Struggleing to Win: Building Popular Power in Chile – Speaking Tour


Rhode Island Student Union in collaboration with the Latin American Student Organization at RIC are hosting a speaking tour featuring two individuals who have been part of several working-class struggles in Chile to speak about the lessons learned and to create solidarity across hemispheres.

Chile has a long history of working class struggle in shanty towns, factories, mines, community organizations, and schools.  In the 20 years after the US supported coup which overthrew Salvador Allende’s government, much of the organizing was done underground.  However after the fall of the dictatorship in 1990, there was a new rise of mass popular organization in the country.  Anarchists have been a major force in the social movements, strategically organizing to build power.  This has manifested in solidarity for the Mapuches, anarchists winning the student union elections at the University of Chile, militant pro-abortion actions, and libertarian labor organizations.

We encourage students, professors, and campus workers to come to this event to engage and learn about the impact of social movements in Chile and the significance of those movements in the global and local contexts.

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When: Monday, January 27th @ 2pm

Where: Alumni Lounge, Roberts Hall – Rhode Island College

Refreshments will be served

The speakers will also be in Providence on Sunday, January 26th at Tea in Sahara on Providence. To find more info regarding the tour, visit this blog. Thanks to the Black Rose Anarchist Federation for making the tour possible.