David Chiu Launches Participatory Budgeting Pilot Program

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu last week announced the launch of a participatory budgeting pilot program in District 3 to give residents the power to decide how to use $100,000 of discretionary funding. As part of the 2012-2013 budget approved last July, each district was allocated this funding to be decided by a District Supervisor for one-time expenditures…

Seoul/San Francisco Film Project to Star James Kyson Lee

Actor James Kyson Lee, most famous for his role on NBC’s “Heroes” television show, will collaborate with San Francisco-based film director Henry J. Kim on an independent feature film that is thought to be the first joint film project between San Francisco and Seoul production companies. Kim will direct a short prelude film, titled “No…

Free Tix Giveaway to ‘No Rest for the Wicked’

Henry J. Kim’s film, NO REST FOR THE WICKED, will premiere on May 6 here in San Francisco at the Roxie. NO REST is a dreamy tale of crime and romance and a peek into the lives of two lovers on the run, Kat (Korean American Kathy Gardiner) and Isaac (Burmese American Fred Szkoda). As…

Asian Law Caucus and Affiliated Groups Launch New Branding

The Asian Law Caucus and three affiliated Asian American civil rights organizations yesterday announced the adoption of “Asian American Center for Advancing Justice” as the new name for the affiliation of the four groups. The organizations announced the new brand at the second annual Advancing Justice Conference, a three-day event focusing on issues of special…

Eva Lowe Fellowship for Social Justice

Applications are due March 8 for the Eva Lowe Fellowship for Social Justice at the Chinese Progressive Association. The Eva Lowe Fellowship for Social Justice provides a unique opportunity to a new generation of activists and organizers who want to build the power of and improve the lives of the working class Chinese immigrant community….

Census Looking for SF Workers, $16.50 to $23.50/hr, Part-Time Work Avail

San Francisco Census Office East Manager Don Chan asked me to let folks know that the Census is looking to hire local San Franciscans to work locally in their neighborhoods for the upcoming census. Hourly pay ranges from $16.50 to $23.50. There are requirements and a test for these positions. Flexible hours, part-time and full-time…

Jan. 30 Benefit Event for Quake Victims in Haiti, Glide Memorial

[Cross-posted from BayAreaBenefit.org] A massive earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12 with some estimates putting the casualties at hundreds of thousands of lives. At the time of this post, Haiti officials are still trying to assess the extent of the devastation. The Glide Foundation, in partnership with Bay Area Benefit, Citizen Hope, and A Good…

San Francisco Japantown Foundation to Provide Matching Grants Program for 2010

The San Francisco Japantown Foundation will announce details of its 2010 matching grants program at a community meeting on Monday, January 25, at 4 p.m. in the Union Bank Japantown branch conference room, 1674 Post Street, San Francisco. Like many nonprofit organizations, the Foundation was affected by the severe economic downturn and was unable to…

$1,000 Grand Prize: Kollaboration SF Talent Competition, Jan 14 Deadline

Kollaboration San Francisco is holding a talent competition and they want you to audition! The organization’s mission is to encourage the Asian American community to express themselves artistically and break through media stereotypes while coming together as a community. Kollaboration is hosting its first annual show on Saturday, April 10, 2009, at the Palace of…