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1976 Lincoln Brigade Documentary Now Online

August 18, 2022
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1976 Lincoln Brigade Documentary Now Online

The Last Cause is an outstanding documentary in three parts on the Lincoln Brigade and International Brigades. Directed in 1976 by Stephen K. Franklin and Alex Cramer and shown briefly on CBC TV, it has now been made publicly available by Harvard University. The Last Cause, part I Part I, of The Last Cause,...
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Tamiment Library Reopens

August 18, 2022
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Tamiment Library Reopens

After a move and renovation that were slowed down by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tamiment Library has reopened for research appointments. Please note that Reading Rroom seats are limited and appointment slots are currently booking at least several weeks in advance. External researchers are advised that all visitors to NYU Campus buildings, including the...
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Join ALBA’s Book Club!

August 18, 2022
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Join ALBA’s Book Club!

“Books join us together as a global reading community, but more important, a global human community striving to learn from the past.” In the spirit of these words by New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys, I invite you to join us as we examine fiction and nonfiction about Spain and its historical legacy...
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ALBA Alumni Spread the Word (in Virginia and Wisconsin)

August 18, 2022
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ALBA Alumni Spread the Word (in Virginia and Wisconsin)

More than 90 percent of the teachers who participate in ALBA’s teaching institutes report that they use ALBA’s materials in their work. Two testimonials from participants in our most recent five-week workshop.
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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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Young Actors Read George and Ruth Watt’s Letters

May 20, 2022
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Young Actors Read George and Ruth Watt’s Letters

On April 9, Vero Maynez and Nathan Payne, two Berkeley-trained actors, movingly interpreted excerpts from the Spanish Civil War correspondence between Lincoln volunteer George Watt and his wife Ruth. Stage-directed by ALBA’s Peter Glazer and presented by María Hernández-Ojeda, the event brought the online audience to tears. The performance was based on a script...
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Catalan Government Seeks to Exhume, Identify, and Repatriate IB Remains

May 20, 2022
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Catalan Government Seeks to Exhume, Identify, and Repatriate IB Remains

The Catalan government officially inaugurated its plans to exhume, identify, and repatriate the remains of International Brigade volunteers who died in Catalonia.
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