Congratulations to our friends at Caregiver Connections Education and Support Organization (CCESO) for receiving Groundswell funding to offer a free training and education program for caregivers, newcomers and migrant workers. Participants will learn leadership skills that will serve their communities.
Kwentong Bayan Collective is pleased to announce our new partnership with the Toronto Public Library! Please join us for Comics / Komiks Meet-Up - a regular workspace for those wishing to network, create and bring their comics/komiks to completion.
This is a space to meet other creatives and share resources in a supportive community! Some materials will be provided by the library but please bring your own tools and a sample of your work (or work in progress) to share with the group.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St. (at Spadina)
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Call 416-393-7746 for more information or visit http://bit.ly/2tgSvf9
Kwentong Bayan Collective is honoured to be part of Remember | Resist | Redraw: A Radical History Poster Project produced by the Graphic History Collective. This collaborative project features works by artists and writers committed to promoting art, activism, and alternative history in what is today known as Canada.
Remember | Resist | Redraw posters offer alternative perspectives on well-known historical events, and highlights histories of Indigenous peoples, women, workers, and the oppressed that are often overlooked or marginalized in mainstream historical accounts. Starting in January 2017, posters will be published monthly at http://bit.ly/2jZfdAC
Kwentong Bayan will create Poster #03 to be launched in March 2017.
Poster illustrated by Kara Sievewright
Althea Balmes is facilitating a new comic-making program for Asian* youth, newcomer youth, new generation, 1.5, LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer/questioning, intersexual) and/or with disability between 16-29 who:
APPLY ONLINE: http://www.altheabalmes.com/comicmakingworkshop
Curious how to turn your doodles into a story? Wanna make comics with other Asian youth while sharing Asian noodle-inspired snacks?
Althea Balmes will be facilitating
Noodles & Doodles- Comics 101
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
from 5 PM - 7 PM
at SKETCH Working Arts
This workshop is for self-identified Asian youth who are mixed race, newcomer youth, new generation, 1.5, LGBTQI, folks with disabilities, between 16-29. It is part of Althea's Comic Making Workshop + Residency project with SKETCH Working Arts.
More info: http://www.altheabalmes.com/comicmakingworkshop
Kwentong Bayan Collective will participate in the Educational Forum for Live-in Caregivers presented by Caregiver Connections Education & Support Organization (CCESO)
Saturday July 23, 2016
North York Community House
700 Lawrence Avenue West, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Closest accessible subway is Lawrence West station.
11 AM - 1 PM
Artist Talk & Sharing
Kwentong Bayan will talk about their involvement at Pride in solidarity with Queer & Trans Migrant Workers and Live-in Caregivers and support an intentional community dialogue about the political roots of Pride - from the first march to the recent Black Lives Matter protest.
We will also launch two publications: “Drawn To Change: Graphic Histories of Working Class Struggle” featuring Kwentong Bayan’s comic on the history of the Live-in Caregiver Program and “Chimpoy Champoy” an instructional ‘zine on Filipino Street Games by Althea Balmes and Kat Estacio. Join us for discussion, community art-making and learn some Larong Pinoy games!
1 PM - 4 PM
Educational Forum facilitated by CCESO
Topic: “How do recent changes to immigration policies affect the status of migrant workers in the Live-in Caregiver & Caregiver Program?"
Guest speaker: Macdonald Scott, Immigration Consultant with Carranza Barristers & Solicitors, member of No One Is Illegal. All are welcome to participate in the Q&A session.
FREE EVENT. Sharing will be in Tagalog & English. LGBTQ Positive Space.
Accessible building. Fragrance-free space.
Presented in partnership with CCESO and venue sponsor: North York Community House.
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.
Date: Saturday May 7, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Room 1, Accessible building. Please come scent-free.
Closest accessible subway is DUNDAS.
We acknowledge the historical and traditional territories of the the Wendat (Huron) Confederacy, the Petun, the Wyandot, Haudenosaunee, and Anishinaabek.
Full conference programme: https://labourstarttoronto2016.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/conference-programme/
The Filipino-Canadian Action Research Summit brought together researchers, artists and community members who had collaborated in research initiatives and arts projects examining Filipino experiences in Canada.
The event was organized by a group of community advocates and university researchers affiliated with GABRIELA Ontario, York University, Ryerson University, and the Community Alliance for Social Justice. The event was funded by the York Centre for Asian Research at York University and took place at Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management.
Read the article in the Philippine Reporter