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ALBA’s Busy Fall: Half a Dozen Workshops in Three States

August 30, 2017
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ALBA’s Busy Fall: Half a Dozen Workshops in Three States

“America & World Fascism,” ALBA Teaching Institutes program, launches a statewide series at the Ohio Council for the Social Studies (OCSS) Meeting in September, with professional development workshops following month for teachers in Cleveland and Bowling Green. Besides exploring U.S. and World History topics from the Spanish Civil War and World War II, this...
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Justice in Spain: Court-Ordered Exhumation of Franco Victim Succeeds

August 30, 2017
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Justice in Spain: Court-Ordered Exhumation of Franco Victim Succeeds

Almost eighty years after he disappeared, Ascención Mendieta could finally give a proper burial to her father, murdered by the Franco regime.
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Walls : How Can a Nation of Immigrants Declare War on Immigration?

July 31, 2017
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Walls : How Can a Nation of Immigrants Declare War on Immigration?

If you have ever attended VALB reunions or latest ALBA’s celebrations, you won’t forget Velina Brown, whose singing of Spanish Civil War songs has grabbed her audience’s hearts and brought tears to their eyes. Now she is starring in “Walls”, a new musical as the 58th-season production by the award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe....
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Standing with Spain: Michigan Students and the Spanish Civil War

June 14, 2017
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Standing with Spain: Michigan Students and the Spanish Civil War

After the 1936 outbreak of the war in Spain, students at the University of Michigan rallied in support of the Republic. A symposium on March 23-25 featuring Peter Carroll and Robert Cohen commemorated this history of political commitment.
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What Are ALBA’s Workshops Like? A Teacher’s Perspective

June 14, 2017
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What Are ALBA’s Workshops Like? A Teacher’s Perspective

Karen Pleasant, History Department Chair at Stoneleigh Burnham School in Greenfield, Massachusetts, participated in ALBA’s two-day institute this spring. A 17-year veteran in the classroom, she teaches U.S. History and several history classes in the International Baccalaureate curriculum.
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Back in School: ALBA’s New York Institute Considers Crucial Questions

June 14, 2017
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Back in School: ALBA’s New York Institute Considers Crucial Questions

Reflecting a growing interest among Americans about the history of fascism and anti-fascism, and resulting struggles for the rights of citizens and civilians in wartime, ALBA launched a three-day symposium for high school teachers of New York City to explore these themes using primary sources that remain accessible and challenging for their students.
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America and World Fascism: ALBA Takes Its Teaching in a New Direction

June 14, 2017
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America and World Fascism: ALBA Takes Its Teaching in a New Direction

ALBA has expanded the scope of its teaching institutes, moving from the Spanish Civil War to a broader and more ambitious focus on the role of the United States in the world, as well as the moral, political, and judicial aspects of the struggle for human rights. The time is right: “Fascism” was among...
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Letter from ALBA: We Know Where We Stand

June 14, 2017
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Letter from ALBA: We Know Where We Stand

Every day we are inspired by the millions in this country and around the world who engage in acts of resistance against racists and oppressors. Like many of you, we worried about the recent elections in France and the Netherlands and were relatively relieved by the outcome. We were also thrilled to see the...
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ALBA/Puffin Award Honors Proactiva Open Arms’ Refugee Rescue Work

June 14, 2017
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ALBA/Puffin Award Honors Proactiva Open Arms’ Refugee Rescue Work

On April 16, Òscar Camps, Gerard Canals, and Laura Lanuza of Proactiva Open Arms joined ALBA’s annual celebration at the Museum of the City of New York to receive the 2017 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism. Before the main award ceremony, they were interviewed by Emma Daly of Human Rights Watch. The main...
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London Gallery Reprises 1937 Spanish Pavilion

March 6, 2017
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London Gallery Reprises 1937 Spanish Pavilion

A lovingly curated exhibition goes to great lengths to re-create the impression of the original Spanish Republic’s Pavilion in the famous Paris Exposition of 1937.
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