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16
Mar
10

“Kamalayan” by O.P. Ji

“Inspired by the Kamalayan workshops, 4 peeps from PSL decided to write a song about Filipino consciousness. Are we aware of our history? Do we know what’s going on in our motherland? Written by Christine Balmes, Haniely Pableo, Myk Miranda, Ji-an Manalo & produced by OPMF, here’s our song, KAMALAYAN:

http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/song_details/3569814

PSL participants and mentor Len Cervantes

We are the next chapter of our history.
Gising na!

KAMALAYAN FESTIVAL – SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010

11
Mar
10

KAMALAYAN FILIPINO KONSCIOUSNESS FESTIVAL!

Kasaysayan alamin.
Kabataan himukin.
Tayo ang simula
Ng sunsunod na kabanata.

WE ARE THE NEXT CHAPTER OF OUR HISTORY.
GISING NA!

This whole-day event will involve panel presentations, discussion, interactive workshops and a cultural celebration. The festival aims to bring together young Filipinos across the Greater Toronto Area for the purpose of building a sense of our identity and community through awareness of our history as a people.

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THIS IS A FREE EVENT!! IT IS OPEN FOR EVERYONE!!!!!
(Includes breakfast and lunch)

For more info, to register and reserve slots, contact:
Mithi (647) 239-6553 * Kristina (647) 272-4054 * Dylan (905) 580-1356
kamalayan.festival@gmail.com

Also check out our facebook event page!!!

07
Mar
10

[Kamalayan Monday] Si Maria, Nena, Gabriela, atbp.: A Philippine HERstory

Monday, March 8, 2010
6:00-8:00pm
Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture
167 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
(2 blocks west of Spadina Ave., north of Dundas St. West – MAP)

Gabriela Silang – the general
Melchora Aquino – the lola
Honorata de la Rama – the actress
Lorena Barros – the student

… these are only a few of the women whom you’ll get to know as we celebrate International Women’s Day by looking at the role of women in shaping events in Philippine history and in the present day.

This is the last workshop of the Kamalayan Filipino Konsciousness Series, before the Kamalayan Filipino Konsciousness Festival on March 20 @ Ryerson University.

For more information, contact kamalayan.festival@gmail.com or call (647) 239-6553.
(*Si Maria, Nena, Gabriela, atbp. is also the title of a book published by GABRIELA Philippines, a national alliance of Filipino women’s organizations.)

11
Feb
10

[Kamalayan Mondays] Balikbayan: One Man’s Travels

Monday, February 15, 2009
6:00-8:00 pm
Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture
167 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

Manuel Luis Veneracion is a regular balikbayan who just returned from The Philippines after being away for a year. During his stay he was able to travel through various towns and provinces, cultures and classes from the Northern Cordilleras down into Mindanao. Travelling mostly for the heck of it he also volunteered with the Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns and the Children’s Rehabiliation Center. He took part in their relief efforts during Typhoon Ondoy as well as several of their other missions and projects. Manuel will share his experiences as a first-time balikbayan as well as show some video and photos from his trip.

This is a good chance for anyone who might be considering doing some volunteer work in the Philippines to learn about what you can do there.

 

For info, contact kamalayan.festival@gmail.com, (647) 239-6553.

04
Feb
10

[Kamalayan Friday with FCAR] “Philippines: Waging War on the People”

KAMALAYAN FRIDAY with FCAR
A FILM SHOWING AND DISCUSSION ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Friday, February 5, 2010
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Oakham Lounge – 2nd Floor Oakham House
Ryerson University
63 Gould Street, Toronto (north of Dundas St. East, west of Church St.)

PHILIPPINES:
WAGING WAR ON THE PEOPLE

A documentary about the campaign
to Stop the Killings in the Philippines

by Marie Boti and Malcolm Guy
2008, 25 min., documentary, ov Eng
Produced by Productions Multi-Monde and the Centre d’appui aux Philippines – Centre for Philippine Concerns (CAP-CPC)

Philippines: Waging War on the People by Montreal-based filmmakers Marie Boti and Malcolm Guy follows the story of Dr. Constancio Chandu Claver, an indigenous community leader from the Philippines who survives an assassination attempt that takes the life of his wife.

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23
Jan
10

[Kamalayan Mondays] The First Quarter Storm Remembered

KAMALAYAN MONDAYS:
THE FIRST QUARTER STORM REMEMBERED

Monday, January 25, 2010
Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture
167 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

On January 26, 1970, student activists stormed the old Congress building in Manila, where then President Ferdinand Marcos was delivering his State of the Nation Address. It sparked a series of mass actions against the Marcos regime that has come to be known as the First Quarter Storm or FQS.

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02
Dec
09

[Kamalayan Tuesdays] The Ampatuan Massacre and Philippine Democracy

KAMALAYAN TUESDAYS:
THE AMPATUAN MASSACRE AND PHILIPPINE DEMOCRACY

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture
167 Augusta Avenue, Toronto 

“The Ampatuan massacre last November 23 shocked the nation and the world. It was shocking not only because of its ferocity, claiming the lives of 57 innocent people including passers by, and barbarity, which included the rape of women, desecration of bodies and beheading of some victims, but also because of the brazenness in the commission of such abhorrent atrocities.” [Bulatlat.com]

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