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ALBA’s 2019 Honorary Committee Features World-Renowned Filmmakers, Politicians, and Activists

April 16, 2019
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ALBA’s 2019 Honorary Committee Features World-Renowned Filmmakers, Politicians, and Activists

Endorsing ALBA’s 2019 event in New York City this year, where the Immigration Justice Campaign will receive the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, is an Honorary Committee featuring world-renowned filmmakers, politicians, and activists.   On May 5, ALBA and the Puffin Foundation will join in honoring and supporting the Immigration Justice Campaign (IJC)...
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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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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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Watt Prize Draws Record Number of Submissions

December 29, 2018
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Watt Prize Draws Record Number of Submissions

This year’s George Watt Essay contest for the best student writing on the Spanish Civil War is receiving well-deserved attention from around the world as a record number of students submitted their essays and poetry, nearly doubling the previous number of submissions last year.
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Letter from ALBA: About Anger, Hope–and Commitment

December 29, 2018
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Letter from ALBA: About Anger, Hope–and Commitment

For those of us who think a lot about the 1930s, it’s hard to follow current events and not be reminded of the time when fascism began its rapid expansion.
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ALBA’s Back in the Classroom: “When can we do this again?”

December 29, 2018
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ALBA’s Back in the Classroom: “When can we do this again?”

The Ohio high-school teachers who joined ALBA's workshop in Beachwood, Ohio, this past October 12, left inspired—and wanting more. 
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ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Draws Submissions from over 40 Countries

December 29, 2018
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ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Draws Submissions from over 40 Countries

ALBA’s seventh annual human rights documentary film festival, Impugning Impunity, drew over 130 submissions from 41 countries.
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Bob Smillie’s Newly Discovered Prison Dossier Conjures up Questions

October 23, 2018
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Bob Smillie’s Newly Discovered Prison Dossier Conjures up Questions

More than eighty years after Bob Smillie’s mysterious death in Valencia during the Spanish Civil War, his prison dossier has finally surfaced. Robert Ramsay “Bob” Smillie was a Scottish volunteer who joined the Spanish Civil War in the contingent of the Independent Labour Party (ILP) and who died in 1937 under strange circumstances. Although...
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