Kwentong Bayan is pleased to announce that our three-month pilot project with the Toronto Public Library has been such a success that Comics / Komiks Meet-Up is now an ongoing library program!
For more info, please call 416-393-7746 or visit: http://bit.ly/2tgSvf9
In Love and Struggle (2017)
Kwentong Bayan Collective
October 16 - November 4, 2017
Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid
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.
"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>