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Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series: Spain & the Holocaust

August 18, 2022
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<em>Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series:</em> Spain & the Holocaust

On October 20 at 3 PM EDT / 12 PM PDT, the Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series will resume with a roundtable presentation on Spain, World War II, and the Holocaust, with ALBA board members Gina Herrmann and Robert Coale, who will be accompanied by Sara Brenneis and Joshua Goode. For updates, check the online...
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Susman Lecture on December 4 with Nora Guthrie

August 18, 2022
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Susman Lecture on December 4 with Nora Guthrie

The Susman Lecture is back! Join us on Sunday, December 4, at 3PM EST/12PM PST, for a live Zoom presentation with Nora Guthrie, daughter of singer and activist Woody Guthrie (1912-67), whose recording of Jarama Valley is legendary, and who in 1952 wrote a series of songs against Franco. Ms. Guthrie began her career...
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Bay Area Gala on October 15 with Jeff Chang and Life After Hate

August 18, 2022
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Bay Area Gala on October 15 with Jeff Chang and Life After Hate

Please join us on October 15 at 1pm PST (4pm EST) for the annual online gala organized by ALBA’s Bay Area Committee. This online event will feature a keynote by Jeff Chang; a presentation on Asian veterans of the International Brigades by experts Nancy and Len Tsou; Patrick Riccards of Life After Hate, the...
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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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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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ALBA & Sousa Mendes Foundation Present Event on Jewish Volunteers

August 14, 2021
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ALBA & Sousa Mendes Foundation Present Event on Jewish Volunteers

About 30 years ago, I spent a long day driving from Long Island to Brandeis and back with two Lincoln vets—Bill Susman and George Watt—when the conversation turned to whether they had gone to Spain in 1937 as Communists or Jews. There was no question what had motivated them, it seemed, as the topic...
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Susman Lecture Highlights Artist Ralph Fasanella

August 14, 2021
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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...
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Spanish Civil War program in Torrance, CA

October 12, 2016
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Spanish Civil War program in Torrance, CA

The Foreign Language Department’s Spanish program at El Camino Community College (Torrance, California) is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War with a series of activities and lectures from November 8 to 12. The five-day program includes talks on mass graves, pictorial art, military fortifications, news coverage in the US of the conflict,...
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Bay Area Commemorates 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War 

August 25, 2016
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Bay Area Commemorates 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War 

Please join us in September and October for a full slate of Spanish Civil War-related events in the San Francisco Bay Area, closing with ALBA’s annual celebration on October 23 at the Zellerbach Playhouse on the UC Berkeley campus. Exhibits Guerra Civil @ 80  Bancroft Library Display of Spanish Civil War Collection Corridor cases...
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