Pilar Aguilera

Wednesday, 23 August 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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3CR Chairperson, Pilar Aguilera, joins us this week to talk about the day that changed Chile forever and her personal family story that was swept up in it: September 11, 1973. The day of a militiary coup when Chile's democratically-elected, progressive government was taken over, a day that began the routine of storming houses and instilling fear among the populace. Pilar was just two years old. In the early days of the coup, thousands of people disappeared, were tortured and killed. We learn of Pilar's family exile from their homeland and we make time for the promotion of the 50th anniversary of that fateful day: Chile - 50 Years of Solidarity and Struggle. A full day commemoration of music, poetry, activities and empanada. Hosted by Trades Hall and organised with the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union as an international solidarity initiative. See Eventbrite for further details. Thank-you for sharing you story with us, Pilar, and for being a steady presence as the 3CR Chair.


Radical Australia presenter Joe Toscano with producer Kelly Whitworth.
Wednesday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Listen in as host Joe Toscano yarns with a different guest each week about their experience in movements and campaigns for progressive social change.


Joe Toscano and Kelly Whitworth