Kamalayan means "awareness"

Kamalayan conciousness poster

There is more to the Philippines than just Adobo, Jollibee, Manny Pacquiao, Tinikling, flat noses, tsismis, and Jeepneys. That's why The Kamalayan Konsciousness is having the official launch of their workshop series at the K on Wednesday, September 22!

Kamalayan aims to to uplift and inform young people to move forward responsibly, conscious of their power and their crucial role in creating change. Open your eyes and celebrate Filipino consciousness through film screenings, music, photography, visual art, poetry, drinks and heightened awareness.

This is a FREE event, and everyone's invited! Doors open at 8 p.m. Drinks are $4 each.

Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture 167 Augusta, Kensington Market Toronto, Ontario

Program Rundown:

- Screening of Alex Felipe and Vincent Galvez’s documentary film "What we left behind" from their Project Balikbayan

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkw2gmsg34M Check out the trailer for "What we left behind" by Alex Felipe and Vincent Galvez

- Manuel Luis Veneracion’s BALIKBAYAN TALES (workshop preview) - The music of Musical Guerrilla Offensive featuring slam poet Myko Miranda - Also featuring the artwork of Kristina Guison, Althea Balmes, and Charisse Marquez (from Kariton Collective) including the photography of Alex Felipe and Manuel Luis Veneracion. Marc Alonzo will also be featuring some of his poetry.

For more info, check out Kamalayan's Blog and the series launch's Facebook event

The KAMALAYAN Filipino Konsciousness Series is presented by Migrante Ontario Youth, in community partnership with Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture, and in collaboration with the Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson and the Filipino Students’ Association of Toronto.