Welcome to Canada, eh? In addition to our trip to Seattle last month, the TFAL crew was able to take a trip to our neighbor to the north, Canada…Vancouver to be exact. In our next couple episodes, we talk to some of Van-city’s awesomest Filipino community leaders. This episode focuses on political and community organizing in the city and Canada as a whole. Mable Elmore, Member of Legislative Assembly for British Columbia, and RJ Aquino discuss the benefits of being in a more tolerable country like Canada (unlike the hyper-capitalist United States). We then talk to Maureen Mendoza of the Kababayan Academic Mentorship Program (KAMP) and Marjorie Eda of Tulayan, two extraordinary Filipino organizations working on empowering Filipino Canadian youth.
Special shout out goes to RJ Aquino and Sammie Jo Rumbaua for helping us coordinate the interviews and for your warm hospitality!