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The Festival of Debate is the largest annual politics festival in the UK, taking place every spring across South Yorkshire, UK.

Join Alborada for a panel reflecting on 50 years since the 11 September 1973 military coup against Salvador Allende’s government that installed the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. As well as looking at the lasting legacy of resistance to Pinochet and neoliberalism, we will be discussing the role of UK solidarity with the struggle for human rights and social justice in Chile.


:: Maria Vásquez Aguilar – PhD candidate, University of Sheffield. Maria is a child exile and co-founder of Chile Solidarity Network and Chile 50 Years UK

:: Dr Sergio Vasquez – Former political prisoner under Pinochet’s regime. Sergio continued his political activism once exiled to the UK

:: Pablo Navarrete – Founder of Alborada /Alborada Films

Chaired by Carrie Hedderwick – Sheffield Trade Unions Council (TUC)

7.45pm-8.45pm @ Hideaway, 61 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 3GF

**From 8.45 to 11pm there will be an Alborada/Alborada Films social with a special playlist of Latin American music selected by Alborada and Living in Sheffield.**

Food (including vegetarian options) and drink available from 5.30pm.


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Event supported by Chile 50 Years UK

We are also organising the following events at the Festival of Debate (click on links for full details):

UK Media Coverage of Latin America: A Critical Look (University of Sheffield, Friday 21 April, 6.30pm)

Santiago Rising documentary screening (Hideaway, Saturday 29 April, 6pm)