For Immediate Release: Toronto Filipino youth celebrate Hero Andres Bonifacio’s 150th Anniversary

ABT 1st year GA

Reference: Rhea Gamana,
 Chairperson – Anakbayan-Toronto
 rheagamana@gmail.com

TORONTO-On November 30, Filipino youth around the world celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, the working class hero who led the resistance movement during the Spanish colonial period before the turn of the 20th century Philippines.

Youth group Anakbayan will lead the celebrations in Toronto to share our wonderful expression of national pride–an affirmation of our revolutionary heritage as the people “Continue the unfinished struggle” for national democracy in the Philippines. Over a hundred chapters around the world will host their local celebrations as the organization was founded on the birthday of the national hero Bonifacio.

Since its inception in 2012, Anakbayan-Toronto has carried out its mandate to uphold the rights, welfare and interests of the Filipino youth, migrants and workers in the Greater Toronto Area. More so it has continued to empower people from different backgrounds through its real-time and online project Kamalayan by providing short courses on critical Philippine history, identity and questions on pride. It contributed to researches on the Filipino youth situation, local campaigns like Raise the Minimum Wage, and fundraising drive for TS Haiyan survivors.

Attendees are also requested to bring in their donations to be turned over to the ongoing Migrants Rescue Operations which is coordinated by Migrante Canada. Pledges for donations may also be sent via private message on Facebook (facebook/Anakbayan.Toronto) and Twitter (twitter @anakbayanto).

In celebration of its first year, Anakbayan-Toronto aims to keep its active role in engaging youth through music, presentations, and exhibit that will trace back the stories of our struggles and victories as part of the collective spirit of the Filipino people.

November 30, 2013
3:00pm-5:00pm
Room 5-280, OISE Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

Refreshments provided. Wheelchair accessible.

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