Author Archive for Sebastiaan Faber

Faces of ALBA-VALB: Velina Brown

September 14, 2015
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<em>Faces of ALBA-VALB:</em> Velina Brown

For the past 15 years, Velina Brown has been singing at Lincoln Brigade reunions, most recently at ALBA’s New York celebration in May.  “The vibe in the room is often lush with emotion, a sense of connectedness and passion.”
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ALBA’s Bay Area Celebration and Other Fall Events

September 13, 2015
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ALBA’s Bay Area Celebration and Other Fall Events

Impugning Impunity: ALBA’s 5th Human Rights Film Festival October 26-28, 2015 Instituto Cervantes New York 211 E. 49th Street New York, NY 10017   79TH Annual Celebration honoring the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Bay Area 1 pm to 3 pm Sunday, November 8, 2015 Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse 2020 Addison Street Berkeley, California 94704 For...
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ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival On Track

September 13, 2015
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ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival On Track

Over the course of three days, a selection of the best independent human-rights documentaries chosen from over 150 entries–sent in from all corners of the globe–will challenge, educate, and inspire audiences at Impugning Impunity.  October 26-28, 2015 Instituto Cervantes New York 211 E. 49th Street New York, NY 10017 One standout film from the Official...
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Tamiment’s New Leadership: The Next Chapter

September 13, 2015
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Tamiment’s New Leadership: The Next Chapter

Timothy Johnson takes over this month as Head of Tamiment Library, whose outstanding holdings include the ever-expanding ALBA collection. Johnson will be working with Assistant Curator and Public Services Librarian Kate Donovan. A conversation about plans, challenges, and legacies.
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Columna de Derechos Humanos: El tiempo, la justicia y la muerte

June 11, 2015
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<i>Columna de Derechos Humanos:</i> El tiempo, la justicia y la muerte

(English translation.) El tiempo y la justicia son inseparables: es imposible hacer justicia sin tener una conciencia del tiempo. El tiempo no sólo pasa para los muertos; también pasa para los vivos–los vivos que están esperando, al borde de la fosa, para el retorno de los restos de sus seres queridos. Están esperando a...
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An Underground Landscape of Terror

June 11, 2015
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An Underground Landscape of Terror

Cultural anthropologist Francisco Ferrándiz has spent the last 13 years of his life studying the impact of Civil War exhumations in Spain, working in close collaboration with groups like the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory. Thanks to their efforts, Spanish citizens have exhumed more than 6,000 bodies since 2000—most of them civilian...
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Faces of ALBA-VALB: Kelley Brown

June 11, 2015
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<i>Faces of ALBA-VALB:</i> Kelley Brown

Master Teacher Kelley Brown speaks about the rise of the Common Core and her experience teaching with ALBA’s materials in Massachusetts.
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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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Podemos’ Pablo Iglesias visits New York

March 13, 2015
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Podemos’ Pablo Iglesias visits New York

Pablo Iglesias, leader of the grass-roots political movement PODEMOS, paid an intense three-day visit to New York in mid-February, where he was interviewed, among others, by Amy Goodman. When asked if he intends for Spain to meet its obligations, under international law, to investigate and prosecute crimes against humanity committed during the Spanish Civil...
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