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Letter from ALBA: The Legacy Will Endure

November 19, 2017
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Letter from ALBA: The Legacy Will Endure

We have all been following the conflict over the status of Catalonia within the Spanish state. This issue of The Volunteer features an insightful interview on the topic with journalist Emilio Silva. The conflict over Catalonia has not only mobilized a sector of the left but also, Silva notes, “improved the image of the...
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I’ll Be There: Film Festival Shows Legacy of the Lincolns

November 19, 2017
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<i>I’ll Be There: </i>Film Festival Shows Legacy of the Lincolns

ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival shines a light on human rights abuses—and on those who try to stop them—wherever they may happen. The geography covered by this year’s Impugning Impunity is vast.
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ALBA Teaching Institutes More Relevant Than Ever

November 19, 2017
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ALBA Teaching Institutes More Relevant Than Ever

For the past ten years, ALBA has been conducting professional development workshops for high school educators all over the country, and to date we have reached over 1,200 teachers in more than nine states.
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More Ways to Make ALBA Thrive

August 31, 2017
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More Ways to Make ALBA Thrive

There are many ways to help support the work ALBA does throughout the country, from planned gifts to monthly donations.
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Tamiment Library Open House: September 9

August 31, 2017
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Tamiment Library Open House: September 9

A great way to get to know the ALBA collection! Includes an instructional program for those who are interested in learning how to conduct research in the archive.
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Impugning Impunity: ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Returns in September

August 31, 2017
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Impugning Impunity: ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Returns in September

  ALBA presents three days of groundbreaking human rights documentaries! IIFFDOCS NY September 22-24, 2017 @DCTV 87 Lafayette Street, NY From workers in late capitalism to testimonies of resistance worldwide, Impugning Impunity brings social and political struggles to the forefront through the art of nonfction storytelling For more information visit: www.iiff-docs.com
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Family Members Help Expand ALBA Collection at NYU

August 30, 2017
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Family Members Help Expand ALBA Collection at NYU

We know where and when the ALB vets were born, their political affiliations, which battles they fought in, and when they died. For too many Abraham Lincoln Brigade vets, this is all the information we have. In Samuel Waitzman’s case, that all changed with an email.
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Letter from ALBA: The Work Ahead

August 30, 2017
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Letter from ALBA: The Work Ahead

Almost 80 years after her father Timoteo’s violent death during the Franco dictatorship, Ascensión Mendieta has finally been able to re-bury his remains. In her 90s now, Mendieta last saw Timoteo when she was 13. A labor leader in the tiny village of Sacedón, east of Madrid, he was picked up from the family...
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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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