ALBA’s Getting Ready for a Very Busy Fall!

August 18, 2022
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ALBA’s Getting Ready for a <em>Very</em> Busy Fall!

Mark your calendars. ALBA is proud and excited to present a full slate of events for the next three months, with the Bay Area Gala, a Susman Lecture, a workshop, and other gatherings--both online and in-person.
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Bay Area Gala on October 15 with Jeff Chang and Life After Hate

August 18, 2022
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Bay Area Gala on October 15 with Jeff Chang and Life After Hate

Please join us on October 15 at 1pm PST (4pm EST) for the annual online gala organized by ALBA’s Bay Area Committee. This online event will feature a keynote by Jeff Chang; a presentation on Asian veterans of the International Brigades by experts Nancy...
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Susman Lecture on December 4 with Nora Guthrie

August 18, 2022
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Susman Lecture on December 4 with Nora Guthrie

The Susman Lecture is back! Join us on Sunday, December 4, at 3PM EST/12PM PST, for a live Zoom presentation with Nora Guthrie, daughter of singer and activist Woody Guthrie (1912-67), whose recording of Jarama Valley is legendary, and who in 1952 wrote a...
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Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series: Spain & the Holocaust

August 18, 2022
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<em>Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series:</em> Spain & the Holocaust

On October 20 at 3 PM EDT / 12 PM PDT, the Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series will resume with a roundtable presentation on Spain, World War II, and the...
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ALBA Alumni Spread the Word (in Virginia and Wisconsin)

August 18, 2022
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ALBA Alumni Spread the Word (in Virginia and Wisconsin)

More than 90 percent of the teachers who participate in ALBA’s teaching institutes report that they use ALBA’s materials in their work. Two testimonials from participants in our most...
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Letter from ALBA: Keeping Our Ear to the Ground

August 18, 2022
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<em>Letter from ALBA:</em> Keeping Our Ear to the Ground

Dear Friends, Putting together a quarterly magazine is a surefire way to make time fly. As this issue goes to print, your editors are already thinking about the next...
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Faces of ALBA: The Family of Oiva Halonen

August 18, 2022
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<em>Faces of ALBA:</em> The Family of Oiva Halonen

Eighty-six years after the last soldiers in the Lincoln Brigade left Spain, their legacy continues. As veterans shared their stories with friends and family, they shaped the lives of their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. The family of Lincoln veteran Oiva Halonen, a Finnish-American volunteer, is one example.
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Yes, Women Did Serve in the People’s Army of the Spanish Republic: Esther Gutiérrez Escoda Sets the Record Straight

August 18, 2022
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Yes, Women Did Serve in the People’s Army of the Spanish Republic: Esther Gutiérrez Escoda Sets the Record Straight

For more than 80 years, historians have ignored the important role played by thousands of women soldiers in the People’s Army of the Spanish Republic. A new dissertation takes a crucial first step to correct the record.
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“Starting the IBMT is the best thing we’ve ever done.” Checking in with ALBA’s Younger Sister Across the Pond

August 18, 2022
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“Starting the IBMT is the best thing we’ve ever done.” Checking in with ALBA’s Younger Sister Across the Pond

Around the turn of the millennium, the association of British veterans of the Spanish Civil War merged with the Friends of the International Brigades to form the International Brigade Memorial Trust (IBMT), ALBA’s sister organization in the UK. Like ALBA, the IBMT is dedicated...
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Spanish Diary by Dutch Resistance Hero Discovered

August 18, 2022
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Spanish Diary by Dutch Resistance Hero Discovered

When 93-year-old Rosa Ruivenkamp died in 2019, in her nightstand her son found a blue notebook that had belonged to her brother Evert, who had been active in the...
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New Monument in Catalonia Commemorates IB Victims on Torpedoed Ship

August 18, 2022
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New Monument in Catalonia Commemorates IB Victims on Torpedoed Ship

Sixty people died when the Ciudad de Barcelona was torpedoed by the Italians off the Catalan coast. Rob MacDonald’s interactive Solidarity Park turns their memory into an invitation for...
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Join ALBA’s Book Club!

August 18, 2022
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Join ALBA’s Book Club!

“Books join us together as a global reading community, but more important, a global human community striving to learn from the past.” In the spirit of these words by...
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Tamiment Library Reopens

August 18, 2022
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Tamiment Library Reopens

After a move and renovation that were slowed down by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tamiment Library has reopened for research appointments. Please note that Reading Rroom seats are limited...
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1976 Lincoln Brigade Documentary Now Online

August 18, 2022
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1976 Lincoln Brigade Documentary Now Online

The Last Cause is an outstanding documentary in three parts on the Lincoln Brigade and International Brigades. Directed in 1976 by Stephen K. Franklin and Alex Cramer and shown...
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Sister Andrea Sender (1936-2022)

August 18, 2022
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Sister Andrea Sender (1936-2022)

Sister Benedicta (aka Andrea Sender), daughter of the celebrated Spanish novelist Ramón J. Sender, who lived in exile in the United States from Franco’s fascist regime, died on June...
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Book Review: Chim Seymour’s Humanist Gaze

August 18, 2022
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<em>Book Review:</em> Chim Seymour’s Humanist Gaze

Carole Naggar. David ‘Chim’ Seymour: Searching for the Light, 1911-1956. De Gruyter, 2022. 294 + x pp.
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Book Review: The Moment of Memoir

August 18, 2022
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<em>Book Review:</em> The Moment of Memoir

Michael Ugarte, Mercedes Light and Dark. Columbia, MO: Compass Flower Press, 2022. 200pp.
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85th Anniversary – Sinking of the Ciudad de Barcelona

May 28, 2022
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85th Anniversary – Sinking of the Ciudad de Barcelona

On May 30, 1937, the Republican freighter Ciudad de Barcelona was hit by a torpedo fired by a lurking Nationalist submarine.  The torpedo tore a gaping hole in the...
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