Filipino Advocates for Justice

Filipino Advocates for Justice Founded in 1973, our mission is to build a strong and empowered Filipino community by organizing cons
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Serving the Needs of the Most Vulnerable in the Community
FAJ’s services continue to be centered around the needs of the most vulnerable in our community through our programs:

Newcomer Assistance—Our direct services are designed to foster self-sufficiency and mutual help in a community that is still 65% foreign-born. Our Newcomer Assistance and Empowerment services include help with applications

for citizenship and family petitions, access to low or no cost health care, and navigating the social safety net to strengthen self-sufficiency. Low Wage Workers—We provide support for low-wage workers at the Oakland Airport and more recently of home care workers in Alameda County. Youth Development—The welfare of young people has been at the core of FAJ’s work since our doors opened 35 years ago. FAJ works with over 100 youth annually to build resiliency to risky behavior in favor of positive decision making, healthier lifestyles, and completion of school through cultural grounding and an appreciation for community service and leadership. FAA accomplishes this through in school and after school youth programs in Union City and Oakland/Alameda. Community Organizing and Advocacy
Throughout our history we have been involved in and often led social justice campaigns that push back against injustices and discrimination, promote equal protections for immigrants, access to resources for immigrants, and inclusion of the Filipino community in the political process. We strive to turn the nation’s attention to dealing with the root causes of the global displacement and migration of people. FAJ has responded by working in coalition with other immigrant advocates, and strengthening our community’s ability to participate in the immigrant rights movement. We continue to work on restoring recognition, dignity and equal status to Filipino WWII veterans. Electoral Engagement
The growing foreign-born population has increasingly become a significant political force in California. Filipinos have the 2nd largest rate of naturalization in the state and the potential to be a force in the electoral arena. In some cities, like Union City, Filipinos are 13% of the voting population. FAJ is increasing our capacity to encourage active voter participation as new citizens and children of immigrants become voters. Subscribe at https://tinyurl.com/FAJemails
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What an amazing turn out in Hayward City Hall last night! Thank you to all of you that showed up and showed out for our ...
12/07/2023

What an amazing turn out in Hayward City Hall last night! Thank you to all of you that showed up and showed out for our brothers and sister in Palestine!

We will continue to do the work and advocate to ensure justice is met.
Credits to Hayward Community Coalition

We'll be back!

Join us to urge Hayward City Council to write resolution for a Ceasefire in Gaza, Palestine!Please use the link on the s...
12/05/2023

Join us to urge Hayward City Council to write resolution for a Ceasefire in Gaza, Palestine!

Please use the link on the second photo slide to sign up to plug in. We hope that you can join us and put an end to the atrocities happening to our brothers and sisters in Palestine!

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🚨We need your help!🚨Please join us in canvassing for our housing campaign! Gain some experience as well as a Visa gift c...
11/15/2023

🚨We need your help!🚨

Please join us in canvassing for our housing campaign! Gain some experience as well as a Visa gift card for your efforts!

Please inquire by emailing Rex Le at [email protected]

Alamin ang iyong karapatan bilang caregiver sa California! Anupaman ang iyong istatus pang-imigrasyon, ikaw ay may karap...
11/09/2023

Alamin ang iyong karapatan bilang caregiver sa California! Anupaman ang iyong istatus pang-imigrasyon, ikaw ay may karapatan sa meal break.

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon o kung may katanungan ka patungkol sa iyong mga karapatan sa trabaho, tumawag sa (510) 465-9876.

FAJ invites you, members of the Asian American community and allies, to sign onto this letter urging Asian American Cong...
11/03/2023

FAJ invites you, members of the Asian American community and allies, to sign onto this letter urging Asian American Congress Members to endorse the Ceasefire Now Resolution. To lead our communities on a more peaceful and just path, we call on our Asian American electeds to demand a ceasefire, the entry of humanitarian aid, and a stop to military funding to Israel.

Sign on to demand our Asian American electeds endorse this call to action in pursuit of justice, dignity, solidarity, and our shared humanity: https://bit.ly/Asians4Palestine

Read the full letter here: https://tinyurl.com/asians4ceasefire

@ your representatives in the comments and make sure they see this letter!

Come volunteer with us! 👋We are looking for volunteers to help with canvassing for our housing campaign. Volunteers are ...
11/03/2023

Come volunteer with us! 👋

We are looking for volunteers to help with canvassing for our housing campaign. Volunteers are eligible for an appreciation gift card for their time and devotion!

If you would like to join us on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 1:00pm - 5:00pm, please e-mail Rex Le @ [email protected] to inquire.

Thank you!! ❤️

11/01/2023
As we continue to demand the end of Israeli occupation in Palestine, we urge you to email/call congress for an immediate...
10/30/2023

As we continue to demand the end of Israeli occupation in Palestine, we urge you to email/call congress for an immediate ceasefire now!

Here is how we can support Palestinians in Gaza:

📞 Call Congress: CEASEFIRE NOW! |
🔗 Link: https://uscpr.org/GazaCall

📧 Email Congress: Stop the Gaza Genocide | 🔗 Link: https://uscpr.org/GazaEmail

For local actions: TAKE THE STREETS!
🔗 Link: https://uscpr.org/protests

Our collective voice matters. It’s critical to pressure Congress to stop the killing. We must take action!

Last September 13th, 20th, and 30th, FAJ through the CalGrows program provided free workforce development training for o...
10/25/2023

Last September 13th, 20th, and 30th, FAJ through the CalGrows program provided free workforce development training for our caregivers– equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to care for their patients.

With trainings like Body Mechanics, Caregiver Nutrition, Wellness, Dementia Care, and CPR, September was packed with invaluable learning experiences!
Thank you to our fantastic instructors and all the participants who made September a month of learning and growth! Together, we're building stronger, more resilient caregivers that uplift our communities.

INTERESTED IN JOINING THESE FREE TRAININGS? DON'T MISS OUT! CLICK THE LINK TO REGISTER FOR UPCOMING SESSIONS! 👇

tinyurl.com/calgrowsflyer

🚨We are hiring!🚨2 positions have opened up, so FAJ is looking to hire a couple Civic Canvassers for a seasonal hourly po...
10/18/2023

🚨We are hiring!🚨

2 positions have opened up, so FAJ is looking to hire a couple Civic Canvassers for a seasonal hourly position beginning October 9, 2023 - November 27, 2023!

If you are looking for a job, experience in civic engagement, and care about housing solutions, please send your resume to Daisy Maxion @ [email protected] or Rex Le @ [email protected].

Join us on Saturday, October 28 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm in the San Francisco Public Library in San Francisco to hear Jose C...
10/17/2023

Join us on Saturday, October 28 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm in the San Francisco Public Library in San Francisco to hear Jose Chel Diokno, a Human Rights Lawyer, Advocate & Chair, Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation, speak on Preserving the Bantayog Antayog ng mga Bayan/ Monument of Heroes Museum!

 is hosting a youth screening of horror/thriller film Nocebo, which features Bisayan folklore and mysticism. We will hos...
10/12/2023

is hosting a youth screening of horror/thriller film Nocebo, which features Bisayan folklore and mysticism. We will host a very special Q&A panel afterwards with Pinay actress Chai Fonacier!

Please RSVP in bio!

EVENT INFO
When--> Wednesday October 25 4:30 - 7:00PM
Where--> Asian Resource Center*, 310 8th St # 309, Oakland, CA 94607
Covid Protocol--> We encourage masking and testing beforehand. We have rapid tests available if you need them!

See you there!

Alamin ang iyong karapatan bilang caregiver sa California! Anupaman ang iyong istatus pang-imigrasyon, ikaw ay may karap...
10/10/2023

Alamin ang iyong karapatan bilang caregiver sa California! Anupaman ang iyong istatus pang-imigrasyon, ikaw ay may karapatan sa rest break.

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon o kung may katanungan ka patungkol sa iyong mga karapatan sa trabaho, tumawag sa (510) 465-9876.

🎉What a win! We are so happy to announce that     has passed!Now families can feel safer without the worry if their corp...
10/04/2023

🎉What a win! We are so happy to announce that has passed!

Now families can feel safer without the worry if their corporate landlords evicting them without just cause. Also, these landlords will be held accountable whenever they decide to violate the laws!

If you would like to join us canvassing on our continued housing campaign, please reach out to Daisy Maxion at [email protected] or Rex Le at [email protected].

Together, we can stop corporate landlords!

Health and Safety for our domestic workers is something that we will always be fighting for. We demand that Gavin Newsom...
09/29/2023

Health and Safety for our domestic workers is something that we will always be fighting for. We demand that Gavin Newsom passes so we can guarantee health and safety for them. This is very important to us here at FAJ and we will continue to support health and safety for our domestic workers! ✊

CaGovernor CA Domestic Workers Coalition

You can't have a party without a DJ! 🎶DJ Poison (he/him) has been passionate about the art of deejaying since he was in ...
09/29/2023

You can't have a party without a DJ! 🎶

DJ Poison (he/him) has been passionate about the art of deejaying since he was in high-school, starting off his deejay journey with his inner circle of friends followed by a large influence from his kuya, DJ Halo. DJ Poison’s stage name itself comes from his love of the song “Poison” by Bel Biv DeVoe. His music style gravitates towards hip-hop, however, he is open to playing any style of music to get the party going as his past gigs vary from weddings and cotillions/debuts to church functions and house parties.

Thank you, DJ Poison!! See y'all on the dance floor!

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It's not a party without some drinks!  is generous enough to provide us with some tasty mocktails and vibes!At Otra Rond...
09/28/2023

It's not a party without some drinks! is generous enough to provide us with some tasty mocktails and vibes!

At Otra Ronda, they are very passionate about bringing quality ingredients to your drinks and presenting them in a way to surely impress your guests. From their handcrafted syrups to their freshly pressed juices, they make sure that they bring the best ingredients and garnishes for those insta-worthy drinks of your choosing!

Thank you Otra Ronda and we can't wait to see y'all there!

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As our 50th Anniversary approaches, we would love to introduce some of the night’s entertainment!ChiChai (she/her) is a ...
09/28/2023

As our 50th Anniversary approaches, we would love to introduce some of the night’s entertainment!

ChiChai (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary artist, educator, and community-gatherer born and raised in Occupied Ohlone Land, also known as the Bay Area. Whether teaching or creating, ChiChai's work is intersectional in its roots to nature, feminism, and the dismantling of colonial mindsets. You can catch her teaching art and how to use art as a tool for decolonizing to youth and adults. ChiChai received her MA in International Studies from University of San Francisco (2016), in which she was awarded Most Original Thesis for her master's thesis "Challenging Filipino Colonial Mentality through Philippine Art." She has taught youth for various nonprofits throughout the Bay Area, including Destiny Arts, Galing Bata, and Youth Art Exchange.

Fashion by ChiChai. ChiChai frees her Pinay roots from its history of colonial oppressions through her artwork. Being raised by nourishing yet firm and powerful women, her illustrations depict elements of nature as women spirits. Through fashion design, painting and mixed media, ChiChai aims to honor indigenous craftsmanship, the matriarch that has raised her, and Mama Earth.

Visit her website @ chi-chai.co

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Our youth agree, Health and Safety for our domestic workers now!   CaGovernor  Gavin Newsom CA Domestic Workers Coalitio...
09/27/2023

Our youth agree, Health and Safety for our domestic workers now!



CaGovernor Gavin Newsom CA Domestic Workers Coalition

FAJ says Health and Safety for our domestic workers! ✊🏾CaGovernor Gavin Newsom CA Domestic Workers Coalition
09/26/2023

FAJ says Health and Safety for our domestic workers! ✊🏾

CaGovernor

Gavin Newsom

CA Domestic Workers Coalition

Yes on SB686!Health and safety for domestic workers!     Gavin Newsom CaGovernor CA Domestic Workers Coalition
09/25/2023

Yes on SB686!

Health and safety for domestic workers!



Gavin Newsom CaGovernor CA Domestic Workers Coalition

🚨We are hiring!🚨FAJ is looking to hire a Civic Canvasser for a seasonal hourly position beginning October 9, 2023 - Nove...
09/23/2023

🚨We are hiring!🚨

FAJ is looking to hire a Civic Canvasser for a seasonal hourly position beginning October 9, 2023 - November 27, 2023!

If you are looking for a job, experience in civic engagement, and care about housing solutions, please send your resume to Daisy Maxion @ [email protected] or Rex Le @ [email protected].

Alamin ang iyong karapatan bilang caregiver sa private homes! Anupaman ang iyong istatus pang-imigrasyon, ikaw ay may ka...
09/13/2023

Alamin ang iyong karapatan bilang caregiver sa private homes! Anupaman ang iyong istatus pang-imigrasyon, ikaw ay may karapatan sa overtime pay.



Para sa karagdagang impormasyon o kung may katanungan ka patungkol sa iyong mga karapatan sa trabaho, tumawag sa (510) 465-9876.

COVID cases are surging once more, so please wear a mask where necessary and test yourself regularly even with minor sym...
09/05/2023

COVID cases are surging once more, so please wear a mask where necessary and test yourself regularly even with minor symptoms!

If you have any questions about COVID please don't hesitate to reach out to [email protected] or call (510) 268-2101.

Or if you have any questions or would like to reach out to us, please contact Star Holmes at [email protected]

Our   program under CalGrows continues to deliver FREE career-building resources for our caregivers, both paid and unpai...
09/01/2023

Our program under CalGrows continues to deliver FREE career-building resources for our caregivers, both paid and unpaid, equipping them with essential skills needed to provide exceptional support.

Missed the last sessions? No worries! Our August 12 and 26 sessions are proof that opportunities for growth are always in reach. Secure your spot for upcoming sessions now! Click the link to register.
https://tinyurl.com/CalGrowsWorkforceTraining2023

Join us and become part of a community dedicated to uplifting caregivers!

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Oakland, CA
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