‘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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Vigilia en conmemoración de los 46 años del golpe militar. Sheffield.

Homenaje a los [email protected] [email protected] por la dictadura de Pinochet

¡¡Nunca Más!!

En el 46avo Aniversario del comienzo de la masacre neoliberal
Miércoles 11 de septiembre desde las 12:00 hasta las 13:00
Sheffield Town Hall
Rómpe la inercia, trae tu bandera… Te esperamos!
¡¡Corre la voz!!
¡¡A prepararse para que todo Sheffield y el mundo lo sepa!!

Carlos Tapia Santana QEPD

Hoy, sábado 31 de Agosto,  a las 22:00 de Hungría 16:00  hrs de Chile, y después de un mes hospitalizado, ha fallecido nuestro hermano Carlos

Ahora está en compañía de sus hijos Carlos René y Carmen Claudia y su fiel compañera Judih

Sus restos serán cremados a su voluntad y arrojados al Danubio.

José Tapia Santana, Santiago, Chile

 

Hacemos llegar nuestras más sentidas condolencias a Ester Berna y familia, a todas/os  sus hermanos, como también a la familia y a sus amigos. 

Estimado Carlos, Descansa en Paz

Comunidad de Chilenos, Sheffield, UK

Celebration of Life for Carmen Morales-Guarda RIP

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Compañera Carmen Olivia Morales-Guarda
 05.05.1947 – 25.06.2019 
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 Please join us on Saturday 27th July 2019 to celebrate a life that touched so many. 
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We are gathering at 15.30 for 15.45 at 
St James’s Church Hall, Scott Road
S4 7BG
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Please, bring your thoughts, stories, readings, and fondest memories of Carmen. 
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Music, Empanadas and Yewum (mapudungun for potluck meal / sweets), and light drinks to follow.
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Please, RSVP
text: 07853 633637
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Muchas gracias
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ChileScda & Friends 

Carmen Morales Guarda QEPD

Con mucho sentimiento quisiéramos compartir la triste noticia del fallecimiento de la Cra Carmen, acaecido el día 25 de Junio en la ciudad de Valdivia.

Carmen vivió parte de su exilio en Liverpool junto con su Cro Alan Rodríguez y su hijo José Miguel.

Luego retorna a Chile después del ingreso clandestino de su Cro a nuestro país. Un par de años más tarde y debido al cerco de la represión, vuelve a GB y comparte con nosotros  en Sheffield el resto de su exilio hasta principios de 1990, cuando retorna definitivamente a Chile.

Cra Carmen, te recordamos y saludamos tu participación en la resistencia a la dictadura y tu  compromiso militante con el movimiento feminista.

En nuestro pensamiento también está  el Cro Alan Rodríguez, su hijo José Miguel,  Alan Ford, con quien compartió su nueva vida en Chile, sus hermanos y familia; como también en sus camaradas y amigas/os.

Sus restos descansan en Valdivia,  la ciudad que la vio nacer.

Carmen, te Saluda el exilio de Sheffield y todas tus amigas de acá y GB.

Chica, Descansa en Paz

Cra Carmen Morales, ¡Presente! ¡Ahora y Siempre!

May Day Celebrations: (Re)Thinking Solidarity in the 21st Century

The recent rise of authoritarian, macho and right-wing populist governments in many parts of the globe has been accompanied by a renewed attack on the rights of workers, women, minority groups and migrants. This event acknowledges that too often conventional forms of solidarity also bear the hallmarks of the eurocentric, male, and hierarchical models of thinking and organising. In doing so they undervalue countless important struggles that are undertaken by the less visible that could provide for radically alternative visions and practices. On International Labour Day we ask you to join us for a discussion on what we learn from these serious challenges but also from our sharing of recent local and international victories. In order to more effectively confront exploitation, empire and patriarchy we ask, “What must solidarity look like in the 21st Century?”

This free event will feature presentations from within and outwith Scotland followed by a collective sharing of experiences from recent campaigns in Scotland and beyond. Guest speakers include:

Pedro FuentesSurvivor of Pinochet dictatorship and community activist, “Resistance, the public space and solidarity in the neoliberal era: lessons from Pinochet’s Chile”.

Su-ming KhooSchool of Political Science and Sociology, University of Galway, Ireland, “Visible Repair – ethics of solidarity in a world of hardening identities”

Titilayo FarukuoyeVice President (Diversity), University of Strathclyde Student Association, “Intersectional activism-Breathing international solidarity”

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Alan Glossop RIP

The Chilean Community is deeply saddened to inform that our longlasting friend and supporter of our community Alan Glossop has passed away on following a lengthy illness.

Funeral arrangements:  Friday 8th March, at 14.00. Grenoside North Crematorium.  5 Skew Hill Ln, Sheffield S35 8RZ

*Please, no flowers. Donations to St Luke would be most appreciated (Here)

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Quisiera compartir la triste noticia del reciente fallecimiento de Alan Glossop. Alan fue un antiguo y fidedigno amigo de nuestra comunidad.

Nuestras sinceras condolencias a su compañero Carlos, a sus familiares y amigos.

Fecha y lugar del funeral: Viernes 8 de Marzo a las 14.00. Grenoside North Crematorium.  5 Skew Hill Ln, Sheffield S35 8RZ

No flores por favor, Se agradecen donaciones en memoria de Alan a  St Luke’s Hospice (Here) Muchas gracias!

Alan QEPD

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Pedro Fuentes

ChileScda

23.02.2019

 

 

 

 

Betty Smalley RIP

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Smalley 21st January 2019 at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.  Betty was involved in a range of community initiatives in our city:  Friend of Firth Park, Trade Base Trust, Abbeyfield Multi-Cultural Festival, Green City Action, Burgrave Cemetery Community Chapels, among others.

Betty was a loved friend of the Chilean Community.

Service and cremation at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium on Thursday 14th February 2019 at 2.45pm.

Please feel free to wear purple and/or a red hat if you wish.

Please, family flowers only, donations to Sheffield Hospital Charity.

Our sincere condolences go to Betty’s family, colleagues and friends.

Pedro Fuentes

ChileScda

 

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