Bay Area Gala on October 15 with Jeff Chang and Life After Hate

August 18, 2022

Jeff Chang

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 and Len Tsou; Patrick Riccards of Life After Hate, the 2022 ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award winner; and a musical performance by Bruce Barthol & band.

Here are the details:

Bay Area Annual Event
Combating Racism—from Nationalism to Internationalism
October 15, 1 pm PST, 4 pm EST. Online

Keynote Speaker Jeff Chang
Senior Advisor at Race Forward, leads the Butterfly Lab for Immigrant Narrative Strategy,  formerly the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.  Author of numerous books, including Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America and We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation.

Sometimes You Have to Get Angry and Act, the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, musical performance directed by Bruce Barthol

Puffin Award Winner: Life After Hate, Director Patrick Riccards

Tribute to the Asians in the Lincoln Battalion and International Brigades by Nancy and Len Tsou

This year’s Bay Area event will focus on a response to the rising threat from extreme right-wing racist groups.

Bruce Barthol’s group will return with another multi-media performance of Spanish Civil War history, with songs, images, poems and interviews. This year’s message of fighting racism and fascism with International solidarity, dedication to social justice, and defending the rights of others could not be more timely.

We will feature a presentation from this year’s Puffin Award recipient, Life After Hate, a group that supports former members of right-wing extremist groups and attempts to convert others who are trying to leave. Our keynote speaker, Jeff Chang, has written many award-winning books about culture, politics and racism and how the current white nationalism is an attempt to roll back the progressive accomplishments that culminated in the election of Barack Obama.

In response to the rising violence toward Asians, we will present a tribute to the Asians in the Lincoln Battalion and the International Brigades. Long-time New York and Bay Area ALBA committee members Nancy and Len Tsou have spent many years accumulating this history and will share a small portion of it at the event.