Author Archive for Marina Garde

Faces of ALBA: Dayana Arrue

November 19, 2017
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Faces of ALBA: Dayana Arrue

Dayana Arrue is a Geoscience Engineering major at Rutgers University and an intern at an engineering firm. An activist for environmental and migration-related causes, she hopes to remediate groundwater pollution by designing wastewater treatment systems. She is also a passionate speaker on behalf of the Dreamers, the undocumented young activists who received the ALBA/Puffin...
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Letter from ALBA: Forever Activists

December 3, 2016
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Letter from ALBA: Forever Activists

It is raining in New York, the day after the election, as we go to press. On the streets, people go about their business with a grim expression and reddened eyes. History can weigh on us; it can shock us as it suddenly turns—but it also can guide us, showing us the path that...
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Letter from ALBA: A Busy Year

March 13, 2016
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Letter from ALBA: A Busy Year

The New Year has barely started and ALBA is already at work on an exciting number of programs and activities.
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Not all Heroes Wear Capes: Letter from ALBA

December 8, 2015
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Not all Heroes Wear Capes: Letter from ALBA

We have just returned from the Bay Area, where we joined close to 200 Lincoln family members, friends and supporters at our Annual Celebration honoring the Lincoln Brigade in Berkeley. We gathered for an afternoon of songs and to hear California writer and documentary photographer David Bacon, who described how his encounters with...
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Letter from ALBA: Why care about the past?

June 11, 2015
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Letter from ALBA: Why care about the past?

Why should we care about the past? This is one of the essential questions we ask when we work with students and teachers. We believe it is a question worth pondering, and worth answering thoughtfully.
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Letter from ALBA: Know history to change history

June 12, 2014
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Letter from ALBA: Know history to change history

Bryan Stevenson’s message was a simple one: This country and the world are deeply scarred by histories of injustice that need to be acknowledged--and taught.
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Letter from ALBA: Renewing our commitments

March 21, 2014
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Letter from ALBA: Renewing our commitments

It’s because of each of you, our community, that we are able to succeed in our mission to promote social activism and defend human rights as the legacy of the Lincoln Brigade. This work, of course, requires us all to renew our commitments.
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Letter from ALBA: Help us inspire new generations

December 19, 2013
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<em>Letter from ALBA:</em> Help us inspire new generations

Dear Friends, This has been an ambitious year for ALBA as we continue to grow our human rights initiatives and strengthen our educational programming. We recently wrapped up our Third Annual Human Rights Documentary Film Series, Impugning Impunity, at Pace University. It was a terrific showing that included powerful films on a range of...
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ALBA needs your commitment

September 14, 2013
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ALBA needs your commitment

Milton Wolff, last commander of the Abraham Lincoln battalion, marveled that it took him more years to write his memoir of the Spanish Civil War (Another Hill) than it took him to fight in it. For a “little war” (both in duration and scope) that war has had immense consequences and attracted immeasurable interest.
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New Museum on La Batalla del Ebro

January 8, 2013
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New Museum on La Batalla del Ebro

Our friends from Fayón, Zaragoza, invite us to visit their newly inaugurate museum on "1938-- La Batalla del Ebro."
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