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CASJ paper goes the round of universities

Posted by casjcanada on December 2, 2008

Reposted from the Philippine Reporter: http://www.philippinereporter.com/2008/11/17/casj-paper-goes-the-round-of-universities/

CASJ paper goes the round of universities

November 17, 2008

RESEARCH studies of Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) are presented by Mila Astorga-Garcia, CASJ research director, to York University  graduate students on Oct. 27, 2008.

RESEARCH studies of Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) are presented by Mila Astorga-Garcia, CASJ research director, to York University graduate students on Oct. 27, 2008.

TORONTO – Research studies of the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) have been featured as models of successful research in Toronto’s academic circles.

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Lessons in University/Community Research Partnership: CASJ’s Story

Posted by casjcanada on July 15, 2008

*Panel presentation by Mila Garcia at Settlement Without Boundaries, June 26, 2008, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. Sponsored by OCASI, CERIS, and Ryerson University, on the 30th Anniversary of OCASI.

The Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) was invited to present its experiences in university/community research collaboration, for a panel presentation during the “Settlement Without Boundaries” symposium, June 26, 2008, held at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. The event was sponsored by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), CERIS-the Ontario Meteropolis,and Ryerson University. Following is the presentation made on behalf of CASJ, where the author is Director for Research.

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Justice and Compassion for Juana Tejada

Posted by casjcanada on June 20, 2008

Statement of Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ)
and Coalition for the Protection of Caregivers’ Rights (CPCR)

juanatejadaThe Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) and the Coalition for the Protection of Caregivers’ Rights (CPCR) appreciate the extension given by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to Juana Tejada and her husband’s Temporary Work Permit (TWP) until December 2008. Juana and her husband are extremely grateful for the extension of their visas. But, given Juana’s dire medical condition, we find it unconscionable that the federal government continues to refuse to give her permanent residency status based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. Not having permanent residency status disqualifies Juana from accessing medical treatment in Canada.

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Leadership and LCP Workshop

Posted by casjcanada on January 6, 2008

A message from Hermie Garcia, President of Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) and Publisher of the Philippine Reporter.

To CASJ’s members, friends and supporters, and to interested community leaders and members:

CASJ has put up a very important workshop to train community leaders in lobbying and advocacy work and also to discuss proposed changes in the Live-In Caregiver Program.

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Tribute to Jocelyn Dulnuan

Posted by casjcanada on November 29, 2007

A Filipino Domestic Worker Killed in her Employer’s Residence on Mississauga Road

Luz del Rosario, Trustee for Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre Board of Directors in collaboration with the Jocelyn Dulnuan Support Committee (JDSC), and Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) invite you to join us in remembering Jocelyn and all migrant Filipinos who were victims of violence. As a community, let us pray that their souls rest in peace and let us continue our commitment to demand for justice.

WHEN: Saturday, December 1st, 2007 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre

5225 Orbitor Drive , Unit 3
Mississauga , Ontario
(northeast corner of Matheson Blvd and Orbitor Drive )

We will hold an Ecumenical Celebration, then we will host a brief press conference from the Jocelyn Dulnuan Support Committee and MPP Cheri DiNovo. and MP Peggy Nash who is preparing a private member’s bill in support of the Live-In Caregivers.

We invite you to join us to show unity of the Filipino community in calling for justice and equity. For more information, please call Luz del Rosario at 905-542-8747.

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Comfort Woman Testimonial

Posted by casjcanada on November 29, 2007

lolafedencia1

CASJ invites you to a

Testimonial Night
With “Comfort Woman” Lola Fedencia David, 80 years old

Who came all the way from the Philippines to tell her story to Filipinos and Canadians about the horrendous sufferings she experienced in the hands of the Japanese military during World War II.

Please join us to congratulate the success of her efforts and those of three other visiting “comfort women” from China, Korea and The Netherlands: the   motion asking for formal apology from the Japanese government to all victims of sexual slavery imposed by the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII in Asia was passed UNANIMOUSLY in the Canadian House of Commons on Nov 28, 2007. (Campaign was organized by Toronto ALPHA.)

LET’S SHOW OUR APPRECIATION FOR HER COURAGE IN FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE!

WHEN:     Sunday, December 2, 2007, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:    Reception Hall, May Robinson Seniors Apartments
20 West Lodge Ave. (Queen St. W./Lansdowne)
(Light snacks will be served.)

The book of Nelia Sancho, “Justice with Healing: An Anthology of Narratives of the Lola Kampanyera Survivors of WW II Japanese Military Sexual Slavery in the Philippines” will be launched on the same evening. Copies will be available for sale.

Above photo:  Lola Fedencia, speaking at a solidarity reception for women in Tokyo, Japan in 1998.  Taken from Lolas Kampanyera website, http://lolaskampanyera.blogspot.com/2008/11/lola-fedencia-david.html.

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Day of Remembrance – An Ecumenical Celebration

Posted by casjcanada on October 30, 2007

The Jocelyn Dulnuan Support Committee Invites you to a

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
An Ecumenical Celebration

This All Souls Day Join Us in remembering Jocelyn and all migrant
Filipinos who were victims of violence.

As a community let us pray that their souls rest in peace and let us
continue our commitment to demand for justice.

WHEN: Sunday, November 4^th 2007 at 4PM
WHERE: OPSEU Hall, 31 Wellesley St. East (across Wellesley Subway)

For info: 647-205-5908; 416-472-0320; Email: mogado@sympatico.ca

JOCELYN DULNUAN SUPPORT COMMITTEE:
MIGRANTE-Ontario, Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC), Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ), Ifugao Association of Canada, BIBAK, Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan, Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians, Fr. Ariel Dumaran (San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish), Asosacion
Negrense, Philippine Network for Justice and Peace, Philippine Press Club of Ontario, Santaguinian Association of Ontario

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Jocelyn Dulnuan and the Filipino Community Cannot Rest Until There is Justice

Posted by casjcanada on October 13, 2007

Jocelyn Dulnuan Support Committee
October 13, 2007

jdulnuan1Jocelyn Dulnuan, 27 years old, of Namulditan, Hingyon, Ifugao, the Philippines was found dead on Oct. 1, 2007 in the house located at 2450 Doulton Place, Mississauga where she worked as a live-in caregiver. Jocelyn had arrived in Canada last November through the Live-in Caregiver Program of the Canadian Government. Peel regional police are investigating her death and treating it as a murder case.

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CASJ’s Tribute to Kababayan Community Centre on Its 30th Year

Posted by casjcanada on September 7, 2007

By Edwin C. Mercurio
Chairperson – Community Alliance for Social Justice

I’m very pleased to be here with you tonight to celebrate the work and achievements of the Kababayan Community Centre.

As Chairperson of the Community Alliance for Social Justice,  I wish to congratulate the officials, and board Members of the Kababayan Community Centre for their long and outstanding work for our community and the Canadian community as a whole. CASJ’s alliance building and advocacy achievements have been made possible because of allied community organizations such as the Kababayan Community Centre.

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Alay sa Kabataang Pilipino

Posted by casjcanada on July 6, 2007

CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre
in partnership with Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ)
and Philippine Press Club-Ontario
invites you to

“Alay sa Kabataang Pilipino”

(An Offering to the Filipino Youth)

a launch of two seminal studies on the Filipino community:

“Filipinos in Canada: Economic Dimensions of Immigration and Settlement,” (Working Paper Series No. 48)
By Dr. Philip Kelly

and

“The Road to Empowerment in the Filipino Community: Moving from Crisis to Community Capacity Building,” (Working Paper Series No. 54)
By Mila Astorga-Garcia

When: Thursday, July 12, 2007, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
Room 2214 (2nd Floor)
252 Bloor Street West (near St. George Subway Station)

The event features a short program, musical performance and some refreshments.

Please RSVP to CERIS at 416-946-3110 or email: ceris.reception@utoronto.ca

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