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Voices seminar 1, Calling Mexico & a job vacancy – LAB Newsletter 9 March 2021

Job vacancy at LAB (closing date 31 march)

We are looking for a Publishing Assistant, part-time, 25 hours per week, on the government’s Kickstart Scheme! The person appointed will help with posting articles to LAB’s website and social media accounts and assisting with campaigns, fundraising, books and subscriptions.

Applicants must be at least 16 – 24 years old and currently in receipt of Universal Credit. Basic Spanish and/or Portuguese and good written English is a must. We’re looking for someone interested in news, publishing, human rights and Latin America.

Applications must be made via a jobcentre Work Coach. For more information, click here, or email us at contactlab@lab.org.uk

LAB Voices online seminars

SEMINAR 1. 13 March, 15:00–16:30 State Violence and Student Resistance

Book your place here. More details of speakers here.

‘Voices’ you will hear from (most of them also on video):

  • Ana Paula Oliveira, from Mães de Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • A report from Diego Arteaga, from youth and mural art project Inty Grillos, Putumayo, Colombia
  • Narciso Obando and Pavel Nuñez, from the popular universityClementina Suarez, Honduras
  • Valentina Miranda, from CONES (Coordinadora Nacional de Estudiantes Secundarios), Chile
  • Chapter authors Emily Gregg, Ali Rocha and Mike Gatehouse. Chaired by David Lehmann

LAB’s book Voices of Latin America – social movements and the new activism, published in January 2019, was designed to be far more than just a book. It was a project to document the voices of those actively working for social change across the region. ‘Voices’ is also a website which we constantly update with new articles. Now LAB’s Voices Promotion Editor Emily Gregg has organised a series of four online seminars, part-funded by SLAS, to revisit some of the chapters in the book and re-interview some of the people we last spoke to in 2017-18 to discover what has happened since. We will also add new online chapters to the book, the first to be on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and eventually we will publish a second edition to embrace all the new material.

Seminar 2. 10 April: The Rainbow Tide and Fighting Machismo

Seminar 3. 8 May: The Rights of Nature and Indigenous Peoples

Seminar 4. 12 June: Cultural Resistance, The Right to the City and The New Journalism

All the seminars are from 15:00–16:30, UK local time. For more details please contact emily.gregg@lab.org.uk and watch out on our website for links to book your places for Seminars 2-4.

Calling Mexico Online Festival. 16-17 April

Calling Mexico poster

The Festival – four events over two days focusing on Mexico through the lens of literature, film, music and travel – is organised by LAB, FLAWA and Movimientos. It includes the launch event for LAB’s new book Mexico Inside Out by Nick Caistor. Until 15 March, LAB subscribers can purchase a discounted ticket up for the whole weekend – Click on Tickets here, then choose the  ‘Subscribers: Weekend Ticket (all events)’ option. Or scroll down to purchase a discounted ticket just to the book launch.

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