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The US and World Fascism: New Teacher Workshops

May 11, 2021
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The US and World Fascism: New Teacher Workshops

From late January through early March, ALBA faculty once again partnered with the Massachusetts-based Collaborative for Educational Services to offer a five-week, online professional development institute for teachers. The workshop drew an enthusiastic and committed group of teachers from the United States and Spain, who developed engaging lesson plans to incorporate the history of...
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Susman Lecture Will Feature Ralph Fasanella’s Work

May 11, 2021
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Susman Lecture Will Feature Ralph Fasanella’s Work

ALBA’s annual Susman lecture—offered online this year, register here—will feature Marc Fasanella, who will speak about the art of his father, Lincoln Brigade veteran Ralph Fasanella (1914-1997). A largely self-taught painter, Fasanella was born to an Italian immigrant family in the Bronx.
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My Brother’s Keeper Wins ALBA/Puffin Award at Healthcare-Focused Gala

May 11, 2021
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<em>My Brother’s Keeper</em> Wins ALBA/Puffin Award at Healthcare-Focused Gala

“All you fascists, you are bound to lose,” sang Billy Bragg, the legendary British folk singer and activist, at ALBA’s annual gala on May 2. Bragg was one of the event’s featured musical guests, along with Miriam Elhajli, the cast of the musical Goodbye Barcelona, and Guy Davis—the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and bluesman, whose parents,...
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Manus O’Riordan Writes about Paul Robeson

April 9, 2021
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Manus O’Riordan Writes about Paul Robeson

Manus O'Riordan, Ireland Secretary of the International Brigade Memorial Trust, writes about "The Radical Paul Robeson" and the Spanish Civil War in The Tribune. Read the article here.
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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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