Diwa ng Kasarinlan 2014!

10168191_609349895819320_6957176472556280253_nToronto– Local Filipino youth organization Anakbayan-Toronto and Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson (FCAR) invites everyone to the third Diwa ng Kasarinlan Spirit of Independence Saturday, July 19th from 1-4pm at Ryerson University Student Campus Centre.

Diwa ng Kasarinlan is a free annual celebration of the formation of the Katipunan and its heroes as a way to realize Filipino pride that comes from our history of epic struggle. This year’s theme is “Powershift : Power to the People.”

Join us for a day of festivities featuring local Toronto talent. We are excited to present new and returning performers such as local Filipino hip hop group Southeast Cartel, No Budget Band, Filipino poetry collective Akdaan, and the all-women kulintang ensemble Pantayo. We are also featuring the performance of spoken word artist Spin El Poeta and local Cordillera youth group Matineb.

Diwa ng Kasarinlan is a celebration of our assertion for genuine Philippine independence and continues our fight for People’s true rights and freedom. It will feature talks, various artistic performances, and community empowerment.

AnakBayan Toronto (AB-TO) is an all-youth advocacy group organizing events around issues affecting the Filipino community in Canada and the struggle for national democracy in the Philippines.

Diwa ng Kasarinlan

Saturday, July 19th from 1-4pm

Ryerson University Student Campus Centre

55 Gould St. Toronto, Ontario


For more information and updates follow us and use hashtag #DnK2014


Facebook: http://fb.com/Anakbayan.Toronto/

Facebook event page: http://on.fb.me/UbC25T

Website: http://www.anakbayanto.org

Twitter: @anakbayanto

Event: http://dnk2014.eventbrite.com


How to spit FiYah in Bisaya – workshop 2/6


This is the 2nd of the 6 FREE language classes, coordinated and facilitated by Haniely Pableo, that will teach you how to construct basic sentences and engage in a conversation in Bisaya! In this class, we will focus on: interrogatives, request and command; and basic sentence structure. To enhance your Bisaya vocabulary, you will be learning a new song every class.

… Space is limited, so please contact us immediately to book a spot!

Contact info:
anakbayan.toronto@gmail.com, or Rhea at (647) 281-0652

Where: CSI Regent Park, 3rd Floor, Daniels Spectrum Building, 585 Dundas Street East
When: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 4:30-7pm

**Poster created by Althea Balmes and Tim Manalo**

***How to Spit FiYAh in Bisaya!!***


Interested in learning a different language? Want to know more about the Bisaya language? Kamalayan presents “How to Spit FiYAh in Bisaya”!! It is a FREE language class that will teach you how to construct basic sentences and engage in a conversation.

The creator and facilitator of this workshop is Haniely Pableo. Poster created by Althea Balmes and Tim Manalo.

Please contact anakbayan.toronto@gmail.com or call Rhea at 647.281.0652 to confirm your spot!

Space is limited!!!

Where: CSI Regent Park, 3rd Floor, Daniels Spectrum Building, 585 Dundas Street East
When: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 4:30-6pm

SINONG TATAY MO?!? A History of Family Dynasties and Corruption


[FREE History Workshop | Open to All | Space is Limited]

Why is Philippine Politics So Corrupt?
Why do family dynasties persist in a supposedly democratic, and supposedly independent Philippines?
And what does history teach us about the potential for real change?

This will be a one hour history talk matched with one hour of discussion.

We will look at how family dynasties came to dominate Philippine politics, economics, and pop culture. We will also look at the many attempts to overturn this climate of corruption. Where were there successes and where were there failures, and why?

In discussing corruption we’ll also examine why this corruption is not an unfortunate side effect but a necessary tool to maintain the status quo… and along the way examine some of the dark chapters–like how the CIA was born in the Philippines to crush post WWII attempts at a truly independent country…

You can email us to confirm your spot: anakbayan.toronto@gmail.com
Or you can also just drop in! (Space is limited, emailing us confirms your spot.)

[Kamalayan] Brown is Beautiful, Part 2

The Kamalayan Filipino Konsciousness Series presents

Friday, November 25, 2011
The Central, 603 Markham St., Toronto
(near Bloor & Bathurst)

* Food and beverages can be purchased from the bar *

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[Kamalayan] Brown is Beautiful, Part 1

The Kamalayan Filipino Konsciousness Series

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Central, 603 Markham St., Toronto
(@ near Bloor & Bathurst)

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[Kamalayan] China vs The Philippines? The Spratly’s and the Philippines Natural Wealth

The Kamalayan Filipino Konsciousness Series, with the Community Alliance for Social Justice, and the Philippine Press Club-Ontario, presents

The Spratlys and the Philippines’ Natural Wealth
Friday, August 19, 2011

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
Room 5260, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto
(near St. George subway station)

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[Kamalayan] Filipino Youth: Where are We Going?

Photo credit: Angie Torres

The Kamalayan Filipino Konsciousness Series presents

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Last Temptation, 12 Kensington Ave., Toronto (map)

Filipinos have been immigrating to Canada en masse since the 1960s. As young Filipinos, either born here or abroad, we continue the Filipino diaspora. How are we doing?

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