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The Philippine Edmonton Events and Arts Society (PHIDEAS) presents A Tour of Canada Through Philippine Eyes
June 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
The Philippine Edmonton Events and Arts Society (PHIDEAS) presents A Tour of Canada Through Philippine Eyes, with Therese Estacion, author of Phantompains. Also with Ted Alcuitas, Jennilee Austria, Monica Anne Batac, Mila Bongco – Philipzig, Shirley Camia, Naomi McIlwraith, C.E. Gatchalian, Allan Matudio, Alia Rasul.
About the Event:
Ten writers and poets of Filipino descent will give a virtual tour of Canada through readings that will represent a spectrum of locales across the country. From the Filipino enclaves of Toronto’s Little Manila, Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant, and Montreal’s Côte-des-Neiges, to cities such as Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Yellowknife, to more remote towns and villages rarely represented in Canadian literature, writers will use a combination of pictures and literary work to showcase various neighborhoods, parks, landmarks, and other places across Canada, based on their unique perspective as an immigrant, newcomer, migrant worker, or second-generation child of immigrants. Together, the various narratives from this diverse group of writers will shed light on the successes and challenges of a minority group, reveal systemic barriers faced by immigrant communities, and highlight Canadian heritage, diversity, and multiculturalism through a Filipino lens.
Free. Pre-registration required. Register via Eventbrite here.