REPORT of Café Simpatico, February 2020: ARPILLERAS and CHILEAN RESISTANCE

Café Simpatico presented an exhibition of Arpilleras, textiles that tell the story of life in Chile from the time of the Pinochet dictatorship to the present time of social uprising and the demand for a new constitution and enshrined human rights. Much of the current activism has been suppressed by the government in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This report tells the story of the development and role of the art of arpilleras and the continuing resistance in Chile to inequality and injustice. To see the Café Simpatico exhibition of the arpilleras, links to videos and discussion of current dissent as well as poetry and music, please click on: