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,

Compañera Sonia Calderón, QEPD

_4 soniabCCon profundo pesar queremos dar a conocer el sensible fallecimiento de nuestra compañera y amiga Sonia Calderón, QEPD, acaecido el día domingo 5 de Febrero en Londres.

(La despedida final de Sonia sera el día JUEVES 2 de MARZO las 10.00AM*)

Sonia fue una eterna luchadora por la justicia social y por la vida.

Con mucho cariño Sonia queda en nuestra memoria en su exilio en Liverpool y finalmente en Lewisham, Londres.

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Compañera Pocha García, QEPD

Mi más sentido pésame a su familia. A Guaviyu su esposo, sus hijas, hijos y nietos.
También a toda la comunidad URUGUAYA en el Reino Unido
Compañeros solidarios,consecuentes y de una gran trayectoria de lucha.
La última vez que vi a Pocha, fue en el bus; me bajé en East Street,  me despedí de ella con un abrazo y un beso
Ya abajo del bus se me cayeron las lágrimas de pena de haberla visto ya tan enferma y acabada

Hoy ha sido un día triste y de malas noticias…”



En nombre de toda la comunidad de chilenos en el norte de Gran Bretaña queremos hacer llegar nuestro más sentido pésame a su sompañero Guaviyu, a sus hijos, familia en Uruguay,  y amigos.

Compañera Pocha, Descansa en Paz.



‘Arrivals: Making Sheffield Home’ exhibition closes next Sunday. Don’t miss it!

P1010828Arrivals: Making Sheffield Home, currently being exhibited at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield until Sunday 12th February, celebrates the remarkable stories of Sheffield residents who have travelled from across the globe to make a home in the city.

Documenting and celebrating the diversity of Sheffield’s population, it builds a picture of how that diversity was created by photographing people who arrived in Sheffield from another country between 1945 and 2016.

“A unique tribute to Sheffield’s richly diverse population, this powerful series of portraits by photographer Jeremy Abrahams documents the experiences of people who arrived in the city from overseas between 1945 and the present day. The images are accompanied by a range of moving personal stories, from bravery and triumph to love and loss” (Museum Sheffield)

Arrivals: Making Sheffield is currently being exhibited at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, until Sunday 12th of February 2017.

Double bill+ in Sheffield: ‘Chile’s Student Uprising’, ‘Venezuela’s Hip Hop Revolution’ + ‘We Reached the Sky’

1233611_228762840614912_1636795814_nAlborada presents a double bill of documentaries about South American youth collectives fighting for radical change: the student movement in Chile; and Venezuela’s ‘Hip Hop Revolución’ collective.

Pedro Fuentes, from the Sheffield Chile Community Association, will speak about ‘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.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Pablo Navarrete, director of Hip Hop Revolución.

16th February, 18.30-21.00, Friends Meeting House, (Sheffield S1 2EW)

Event supported by I Am Hip-Hop Magazine and Chile Scda

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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.
email: [email protected] web: Twitter: @symaag




Cena de Navidad el 17 de Dicembre

Cena de Navidad el 17 de Dicembre, a las 4 de la tarde.

El precio sera £4.00 por adultos y £2.00 para ninos debajo de diez anos. Si puedes poner mi correo electronico es [email protected]. Agradeceria que por favor avisen y asi nosotros sabemos para cuantos cocinar.

Desde ya muchas gracias por tu ayuda
Sinceros Saludos Isilda

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