Upcoming MFJC Core Trainings, June 13-29

The Manhattan Family Justice Center is happy to announce our next round of core trainings. Our training program provides professional development for service providers, community leaders, and city agencies on relevant topics regarding intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, and elder abuse.

Please share widely.  All trainings are free and located at the MFJC: 80 Centre Street, 5th Floor Training Room.


Domestic Violence Dialogue
Facilitated by FJC Admin Staff

  • Monday, 6/13 2-5 pm

Risk Assessment & Safety Planning
Facilitated by STEPS to End Family Violence

  • Tuesday, 6/14 2-5 pm

Cultural Conversations
Facilitated by NYC Anti-Violence Project & OCDV Staff

  • Wednesday, 6/15 2-5 pm

Housing & Shelter
Facilitated by Sanctuary for Families, New Destiny Housing

  • Friday, 6/17 10 am – 1 pm

Trafficking & Commercial Sexual Exploitation  
Facilitated by Center for Court Innovation & NY Asian Women’s Center

  • Monday, 6/20 10 am – 1 pm

Criminal Justice Responses to DV
Facilitated by Manhattan DA’s Office & NYPD

  • Monday, 6/20 2-4 pm

Immigration Law
Facilitated by NY Legal Assistance Group & Sanctuary for Families

  • Tuesday, 6/21 2-5 pm

Family & Matrimonial Law
Facilitated by NYLAG

  • Wednesday, 6/22 2-5 pm

Elder Abuse
Facilitated by Weinberg Center

  • Tuesday, 6/28 10 am – 12 pm

Economic Empowerment
Facilitated by Sanctuary for Families & the Financial Clinic

  • Wednesday, 6/29 10 am – 1 pm

Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits
Facilitated by Sanctuary for Families & OCDV Staff

  • Wednesday, 6/29 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

FALA New York Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards!

FALA New York is committed to encouraging and recognizing innovative leadership that advances New York’s vibrant and growing Filipino-American community.  We are therefore pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for the first ever annual FALA New York Rising Star / FALA New York Business Trailblazer / and FALA New York Civic Visionary Awards!  Awards will be presented to recipients at the FALA New York Annual Dinner on July 20, 2016, to be held at the New York City Bar.  We invite you to take this opportunity to tell us about someone who should be honored for their accomplishments and contributions. 

FALA New York Rising Star Award 

The FALA New York Rising Star award recognizes lawyers who have been practicing law for no more than ten years, have demonstrated outstanding promise in their  respective fields, and whose achievements have led to a significant and ongoing positive impact for Filipino-Americans in New York.   Special consideration will be given to nominees who show tremendous promise and potential as a future leader of the Filipino-American legal community. 

FALA New York Business Trailblazer Award 

The FALA New York Business Trailblazer applauds innovators in the private sector whose record reflects exceptional commitment and substantial contributions to the Filipino-American community. This award category recognizes business leaders who have pioneered innovative practices or broken new ground in the marketplace, or have invested significantly in fostering a stronger community.

FALA New York Civic Visionary Award 

The FALA New York Civic Visionary Award honors individuals and programs that exemplify excellence and dedication to serving the needs of Filipino-Americans in New York. This award recognizes outstanding service or extraordinary accomplishments in the public, non-profit, or government sectors, and in a broad range of fields–including the arts, academia, or the legal profession. Award recipients demonstrate exceptional commitment and advocacy in connection with issues that impact the lives of Filipino-Americans.  

Please submit your nominations to [email protected] with “Annual Award Nomination” in the subject line by midnight on June 6, 2016, and let us know why you think the individual or program should be recognized.  

At a minimum, nominations should include: 

  1. name of person submitting nomination; 
  2. nominee’s name; 
  3. nominee’s company/organizational affiliation; 
  4. nominee’s website, if any; 
  5. award for which the nomination is being submitted; and 
  6. a brief summary of the nominee’s accomplishments/basis for nomination.

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AABANY Movie Night: Seoul Searching, June 17

We’re going to Seoul Searching on June 17 with Harvard Asian American Alumni Association (h4a), Harvard Business School Asian American Alumni Association (HBS4A), Asian American Arts Alliance, FF Fraternity, and Cornell Asian American Alumni Association.

The theatrical premiere of Seoul Searching, an indie film by Benson Lee, will be held at the AMC Empire 25 theatre at Times Square on June 17, 2016. The movie will be followed by a brief Q&A with the cast members and filmmakers. Cost of tickets will be $16 per person.

The ensemble cast is made up of Cha In Pyo (“Mr. Kim), Justin Chon (“Sid Park), Teo Yoo (“Klaus Kim”), Esteban Ahn (“Sergio”), Hee Jun Han (“Chow), Jessika Van (“Grace Park”), Rosalina Leigh (“Kris Schwartz”), Sue Son (“Sara Han”) and Crystal Kay (“Jamie Choi”) along with Executive Producer, Ken Jeong.

Attendees of this special screening are also invited to attend an after-party with cast members for free, from 9:30pm to midnight. Location TBD.

Please go to http://bit.ly/seoulsearching617 to register and purchase your tickets by May 31.

Tested Film Screenings: New York, May 23-26

It’s not often your film gets handed an award by an Oscar winning actress, but that’s what happened last week to Tested. Geena Davis and the Bentonville Film Festival gave us their Highest Diversity Award

Looking forward, we’re back in New York for a series of screenings this week:

Mon., May 23
La Guardia Community College
1:00pm, Room E-242, Queens, NY

Tues., May 24
Teach for America
6:30pm, 25 Broadway, 12th Fl, New York

Wed., May 25
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU
6:30pm, 255 Sullivan Street, New York

Thurs., May 26
Lincoln Center Film Society

We’re planning our Fall Tour including stops in Virginia, Massachusetts, Oregon, Arizona, Georgia and Michigan, as well as Europe and Asia.  Whether you’ve seen Tested, or hope we bring a screening to your city, consider a tax-deductible donation to our efforts!

-Team Tested