Author Archive for The editors

Stuyvesant Students Build Lincoln Brigade Website

August 27, 2020
By
Stuyvesant Students Build Lincoln Brigade Website

This spring, students at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan built a website, https://scwnyc.stuy.edu, featuring Lincoln Brigade volunteers from New York City. Their history teacher, David Hanna, reports.
Read more »

Posted in News, Education | No Comments »

Letter from ALBA: Our Work Matters More Than Ever

August 27, 2020
By
Letter from ALBA: Our Work Matters More Than Ever

As the chaos of this pandemic summer seems to foreshadow an even more eventful fall—please be sure you’re registered to vote!—we’re poised to continue our work with more determination than ever. Teaching history, inspiring activism, and upholding human rights: It’s hard to think of a time in recent memory when ALBA’s motto applied more...
Read more »

Posted in News, Letters | No Comments »

August 30: Documentary Screening & Discussion of The Internationale

August 27, 2020
By
August 30: Documentary Screening & Discussion of <em>The Internationale</em>

Join us on August 30 at 5pm EDT/2pm PDT for an online screening and discussion of Peter Miller’s documentary The Internationale. The film chronicles the history of the song—which was written by Eugene Pottier in 1871 at the fall of the Paris Commune—from before to the end of the Cold War. It includes performances...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Make Anti-Fascism Part of Your Legacy!

June 2, 2020
By
Make Anti-Fascism Part of Your Legacy!

What you leave to friends and loved ones—and the causes you champion—are ways of expressing your hopes and dreams for the future and perpetuate your part in the story of the Lincoln Brigade.  As you make your plans, please consider including ALBA in your will or living trust, or naming us as a beneficiary...
Read more »

Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

ALBA Receives Unique Donation

June 2, 2020
By
ALBA Receives Unique Donation

Two months ago, our New York office received a unique gift from David Geltman of Boston. Geltman is the grandson of Israel Perlman, who was a New York City bookseller. In February 1939, the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB) organized a fundraiser auction for anti-Nazi writers and the VALB Rehabilitation Fund. Sponsors...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

ALBA Launches Redesigned Website

June 2, 2020
By
ALBA Launches Redesigned Website

ALBA’s website at alba-valb.org has been redesigned from the ground up. The searchable online database of volunteers who left for Spain from the United States will be updated over the summer, along with a broad range of content for teachers and the general public. Check back in regularly! The online edition of The Volunteer...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

ALBA Offers Online Teacher Workshop

June 2, 2020
By
ALBA Offers Online Teacher Workshop

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, ALBA’s in-person institutes are being postponed until further notice. Instead, we will be offering a fully online workshop from June 30 through July 28 with our partners at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton, MA. Titled “America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Letter from ALBA: We’re All in This Together

June 2, 2020
By
Letter from ALBA: We’re All in This Together

“Why should one care about events taking place far away?” This is one of the “essential questions” that drive our work with teachers around the country. Together with the question “When do you stand up for what you believe in?” it captures the spirit of the internationalist commitment that drove the almost 40,000 volunteers...
Read more »

Posted in Letters | No Comments »

ALBA’s Live Online Celebration Draws Thousands Worldwide

June 2, 2020
By
ALBA’s Live Online Celebration Draws Thousands Worldwide

Defying the devastating Covid-19 crisis, this past May 17 ALBA’s annual reunion and ALBA/Puffin Award ceremony—celebrated fully online (Facebook | YouTube)—brought together viewers from around the world. Hosted by ALBA’s María Hernández-Ojeda and Sebastiaan Faber, the celebration featured speeches by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Neal Rosenstein, ALBA’s executive director Mark Wallem, and ALBA governors...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Letter from ALBA: Adapting to the Crisis

May 2, 2020
By
Letter from ALBA: Adapting to the Crisis

Dear Friends, We at ALBA would like to express solidarity with all those affected by the COVID crisis. When the brave men and women of the Lincoln Brigade departed on their odyssey for Spain, they were practicing the solidarity that has always been at the heart of our organization. If we wish to endure...
Read more »

Posted in News, Letters | No Comments »