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Kamalayan Tuesdays: In the Name of Sugarcane, In the Name of Profit

Posted by anakbayantoronto on November 16, 2009

Migrante Ontario Youth, in community partnership with Kapisanan Philippine Centre, and in collaboration with the Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson and the Filipino Students’ Association of Toronto, presents
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KAMALAYAN TUESDAYS:
In the Name of Sugarcane/In the Name of Profit
In commemoration of the Hacienda Luisita Massacre

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture
167 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

Join us for “Kamalayan Tuesdays” a continuing series of discussion groups about Filipino and Filipino-Canadian issues. This series follows the visit of kabataan (youth) congressman Mong Palatino, and leading up to the youth festival in March 2010.

On Nov. 16, 2004, police and military brutally dispersed striking hacienda farmers and farm workers who were protesting the miserable take-home pay of P9.50 a day and the retrenchment of more than 300 workers tantamount to union-busting. The violent response of the government left 7 dead, 200 injured and 120 arrested. “Sa Ngalan ng Tubo” (In the Name of Sugarcane/Profit) is a 30-minute film which narrates the events and conditions that led up to the strike and the authorities deadly response to the workers resistance.

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=206925704497

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The Kamalayan Filipino Konsciousness Series for Filipino youth runs from Fall 2009-Spring 2010, and consists of events focusing on Philippine history, politics and issues in the Filipino Canadian communiy. Kamalayan is a Tagalog word meaning “consciousness”.

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