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The UBC Philippine Studies Series in collaboration with the Congress of Progressive Filipino Canadians presents “Counterspin: Taking Root and Building a Home” on JUN 18 (Sat, 9-5pm) and JUN 19 (Sun 9-1pm) a two day academic conference about settlement and migration sponsored by the Liu Institute for Global Issues.
As a continuation of the first Counterspin titled “Towards a just and genuine settlement and integration: Link arms and unite for freedom,” held in the City of Montreal on April 30th until May 1st of 2010, women, workers, and youth, from the Filipino Canadian community, will once again gather to deepen and strengthen their resolve to realize their community’s entitlements of fully participating in the broader Canadian society as makers of history and as a people for social transformation.
Organized by the nationally formed organizations housed under the Kalayaan (Freedom) Centre in Vancouver, The Magkaisa (Unity) Centre in Toronto, and the Kapit Bisig (Link Arms) Centre in Montreal, the two-day conference will usher in a new phase in the rich history of educating, mobilizing, and organizing work in the Filipino Canadian community.
Featured Speakers are:
Ninotchka Rosca: feminist, novelist, recipient of the American Book Award (1993)
Dr. Geraldine Pratt: Professor of Geography, Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, UBC
Arlene Oropel: Board Member of SIKLAB (Filipino Migrant Workers Organization)
Cecilia Diocson: Executive Director of the National Alliance of Philippine Women in Canada
Neil Castro: Chairperson of the National Alliance of Filipino Youth in Canada
A Solidarity Night with dinner and cultural performances will be held on Saturday (Jun 18) 7pm @ Simply Delicious Galleria and Sushi Lounge (4316 Main Street, Vancouver)