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Congressmembers Express Regret for U.S. Support of Pinochet Dictatorship as Chilean President Arrives in Washington

President Boric will reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Chilean coup at the site of the assassination of two Institute for Policy Studies colleagues in 1976.

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America’s Auto Workers: On Strike Against Inequality. Again.

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Reports and Resources

  • Todas Las Manos: Commemorating 50 Years Since the Military Coup in Chile

    September 9 @ 10:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

    Exhibition of a five-part mural installation created by Francisco Letelier and artists from the Latin American Youth Center, celebrating the pursuit of human rights and global justice and commemorating the 1976 assassination in Washington of former Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier (the artist's f...

  • Public Art, Activism, and Historic Memory

    September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library

    On the 50th anniversary of the military coup in Chile, a panel discussion will examine the importance of culture as a tool for building solidarity and advancing justice.

  • letelier moffitt statue at sheridan circle

    Sheridan Circle Ceremony with Special Address by Chilean President Gabriel Boric

    September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Sheridan Circle

    A memorial for the pursuit of justice for the murders of our fallen heroes that remain a symbol of hope for victims of tyranny everywhere. Members of Congress and special speakers TBA.

  • Reshaping the Conversation: How to Rebuild Public Trust In Philanthropy

    September 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Online – 3 – 4:30 pm ET/ 12- 1:30 pm PT

    A discussion with experts from diverse perspectives to debate potential solutions with the goal of moving from debate to action.

  • Inside Biden’s Cuba Policy: Film Screening

    October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Institute for Policy Studies

    An opportunity for audiences to learn more about the forces shaping the United States’ ongoing economic war against Cuba that includes a Q&A with Cuban Journalist Liz Oliva Fernandez.

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