The Scene: Kapwa Collective presents Batok Kalinga Tattoo

Kapwa Collective presents: Batok - Kalinga Tattoo

Inaugural Kapwa Collective Speaker Series: B A T O K Kalinga Tattooing Markers of Identity: From Indigenous to Diasporic

Saturday November 3, 2012 519 Church Street Community Centre 519 Church Street, TORONTO, CANADA (one block east of Wellesley subway)

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Reception 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Program

PLEASE RSVP: kapwacollective@gmail.com

Including: * Meet the Kapwa Collective, a group of Filipino-Canadian healers, artists, and critical thinkers who work towards bridging narratives between the Indigenous and the Diasporic, and the Filipino and the Canadian.

* Guest Speaker: Dr. Analyn ‘Ikin’ Salvador-Amores is the first Filipina scholar to obtain a masters degree and a doctorate in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Hertford College, Oxford University. A native of Baguio, she pursued a research topic closest to her heart, Kalinga’s traditional tattoos in diaspora.

* Multimedia narratives by three Filipina Canadians who journeyed to Kalinga to receive the gift for tattoo from Apo Whang-Od, the oldest tattoo practitioner in the region using indigenous designs.

* “Sound Marks” - a mixed-media installation/performance piece by Kristina Guison, a visual artist exploring different mediums that range from tattoos, dye paintings, block prints, acetate installations to candle sculptures.

* “We Are Kapwa People” - a multimedia installation by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo in collaboration with LGBTQ Filipino-Canadians (and their loved ones) exploring the sensual, sublime and spiritual symbolism of indigenous tattoos.

*** The Kapwa Speaker Series is a free event. Refreshments and Children’s Kapwa Exploration Room. Donations are welcome.

Kapwa Collective is a volunteer-run, mutual support group. Your support helps Kapwa facilitate links among academic, artistic, activist, and other communities in Toronto. All proceeds go towards making Kapwa events inclusive and accessible.

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