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Sheffield Fusión Latina in Concert: Sheffield Uni

Sheffield Fusión Latina in Concert on Friday 19th May, at 19.30 at the Octagon Centre , (

Sheffield Fusión Latina is a collaborative music project by final year students studying Spanish at

The University Of Sheffield.


Pedido: ‘Crafting Resistance: the art of Chilean political prisoners’.


artesaniaPPEstimados Cros/as, nuestra organización, junto con  ExPPs en UK, ha decidido cooperar en la construcción de la iniciativa de la  Dra. Jasmine Gideon*, ‘Crafting Resistance: the art of Chilean political prisoners’.

Se trata de una exhibición centrada en objetos y muestras de trabajos hechos por presos/as  políticas en los campos de concentración y en las cárceles de la Dictadura que tendrá lugar en Londres en una fecha próxima a confirmar.

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Festival Víctor Jara: Gales, GB.


Más información sobre el festival en El Sueño Existe

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Public Meeting in Sheffield. Tuesday 14th March.

Cuba’s University of the Third Age: Building social integration and self-esteem
With Professor Teresa Oroza Fraíz, President of Cuba’s U3A
Tuesday 14th March at The Central United Reformed Church, 6o Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB. At 7.30pm.
Join us for a discussion with Prof.Tete Orosa of the University of Havana’s Faculty of Psychology. Professor Orosa is also a member of the Cuban Government’s National Advisory Council on Third Age issues. This will be a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the development of U3A in Cuba.
We look forward to seeing you there and hope that you will share this information and attachment on our behalf.
In solidarity,

Public meeting in Sheffield: “We Touched the Sky”.

Joint SYMAAG/Sheffield Chilean Community event to learn about the experience of Chilean refugees who came to Sheffield.
Thursday, January 26, 7-8.30pm (doors open at 6.30 for pre-meeting refreshments), Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’ St, Sheffield S1 2EW
It’s easy to forget that refugees have been welcomed, and their experience of fighting injustice has been valued here. But that was part of the experience of Chilean refugees who came to South Yorkshire in the 1970’s fleeing the results of the military coup there.
 While the UK Government did nothing to defend the elected Chilean Government against dictatorship, local trade unions welcomed and supported activists who shared their organising skills and courage with us.
Chile40YearsOn & the Chilean Community have created We Touched the Sky an online course explaining what happened in Chile, why people were forced to become refugees and what it was like to arrive and live in South Yorkshire. To publicise this fascinating resource and to celebrate the solidarity shown by local people, South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) has organised a joint meeting with the Sheffield Chilean community on Thursday 26th January
Our main speaker is Dr Jasmine Gideon, senior lecturer in development studies in the Geography Department at Birkbeck, University of London.She has recently published research on the health and well-being of Chilean refugee women in the UK. She will be joined by speakers from the Chilean community in Sheffield and a representative from the Sheffield labour movement who supported Chilean refugees in the 1970s.
The meeting is free though we’d welcome a donation to cover room-hire costs
As always, don’t let lack of money be a barrier to attending any SYMAAG events. Bring your ticket/receipt to the meeting and we can reimburse you in cash at the meeting for any reasonable travel expenses. Or get in touch with us before the meeting if you need to.
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Se nos van Bernardo, Claudia y Constanza…

Han llegado a Sheffield estudiantes de la larga y angosta y se han ido de vuelta con la tangible evidencia profesional de sus pasos por la U y dejado atrás su contribución al creciente tejido comunitario.Mucho ha cambiado desde el momento que Herman Elgueta nos contactó desde Temuco a cerca de su próxima venida a estudiar a Sheffield. Allí se comenzaba a  gestar el proyecto que articula bienvenidas, apoyo, y más apoyo, y despedidas. Proyecto que también sustenta a la distancia la identidad chilena-sheffeliana que persigue a quienes han tenido la fortuna de acariciar la experiencia. Experiencia que no nació de la nada.

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“We Touched the Sky”: a new online educational resource about the Chilean experience.

P1070834The Chile40YearsOn online course ‘We Touched the Sky’ was launched on Saturday 20th August at the El Sueño Existe Festival, Machynlleth, Wales.

This is a new educational resource designed to learn online about the Chilean experience, via interviews with exiled Chileans living in Britain. They tell their life stories, from the initial inspiration as Allende and Popular Unity came to power in 1970, the extraordinary achievement that 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 repression they suffered, the solidarity both direct and indirect they received, and their arrival here in Britain to make new lives as exiles and activists.

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