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Letter from ALBA: Healthcare is a Human Right

May 11, 2021
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Letter from ALBA: Healthcare is a Human Right

Dear Friends, “Health care is a human right,” Neal Rosenstein, the President of the Puffin Foundation, said at our annual gala on May 2. “And yet in a country as wealthy as the United States, health care isn’t a right, but all too often a condition of privilege.” The urgent need for health care...
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Watt Award: Call for Submissions

May 11, 2021
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Watt Award: Call for Submissions

Students around the world are invited to submit their work for ALBA’s annual essay prize. The Watt Award, named in honor of Lincoln Brigade volunteer George Watt, awards outstanding work about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions...
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Inaugural Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series Draws Hundreds

May 11, 2021
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Inaugural Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series Draws Hundreds

Several hundred people from around the world joined on February 21 to attend a panel discussion of the documentary film Invisible Heroes, which tells the story of the African-Americans who joined the Spanish Civil War. The film was made available for screening beforehand. The lively panel featured the director, Jordi Torrent, along with Tim...
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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—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. His art focused on the city and the lives of working-class people. Discovered late...
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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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Letter from ALBA: Lessons from the Past Year

February 4, 2021
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Letter from ALBA: Lessons from the Past Year

Dear Friends, The two main lessons to draw from the last 12 months are not particularly new—but they are crucial nonetheless. First, healthcare is a public good and should be treated as such. And second, the far right is as dangerous as we feared and should be taken very seriously. In relation to the...
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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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