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News from the Tamiment

November 6, 2021
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News from the Tamiment

We do not know at this point what access will look like in the fall, and are awaiting further information from the University administration, who have set policies on access throughout the pandemic based on safety concerns for the community. In the meantime, we can offer some remote reference and research opportunities, as well as reproduction...
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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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George Watt Award Recognizes New Generation of Students

November 6, 2021
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George Watt Award Recognizes New Generation of Students

This year, the jury of the Watt Essay contest recognized a group of excellent papers written by high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from around the world.
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ALBA Announces New Workshops for Teachers and Non-Teachers

November 6, 2021
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ALBA Announces New Workshops for Teachers and Non-Teachers

A new initiative, ALBA Workshops for Everyone, opens our teaching up to the general public. A new teacher workshop is scheduled for early 2022.
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A Legacy of Hope and Activism: ALBA Celebrates in the Bay Area

November 6, 2021
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A Legacy of Hope and Activism: ALBA Celebrates in the Bay Area

On September 26, ALBA’s San Francisco Bay Area community organized a stirring, 75-minute program that was streamed live to an audience of hundreds. Hosted by Richard Bermack, the celebration featured footage of a gathering held in late August at the Lincoln Brigade Monument near the Embarcadero, with June Gipson and Deja Abdul-Haqq of the...
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News from the Tamiment: Remote Services Offered

August 14, 2021
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News from the Tamiment: Remote Services Offered

Tamiment will continue being able to serve only current NYU students, faculty and staff through August 31, 2021. We do not know at this point what access will look like in the fall, and are awaiting further information from the University administration, who have set policies on access throughout this pandemic based on safety concerns for the...
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Student Researcher Expands ALB Website

August 14, 2021
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Student Researcher Expands ALB Website

Over the past couple of years, I have worked with history teacher David Hanna at Stuyvesant High School to create a website dedicated to preserving the memories of the brave souls who risked everything to fight fascism. Originally, it was to be a simple thing, a small blog perhaps, but since then it’s expanded...
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Letter from ALBA: Artists and Other Allies

August 14, 2021
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Letter from ALBA: Artists and Other Allies

Dear Friends, “Bringing the past alive” is one way to describe ALBA’s mission. Everything we do, from our lecture series and film screenings to our publications and educational work, is meant to underscore the relevance today of the historic struggle against fascism—a struggle that, we are convinced, can still serve as an example and...
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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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