U.S.
delegates will represent the U.S. Team
to the 2012WEKAFWorldTournament
in Cebu Philippines.
MARILUZ PANASZEWICZ
RAGASA is the owner of Mariluz
Design, an event design, decor,
specialty printing and planning
business in San Francisco. She is very
active in the Filipino American and
Asian communities. She sits on the
board or staof several nonprots and
community events including Pistahan
Parade and Festival, FilipinaWomen’s
Network, Miss Asian America Pageant
and Fashion Arts andYouth Enterprise.
She is a wife and mother of three
including Azja who is performing in
today’s TheVagina Monologues. This is
Mariluz’ virgin acting performance!
MARILY MONDEJAR is a Filipina
American feminist, a community
organizer, and an untiring advocate
against domestic violence and
tracking of Filipina women. Marily
is passionate about women’s rights
and especially works to ensure the
representation of Filipina and Asian
women’s voices in the public and private
sectors.
Asenior business leader with
wide-ranging global experience as an
entrepreneur, strategist and advisor
to organizations, she ended a notable
career in 2009 to devote her energies
full-time as the founding president
of the FilipinaWomen’s Network, a
nationwide nonprot organization
for women of Philippine ancestry in
the United States, an organization she
grewfrom50 members in 2002 to over
10,200 list members today.
Marily joined the San Francisco
Commission on the Status of
Women’s Justice &Courage Project in
implementing changes in the City’s
system-wide response to domestic
violence. In 2009 she expanded
the campaign to engage the Asian
communities and developed coalitions
to end violence against women and
girls. This year the campaign is now
Women of Color United Against
Violence.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appointed
Marily to the San Francisco Redistricting
Task Force that redrewthe boundaries
for San Francisco’s 11 supervisors’
districts. Marily has received recognition
fromthe California Asian Pacic Islander
Joint Legislative Caucus for Excellence
in Civil Rights (2010), fromGlobal Arts
Education for organization president of
the year (2011), the Filipinas Magazine
for community service (2005) and from
KQEDas 2012 Local Hero for Women’s
History Month.
Marily says“This year I have accepted
the challenge to run for a seat in the
Democratic Central County Committee
(DCCC) so I can inuence the Democratic
leadership in San Francisco and
continue to be a voice for women and
the Filipino community.”
MARJORIE BLANDO is a new
immigrant to the U.S. fromthe
Philippines. She brings with her over 15
years experience in technical-vocational
education and administration. She has a
BAin Psychology and a MAin Industrial
Psychology.
NILAR AMANDA KHAING was
born and raised in Myanmar which
is also known as Burma. After high
school she went to the United Kingdom
and completed her masters degree
in chemical process engineering. She
worked in France and moved last
September to the U.S. with her new
husband. “Living in a newcountry and
moving to a society where you have
no family and friends is denitely not
easy. I have met so many people with
dierent beliefs, values and dreams,
who treat me dierently and look down
for their own reasons have been quite
challenging.”She is guided by her motto
that‘Nothing is Impossible, just not
happened yet!’ –so watch out world!
NIKKI “TITA AIDA” CALMA is a
visible A&PI LGBT leader and personality
in the Bay Area. Recognized for her
commendable work in the HIV eld for
the past twenty years both, TITAhas
evolved to spread her advocacy and
activismwork to her own community,
the transgender community. She is
currently a ProgramSupervisor for the
Asian &Pacic Islander Wellness Center.
ROSIE JOSUE graduated at SFSU
with a double major in psychology and
criminal justice. She is an independent
business owner while also working
with a restoration company in
business development. In addition
to supporting and volunteering for
various organizational events, such as
for Filipinos for Progress and Pistahan
Parade and Festival, she is the Chief
Operating Ocer of the non-prot
organization, Create Social Change.
As a passionate performing artist and
community activist for social justice,
this is her fourth year involved in this
production, committed to inspiring the
community and empowering women
and girls.
SABRINA INNA T. FITRANTY
Originally fromJakarta, Indonesia,
Inna nowcalls San Francisco home for
more than 10 years. Once a banker and
a journalist, she nowfully commits
to social work –as an advocate,
counselor, and interpreter for domestic
violence and tracking –particularly
Indonesian survivors. Inna has been a
feminist and activist for over 5 years,
and plans to work more globally in
the future.
SHARMIN BOCK is a veteran
prosecutor and a nationally recognized
leader on cutting edge criminal
prosecutions including DNA cold cases
and human exploitation and tracking
(HEAT). A 40-year San Francisco resident,
Sharmin serves as an Assistant District
Attorney for Alameda County in charge
of Special Operations and Policy
Development. Born in Iran, Sharmin’s rst
languages were French, English and Farsi.
She attended Sacred Heart Elementary
School, Occidental College, graduating
CumLaude with a degree in Philosophy
and Political Theory and Georgetown
University LawCenter graduating Cum
Laude. Throughout her 22-year career in
the Alameda County District Attorney’s
oce, Sharmin prosecuted almost
every kind of serious and violent crime,
including murder, sexual assault, child
molestation, extortion, kidnapping,
robbery, human tracking, domestic
violence, burglary, carjacking and torture,
achieving a 95%conviction rate on
felony cases brought to trial. Sharmin’s
courtroomexperience in the sentences
she obtained –420 years to life for a
serial child molester; life without the
possibility of parole on an unsolved
21-year old torture murder of a prostitute;
265 years to life on a predator who
sexually assaulted two young girls after
climbing through a windowin the middle
of the night; and 180 years to life on a
serial rapist who targeted young African-
American women.
SONIA T. DELEN is Senior Vice
President at Banc of America Leasing,
a subsidiary of Bank of America Merrill
Lynch. In 2007, she was selected as one
of FWN’s 100 Most Inuential Filipina
Women in the United States. This is
Sonia’s ninth year as cast member since
the original 2004 FWN production of
The Vagina Monologues. She lives in San
Francisco with her husband, Christopher
Fitzsimmons and their boys, David, Justin
and Matthew.
STEPHANIE BLOCK is an award-
winning writer and editor and a
passionate social media consultant
for gender equality organizations like
the San Francisco Department on the
Status of Women and San Francisco’s
Steering Committee for the 2015 5th
World Conference on Women. She
sits on the Board of Directors of the
United States National Committee
for UN Women, SparkSF.org, and the
Jewish Federations of North America’s
National Young Leadership Cabinet.
Stephanie successfully completed
the Women Moving Millions Donor
Institute and was a recent panelist
at the Commission on the Status of
Women at the United Nations. Too, she
has twice chaired Spark’s Black & Pink
Ball of nearly 1000 young professionals.
When she isn’t leading Tweet-Ups or
launching Facebook campaigns, this
Vassar graduate is an avid world traveler,
having lived in six countries and visited
sixty. Please nd her on Twitter at @
stephanieblock.
THERESA SPARKS is a native of
the Midwest, growing up in suburban
Kansas. After founding and running
recycling and environmental services
companies in the U.S., Europe and the
Far East, she moved to San Francisco
to change the way she lived her life.
After struggling as a taxi driver and
bank teller, she went to work at Good
Vibrations, eventually as president and
CEO. Early on, Theresa became involved
in the women’s rights and transgender
equality movements. She became
the rst transgender to serve on the
Human Rights and Police Commissions.
She organized the rst Transgender
Day of Remembrance, became the
rst transgender co-chair of a major
political club and was named California
State Legislature Woman of the Year.
She has been recognized by the Human
Rights Campaign, Equality California,
Transgender Law Center, the Advocate,
Out Magazine, the Horizons Foundation
and received Sainthood from the Sisters
of Perpetual Indulgence. Theresa has
been Grand Marshal of the San Francisco
LGBT Pride Parade and the Bay Area
LGBT Rodeo Association “Best Buck
of the Bay”Rodeo. Her life has been
chronicled in many major publications
and on National Public Radio. Theresa
is now Executive Director of the San
Francisco Human Rights Commission
where her agency facilitates both
the San Francisco Human Tracking
Collaborative and Hate Crimes Coalition.
She is the rst transgender department
head in the City’s history.
Democratic County Central Committee
ELECT
Marily Mondejar
Marily Mondejar
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MY TOP PRI ORI TI ES
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Targeted Democratic recruitment and voter education
New immigrants, women of color and LGBT youth need a
voice at DCCC.
2
Bring DCCC to the neighborhoods As a member of the
SF Redistricting Task Force, I have experienced rst-hand the
power of community participation.
3
Bring disparate groups together at DCCC Back to basics
at DCCC. Focus on the party’s core democratic values and the
issues that bring the common good to its members.
Winning a Seat for Marily on the DCCC.
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HOST COMMITTEE
Al Perez | Andrea Dew Steele | Belinda
Muñoz | Caryl Ito | Christine Bronstein
Dellie Punla | Diana Reyes Baughman
Dorka Keehn | Emily Murase | Franklin
Ricarte | Hydra Mendoza | Jason Chan
Julie Soo | Mary Jung | Noosheen Hashemi
Scott Wiener | Sharmin Bock | Sonia Delen
Susie Tompkins Buell | Ted Fang
EVE ENSLER
Tony Award winning Playwright, Performer,
Activist, Author, The Vagina Monologues
P.O. Box 190007, SF, CA 94119
marily@marilymondejar.org
facebook.com/MarilyMondejarSF
twitter.com/MarilyMondejar
LEVELS OF SUPPORT:
{ } Visionary $2,500
{ } Luminary $1,500
{ } Legend $1,000
{ } Shero $500
{ } Warrior $250
{ } Leader $100
Fiona Ma
Speaker Pro Tem
CA Assembly
Ed Lee
Mayor
Phil Ting
Assessor-
Recorder
Jane Kim
Supervisor
District 6
David Chiu
Supervisor
District 2
Scott Wiener
Supervisor
District 8
Bevan Dufty
Supervisor
(2002-2011)
George Gascón
District
Attorney
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012 | 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
ENDORSEMENTS











COMMUNITY LEADERS
Susie Tompkins Buell
Janet Reilly, President, Golden Gate
Bridge, Highway and Transportation
District*
Rodel Rodis, President (2005),
Community College Board
Hydra Mendoza, President (2011),
School Board
Kim-Shree Maufas, President
(2009), School Board
Emily Murase, School Board
Mary Jung, DCCC
Rebecca Delgado Rottman,
(1998-2001) DCCC
*For identication purposes only
Noosheen Hashemi, The Hand
Foundation*
Rozita V. Lee, Commissioner,
White House Initiative on AAPI*
Caryl Ito
Christine Bronstein, CEO, A Band
of Wives
Sharmin Bock, Assistant District
Attorney, Alameda County
Dorka Keehn, Journalist and Social
Entrepreneur
Julie Soo, Vice President, Commission
on the Status of Women*
Andrea Dew Steele, Director, CCN,
Human Rights Watch
Gloria T. Caoile, Senior Political
Director, APALA*
Kay Gulbengay, President,
Commission on the Status of
Women*
Paula March, President, Leadership
California*
JaMel Perkins
Lolita Kintanar, Co-President, Senior
Action Network*
Al Perez, Entertainment
Commission*
Greg Chew, Arts Commission*
Ted Fang, AsianWeek Foundation*