Asian Arts Freedom School's Passports and Playwriting April 6, 2011

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Announcement from Asian Arts Freedom School

What does the history of the passport and plays and monologues have in common? 

This week's Asian Arts Freedom School workshop is "Passports and Playwriting"
April 6 Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Kapisanan Philippine Centre, 167 Augusta Ave in Kensington Market, Toronto, ON

We’ll be exploring some of the histories of how and why this document was created and developed into a central identifier of national citizenship, as well as something with the ability to police and regulate people’s movement and freedom.

We’ll have the chance to work on, share and develop skills in dramatic writing through exploring our thoughts and responses to this history and its consequences. Got something to say? Come to Freedom School to be heard.

The Asian Arts Freedom School is an art-based radical Asian history and activism program for Asian/Pacific Islander youth in the Greater Toronto Area. Asian = South Asian, West Asian (a.k.a. Arab or Middle-Eastern), Southeast Asian, East Asian, and Central Asian, Pacific Islander, diasporic via the Caribbean and Africa...mixed-race, adoptee, suburban, hood...just got here or been here since the 1800s. Asian stretches from the Phillippines to Palestine, North China to Sri Lanka, Trinidad to Tibet, and all of it ends up in Toronto. We cover various artforms including writing, spoken word, music, visual arts, film, breakdancing, theatre and modern dance.

The Asian Arts Freedom School is supported by grants from Artreach Toronto, Toronto Arts Council, the City of Toronto and the Ontario Arts Council, agency of the Government of Ontario.

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