Upcoming: Film Screening & Workshop on War Poetry

May 19, 2022

Still from “Bones of Contention.”

ALBA Screens Documentary on Historical Memory and Francoist LGBT Repression

On June 8, as a kick-off to Pride Month, ALBA will offer an online screening of Bones of Contention, a 2017 documentary film by Andrea Weiss (trailer). An online panel discussion of the film will include Emilio Silva, whose Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARMH) was the winner of the 2015 ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award. Silva is featured in the film. The event is jointly sponsored by ALBA and the Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS) of the CUNY Graduate Center. Also appearing on the panel will be the film’s director Andrea Weiss, and CLAGS’ Shaka McGlotten, Professor of Media Studies and Anthropology at Purchase College-SUNY. Look for the invitation in your email or consult ALBA’s website.

Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series: Workshops

The “workshops for everyone” offered as part of the new Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series (PRCS) have drawn broad interest from the ALBA community. Modeled on ALBA’s institutes for teachers but open to the general public, the 1.5-hour PRCS workshops are led by two experts who provide participants with reading and viewing materials in advance and then lead a lively, interactive discussion. After two fall workshops on Hemingway and two on Spanish Civil War posters, this February featured one on Spanish immigrants in the US, offered by Cristina Pérez Jiménez and James D. Fernández. In March, Jo Labanyi and Gina Herrmann offered a class on Women and the Spanish Civil War. Coming up on June 23: a workshop on Poetry and the Spanish Civil War, with Anthony Geist. To sign up, visit ALBA’s website.