NY students showcase SCW-inspired poster art
In April, a Student Showcase Day at New York City’s prestigious Stuyvesant High School marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War with presentations based on ALBA’s recent Teaching Institute. Students in Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish Literature, AP Spanish Language, and 3rd year Spanish presented interpretative poems accompanied by guitar or saxophone, fictional letters written from the perspective of an imagined American volunteer, and contemporary political posters inspired by the posters of the Spanish Civil War.
The Showcase was organized by Anna Montserrat and Robert Weldon, Stuyvesant’s Spanish teachers, who were inspired to dedicate a week of study on the Spanish Civil War after attending ALBA’s New York Teaching Institute last November. The program culminated with a dedication to Moe Fishman,who graduated from Stuyvesant before joining the Lincoln Brigade, and featured the late Pe te Seeger’s musical rendition of La Quince Brigada.