‘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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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!!

Rotherham Rising: Building the Future

 

¡Nae Pasaran! is back in Sheffield: 1st and 3rd January 2019

 

Yes!! The film is back to the Showroom for only two screenings:

Tuesday 1st January at 20.15 & Thursday 3rd January at 18.00

1974. Factory workers in Scotland refuse to repair jet engines from the

Chilean Air Force in protest against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship.

Four years later, the engines mysteriously disappear, ending the longest

single action of international solidarity in the UK. The workers never

found out the scale of their impact. Until now.

NOW BOOKING

Tue 1 Jan 2019  20.15

Thu 3 Jan 2019  18.00

                                                                                      To book, click a time above.

Supported by Creative Scotland, Unite the union, Unison, National Union of Journalist and Amnesty UK.

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