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Letter from ALBA: Legacies of Activism

August 26, 2019
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Letter from ALBA: Legacies of Activism

It’s late summer, a time when news used to be slow. It no longer is. On the Mediterranean, the fearless life-saving professionals of ProActiva Open Arms, led by the visionary Òscar Camps, are battling narrow-minded, xenophobic European governments for the right to help drowning African migrants safely reach the shores of Italy and Spain....
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ALBA’s Teaching Team Poised for a Busy Fall

August 26, 2019
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ALBA’s Teaching Team Poised for a Busy Fall

Are you a middle or high school teacher? Do you know one? Spread the word about ALBA’s teaching institutes. This fall offers plenty of opportunities to join!
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New ALBA Executive Director & Presentation Video

August 5, 2019
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New ALBA Executive Director & Presentation Video

We are thrilled to announce that ALBA has hired a new executive director. Mark Wallem is an accomplished human rights lawyer who comes to ALBA with more than 20 years of experience in international non-profit management and fundraising. Born and raised in Minnesota, Mark holds a BA in Political Science and JD. He has...
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Acceptance Speech by Karen Siciliano Lucas

August 5, 2019
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Acceptance Speech by Karen Siciliano Lucas

Thank you very much to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and the Puffin Foundation. I wanted to share the story of one father and daughter whom federal enforcement agents separated from each other at the border during the crisis this past summer. A father I will call “Hector” and his daughter fled their indigenous...
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Immigration Justice Campaign Receives ALBA/Puffin Award

August 5, 2019
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Immigration Justice Campaign Receives ALBA/Puffin Award

Among the audience this year were more than 50 New York City high school students whose teachers are alumni of ALBA’s professional-development workshops. On May 5, two days after what would have been Pete Seeger’s one hundredth birthday, more than 200 people gathered in the same auditorium of the Museum of the City of...
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Join the Jarama Society

March 9, 2019
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Join the Jarama Society

As you make your plans, please consider including ALBA in your will or living trust, or naming us as a beneficiary of your state.
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Letter from ALBA: The Struggle Goes On

March 9, 2019
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Letter from ALBA: The Struggle Goes On

Dear Friends and Comrades: One foot in the past and one foot in the present, with our eyes set on the future: that’s ALBA’s signature straddle. As our tagline says, we teach history to inspire activism and uphold human rights. Inspired by the anti-fascist activism of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, ALBA taps into America’s...
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ALBA Teaches More Institutes Than Ever

March 9, 2019
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ALBA Teaches More Institutes Than Ever

In 2018, ALBA held a record number of eleven institutes and workshops for high school teachers throughout the country, reaching more than 270 teachers and thousands of students.
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Immigration Justice Campaign Wins 9th ALBA/Puffin Activist Award

March 9, 2019
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Immigration Justice Campaign Wins 9th ALBA/Puffin Activist Award

On May 5, ALBA and the Puffin Foundation will join in honoring and supporting the Immigration Justice Campaign (IJC) with the 2019 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism in a ceremony to be held at the Museum of the City of New York (tickets | press release).
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Paris and Barcelona remember the IB

December 29, 2018
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Paris and Barcelona remember the IB

The 80th anniversary of the “Despedida” of 1938 was the occasion to remember the International Brigades in both Paris and Barcelona with two different international conferences. Both initiatives brought together an impressive list of scholars who presented cutting-edge research on a wide range of subjects.
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