Kwentong Bayan Collective and Care Worker Connections Education and Support Organization (CCESO) have reunited for Myseum Intersections 2021 to present, “Here and There” a collaborative storytelling event that will be live streamed on YouTube.
Sunday April 25, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
Free event / Register online
CARE WORK STORIES: DIGITAL EDITION
SUNDAY JUNE 21, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
A discussion with Filipino Care Workers and allies to explore their long history fighting for (and winning) human rights in Canada.
Register online at https://rb.gy/nsujtc
Migrant Care Workers are more than the "care" they provide to children, the elderly and our most vulnerable family members. Their stories are complex and as varied as the people who live them - past and present.
Kwentong Bayan Collective hosts a discussion with Filipino Care Workers and allies to explore their long history fighting for (and winning) human rights in Canada. We will learn about the recent movement that boldly calls for "Full Immigration Status for All".
We will meet artists who support migrant communities to tell their stories. And listen to the personal stories of Migrant Care Workers whose labour is currently keeping communities safe during COVID-19.
On June 14th join the Migrant Rights Network as they launch a campaign by over 40 migrant-led and allied organizations for full immigration status for all: www.MigrantRights.ca/June2020
Join a massive digital and social media gathering of migrants, poor and working class people, and allies. The global COVID-19 pandemic has proven that migrants are essential to our communities, but are exploited and excluded. Together, migrants from across Canada will raise our voice for healthcare, decent work, family unity and equal rights for all.
Actions will take place all day on social media and in the streets, learn more and get involved: https://migrantrights.ca/june2020
Kwentong Bayan Collective is honoured to be Myseum of Toronto's 2020/2021 Artist Collective in Residence.
We have collaborated with Myseum to present Stories of Collective Care in the Time of Covid-19 a series exploring collective care in Toronto and beyond through panel discussions and storytelling.
Please join us for a series of online conversations with essential workers, food justice advocates, and community educators from May to June 2020.
Learn about grassroots strategies of community care and mutual support. Experience some of the cultural practices being created during this time of global transition.
Free events, register online.
From Migrants Rights Network: "Canada is seeing a rise in Coronavirus / COVID-19 cases, accompanied by growing levels of xenophobia and racism. Crises do not affect us all equally – migrant, poor, and racialized communities will be the first excluded from response measures and the worst affected by the economic downturn.
We must demand collective responses that leave no one behind, including migrant workers, undocumented people, low-waged students, poor people, and refugees. Pandemics know no borders, neither should our solidarity.
We call on individuals and organizations across the country to join us in uniting against racism. Groups from across the country call on federal, provincial and municipal leaders to ensure worker & migrant Justice as part of the COVID-19 response.
Please sign this Call to Action and "Leave No One Behind"
Please join us on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 for the screening of the feature film, “Becoming Labrador” at the 19th annual Reelworld Film Festival.
SYNOPSIS: A whole generation of Filipino migrants have travelled halfway across the world to work in the icy plains of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, leaving behind families and friends as they struggle to adjust to a remarkably different climate and culture in Canada. Becoming Labrador takes an intimate look at what it means to uproot yourself to try and find a new home.
Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Famous Players, Canada Square
Language: English, Tagalog
Co-presented by the Reelworld Film Festival and Kwentong Bayan Collective
Tickets available at <https://www.reelworld.ca/becominglabrador>
HABI: Weaving Stories of Migrant Labour and Indigenous Resurgence
A public programming series by Kwentong Bayan Collective
Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB)
Kwentong Bayan Collective’s new project, HABI: Weaving Stories of Migrant Labour and Indigenous Resurgence explores the inaugural convergence of National Indigenous People’s month and the newly announced, National Filipino Heritage Month in June 2019.
In the Filipino language, “habi” means "weave” - referring to the practice of weaving, or the patterns found in woven materials. HABI is also the process by which something is kept together and made whole.
This month-long public programming series will explore Indigenous history, labour, migration, and our relationship with the land.
All programs are free of charge and will be held at the Small Arms Inspection Building, located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation along Lake Ontario’s eastern waterfront.
View full schedule
Kwentong Bayan Collective acknowledges the generous support we have received from Mississauga Culture and the Small Arms Inspection Building to make this program possible.
We are glad to support IntersectTO - a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) tech community in Toronto that is offering FREE Tech Support Workshops for migrant workers & organizers.
Volunteers can teach you practical skills, including:
Support is offered in English, Tagalog, Spanish, Tamil and French. Childminding and refreshments provided. The first Tech Support Workshops will be held on Sunday May 19th at the Workers’ Action Centre with more dates to come!