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Heart of Spain in Berkeley: SCW Musical Back in March

March 13, 2015
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Heart of Spain in Berkeley: SCW Musical Back in March

Heart of Spain - A Musical of the Spanish Civil War, created by ALBA’s Peter Glazer and Eric Bain Peltoniemi, a composer from St. Paul, Minnesota, comes to the stage for a special performance in Berkeley on March 30.
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Teaching Institute Leads to POW’s Letter

March 13, 2015
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Teaching Institute Leads to POW’s Letter

Among the high school teachers who attended ALBA’s teaching institute at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington last November was Dean Burrier Sanchis, a Spanish teacher at Elk Grove High School near Chicago, and the grandson of Lincoln veteran Vincent Sanchis Amades. Dean brought along a letter his grandfather wrote soon after he was released...
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Letter from ALBA: The fabric of time

March 13, 2015
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<i>Letter from ALBA:</i> The fabric of time

The threads of the past are woven into the fabric of the present. That is what we mean when we talk about the Lincoln Brigade as a legacy: we acknowledge that the lives of the volunteers, and the values that drove them, continue to be important today. A legacy is a gift, but it...
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Spain’s Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory Wins Human Rights Award

March 13, 2015
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Spain’s Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory Wins Human Rights Award

ALBA is proud to announce the winner of the 2015 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism--the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory in Spain. (TicketsPress Release  | Comunicado de prensa.) Founded by journalist Emilio Silva in 2000, the Association has...
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In memory of Paul Sigel (1915-1938)

December 17, 2014
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In memory of Paul Sigel (1915-1938)

ALBA is deeply honored by our donors’ confidence and profoundly grateful for their generosity.
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Letter from ALBA: Spread the word

December 17, 2014
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<i>Letter from ALBA:</i> Spread the word

It was thrilling to receive such positive responses to our September issue, featuring Pablo Iglesias, the 36-year-old political scientist who may well be Spain’s next Prime Minister. (Even Pablo himself took to Twitter to say how honored he was to be on our cover.) Events in Spain continue to develop in an exciting direction;...
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Bay Area honors Pete Seeger & Equal Justice

December 17, 2014
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Bay Area honors Pete Seeger & Equal Justice

On a sunny October Sunday, the city of Berkeley still buzzing about the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, many alumni of that good fight, together with family and friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, came to the Freight & Salvage Coffee House to pay homage to the anti-fascist volunteers and veterans who...
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ALBA Institutes draw more than 80 teachers

December 17, 2014
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ALBA Institutes draw more than 80 teachers

More than 80 high school teachers from New York City and New Jersey participated in back-to-back ALBA institutes during the first week of November. As in most ALBA classrooms, the majority of teachers work in Social Studies—including US History, World History, and Government—but these groups also had significant numbers of Spanish teachers. Brooklyn’s Abraham...
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Including ALBA in your will

September 10, 2014
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Including ALBA in your will

Making gifts to ALBA in your will is an important source of funding to continue our work. A gift in your will keeps our educational programs growing in the long term. While gifts for specific purposes are always welcome, ALBA is especially grateful for unrestricted gifts that can be used where they are needed...
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World-renowned scientist leaves legacy gift to ALBA

September 9, 2014
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World-renowned scientist leaves legacy gift to ALBA

Dr. Nina Byers, who died on June 5, 2014, was a long-time friend of ALBA’s. As a pioneering theoretical physicist, her work contributed greatly to both the understanding of particle physics and superconductivity.
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