Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan IIANAK] Inc. is pieased to host its fourth annual LfwaywayPhilip-pine Heritage High School Conference on Friday, May 'I 3, 2011 at the University of Manitoba.

Each year, up to 60 Filipino-Canadian high school students frorn across Winnipeg are invited to participate in youth-lead dialog and discussion on issues faced by Filipino-Canadian youth. The one-day conference concludes

with an evening celebration with community aupporters, parents, and guestf..

We are pleased to work in partnership with Toronto-based organization, Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture to ez-ta mine this year’s theme: Sino Our Filipino-Canadian identity through the Arts.

Three ways to register:

- Mail: Attn: H5 Conference - Email: infe@anak.ca

PO Hex , Station Main

266 Graham Avenue - Phone: (204) 293-4100 Winnipeg, MB HEC 453 te arrange for pickup

Liwayway Philippine Heritage High Schenl Conference Sinn Ka Our Filipina-Canadian Identity through the Arts.


Facilitated b§,-'Toronto-based Filipino-Canadian artists from the Kepisanen Philippine Centre for Culture and Arts, the Conference workshops will be divided into the following four break-out sessions in:




Each session will incorporate both traditional and contemporary mediums in both the Tagalog and English languages as tools of empowerment and personal expression. Each session will further underline the importance of cross-cultu ral acceptance and growth through the arts.

KEYNDTE ADDRESS: Jadinand Aguillon

_ A Programs and Outreach Manager _ Kanisanan Philinnine Centre fur#

Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Pats and Culture

‘<1 Conference parti-::ipant*:. will engage in the energy anti inspiration ofartist anti

entrepreneur, Joclinand "Jodee"Agui]lon, who will speak to the importance of the Arts in 5oIir:iii’ying unity and participation among Filipino-Canadian youth.

He is alsa a professional Filipine felk dancer, having tciureci with clance troupe: in Tcrrpntcr ancl his hcimetuwn nf Eclmpntcin. Backed by Fine Arts ancl Visual C-nmmunication at the University of Alberta and 5 years nf management experience at American Apparel, Jcsclee has leveraged l'Capisanan's c:-nline presence, introducing a lifestyie and image that young Filipino-Canadians can identify with. He has achieved this using his enthusiasm for comrnunication and persistence in content developing. Now a budding entrepreneur, Jodeejust opened his vintage clothing store Pretty Freedom, currentiv housed inside the Kapisanan store-front space.

Clearly, Joclee is one ofthe many leaders. in the hvphenate parade that resicle at the K. He combines meclias, integrates vocations, folding together variecl experiences to create a unique experience. His name alone is indicative of this. You see, Filipinos have been exercising this practice for clecacles: combining names to make one. Whether inspired bv other family members or favourite names, it‘s a wav to instill individualism by Finding an inimitable wav to identify a person.

Jose {his grandfathe-r‘s name] Ferdinand [his fathefs name) = Jodinand

STUDENT BREAK-QUT SESSIONS Lead bv ANAK volunteers and student mentors, this afternoon long workshop will divide student participants into groups to discuss relevant topics heard during the morning vvorkshops. Students are expected to present their topics during the evening gala before parents and guests.

CONFERENCE CELEBHHTIGN AND GALA An evening celebration, the conference gala will host community supporters, parents, and guests to a fun evening of student presentations., local performances, and dance at the Norwood Hotel 12 Marion Streetjlat 6:30 om.

Friday, May 13, 2011

University Centre Fifth Floor The University of Manitoba


8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Sign-In

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Introduction

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address:

Conference participants will engage in the energy and inspiration of artist and entrepreneur, Jodinand “Jodee” Aguillon, who will speak to the importance of the Arts in solidifying unity and participation among Filipino-Canadian youth.

Jodinand Aguillon (Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture) is a professional Filipino folk dancer, having toured with dance troupes in Toronto and his hometown of Edmonton. Backed by Fine Arts and Visual Communication at the University of Alberta and 5 years of management experience at American Apparel, Jodee has leveraged Kapisanan’s online presence, introducing a lifestyle and image that young Filipino- Canadians can identify with. Now a budding entrepreneur, Jodee just opened his vintage clothing store Pretty Freedom, currently housed inside the Kapisanan store-front space.

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Workshops:

x Theatre x Poetry as our Second Language x Visual Arts

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LUNCH

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Student Break-Out Sessions

6:30 p.m. Conference Gala:

x An evening celebration, the Conference Gala will host community

supporters, parents, and guests to a fun evening of student presentations, local performances, dinner and dance at Marion Hotel (112 Marion Street) x Tickets for guests and public $20 (high school student participants are free)

Liwayway Philippine Heritage High School Conference



Liwayway High School Conference 2011


PERSONAL INFORMATION (Please print clearly) Information will remain strictly confidential and will be used only for the purposes of the Conference. Last Name: First Name:

Gender: Male Female Age: Food Allergies: Yes No

If yes, please specify: School / Organization: Grade:

Address: Phone:

Emergency Contact Information

Name: Phone:

Relation to student:

Participants MUST attend the Gala dinner at Norwood Hotel (112 Marion St.) where the community will be invited to hear presentations prepared by the students in the afternoon of the Conference. Please indicate if family or friends wish to attend this event (Tickets $20):

Yes No If yes, please specify how many:

*N.B. Lunch, dinner, and refreshments will be provided to the participants free of charge.

WORKSHOP CHOICE Please indicate your preference of workshop. As workshops will be filled on a first-come, first- served basis, please note that you may not be assigned to your preferred workshop. Also note that the keynote address shall include all participants.


Theatre Poetry as our Second Language Visual Arts

Parent/Guardian Agreement: (If the participant is at least 18 years of age, he/she may sign on his/her own behalf.)

1. General Permission

I hereby give permission for my child to participate in the ANAK Liwayway High School Conference and Gala Dinner.

2. Media Permission

I hereby authorize the ANAK members to take photographs and video of my child named in this application during program activities, and to display and otherwise use these media without charge solely for the purpose of programming and for promotion of ANAK programs.

3. In Case of Emergency

In the event of injury during the Conference, I hereby grant ANAK members and/or volunteers to secure proper medical treatment and transportation for my child to an appropriate facility for treatment, in the case that the Emergency Contact is unable to be contacted.

Signature: Date: / / (MM / DD / YYYY)