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ALBA Teaches Teachers in Five States, Co-Sponsors Film Screening

December 15, 2019
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ALBA Teaches Teachers in Five States, Co-Sponsors Film Screening

This past October and November, ALBA staff have worked with high school teachers in Ohio, New York, and New Jersey, offering full-day workshops on “The United States and World Fascism: Human Rights from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond.” In November, ALBA also offered two workshops for educators at the Conference on...
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Emilio Silva Back in New York City

December 15, 2019
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Emilio Silva Back in New York City

Emilio Silva, the founder of the ALBA/Puffin Award-winning Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARMH), was back in New York City in October as part of a North-American tour. His New York visit included a screening of Bones of Contention, a documentary by Andrea Weiss about Spanish efforts to locate and exhume victims...
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Restoration of San Francisco Monument Nears Completion; Inauguration Planned for May

December 15, 2019
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Restoration of San Francisco Monument Nears Completion; Inauguration Planned for May

After more than a year of work, the restoration of the largest United States monument dedicated to the volunteers who fought fascism in Spain, at the end of San Francisco’s Market Street, across the Embarcadero from the Ferry Building, is nearing completion. Designed by Walter Hood and Ann Chamberlain, the monument consists of 44...
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Letter from ALBA: Legacies of Activism

August 26, 2019
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Letter from ALBA: Legacies of Activism

It’s late summer, a time when news used to be slow. It no longer is. On the Mediterranean, the fearless life-saving professionals of ProActiva Open Arms, led by the visionary Òscar Camps, are battling narrow-minded, xenophobic European governments for the right to help drowning African migrants safely reach the shores of Italy and Spain....
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ALBA’s Teaching Team Poised for a Busy Fall

August 26, 2019
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ALBA’s Teaching Team Poised for a Busy Fall

Are you a middle or high school teacher? Do you know one? Spread the word about ALBA’s teaching institutes. This fall offers plenty of opportunities to join!
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New ALBA Executive Director & Presentation Video

August 5, 2019
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New ALBA Executive Director & Presentation Video

We are thrilled to announce that ALBA has hired a new executive director. Mark Wallem is an accomplished human rights lawyer who comes to ALBA with more than 20 years of experience in international non-profit management and fundraising. Born and raised in Minnesota, Mark holds a BA in Political Science and JD. He has...
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Acceptance Speech by Karen Siciliano Lucas

August 5, 2019
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Acceptance Speech by Karen Siciliano Lucas

Thank you very much to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and the Puffin Foundation. I wanted to share the story of one father and daughter whom federal enforcement agents separated from each other at the border during the crisis this past summer. A father I will call “Hector” and his daughter fled their indigenous...
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Immigration Justice Campaign Receives ALBA/Puffin Award

August 5, 2019
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Immigration Justice Campaign Receives ALBA/Puffin Award

Among the audience this year were more than 50 New York City high school students whose teachers are alumni of ALBA’s professional-development workshops. On May 5, two days after what would have been Pete Seeger’s one hundredth birthday, more than 200 people gathered in the same auditorium of the Museum of the City of...
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Join the Jarama Society

March 9, 2019
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Join the Jarama Society

As you make your plans, please consider including ALBA in your will or living trust, or naming us as a beneficiary of your state.
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Letter from ALBA: The Struggle Goes On

March 9, 2019
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Letter from ALBA: The Struggle Goes On

Dear Friends and Comrades: One foot in the past and one foot in the present, with our eyes set on the future: that’s ALBA’s signature straddle. As our tagline says, we teach history to inspire activism and uphold human rights. Inspired by the anti-fascist activism of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, ALBA taps into America’s...
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