Our Projects

Talambuhay: Bridging Stories and Identities

Talambuhay: Bridging Stories and Identities uses the tools of storytelling to address racism and its impacts on what it means Filipino/a/x youth in Toronto. We hope to shift perspectives on simultaneous hypervisibility and invisibility, leveraging and building empowerment through multidisciplinary workshops, group mentorship, and seminar practicums.

This project was funded by the Ontario Trillum Foundation through the Youth Opportunities Fund and ran from Summer 2021 to Summer 2023.

Mulat Midya Project

Mulat Midya Project is a media training program for Filipino youth in Toronto. “Mulat” means to be aware in Filipino. This project aims to empower youth by developing skills in podcasting focusing on Filipino migration stories and current issues. It will be framed in the context of Philippine history and news both in the diaspora and homeland. This project will train twelve participants in two cohorts through interactive and meaningful workshops. Participants will engage in writing, planning, researching, interviewing, and executing original podcast episodes. We aim to prioritize newcomer and under-resourced Filipinos who otherwise would face barriers accessing this programming.

This project is funded by ArtReach. The Mulat Midya Project previously ran in Summer 2018 and Summer 2021. The current cohort is ongoing as of Summer 2023.

Patuloy Ang Laban

Patuloy Ang Laban (The Fight Continues): Legacies of Filipino Activism in Toronto is a three-day interactive community event remembering and celebrating the history of Filipino activism in Toronto. Through a workshop, exhibition, and a community celebration, Patuloy Ang Laban acknowledges the decades worth of community organizing of Toronto-based Filipino organizations around issues concerning Filipinos in Canada and in the Philippines. It aims to connect and engage the Filipino community, specifically the youth, with stories and experiences of struggle, resistance, and victories.

This project was initially funded by Myseum Intersections with an exhibition launch in April 2023. Work is ongoing to develop a digital exhibition.

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