MIGRANTE Ontario Youth

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Ka Bel Lecture Series

Crispin Beltran Philippine History Lectures

Crispin "Ka Bel" Beltran, 1933-2008 

Migrante Ontario Youth is proud to present the Crispin Beltran Philippine History Lectures, a series of educational presentations/discussions on the past and recent history of the Filipino people’s struggle for freedom, with particular focus on the development of the Philippine labour movement. 

This series highlights the connection between the struggles of the Philippine working class to the people’s struggle for independence.  It will explore how, from pre-colonial social structures, Spanish colonization gave birth to a working class; how the Philippine labour movement evolved through different periods in history; and the current situation, achievements and challenges faced by the labour movement. 

The lecture series is dedicated to the memory of Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran, long-time labour leader turned congress representative, who passed away in April 2008 shortly after a visit to Canada.  Ka Bel’s life story was marked by poverty, repression and active resistance and the legacy that he leaves behind puts him in the ranks of the “heroes” and “heroines” who struggled against repressive authorities to make a better life for his fellow Filipinos.

 

PART I: The Birth of the Philippine Working Class & the Katipunan (1896-1898) 

PART II: The Working Class Movement in the Era of US Colonial Rule  

PART III: The Working Class Movement in the Era of US Colonial Rule  

PART IV: The Working Class Movement in the Era of US Neo-colonialism and Corporate Globalization  (1945-present) 

PART V: Kilusang Mayo Uno: Tunay, Palaban at Makabayang Unyonismo (The May 1st Movement: Genuine, Militant and Patriotic Unionism)   

PART VI: Filipino Workers in the Struggle Against Neo-liberal Globalization 

  • Foreign Interests in the Philippines
  • The War of Terror and Trade Union Repression
  • Migrant Workers

PART VII: The Need for International Solidarity 

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Ka Bel Tribute
A collection of photos of Congressman Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran during his 2008 visit in Canada
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjcKRtFgG3o  

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For information about this lecture series, or if you would like us to conduct lectures or workshops with your organization, contact Migrante Ontario Youth at migranteON.youth@gmail.com.

 
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