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ALBA’s Getting Ready for a Very Busy Fall!

August 18, 2022
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ALBA’s Getting Ready for a <em>Very</em> Busy Fall!

Mark your calendars. ALBA is proud and excited to present a full slate of events for the next three months, with the Bay Area Gala, a Susman Lecture, a workshop, and other gatherings--both online and in-person.
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Young Actors Read George and Ruth Watt’s Letters

May 20, 2022
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Young Actors Read George and Ruth Watt’s Letters

On April 9, Vero Maynez and Nathan Payne, two Berkeley-trained actors, movingly interpreted excerpts from the Spanish Civil War correspondence between Lincoln volunteer George Watt and his wife Ruth. Stage-directed by ALBA’s Peter Glazer and presented by María Hernández-Ojeda, the event brought the online audience to tears. The performance was based on a script...
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Catalan Government Seeks to Exhume, Identify, and Repatriate IB Remains

May 20, 2022
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Catalan Government Seeks to Exhume, Identify, and Repatriate IB Remains

The Catalan government officially inaugurated its plans to exhume, identify, and repatriate the remains of International Brigade volunteers who died in Catalonia.
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Peter Carroll: Tributes

May 20, 2022
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Peter Carroll: Tributes

Tributes by Daniel Czitrom, Gladys and Neal Rosenstein, Helen Graham, Paul Preston, James D. Fernández, Ellyn Polshek, and Anthony Geist.
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5-Week Institute for Teachers in March and April Successful

May 19, 2022
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5-Week Institute for Teachers in March and April Successful

In March and April, ALBA offered a five-week online workshop to close to 30 teachers from the United States and elsewhere, working with the Collaborative for Educational Services of Massachusetts.
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ALBA Welcomes Two New Board Members and New Staff

May 19, 2022
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ALBA Welcomes Two New Board Members and New Staff

ALBA is thrilled to announce two new additions to its Board of Governors: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Flint, Michigan, and Prof. Cristina Pérez Jiménez of New York City. Meanwhile, the ALBA office welcomes Cole Stallone as Communications Associate.
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Upcoming: Film Screening & Workshop on War Poetry

May 19, 2022
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Upcoming: Film Screening & Workshop on War Poetry

On June 8, as a kick-off to Pride Month, ALBA will offer an online screening of Bones of Contention. Coming up on June 23: a workshop on Poetry and the Spanish Civil War, with Anthony Geist.
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Life After Hate Receives ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award at Moving Annual Gala

May 19, 2022
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Life After Hate Receives ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award at Moving Annual Gala

At a moving, content-filled annual gala on April 30 (video), Life After Hate received this year’s ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (press release).
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Catalan Government Names Program After Alvah Bessie

February 11, 2022
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Catalan Government Names Program After Alvah Bessie

The regional government of Catalonia has instituted a new program as part of its ongoing efforts to locate and exhume mass graves from the Spanish Civil War and use DNA technology to identify the remains. The new program, which will be named after Lincoln Brigade veteran Alvah Bessie, will focus specifically on exhuming and...
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Letter from ALBA: Recovery and Inspiration

February 11, 2022
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Letter from ALBA: Recovery and Inspiration

Dear Friends, When Bryan Stevenson received the ALBA/Puffin Award in 2014, he spoke about the message he likes to deliver to white audiences: “I often say: ‘Many of you were raised in households where your parents and your teachers—the people you loved and trusted—taught you that you’re better than everybody else because you are...
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