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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

 

An Evening of words and music at Warwick Uni

Play for Cuba: Musical instrument appeal

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Invite – recreating the Chilean mural (on cloth)

As part of the preparations for the Victor Jara festival ‘El Sueño Existe’ 2019, we will be creating, on a large cloth, a new version of the Leeds Chilean Mural : Y Habra Trabajo para Todos / And There Will be Work for All (picture of the mural attached – the other translation is into Welsh, which is important for the festival which is in Wales and recognises the importance of the Welsh language)

Briefly, the mural was originally painted by 3 young Chilean exiles in 1976, shortly after they arrived in Leeds. It was tiled over in the 80s and only rediscovered by chance in 2017.

It has been preserved and restored after a campaign by Chileans and supporters.BUT it is rather hidden on a wall in Leeds University student union and is difficult to visit or see.

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Symposium: Contextualising the Chilean Mural at Leeds University Union

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Y Habrá Trabajo Para Todos… And there will be work for all

Pyramid Theatre, Leeds University Union

Friday 16 February 2018

13.00 to 18.00

FREE

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In 1976, a group of Chileans in exile painted a mural on a student common room wall in the Leeds University Union building. Later hidden behind a temporary ceiling and kitchen wall, the mural was finally uncovered in 2017.

To mark the restoration and interpretation of the mural, this symposium will examine the different visual and political contexts within which we can situate the LUU Chilean mural. Invited academics and arts professionals will present a series of examples which explore the politics and poetics of public art, politics and murals in Chilean, South American and other global contexts.

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book your place [email protected]

For more information, visit: www.fine-art.leeds.ac.uk/events/Chilean-mural-symposium

ProgrammeChilean Mural Symposium Booklet

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La Muralla: ‘Uncovering the Chilean Mural’

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” This mural was recently discovered in Leeds University Union (LUU). It was recognised by Mario Álvarez Fuentes, who then contacted the wider Chilean community. The Chilean community lead by Gilberto Hernández and Pedro Fuentes contacted LUU in an open letter expressing the importance of the mural. LUU, The Chilean Community, The University of Leeds and the Heritage Lottery Fund are all now working together to help save this mural, tell the story of how it came to be here, and remind Leeds of the role it played in Chilean History. The mural was painted in 1976 by Chilean men who had fled the military dictatorship. The mural was painted as part of the solidarity movement, in an effort to make a wider community aware of the atrocities happening in Chile.” Link to  La Muralla* where you’d find a documented insight about the past and the very present of the project.

*La Muralla was created as part of a group project for the MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies course at the University of Leeds

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More links: Yorkshire Evening Post: ‘Forgotten Leeds mural tells enduring story of solidarity’ 

 

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