“From Guernica to Human Rights”: ALBA’s annual NYC celebration

March 9, 2012

ALBA’s 76th annual celebration (tickets here) will focus on civilian victims of armed conflict, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the bombing of the Basque city of Guernica (which took place on April 26, 1937) and the struggle for Human Rights in Latin America and elsewhere. ALBA’s annual New York event will take place on May 13, at the Museum of the City of New York, starting at 4:30 p.m.  A pre-event (tickets here) will include an exclusive tour of the newly inaugurated Puffin Gallery for Social Activism (which features a plaque commemorating the volunteers of the Lincoln Brigade), a light lunch, and a round-table discussion on “Accountability after Mass Atrocity: The Latin American Example,” with the two winners of this year’s ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Activism Award, alongside two prominent experts on Latin America. (Click here to order tickets.)

Fredy Peccerelli's team at work at the exhumation of a mass grave at La Verbena, Guatemala. Photo from "Granito: How to nail a dictator," Skylight Pictures.