For immediate release
Toronto, ON – The Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance/Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada – Ontario (FCYA/UKPC-ON) is gearing up once again for another round of political education at York University and University of Toronto. The political education will be presented through a lecture series focussing on the Filipino Canadian community’s history, current situation, struggles and resistance. Despite being Canada’s third largest visible minority group numbering over 500,000, the Filipino Canadian community continues to be at the social, political and economic margins of Canadian society. The lecture series aim to expose Canada’s neoliberal agenda by concretely showing its impacts on working class and communities of colour, such as the Filipino Canadian community.
‘As the future of our community, it is crucial for us youth to educate, mobilize and organize ourselves and to fight for social change in our community and the broader Canadian polity.’ says Bastian Leones of UKPC @ UofT.
The first lecture titled “The Filipino Canadian community’s Current Situation, Struggles and Resistance,” will be held on January 30th at University of Toronto and February 6th at York University and will be presented by Kristoph Cles Aban, an executive member of UKPC-ON
15 King’s College Cir, Toronto
University College Rm. 148
At York University: Thursday, February 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM