Participated in this amazing flash mob/hip hop parade in Montreal, organized by the good folks at Urban Science. The pics don’t quite do it justice; the vibe was electric! Much love to all the talented folks who showed up!
Still getting used to the idea of real seasons. Fall in Montreal is definitely one of my favorites. It also means that winter is around the corner, but I’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
Gonna be performing at Festival des Solidarités happening at Parc Jean-Brilliant in Cote-des-Neiges! I’ll be hitting the stage during the “FOIRE DE SOLIDARITÉ” portion of the event, Saturday the 16th at noon, along with Rap Battles for Social Justice and Nazim. The entire festival is September 15-16, and features some amazing speakers and performers. For more info check out their Facebook event page.
Filipino community members in Montreal standing in solidarity with the victims of Philippine president Duterte’s unjust and inhumane war on drugs, which has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people during his one year in office, including 17 year-old Kian Delos Santos, murdered last week by Philippine police in Caloocan City. His mother, an overseas Filipino worker, was forced to come home to the funeral of her son. #JusticeForKian #StopTheKillings #OFWs4Kian
Conference wrapped up. Blood, sweat, and tears is an understatement. Was mostly busy running around, but I know a lot of good and historic work was being done. Glad to see kasamas old and new, especially happy to reunite with my Bay Area crew. On to the next. Isulong!!! #SolidarityFightBack
All the event coordination, cultural work, and community organizing experience I cultivated in the Bay is sure coming in handy as we count down the days til this weekend’s conference in Toronto. After several months of conference calls and group emails (including me almost backing out a couple times), to finally be at this point of such a huge undertaking—involving people from different parts of the world, a vast spectrum of organizing styles, and all kinds of logistics—is a testament to the dedication that these folks have to building a global anti-imperialist movement. Looking forward to being on the periphery running around with my head cut off, knowing that some historic, revolutionary work is being done in those lecture halls and conference rooms. See y’all in Toronto!
Back in Montreal!