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National workers’ conference set to advance the role of workers as central to ongoing movements for social change

For immediate release June 11, 2012 Toronto,ON—The Congress of Progressive Filipino Canadians (CPFC) and its allies call on all to take action and participate in the national workers’ conference titled “Workers’ Struggles Amidst Neoliberal Globalization” set to take place inTorontoon August 11 and 12. As recent mobilizations on the local and global scale have shown—from [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:17+00:00 June 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Popular education series to gear the community into action

For immediate release June 11, 2012 Magkaisa Centre’s Summer Program Toronto, ON—The Magkaisa Centre kicks off summer 2012 with a new round of its “Balik Ugat, Balik Komunidad/Back to the Roots, Back to the Community” (BUBK) workshop series under the general theme of Workers’ Struggles and Resistance. The workshop series will make headway into the [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:17+00:00 June 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stop the tuition hikes: Filipino Canadian youth stand in solidarity with Quebec student strike

National statement May 24, 2012 Toronto, ON—With the Quebec student strike now into its third month, Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino Sa Canada/Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance—National (UKPC/FCYA) stand in solidarity with the student movement in Quebec and beyond by calling for an end to the ongoing assault against our access to education and to reject the [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 May 23rd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Standing in solidarity against strategies of corporate slashing: progressive Filipino Canadians support campus food service workers

For immediate release April1 17, 2012 Toronto, ON—The progressive Filipino Canadian community, alongside the member organizations of the Magkaisa Centre, sends its militant greetings and solidarity with the hundreds of campus food service workers across Toronto demanding their entitlement in calling for new work contracts that allow for better wages and benefits. Campus food workers [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 April 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance–Ontario to speak at the Diamonds in the Rough youth forum

Objectives: Address the unique struggles and challenges of East and Southeast Asian youths Exchange and develop ideas on youth development between different ethnic groups and community sectors Explore methods and community resources to nurture youth's potential   Panel: Youth representatives from Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese community, community leaders from education, economy, sociology, mental health and government [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 April 4th, 2012|Slideshow, Uncategorized|0 Comments

All-out against Canada’s neoliberal agenda: progressive Filipino Canadian youth march in unison for universal education

For immediate release February 1, 2012 Toronto, ON — On this National Day of Action to Drop Tuition Fees, members of the Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance—Ontario (UKPC/FCYA-ON) stand in solidarity with the Canadian Federation of Students and all students as we demand to drop tuition fees and student debt and to advance our entitlement towards [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 January 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Filipino Canadians condemn racist acts of neo-Nazi group: Taking it to the streets during hearing

Vancouver Statement For immediate release January 27,2012 The Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance, Philippine Women Centre of BC and SIKLAB for Migrant Workers condemn the racist acts of neo-Nazi group Blood and Honour for setting a young Filipino man on fire while sleeping on a couch on Commercial Drive in 2009. We hold Canada's legal and [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 January 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Minister Jason Kenney unveils the true colour of multiculturalism: burqa ban during citizenship oath an act of racism and abuse of power

National Statement For immediate release December 21, 2011 Toronto, ON – The Congress of Progressive Filipino Canadians (CPFC) denounces Minister Jason Kenney’s blatantly racist and repressive ban on wearing any type of face covering while taking the oath during the citizenship ceremony, a policy that represents a direct attack of hatred and Islamophobia towards Muslim [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 December 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|1 Comment

“Maleta Stories” illuminate the streets of Toronto at the Nuit Blanche public art event

Toronto, ON – Over 2,500 people gathered at Marissa Largo and the Magkaisa Centre’s groundbreaking “Maleta [Suitcase] Stories” art exhibit for one ecstatic and sleepless night as Toronto’s annual Nuit Blanche public art event lit up the streets. As the first-ever Filipino Canadian community-based project featured in this internationally-renowned art event, “Maleta Stories” set over [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:18+00:00 October 6th, 2011|Slideshow|0 Comments

The Maleta arrives, yet again, at the internationally-renowned Nuit Blanche art exhibit

Toronto, ON – Enthusiasm and excitement within the Filipino Canadian community elevates as their own “Maleta (Suitcase) Stories” resonate freely on October 1st, from sunset-to-sunrise, at the internationally-renowned Nuit Blanche, an annual contemporary art event in Toronto. As the first-ever Filipino Canadian community-based art project to be included in such a prestigious event, "Maleta Stories" [...]

By | 2017-08-29T23:32:19+00:00 September 29th, 2011|Slideshow|0 Comments