The Toronto Public Library in partnership with Kwentong Bayan Collective hosts Caregiver Appreciation Day - an event for caregivers to be appreciated for their valuable contributions. We'll have art activities, music and self-care give-aways!
Free, all ages, Nuit-Blanche-in-the-day event
Saturday September 30, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
239 College Street, Lillian H. Smith Branch
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
"Filipino 'komiks' have always been a political act - a form of resistance against our colonizers." - Althea Balmes, Kwentong Bayan Collective
Thank you to Amanda Parris, the host of Exhibitionists on CBC Television and Marvin's Room on CBC Radio, for featuring our work in her weekly column for CBC Arts.
Read: The newest comic-book heroes are real-life Filipino caregivers
Kwentong Bayan Collective will present a talk at the Toronto Public Library as part of Asian Heritage Month and the Artists in the Library Program.
We will explore the work of Filipino Komikeros (traditional komik-makers) of past and present and how we use comics as Fil-Canadians to reframe Filipinx narratives in Canada.
We will share how we understand colonialism through readings of historical cartoons and comics during the American occupation of the Philippines.
And we will share excerpts of "Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love", our on-going community based comic book project -developed in close collaboration with caregivers, advocates and community allies - about the real-life stories of Filipinx migrant caregivers who came to Canada through the Caregiver Program (formerly known as the Live-in Caregiver Program). These are stories of love, struggles, friendships, and community empowerment.
Monday May 8, 2017
7 - 8 PM
Toronto Public Library
Lillian H. Smith Branch
239 College Street
Free event. Accessible space.
Please come scent / fragrance-free.
For more info: <https://goo.gl/9HBiSi>
Check out the Cup Doodle Pop-Up & Exhibition on March 10, 2017 from 6-9 pm at SKETCH Studios, 180 Shaw St. - it's free & open to the public! Artists from the Cup Doodle - 9-week Comic-Making Workshop & Residency Program will be sharing their comics, doodles, and noodles!
This 9-week Comic-Making Workshop & Residency Program provides financial, cultural and mutual support to marginalized Asian youth interested in building an art community and developing their story-writing and image-creation skills. This project is coordinated by Althea Balmes, and supported by SKETCH Working Arts and the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario.
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