UKPC/FCYA - Toronto

Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada / Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance - Toronto Chapter

Saturday, February 26, 2005

MOVIE NIGHT: Sa Liyab ng Libong Sulo / In the Blaze of a Thousand Torches

Friday, March 4, 2005
6:00-9:00 PM
Bayani's place

Sa Liyab ng Libong Sulo "traces the origin of the enslavement of the Filipino working class and people, and their early struggle against Spanish colonialism and U.S. imperialism that continues until today." (

Call us at (647) 273-6553.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

MEETING: UKPC-Toronto Orientation

Friday, February 25, 2005
6:00-8:00 PM
Bayani's place
(Call us for the address.)

Open to anyone who's interested in joining or just learning more about UKPC-Toronto.

* Who are we?
* How did UKPC-Toronto come about?
* What issues do we care about?
* What kinds of activities do we do?

RSVP: 647-273-6553

We'll make dinner, but additional snacks are welcome, too!

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

EVENT: Speaker Series at St. Dunstan Catholic School, Scarborough

The St. Dunstan Catholic School Parent Council presents
as part of a speaker series

Anti-Racism and Ethnocultural Policy
of the Toronto Catholic District School Board
Thursday, February 17, 2005
7:00 - 8:30 pm
St. Dunstan Catholic School Gym
14 Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough

Kirk Mark
Coordinator for the Race and Ethnic Relations, Multiculturalism Department of the Toronto School Board

Introduction of the topic Racism by Grade 7/8 students

  • What is racism?
  • How to recognize prejudice, harassment and racial discrimination
  • The effects of racism on students, parents and community
  • The Anti-racism and Ethnocultural Policy of the Toronto District Catholic School Board

Thursday, February 10, 2005

POETRY: Philippine Beauty Queen

Brains plus beauty miss congeniality,
No more Philippine beauty queen.
You think I’m the right combination because I’m Asian,
but I’m not a fetish sensation.

This double minority in the eyes of society, funny thing is, I AM THE MAJORITY.
More than you think.

Speak when spoken to.
Sweet and submissive
Catch a rich white husband,
You’re lucky if this is how you live.

Philippine princess
So slender thin,
You fit the mold,
With gold perfect skin.
Better watch your weight, or you’ll slip and fall.
First your figure will go,
You will no longer be considered exotic,
You’ll just be fat, just a hard fact.

Live in/trapped in,
Your white picket fence.
You’re too busy,
To raise your own child,
I thought ‘mammy’, went out with slavery,
but I’m still your child’s nanny.

The second generation,
Born with features of peroxide blonde hair and blue contacts.
Raised with a Gucci spoon, and a Louie bib, with a label that says;
How ironic, don’t you think?

Honda drivin’, civic nation.
Who knew it was going to be
A sex, drugs and alcohol party generation.

From your homeland.
From your culture.
From your mother.
From your own blood within.

You don’t know the word ‘struggle’,
Or even the meaning.
But do you know why you’re here?
Can you contribute? Can you leave a mark?
Make change?

You will become a nurse or have a business degree,
Push your other dreams aside and away,
Because they are not important
Though your trapped spirit cries,
Wanting to be free.

You stupid dumb bitch.
Tanga ka ba?
Who are you anyway?
Sino ka ba?
Magandang babae
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

Leave that white picket fence,
That stage with the spotlights,
That car import magazine,
Strip yourself from the crown.
Those labels that weigh you down.




Beauty queen. No more, or you will gain no more.

- By BALANCE mic goddess

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

ON TV: Rolling Longaniza

Rolling Longaniza (written & directed by Romeo Candido) is the first nationally televised film with an ALL FILIPINO cast and crew.
Check it out this Wednesday, February 9 on CBC's ZeD at 11:25 pm

EVENTS: Ninotchka Rosca in Toronto

Internationally-acclaimed Filipino journalist and novelist
Ninotchka Rosca will be in Toronto at the following events:

Friday, February 11
PUBLIC FORUM: Globalization and the Trafficking of Women

Room 7216, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
252 Bloor St. West (between St. George and Bedford Streets)
6:30 PM

Saturday, February 12
BOOK LAUNCH: A Revolutionary Is Not A Terrorist

*Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World - Portrait of a Revolutionary
Peace Lounge, 7th floor, OISE
2 - 4 PM

Philippine Women Centre of Ontario, Philippine Network for Justice and Peace, Filipino Canadian Youth Network, Philippine Solidarity Group and Filipino Workers Support Committee

*For sale at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore (73 Harbord St.)

Sunday, February 13
PUBLIC FORUM: How Free Is The Philippine Press?

Filipino Centre of Toronto (597 Parliament St.), 2 PM
hosted by the Philippine Reporter and Balita