‘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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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

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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

 

“Thinking Chile: Fresh ideas and new perspectives”: Invitation for submitting abstracts.

The Chilean Society of The University of Edinburgh and ChileGlobal Seminars UK invite students and researchers to submit abstracts for the open
track “Thinking Chile: Fresh ideas and new perspectives”. Presentations will be delivered during the morning and afternoon of the 8th of February 2019.

Presentations can be submitted to one of the four themes of the seminar: 

One Health for Latin American Development
Sustainable Cities in Latin America
Artificial Intelligence
Arts, Culture and Society

Submission and presentations:

 Oral presentations should be delivered in English.
 Presentations should last no longer than 10 minutes and there will be 5 additional minutes for questions from the audience.
The use of ppt or another audio-visual support is optional but encouraged.

  • How to apply & additional information: presenters should send an abstract of max. 300 words and a short biography of the author of max.100 words through the link below
  • Please, apply Here 

Travel/accommodation bursaries: Up to £80, Contact

YES, WE DID “STOP G4S”!! 

Great news – after six years of campaigning by asylum tenants G4S has lost their asylum housing contracts.
Serco and the Mears Group will share the new 10 year contracts across the UK.
In Yorks, the Humber and the North East the Mears Group (a housing management and repairs and social care group) will take over from G4S.
A great day for asylum housing tenants and a victory exposing the Hostile Environment and the companies who develop and exploit ‘asylum markets’.G4S the largest security company in the world has been ‘stopped’ – at least in asylum housing.
In celebratory solidarity
John (Grayson)

Well done John & SYMAAG. Congrats!!

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