Bristol Latin American Forum, Update & Programme
Monday February 25, 2008 15:41 by Kevin - BLAF Publicity Co-ordinator
Event information, workshops, after-party live acts etc
BRISTOL LATIN AMERICAN FORUM
Saturday 1st of March 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. 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. This year the Venezuelan Consular to the UK, Alvaro Sanchez, will speak and also run a workshop on The Revolution In Venezuela. 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, Bristol BS8 (entry at the rear of No. 21), hosted by Dr Matthew Brown. Entry is free (donations welcome), but note there are only 100 places for the day event, so arrive early. Now is your chance to get informed and get involved.
• ALVARO SANCHEZ – Venezuelan Consular to the UK & Ireland.
• AMANCAY COLQUE - Bolivia Solidarity Campaign Co-ordinator.
• ANDY HIGGINBOTTOM - Editor of Frontline Latin America.
• The links between music and politics: live performances by LA musicians.
• Capoeira - an expression of Afro-Brazilian resistance culture.
• Climate change in Latin America: palm-oil and bio-fuels.
• 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.
Pachanga Sudaka present an evening of live Latin music at Kuumba Arts & Community Resource, 20-23 Hepburn Road, off Stokes Croft, Bristol BS6, with live acts as follows:
• ORQUESTA MONTPELIER - 16 Piece live salsa band from Bristol. Playing a fusion of Latin rhythms, Hip Hop and Afro-Cuban beats. One of the UK's most exciting orchestras of experimental Salsa.
• COLORES DE MI TIERRA - Rhythms, dances and melodies from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, reflecting a rich culture that is rooted in a mixture of African, Indigenous and European cultures.
• EL MERCADO DE MIRÁN - Contemporary acoustic music inspired by the traditional rhythms and melodies of African, Amerindian and European folklore in Latin America.
Plus Latin-Mashup DJs. £4/£5 entry.
Bristol Latin American Forum 2008 On The Web:
LIVE WEBCASTING of workshops with interactive discussions (and further information) can be accessed at http://bristollaf.blogspot.com/
Key Participant Organisations: Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Bristol Solidarity with Venezuela, Cuba Solidarity, Kiptik, Espacio Bristol-Colombia, BLINC, Bolivia Solidarity Campaign, Mapuche International Link.
PROGAMME OF DAY EVENTS:
10.00am-6.00pm at the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese & Latin American Studies, University of Bristol, 15 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 (entry at the rear of No. 21).
10.00 Doors Open
10.30 Traditional Bolivian Dance from Tradición Andina
• Dr Matthew Brown, University of Bristol
• Ben Pearson, University of Bristol
11.00-11.55 OPENING PLENARY SESSION
• Alvaro Sanchez, Venezuelan Consular to the UK
• Amancay Colque, Bolivia Solidarity Campaign
• Andy Higginbottom, Frontline Latin America
12.00-12.50 WORKSHOP SESSION 1
1) Tim Travers- University of Bristol
‘Visually Representing the Subject: Los Desplazados in Colombia’
2) Reynaldo Mariqueo- Mapuche International Link
‘The Mapuche and their Struggle for Self-determination and Self-government’
3) Claire Hall- Espacio Bristol Colombia
‘Corporate and Community Responses to Climate Chaos in Latin America’
4) Willliam- Bolivia Solidarity Campaign
‘The traditions of Bolivian Music’
5) Rossana Vanni- University of Bristol
‘The Cartoneros’ phenomenon in Buenos Aires illustrated by shadows’
6) Nathan Eisenstadt- Colombia Solidarity Campaign
‘Higher Education in Colombia’
7) Alvaro Sanchez- Venezuelan Emabssy to the UK
‘The Venezuelan Revolution’
14.00-14.50 WORKSHOP SESSION 2
1) Tony Corden- El Sueno Existe
‘El Sueno Existe: Victor Jara and Chilean New Song’
2) Jose Saganara- Bolivia Solidarity Campaign
‘Pobreza, Desarollo y Cultura: Compartir nuestras experiencias en un pais “desarrollado”’
3) Wendy Emmet- Cuba Solidarity Campaign
‘Environmentalism in Cuba’
4) Capoeira Bristol-
‘History of Capoeira Tradition and Demonstration’
5) Pete Bearder- Colombia Solidarity Campaign
‘British Mining in Colombia: Eyewitness Report’
6) Juan Gabriel Gutierrez and Andrea Afandor LLach-
‘On Colombian Cinema’ (Streamed live from Colombia)
15.20-16.20 WORKSHOP SESSION 3
1) Amancay Colque- Bolivia Solidarity Campaign
‘The current situation in Bolivia’
2) Karen Bell- Bristol Solidarity with Venezuela
‘Environmental Justice in Latin America’
3) Carmen Brauning- University of Bristol
‘Photography and Historical Memory in Chile’
4) Colores de Mi Tierra- Colombian Band
‘The Family of Toto La Mompesina talk about Cumbia’
5) Harry Shier- University of the West of England
‘Struggles of Nicaraguan child coffee-workers in defence of their rights’
6) Thomas Muhr- Bristol Solidarity with Venezuela
‘Participatory Democracy and Regional Latin American Integration’
7) Luis Fernando Arias- General Secretary of ONIC
‘The Violation of Indigenous Rights in Colombia and British Foreign Policy’ (streamed live from Colombia)
16.20-18.00 WORLD CAFÉ