Youth take back their future as future leaders at annual “Roots, Rhymes and Resistance” concert

//Youth take back their future as future leaders at annual “Roots, Rhymes and Resistance” concert

Youth take back their future as future leaders at annual “Roots, Rhymes and Resistance” concert

For immediate release
June 26,  2013

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 Toronto, ON—The Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada/Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance Organization (UKPC-ON) is celebrating their upcoming annual “Roots, Rhymes and Resistance” concert on the 13th day of July this year. The theme for this year is “Taking Back Our Future,” which will focus on the youth and their roles as empowered leaders in our society. The concert is taking place at the University of Toronto’s Hart House Music Room. Doors open at 7:30 PM and show starts 8:00 PM.

The theme of “Taking Back our Future” speaks directly to the current generation’s organizing work in educating one another by utilizing the arts and cultural venue to express their struggles as transnational youth within Canada. As UKPC member Patricia Guerrero says, “It is essential to learn and express the issues we face as a community so that we can become involved in making the changes that we need in our society.” As years have gone by, this has been a key thread of each “Roots, Rhymes and Resistance” annual concert and this year will prove to be nothing less.

The concert will include performances from a young rapper named Alfredo Ramirez a.k.a. Ace Real, the debut of UKPC’s band, No Class Today, and some ensemble performances from local bands Jewstice League and Alarm Her Majesty.

You can reserve seats by emailing ukpc-on@magkaisacentre.org.

 

“Roots, Rhymes and Resistance: Taking Back Our Future”

Saturday, July 13 2013, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM
Music Room, 7 Hart House Circle
U of T Downtown Campus
Tickets $10.00 each

(All funds will go towards the conference “Making the Youth Count in Canada’s Future: The Struggle of Young Workers in the Age of Austerity and Neoliberal Globalization ”)

 

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For more information, contact:

Charie Siddayao
(416) 519-2553
ukpc-on@magkaisacentre.org
www.magkaisacentre.org
Facebook: Ugnayan Ontario
Twitter: @ugnayanontario

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