Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love - A Community Comic Book about Filipina Migrant Workers

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 17:00 to 19:00

Toronto-based artists, Althea Balmes and Jo SiMalaya Alcampo are creating a community comic book in collaboration with Filipina migrant workers in the Live-in Caregiver Program.

The artists will present work in-progress and caregivers will share real-life stories as a part of the Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts:

Sunday May 12, 2013
Free event

Artist Talk & Community Sharing
1-3 PM

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Seminar Room 1
Doors open at 12:30 pm
Fully accessible space
Free childcare provided

Reception: Meryendang Pinoy
3-5 PM

The East Gallery
334 Dundas Street West
(across from the AGO)
Refreshments will only be served at our reception.
We regret that this is not an accessible space.

Event description:
Mother's Day is often a reminder of the sacrifices migrant workers undertake in order to support their families living in unstable economies back home. This event acknowledges the work of caregivers in supporting Canadian families and the global economy.

Please join us for a Meryendang Pinoy (Light Filipino Snacks) and community sharing at this Mother's Day event, as we celebrate migrant labour and community-based art that is rooted in love.

Presented by the Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario

Co-sponsored by the Department of Equity Studies - York University, Neighbourhood Arts Network, and Worker’s Action Centre.  Reception hosted by The East Gallery. 

Contact Kwentong Bayan Comics:

Facebook: @Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love
Facebook event:

Mayworks Festival runs May 1 to 15, 2013
More info:

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West Seminar Room 1
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 13.2372" N, 79° 23' 32.4204" W
Ontario CA
Kwentong Bayan Comics

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