Please join the Blackwood Gallery at UTM on Wed. Oct. 18th for an afternoon of talks, performances, and presentations by artists, activists, and UTM faculty exploring issues related to care work and care giving.

Carework as Choreography

Wed. Oct. 18th, 12–4pm

Blackwood Gallery


12–2pm: Feminist Lunchtime Talks with Cynthia Cranford, Marisa Morán Jahn, Kwentong Bayan Collective, Pinky Paglingayen

Lunch will be provided. The Feminist Lunchtime Talks are presented in partnership with Women and Gender Studies (UTM).


Kwentong Bayan Collective (Althea Balmes and Jo SiMalaya Alcampo) and Marisa Morán Jahn (CareForce) will speak about their projects in Take Care, including the community-based comic book Labour of Love, which details real life stories of Filipin@ and Filipinx migrant caregivers, and CareForce, a transmedia public art, mobile studio, and web-series that amplifies the voices of America’s fastest-growing workforce, caregivers. UTM associate professor of sociology Cynthia Cranford will speak about her research on personal care work in California and Ontario, and local activist Pinky Paglingayen will discuss her advocacy work as a former caregiver and now settlement counsellor with the Caregivers in Transition Program at the Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office.


The talks will be followed by a tour of the exhibition and a CareForce dance rally led by Marisa Morán Jahn.


2–3pm: Care Work Exhibition Talk & Tour

3–4pm: CareForce Dance Rally


For more information about this event, please visit


Presented as part of the Blackwood Gallery’s 2017-18 programming season:



September 11, 2017–March 10, 2018

Curated by Letters & Handshakes


Encompassing a five-part exhibition series, performances, and workshops, Take Care mobilizes more than 100 artists, activists, curators, and researchers confronting the crisis of care. Take Care unfolds as a series of exhibitions organized around five circuits of care:


Labour of Curation, September 11–30, 2017

Care Work, October 16–November 4, 2017

Infrastructures and Aesthetics of Mutual Aid, November 20–December 9, 2017 Stewardship, January 8–27, 2018 Collective Welfare, February 12–March 10, 2018


For more on the entire exhibition program, please visit our website at