‘We Touched the Sky’: the new online educational resource, freely available HERE, NOW

copy-Chile-40-Years-On-LogoSmall1Learn about the Chilean experience, via video interviews with exiled Chileans living in Britain. They tell their life stories, from their initial inspiration as Allende and Popular Unity came to power in 1970, the extraordinary achievements they were part of, and their personal experiences in the run-up to, and on the day of the military coup (Sept 11th 1973) and its aftermath.

Four Chileans with widely different experiences tell of the euphoria of being part of huge social advances, the repression they suffered, the solidarity they received, and their arrival in Britain to make new lives as exiles and activists.

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‘Momentos’. A theatre play about the personal journey of 3 Chilean political refugees. Liverpool

HO DocAt the Unity theatre. Liverpool

Dates: Thu 6 – Fri 7 Jul
Times: 8:00pm
Prices: £10 | £8 Conc
Charges: 50p card transaction | £1 postage

Online booking: Here

Venue: Unity One

Ana’s husband was taken by security forces and became one of the disappeared; she lives a life between reality and fantasy which he inhabits with her. Pedro was arrested in 1973 and taken to a concentration camp in the north of Chile; his journey to retrace his past and face his demons takes him back to the place, where he was incarcerated. Miguel came as a young boy with his parents; he reconnects with his roots as an adult and questions his identity as he struggles between his adopted country and the place of his birth. This is a powerful representation of a deeply moving story that takes you on a journey of struggle, hope, fear and determination, highlighting critical moments that changed a nation.

Written by Francisco Carrasco; this new theatre piece incorporates theatre, storytelling, live music, movement and multi-media as well as songs from the Chilean popular song movement of the time.

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‘We touched the sky‘ . Learn about the Chilean experience, via video interviews with exiled Chileans living in Britain.

¡Por una Reparación Digna y Justa!

 

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Estado de la gestión de rescate del mural en la Leeds Student Union (actualizado 08.06.2017)

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El día 6 abril Mario Álvarez Fuentes, estudiante PhD en la Uni de Leeds descubre el mural que había permanecido oculto tras paneles cerca de 30 años.

Los planos de remodelación de la Student Union indicaban que en dicho espacio se construirían oficinas por lo que es mural se volvería a cubrir después de asegurar en ella un tabique divisorio. Las perforaciones en la esquina superior derecha sobre la figura de la mujer trabajadora, se habían hecho para acomodar unos ductos de ventilación.

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¡Por una Reparación Digna!

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‘A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution’. Book presentation

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The Cuban revolution is almost universally understood as the victory of a guerrilla army, in which workers and their organisations were passive onlookers.

In ‘A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution: How the Working Class Shaped the Guerrillas Victory’ published in 2016, Stephen Cushion turns conventional wisdom on its head and argues that the Cuban working class played a much more decisive role in the Revolution’s outcome than previously understood.

Monday 5th June, 19.30 at The Red Deer, Pitt St, Sheffield

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See here for a review

 

 

“We have more in common than that which divides us.”

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Sheffield’s ‘Great Get Together’ being organised by Amnesty SheffieldASSIST and HOPE not hate.

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Compañera Pat Barron QEPD

Candle_newNos ha alcanzado la muy amarga y triste noticia del sensible fallecimiento de la Cra Pat Barron QEPD

Pat fue una miembro activa desde los comienzos mismos de la Sheffield Chile Solidarity Campaign y trabajó incansablemente en la denuncia de las atrocidades de la dictadura de Pinochet y en el apoyo a la lucha en Chile como también en el proceso de adaptación a la realidad del exilio de los miembros de la comunidad.  

Pat, también conocida como “the red Barron” , por su increible nivel de militancia y de trabajo en el movimiento sindical local, será recordada por sus compañeros en Sheffield y muy especialmente por los todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad por su contagiosa consecuencia solidaria, valentía y  humor.

Hacemos llegar desde aquí nuestros más sentidas condolencias a su familia, a sus compañeros, amigos y a tí, compañerx del exilio chileno en ésta.

Compañera Pat, Descansa en Paz.

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Her funeral is on Monday 22nd May 9.00am at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium,

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