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Stay Tuned for ALBA workshops and screenings in the Spring

November 19, 2022
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Stay Tuned for ALBA workshops and screenings in the Spring

As this issue goes to press, the ALBA office is busy finalizing the event calendar for January, February and March, which will include online workshops and film screenings as part of the ongoing Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series. To stay informed, keep an eye out for our email newsletters (sign up through info@alba-valb.org), connect with us...
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New Spanish Memory Law Invites IB Descendants to Apply for Citizenship

November 19, 2022
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New Spanish Memory Law Invites IB Descendants to Apply for Citizenship

Following a majority vote in the Senate, Spain’s new Law of Democratic Memory went into effect on October 21. Presented as an update to the 2007 memory law, the new legislation seeks to strengthen the support for victims of the war and the Franco dictatorship, including the exhumation of mass graves. The law also...
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Aaron Lopoff’s Grave Located

November 19, 2022
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Aaron Lopoff’s Grave Located

Ray Hoff found a document in the Comintern Archives from the Military Hospital authorities in Girona stating that Lopoff died in the town of Santa Coloma de Farners.
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Catalonia’s “Alvah Bessie Program”: FAQs

November 19, 2022
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Catalonia’s “Alvah Bessie Program”: FAQs

In response to the information session held by ALBA and representatives of the Catalan government, below we offer a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Alvah Bessie Program.
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Iconic Photograph Prompts Unknown Story

November 19, 2022
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Iconic Photograph Prompts Unknown Story

Earlier this year, ALBA received a note from Alfonso Repullés Buj, a Spaniard in his late sixties from Aragón, about the iconic photograph from the Spanish Civil War in which Steve Nelson has his right arm around the shoulder of Oliver Law.
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City College Reissues Tribute to Lincoln Volunteer Who Died in Spain

November 19, 2022
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City College Reissues Tribute to Lincoln Volunteer Who Died in Spain

Wilfred Mendelson (1915-1938), better known as “Mendy,” was one of thirteen CCNY students, faculty and staff volunteers, out of a total of 60, who died fighting in support of Spain’s democracy during the Spanish civil war. A moving 1942 tribute to Mendy from his friends, Let My People Know, is now available online in...
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Rosenstein Series Draws Hundreds; ALBA Presents at Conferences

November 18, 2022
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Rosenstein Series Draws Hundreds; ALBA Presents at Conferences

As this issue goes to press, the ALBA office is busy finalizing the event calendar for January, February and March, which will include online workshops and film screenings as part of the ongoing Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series. To stay informed, keep an eye out for our email newsletters (sign up through info@alba-valb.org), connect with...
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New Online Workshop Offered in March: Teaching Human Rights

November 18, 2022
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New Online Workshop Offered in March: Teaching Human Rights

Continuing its successful model, ALBA is once again joining with the Massachusetts-based Collaborative for Educational Services to offer a five-week online teaching workshop on “The United States and World Fascism from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond—Teaching Human Rights Today.” Optional graduate credit is available. Sign up here  Registration Deadline: Feb. 23,...
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Nora Guthrie featured in Susman Lecture on December 4

November 18, 2022
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Nora Guthrie featured in Susman Lecture on December 4

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 as a modern dancer, founded...
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San Francisco Bay Area Gala Inspires

November 18, 2022
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San Francisco Bay Area Gala Inspires

Drawing close to 1,000 viewers, ALBA’s Bay Area gala on October 15 offered an inspiring mix of history, music, and activism. Richard Bermack moderated the online event.
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