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New Spanish Memory Law Invites IB Descendants to Apply for Citizenship

November 19, 2022
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New Spanish Memory Law Invites IB Descendants to Apply for Citizenship

Following a majority vote in the Senate, Spain’s new Law of Democratic Memory went into effect on October 21. Presented as an update to the 2007 memory law, the new legislation seeks to strengthen the support for victims of the war and the Franco dictatorship, including the exhumation of mass graves. The law also...
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Jim Skillman (1946-2022)

November 19, 2022
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Jim Skillman (1946-2022)

James Douglas Skillman, beloved husband, father, grandfather, lifelong soldier in the fight for social justice, and longtime member of the ALBA board and honorary board, passed away October 20, 2022, at the age of 76. Jim was born January 24, 1946, to Mary Noreen Skillman (nee Yeargin) in a Miami, Florida, Army hospital. After...
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Aaron Lopoff’s Grave Located

November 19, 2022
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Aaron Lopoff’s Grave Located

Ray Hoff found a document in the Comintern Archives from the Military Hospital authorities in Girona stating that Lopoff died in the town of Santa Coloma de Farners.
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Rosenstein Series Draws Hundreds; ALBA Presents at Conferences

November 18, 2022
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Rosenstein Series Draws Hundreds; ALBA Presents at Conferences

As this issue goes to press, the ALBA office is busy finalizing the event calendar for January, February and March, which will include online workshops and film screenings as part of the ongoing Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series. To stay informed, keep an eye out for our email newsletters (sign up through info@alba-valb.org), connect with...
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New Online Workshop Offered in March: Teaching Human Rights

November 18, 2022
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New Online Workshop Offered in March: Teaching Human Rights

Continuing its successful model, ALBA is once again joining with the Massachusetts-based Collaborative for Educational Services to offer a five-week online teaching workshop on “The United States and World Fascism from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond—Teaching Human Rights Today.” Optional graduate credit is available. Sign up here  Registration Deadline: Feb. 23,...
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Nora Guthrie featured in Susman Lecture on December 4

November 18, 2022
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Nora Guthrie featured in Susman Lecture on December 4

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 series of songs against Franco. Ms. Guthrie began her career as a modern dancer, founded...
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San Francisco Bay Area Gala Inspires

November 18, 2022
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San Francisco Bay Area Gala Inspires

Drawing close to 1,000 viewers, ALBA’s Bay Area gala on October 15 offered an inspiring mix of history, music, and activism. Richard Bermack moderated the online event.
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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 Holocaust, with ALBA board members Gina Herrmann and Robert Coale, who will be accompanied by Sara Brenneis and Joshua Goode. For updates, check the online...
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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 series of songs against Franco. Ms. Guthrie began her career...
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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 and Len Tsou; Patrick Riccards of Life After Hate, the...
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