Author Archive for The editors

George and Ruth Watt Letters Performed on April 9

February 10, 2022
By
George and Ruth Watt Letters Performed on April 9

This spring, stay tuned for a special online presentation featuring a performance and discussion of the fascinating letters that Lincoln volunteer George Watt exchanged with his wife Ruth when George was serving in Spain. The letters, curated by Dan and Molly Watt, will be read by professional actors with musical accompaniment. Saturday, April 9...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

ALBA Workshops for Everyone Spark Broad Interest

February 10, 2022
By
ALBA Workshops for Everyone Spark Broad Interest

A new slate of “workshops for everyone” offered as part of the new Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series (PRCS) has drawn broad interest from the ALBA community. Modeled on ALBA’s institutes for teachers but open to the general public, the 1.5-hour PRCS workshops are led by two experts who provide participants with reading and viewing...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Online Gala and ALBA/Puffin Award Ceremony on April 30

February 10, 2022
By
Online Gala and ALBA/Puffin Award Ceremony on April 30

ALBA’s annual gala, including the ALBA/Puffin Award ceremony, will once again be online this year, in light of the ongoing pandemic. Tune in through YouTube or Facebook on April 30 at 4 PM (EDT) for an inspiring slate of speakers and musical guests. For more details, keep an eye on our website and your...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

“Life After Hate” Wins ALBA/Puffin Award

February 5, 2022
By
“Life After Hate” Wins ALBA/Puffin Award

On January 6, the one-year anniversary of the assault on the Capitol, ALBA announced that the 2022 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will go to the organization Life After Hate (LAH) (Press Release). Founded in 2011, LAH helps people leave violent far-right and white supremacist groups to connect with humanity...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

ALBA Speaks with Giles Tremlett and Authors Curricular Guide

November 6, 2021
By
ALBA Speaks with Giles Tremlett and Authors Curricular Guide

ALBA Authors Curricular Guide for Students in Spain ALBA is proud to partner with the Spanish government in the preparation of a curricular guide for high-school students in Spain. Highlighting the experiences of U.S. volunteers in the International Brigades the guide invites readers to use these stories as an inspiration to set up their...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

ALBA Announces New Workshops for Teachers and Non-Teachers

November 6, 2021
By
ALBA Announces New Workshops for Teachers and Non-Teachers

A new initiative, ALBA Workshops for Everyone, opens our teaching up to the general public. A new teacher workshop is scheduled for early 2022.
Read more »

Posted in News, Education | No Comments »

A Legacy of Hope and Activism: ALBA Celebrates in the Bay Area

November 6, 2021
By
A Legacy of Hope and Activism: ALBA Celebrates in the Bay Area

On September 26, ALBA’s San Francisco Bay Area community organized a stirring, 75-minute program that was streamed live to an audience of hundreds. Hosted by Richard Bermack, the celebration featured footage of a gathering held in late August at the Lincoln Brigade Monument near the Embarcadero, with June Gipson and Deja Abdul-Haqq of the...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Susman Lecture Highlights Artist Ralph Fasanella

August 14, 2021
By
Susman Lecture Highlights Artist Ralph Fasanella

The Susman lecture this year was delivered by Marc Fasanella, son of ALB veteran and artist Ralph Fasanella, who discussed his father’s life and work, including his experience during the Spanish Civil War. Luisais Taveras, a Hunter College undergraduate student, introduced the speaker and led the Q&A session. Luisais had previously interviewed Ralph for...
Read more »

Posted in News, Events | No Comments »

Third Online Teacher Workshop Successful

August 14, 2021
By
Third Online Teacher Workshop Successful

This summer, ALBA teaching staff offered the third fully online professional development workshop on “The United States and World Fascism: Human Rights from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond,” together with Rich Cairn of the Collaborative for Educational Services. Some 20 secondary school teachers, from Massachusetts to Washington State, gathered weekly in...
Read more »

Posted in News, Education | No Comments »

Join Us in the Bay Area—Twice!

August 14, 2021
By
Join Us in the Bay Area—Twice!

ALBA is gearing up for two great Bay Area-based events! Join us for a Gathering at the Monument on Sunday, August 22 to celebrate the newly restored National Monument to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade on the San Francisco Embarcadero (1:30 PM PDT to 4:00 PM PDT). You’ll have a chance to meet June Gipson of My...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »