Bristol Latin American Forum 2008
Wednesday January 30, 2008 09:03 by Kevin - BLAF Publicity Co-ordinator
BLAF returns for its 3rd year!
BRISTOL LATIN AMERICAN FORUM 2008
Latin America is in a crucial stage of transition. Right now, history is unfolding before our eyes with dynamic movements changing the face of the continent. The Bristol Latin American Forum, which is now in its third consecutive year, invites you to explore these current issues in a stimulating political and cultural event.
SUMMARY & SCHEDULE
The day will feature an opening panel of distinguished speakers followed by workshops focusing on a range of Latin American topics, from neo-liberalism and struggles for liberation to film and literature. Last year the Venezuelan Ambassador to the UK spoke at the forum in a first ever visit to Bristol, and we are hoping to repeat this in 2008 (with the new ambassador). There will be film, music and food.
The forum will be held from 10am - 6pm on Saturday, 1st of March 2008 at the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese & Latin American Studies, University of Bristol, 15 Woodland Road. Note there is only 100 places for the day event, so arrive early. Now is your chance to get informed and get involved.
• AMANCAY COLQUE - Bolivia Solidarity Campaign Co-ordinator.
• ANDY HIGGINBOTTOM - Editor of Frontline Latin America.
• Third speaker to be confirmed.
• The links between music and politics: live performances by LA musicians.
• Capoeira - an expression of Afro-Brazilian resistance culture.
• Continuing repression in Colombia, and more.
Lunch will be provided by the Kebele Social Centre. Cinema Klandestino at the Forum will show film made in and/or about Latin America all day long.
To be held at Kuumba Arts & Community Resource, 20-23 Hepburn Road, Bristol BS6 (off Stoke's Croft). An exciting night time fiesta with contemporary Latin fusion, live music and DJs.
Key Participant Organisations: Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Bristol Soli-darity with Venezuela, Cuba Solidarity, Kiptik, Espacio Bristol-Colombia, BLINC, Bolivia Solidarity Campaign, Mapuche International Link.
Contact: Ben Pearson
Check out last year's BLAF report on Indymedia: