Kamalayan means “awareness” or “consciousness” in Filipino.

How much do you know about the situation in the Philippines?
Why is the Philippines poor?
What can be done to make the country stronger?
What role can we as Filipino-Canadians play?

Migrante Ontario Youth, in community partnership with Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture, and in collaboration with the Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson and the Filipino Students’ Association of Toronto is proud to present the KAMALAYAN Filipino Konsciousness Series.

KAMALAYAN is a series of events for Filipino youth, running from Fall 2009-Spring 2010, focusing on Philippine history, politics and issues in the Filipino, and Filipino-Canadian community.

OPENING EVENT

This November 2009 is your chance to discuss these issues with Philippine congressman Raymond “Mong” Palatino of the Kabataan Partylist.

Mong, 29, is one of the youngest ever to be elected to congress and he represents a progressive voice in Filipino politics.

KAMALAYAN TUESDAYS/KAMALAYAN MONDAYS

Join us for weekly discussions about a variety of Philippine issues, featuring films and special guest speakers.

Discussions will be held on Tuesdays in November and December 2009, Mondays in January, February and March 2010.

KAMALAYAN FESTIVAL

This whole-day event will involve panel presentations, discussion, interactive workshops and a cultural celebration – March 20, 2010 at Ryerson University’s Student Campus Centre, 55 Gould Street, Toronto.  The festival aims to bring together Filipino youths across the Greater Toronto Area for the purpose of building a sense of our identity as a people through awareness of our history as a people.

See the Kamalayan Festival page on this blog for more info.

Visit this blog regularly for updates or e-mail: kamalayan2009@gmail.com.

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