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.
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Special shout out goes to RJ Aquino and Sammie Jo Rumbaua for helping us coordinate the interviews and for your warm hospitality!
2 comments on “Episode 83 – Filipino Canadian Politics and Community Organizing in Vancouver: TFAL Talks to Mable Elmore, MLA, RJ Aquino, KAMP, and Tulayan”
I AM SO JEALOUS!
You told me to check the Twitters and my sad old BlackBerry Passport did not cooperate..! So I missed BOTH Canucklehead episodes!!
I knew Mable when she was a bus driver! I’ve known Sammi Jo for ten years and she used to work with me and my students! And I argue with RJ once in a while on Facebook.
Half my students are Pinoy kids!
And I live at the north end of Fraser Street.
And we do actually say aLOOminum.
Would love to read the paper about immigrant communities that Maureen mentioned if it’s available somewhere!