Youth-student organization Anakbayan hold’s the founding assembly of their Toronto chapter to advance the people’s struggle of the Philippines
A message from Anakbayan Toronto Organizing Committee:
In the spirit of the youth revolutionaries of Bonifacio and the pre-Martial Law youth organization of Kabataang Makabayan, the Anakbayan Toronto Organizing Committee warmly invites all our allies, other chapters, those in the struggle, other youths and the community at large who share the passion and interest of activism, to the founding assembly of the Toronto chapter of Anakbayan.
Anakbayan is the comprehensive, national democratic mass organization of the Filipno youth. It was established on November 30th 1998 to unite the youths from all sectors of the society: workers, migrants, students, out-of-school youth, women, professionals, Indigenous, Muslim, Christians, peasant, fisherfolks and many others, to advance the cause of national democracy of the Philippines and liberalization from foreign imperialism.
The theme for the inaugurating general assembly is set as Magbunyi ang Kabataan Patungo Sa Malayang Bukas (Celebrating the Youth Marching Towards Emancipation) to acknowledge the Filipino youth’s continuing history and commitment to arousing, organizing and mobilizing their community. Filipino youths have had their share of the fight from demanding justice for Filipino youth like Jeffrey Reodica, to tackling the effects of the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) on the youth and their family, to forwarding and making the national democracy movement of the Philippines relevant to other Filipino youth in Toronto. The inauguration and the first general assembly meeting of Anakbayan Toronto is a step closer to making the voices of Filipino youth stronger and be heard; and make the youth be the leaders of their community to continue the struggle towards a genuine independent Philippines.
Join the Organizing Committee on December 01 2012 and be part of building the new chapter. Everyone is welcome.
Event schedule includes:
- History of Youth Organizing
- Situating the Youth in the Philippines and Canada”
- Reading of the Constitution and Bylaws and Election of Officers
- Our Allies and their Messages of Solidarity
- Cultural Presentation
Anakbayan Toronto Founding General Assembly- Magbunyi ang Kabataan Patungo sa Malayang Bukas
SCC 115, Student Centre, Ryerson University
December 01, 2012; 1-5 pm