Latin American Participation in the Spanish Civil War

Saturday 24th October 2009
12:00 noon
Free (Booking required – please email to secure your place!)
@ the Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, E1 7QX [map] with Dr. Gerald Blaney, Jr. (Cañada Blanch Fellow in Spanish History, London School of Economics) and Jorge Rodríguez (Cultural team volunteer, Latin American House).

The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) was a military and ideological confrontation that not only affected Spain, it was the preamble of World War II and the influence and repercussions made echoes in the other side of the Atlantic.  From single workers to prominent intellectuals and artist left the sores of their countries in the American continent and went to fight a war that was taken as their war too. Governments in the Americas took sides too and the outcome and exodus after the war made a strong impact in some countries in Latin America. Public acts and anonymous episodes involving people and countries from Latin America were part of this war and were linked by history in the collective memory of mankind.

Come and participate with us in this activity having as a back ground the impressive installation of Goshka Macuga’s exhibition about the Spanish Civil War in the Whitechapel Gallery.

caballoDr. Gerald Blaney, Jr. (London School of Economics) was awarded his second Masters and PhD in International History from the LSE, where he is now Cañada Blanch Fellow in Spanish History. His current research involves an examination of Spain’s paramilitary police, the Civil Guard, during the pre-Civil War Second Republic (1931-1936) and is also organizing a collective project analyzing varios aspects of the police and policing in the Iberoamerican world.

Jorge Rodriguez-Torres, BA (Honours) in Social Sciences with Geography and Sociology with the Open University. Former member of the Mexico Support Group and current member of the cultural department at Latin American House, he has been involved in Latin American cultural projects since his arrival to the UK seventeen years ago.


~ by Anónimo García on Saturday 24 October 2009.

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