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Conference : History, Rupture and Continuity: Creating and Nurturing Our New Path

Date and time

2014.05.31, 9:00 AM to 9:00 AM


Vancouver, BC—With the coming of the new month, excitement and anticipation builds for the Philippine Women Centre of BC’s (PWC-BC) upcoming one-day conference, “History, Rupture and Continuity: Creating and Nurturing Our New Path.” The conference will be held at YWCA Vancouver on May 31st, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
By highlighting the particular experiences and histories of the Filipino Canadian community, the conference’s panel speakers, discussions and cultural performances will be tantamount to a step towards a new path in the community’s struggle for genuine settlement, integration and full participation in Canadian society.

For over two decades, PWC-BC has been educating, organizing and mobilizing the Filipino Canadian community and building alliances with various groups and individuals. The community’s new path of genuine settlement and integration are encompassed in the continuing need to address the community’s major issues of: overcoming economic marginalization, combatting systemic racism, making the youth count in Canada’s future and enhancing women’s equality, human rights and genuine development.

Through a sharing of the previous academic collaborations and the background history of PWC-BC, the first half of the conference will highlight how addressing these issues as part of the overall working-class struggle serves as a contribution to the making of history in Canada. And as elaborated in the second half, the particular struggles of workers, women and youth in aspects such as education, immigration, employment and more converge as part of the community’s overall struggle for genuine settlement and integration and as part of the working-class in Canada. The conference will be followed by a solidarity night filled with cultural performances on the day’s themes.

Join us as we move forward on our new path of genuine settlement and integration! Please register soon as limited spaces are filling up.

History, Rupture and Continuity: Creating and Nurturing Our New Path
A one-day conference
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Registration starts at 8:00 AM)
YWCA Vancouver
Rooms Welch 1 and 2
535 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC
Registration is $20; unemployed and students $10 (includes meals and materials)




YWCA Vancouver Rooms Welch 1 and 2


535 Hornby Street






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Economic sectors

Occupations in services - Domestic work

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Geographical focuses

British Columbia