Diwa Ng Kasarinlan 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 16:00 to 22:00

Diwa Ng Kasarinlan 2012 (a FREE event!)  

Anakbayan-Toronto is happy to invite you all to a celebration of the Philippine struggle for true independence.

This date marks the 120 anniversary of the founding of the Katipunan, the revolutionary armed struggle that defeated the Spanish (only to have the Americans start a new war to take their place).

Join us for an afternoon of activities, performances, art, games, and education. We will celebrate our cultural heritage hand in hand with a celebration of our history of struggle. 

The event will feature two complementary sections: 
- a community bazaar (featuring tables from community groups, vendors, and more, as well as art displays and interactive games);
- and a performance area which will feature hot local talent; afternoon workshops on Filipino culture, history, and current events; as well as interactive cultural workshops.

Diwa 2012 will boldly speak about Filipino pride not for pride’s sake alone. In these days when surface level pride is common: ‘flag’ themed fashions, pride in the accomplishments of Pacquiao, joy at the visibility of Filipino dancers, singers, and artists, etc. We are happy to see this renaissance of open Filipino-ness, but we believe that true pride must go deeper. 

Diwa 2012 will celebrate pride in the Filipino spirit of struggle despite the odds. During the Spanish period we fought colonialism and won. During the Japanese period we fought and won. Today the struggle goes on. And we fight on for true independence. It is in this that we find the true source of pride.

Join us. Celebrate Filipino pride that comes from our history of epic struggle.

For more info feel free to contact us:
[email protected]

Ryerson Student Centre (Ryerson University)
65 Gould Street
M5B 2M7 Toronto , ON
43° 39' 29.5632" N, 79° 22' 40.062" W
Ontario CA
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