Sunday May 12, 2013
Artist Talk & Community Sharing
from 1-3 PM
at the Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Seminar Room 1
Doors open at 12:30 pm
Fully accessible space.
Free childcare provided.
Reception: Meryendang Pinoy
from 3-5 PM
at The East Gallery
334 Dundas Street West
(across from the AGO)
Refreshments will only be served at our reception.
We regret that this is not an accessible space.
Toronto-based artists, Althea Balmes and Jo SiMalaya Alcampo are creating a comic book in collaboration with Filipina migrant workers in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).
The LCP continues to be heavily contested and at the centre of many controversies. Many Canadians rely on this program to access affordable care for vulnerable members of their families. Many Filipinas leave their own families and work abroad to cope with the unstable economy in the Philippines. Our event acknowledges the work of caregivers in supporting Canadian families and the global economy.
Please join us for a Meryendang Pinoy (Light Filipino Snacks) and community sharing at this Mother's Day event, as we celebrate migrant labour and community-based art that is rooted in love.
Presented by the Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Equity Studies - York University, Neighbourhood Arts Network, and Worker's Action Centre. Reception hosted by The East Gallery.
Thank you to the Mayworks Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario and our sponsors for supporting Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love