MIGRANTE Ontario Youth

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Kamalayan Konsciousness Series, Session 4: How to Save the World 1.0

Posted by anakbayantoronto on November 12, 2010

Migrante Ontario Youth, in community partnership with, Kapisanan Philippine Centre, presents a FREE event


Wednesday, September 17, 2010
The Last Temptation (bar/restaurant)
12 Kensington Ave., Toronto

…[*note: We are changing things up at Kamalayan. This next event will be held at a Kensington Market bar, THE LAST TEMPTATION. We want to make our events more open to newcomers, and anyway whats better than having a drink while discussing world saving?!]

This isn’t about one issue over another. This is about seeing that many of the worlds problems today share the same roots.

Everybody wants peace and an end to the madness we see in the news everyday, but how can we achieve it? Is peace even possible? What are the most effective models to affect change? Do we operate within the current super-structure (led by elites and corporations for the purpose of profit) or attempt to defeat it?

We all have ideas. Our speakers are going to discuss their thoughts on this… but the most important speakers are (as always) you—so what are yours?

Join us, and our guest speakers for a discussion and a pint.

This event is open to everyone, invite your friends! It’s a FREE event, and drinks and food are available through the bar.

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Guest Speakers:

Rathika Sitsabaiesan is a proud Tamil-Canadian and the Scarborough-Rouge River federal NDP candidate. She also participated in the Philippine International Observers’ Mission in May 2010.

Gavin Sheppard is the founder and operating Director of The Remix Project. http://theremixproject.ca/site/
“Remix is not just a program in the city of Toronto, it is a movement, it is an idea, a philosophy; a way of life that anyone can subscribe to. (G. Sheppard)”

Jillian Manalo and Olivier Fersancourt founded Artists for Change Inc. AFC can be described as a brick among the many building blocks that are being established for the evolution of our society that will help modernize the capitalism that exists now, to one that is more appropriate for our times.

Rina Anastacio is visiting from Manila and is the International Coordinator of Migrante International, an alliance of organizations promoting migrant workers’ rights. Among Migrante International’s objectives is to “push for the building of a self-reliant [Philippine] economy to stop forced migration, promote social equity and justice and unite with other sectors of society for the advancement of national development and democracy.”
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KAMALAYAN means “awareness” or “consciousness” in Filipino.
The Kamalayan Filipino Konsciousness Series aims to uplift and inform young people to move forward responsibly, conscious of their power and their crucial role in creating change.
Kamalayan’s bi-weekly discussions and events take a critical look at history, culture, and current events to encourage, dialogue, awareness and consciousness as a foundation for youth empowerment.
While the focus is on the Philippines, we will also discuss global issues that affect everyone.

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