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They Still Draw Pictures—an online interactive workshop

February 4, 2021
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They Still Draw Pictures—an online interactive workshop

ALBA’s first event of the year was an interactive workshop featuring the beautiful and heart-rending art of children in wartime. Over 40 people joined two separate sessions conducted by ALBA’s in-house experts, Professors Jo Labanyi (NYU) and Anthony Geist (University of Washington). More information on the exhibit can be found here on ALBA’s website.
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“My Brother’s Keeper” Wins ALBA/Puffin Award—Gala on May 2

February 4, 2021
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“My Brother’s Keeper” Wins ALBA/Puffin Award—Gala on May 2

On May 2, the eleventh ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will be awarded to My Brother’s Keeper (MBK), a private, non-profit organization based in Mississippi that works to improve the health and well-being of minority and marginalized populations in the United States. (Press release.)
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Upcoming Events: Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series, Film Screening, and More

February 4, 2021
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Upcoming Events: Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series, Film Screening, and More

Join us on Sunday, February 21 at 5pm ET for the inaugural event of the Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series—a roundtable discussion on African American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, whose stories are told in the documentary Invisible Heroes.
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ALBA Launches Second Online Teacher Workshop

February 4, 2021
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ALBA Launches Second Online Teacher Workshop

ALBA’s second online institute for teachers, titled “The United States and World Fascism,” offered in conjunction with the Massachusetts-based Collaborative for Educational Service, began in late January and will run through February. Participants include History and Spanish teachers from all over the world, including the United States and Spain. Browse ALBA’s educational resources, including...
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Letter to the Editors: (De)Politicizing the Spanish Civil War

February 1, 2021
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Letter to the Editors: (De)Politicizing the Spanish Civil War

To the Editors: Prof. Helen Graham’s “Why Do So Many Historians Fail to Understand the War in Spain” (December 2020) is a patent attempt to de-politicize the reasons behind and motives for the International Brigades. To use general terms like humanitarian, displacements, migration, ethnicity, and high politics without specifying their context—namely the resistance to...
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New Online Teacher Workshop in January & February

November 14, 2020
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New Online Teacher Workshop in January & February

(Register here.) Following the first successful online workshop this past summer, ALBA and the Collaborative for Educational Services are proud to announce a new online workshop for teachers grades 4-12 (Social Studies, Spanish, English Language Arts, & other subjects)
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ALBA Online Events Draw Thousands

November 14, 2020
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ALBA Online Events Draw Thousands

Forced online by the ongoing pandemic, ALBA’s events have been generating strong interest from around the world. On September 12, ALBA’s Bay Area friends organized an 85-minute celebration of the newly restored national monument to the Lincoln Brigade in San Francisco. Hosted by Richard Bermack and featuring film footage by Vicente Franco, the program...
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The Volunteer needs your help! 

August 27, 2020
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<em>The Volunteer</em> needs your help! 

Every three months, ALBA is pleased and proud to send you this publication. We know that so many of our readers treasure it, and we value your feedback, your encouraging words as well as your constructive criticism. We strive to make the publication a forum for the exchange of information and ideas of interest...
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Letters to the Editor

August 27, 2020
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Letters to the Editor

To the Editors: Thank you for that amazing story about that amazing photo of an amazing woman: Marina Ginestà, whose life is the stuff of legend. As it happened, I recently visited Spain, where I picked up a magazine with that photo on the cover—but it had no description of who she was. I was...
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Judith Montell (1930-2020)

August 27, 2020
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Judith Montell (1930-2020)

Judith Montell, prize-winning documentary filmmaker and long-time member of the ALBA Board of Governors, passed away on May 23 after a long illness. Her best-known film was surely Forever Activists: Stories of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1991. She also directed shorter films dealing with...
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