Kwentong Bayan Collective has contributed a 10-page mini-comic about the history of the Live-in Caregiver Program to the anthology, “Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working Class Struggle”, edited by the Graphic History Collective with historian, Paul Buhle.
Please join us for the book launch and signing on May 7th. This free event is part of the LabourStart Conference.
We are excited to be a part of the 5th Annual Ryerson Social Justice Week from October 5 to 9, 2015. The theme is “Social Justice and Democracy: Arts, Activism and the Academy”.
Kwentong Bayan Collective will facilitate the Art Tools Workshop: Cartoons For Social Change on October 6, 2015 from 4-6 PM.
Participants will generate ideas through mind-mapping, learn how to combine re-purposed images and doodles to create one-of-a-kind mixed media comics that explore social justice issues. We will have lots of materials to work with and folks are invited to bring their own images!
Excerpts from our comic book, Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love are featured in the Winter 2014 issue of Ricepaper - a Canadian magazine showcases Asian Canadian literature, culture, and the arts.
Issue 19.4 on the theme of Activism is available now at local booksellers or online at http://ricepapermagazine.ca/19-4-issue/
Thank you to the Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts for honouring Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love with the 2014 Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Award for Artists who have captured the values of labour and social justice in their work. We will be accepting the award on November 29, 2015 at the Annual Mayworks Fundraising Gala. We welcome you to join us!
Tickets available at http://mayworks.ca
Excerpts from our comic book, Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love are featured in the Aug/Sept 2014 Labour Day issue of Our Times Magazine - an independent, pro-union Canadian labour magazine dedicated to promoting workers' rights and social justice, Our Times is read by over 8,000 trade unionists, community activists and union supporters across the country.
Read "Writing Pictures, Drawing Stories - A Caregiver Comic Book" by Haseena Manek
Kwentong Bayan Collective are Artists-in-Residence at Art City St. James Town this summer!
We will share how we work as a collective to make comics and produce collaborative art with children from the St. James Town neighbourhood. Our series of after-school and weekend workshops will explore themes of community, belonging, and friendship.
This program is funded by the Toronto Arts Council in partnership with Art City Toronto.
Kwentong Bayan is proud to co-present Labour + LOVE - A Celebration of Caregivers in collaboration with the Mayworks Festival. This event features storytelling, spoken word, and musical performances.
Kwentong Bayan and CCESO (Caregiver Connections) will share stories by caregivers blended with live illustrations, projections, and audio soundscapes.
Special guests include Mahlikah Awe:ri, Lishai, Han Fernandez, PANTAYO, Zak’isha Brown & Randell Adjei. Please visit our event page for more details.
Kwentong Bayan Collective is excited to be Artists-in-Residence with the FLAME: Fruit Loopz Art & Mentorship Program for April and May 2014.
We will share our process for making comics and facilitate a series of arts workshops for LGBTQI2S* Spectrum youth under 29. Themes include self care and community building. Our workshop series is named, Comics For The People, inspired by June Jordan's Poetry for the People. This art & mentorship program is presented in collaboration with S.O.Y. (Supporting Our Youth).
All programs are free with limited spots available. Please register HERE