Public event: The Chilean Coup 40 Years On
The Chilean Coup 40 Years On: Reflections of Sheffield Academics, Chilean Exiles, and Chilean Students
To commemorate 40 years since the Chilean Coup that saw the start of the Pinochet dictatorship, there will be a public event in the Jessop West Exhibition Space on Friday 8 November that will see several members of the Faculty share their research with members of the region’s Chilean community and the wider public.
Part of a series of events that have been held across the UK, this day of talks, discussions and exhibitions brings together colleagues from Politics, History and Hispanic Studies with the organisers of the Chilean Sport and Cultural Development Association, a community group based in Sheffield. This event runs from 10am to 5pm in the Exhibition Space, with an accompanying exhibition of cultural materials in the lobby of Jessop West. The morning will see contributions from members of Sheffield’s Chilean community, who arrived here in the wake of the coup, and from Phil Swanson, David Wood (both Hispanic Studies) and Mary Vincent (History). In the afternoon Steve Ludlam (Politics) and Peter Watt (Hispanic Studies) will lead reflections on the legacy of the coup with Chilean post-graduate students, members of the Chilean community in exile in Sheffield, and Helen Jackson (formerly MP for Hillsborough).
This promises to be a powerful event that will consider the coup and its legacy from a variety of perspectives.
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