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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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Un nuevo y certero atentado contra la democracia

Juan Pablo Cárdenas S.18.02.2018 “Explicaciones hay muchas ante la pérdida de una revista tan importante y solvente como Punto Final. Sin embargo, lo que más desalienta es que no exista entre aquellos “chilenos que les ha ido bien”, y siguen profesando (según dicen) las causas del progresismo, un esfuerzo por salvar a esta revista, pero también proponerse entregar recursos que alimenten la diversidad informativa”.

El director de la Revista Punto Final ha anunciado el inminente cierre de su publicación. Problemas financieros serían la causa de que se apague una publicación de más de 50 años de existencia y que ha representado con lucidez la visión del progresismo o de la izquierda en nuestro país.

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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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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.

Aparición con vida de Santiago Maldonado!

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NUNCA MÁS! On the 44th Aniversary Military Coup in Chile. Sheffield.

 

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¡Nunca Más! Never again!

Please join us to commemorate the victims of Pinochet’s dictatorship
Saturday 9th Septembre 2017, 11.45 to 13.00
Sheffield Town Hall steps

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Vigil on the 44th aniversary of the military coup in Chile to commemorate the overthrown of Salvador Allende’s government and people killed by the military dictatorship of Pinochet.

Sheffield Town Hall Steps, Saturday 9th September from 11:45 to 13:00

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Remembering

On this day we will also be thinking  of our Compañeras and friends of the community,

Pat Barron and Joan Brown

who have sadly left us, recently.

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