Marching to the Beat of Peace in Chile
This year in Chile, a situation of emergency was declared after marches led to arson riots, looting and the collapse of the subway. Despite the negative portrayal of the youth in the recent demonstrations and their association with the violence that erupted, the involvement of the youth has contributed to significant changes. The demands of the people of Chile are being met and the marches have led to the re-writing of the Pinochet-era constitution. Following these events, the Interior Minister, Gonzalo Blumel announced that, “We must focus on the goal of reconfiguring the social contract, which has arisen as a fundamental demand of our citizens”
To shed some light on these events in Chile, we sat down with Catalina Salazar from Social Hip Hop NGO. In this episode, Catalina talks about students leading the call for social equality and her personal experience in this movement. The injustices and lack of trust civilians have in public order has caused a lot of anger in Chile. Catalina dives into the use of hip hop to channel and voice the anger and frustration of the youth to enact positive change.