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Chilean Exiles and the World University Service (WUS) research project.

Chilean Exiles and the World University Service is a project run by Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes and Professor John King to explore the role of UK groups and activists in assisting refugees and exiles after the fall of Allende in 1973. The project will run until spring 2019 in collaboration with the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile, and the Modern Records Centre at Warwick.

Through oral interviews, the project aims to compile a record of Chilean exile experiences that will offer insights into the benefits of the WUS program in supporting exiles to continue with their studies, rebuild their lives, settle in the UK or elsewhere, or return to Chile.

“We would like to hear from anyone who benefitted from a WUS scholarship and who would like to contribute their story to our project. We are happy to travel to meet anyone in their hometown, where feasible, of course,” says Professor Ribeiro de Menezes.

If you are interested in contributing to the project, please get in touch with Alison:  [email protected] or  [email protected].

Grenada Revolution: what really happened? Sheffield 19th March

 Public meeting 19th March 2018, Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St. S1 2JB

Introduction from Chris Searle -Chris worked as an Educational Adviser to Maurice Bishop. 

In the early morning hours of October 25, 1983, the United States invaded the small Caribbean nation of Grenada.

President Maurice Bishop had been assassinated days earlier.

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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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Rob Jones RIP

RobJonesRIPWe at ChileScda were very saddened to learn about Rob Jones passing.  He was very supportive to all Chilean refugees that came to live in Sheffield fleeing Pinochet’s dictatorship.

Rob will be always remembered by our community for his passion and solidarity in denouncing the human rights atrocities of Pinochet’s dictatorship and also for opening his family doors to our compañera Silvia Parra (RIP).

We offer our heartfelt condolences and solidarity to Rob’s family, and to all his colleagues and friends in this difficult time.

Rob will be sorely missed.

Compañero Rob Jones, ¡Presente!, ¡Ahora y Siempre!

Pedro Fuentes

Chilean Community, South Yorkshire (ChileScda)

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Why are so many Iranians forced to become refugees? Public meeting, Sheffield.

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Public meeting Thursday 2nd November 6-8pm
Speakers:
  • Yassmanie Mather (Critique Journal )
  • Raha Bareini (Amnesty International)
  • with songs from Arash Sabet (Singer-Songwriter)

and time for questions and discussion

 

University of Sheffield, Arts Tower, Lecture Theatre 5 S10 2TN

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Crafting Resistance exhibition: The art of Chilean Political Prisoners. Warwick.

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30th October – 17th November. Launch Event: 30th October, 16.30

 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry.

(Opening hours: Mon & Tues 9.00-17.00; Wed & Thrs 9.00 – 19.00; Fri 9.00 – 16.00)

During the military dictatorship of General Pinochet in Chile (1973-1990) thousands of political prisoners were held in concentration camps throughout the country. In most jails and ‘concentration camps’, prisoners organised themselves and crafted items from the very limited materials and improvised tools. The Crafting Resistance exhibition  brings together a collection of these artefacts, a testimony to the mental endurance of all those who were political prisoners under Pinochet regime.

*Mural at 3,4 Alamos, one of the concentration camps of Pinochet’s dictatorship, made by muralist Ian ‘Ekeko’ Pierce.

Launch of new Palestine Children’s Trauma Centre in Gaza. Sheffield

ChldrnGazzaThe Lord Mayor of Sheffield will be launching a new Children’s Trauma Centre in Gaza, Palestine – please come and hear more about it:

19:00, Reception Room, Town Hall:  Wednesday 18 October

Khuza’a is a town in the south of the Gaza Strip on the eastern border with Israel.  Khuza’a was one of three areas which suffered a great deal during the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. The Israeli Operation ‘Protective Edge’ lasted for 51 days and resulted in the killing of more than 2000 Palestinians, 11,000 injured, one third of them with permeant disability, and the destruction of more than 18,000 Palestinian homes.  Read the rest of this entry »

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