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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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New 5-Week Online Teacher Workshop This Spring

February 10, 2022
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New 5-Week Online Teacher Workshop This Spring

In partnership with the Collaborative for Educational Services, ALBA will offer a new iteration of its successful five-week online workshop for K-12 teachers anywhere in the world. The course will meet weekly on Thursday evenings between March 10 and April 7. Registration deadline: February 24. For more details, go to www.collaborative.org/events-and-courses/america-and-world-fascism
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George and Ruth Watt Letters Performed on April 9

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

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

February 10, 2022
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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...
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“Life After Hate” Wins ALBA/Puffin Award

February 5, 2022
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“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...
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ALBA Speaks with Giles Tremlett and Authors Curricular Guide

November 6, 2021
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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...
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