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ALBA Teacher Institute travels to MA and OH

June 11, 2015
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ALBA Teacher Institute travels to MA and OH

In March and April, ALBA’s Peter N. Carroll and Sebastiaan Faber worked with more than two dozen high school teachers in Newton, Massachusetts, and Columbus, Ohio to develop human-rights lesson plans based on primary materials from the Spanish Civil War. The March workshop, hosted by Michael Kozuch at South Newton High School, was organized...
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A Letter from the NYC Chancellor of Education

June 11, 2015
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A Letter from the NYC Chancellor of Education

This letter, from New York City Chancellor of Education Carmen Fariña, was read at the ALBA/Puffin Award ceremony on May 9 in New York. Presenting it was Alyce Barr, the daughter of Lincoln Brigade veteran Reuben Barr, who currently serves as deputy executive director in the Office of Interschool Collaborative Learning in the city’s Department of...
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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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New York Event: Photos and Video

June 11, 2015
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New York Event: Photos and Video

Here is a video summary and a photo gallery of our Annual Celebration and Award Ceremony in New York City, May 9, 2015, at the Japan Society.
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Justice for Franco’s Victims: ALBA/Puffin Prize Supports Exhumations

June 11, 2015
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Justice for Franco’s Victims: ALBA/Puffin Prize Supports Exhumations

Emilio Silva, founding president of Spain’s Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory, was in New York to receive the fifth ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism. Spain’s transition to democracy, he said, failed to address the country’s moral debt to the thousands of victims of violence during the Spanish Civil War and the...
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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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The Jarama Society: Keeping our mission alive

March 13, 2015
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The Jarama Society: Keeping our mission alive

We welcome and thank the members of the newly established Jarama Society, a group of individuals who decided to include ALBA in their estate plans. These gifts build our endowment and keep our educational mission alive: Phil Bereano, Washington • Nancy Bishop, Illinois • Claire Carsman, California • Richard Hershcopf, Colorado • Elizabeth and Marjorie Liss in honor...
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Heart of Spain in Berkeley: SCW Musical Back in March

March 13, 2015
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Heart of Spain in Berkeley: SCW Musical Back in March

Heart of Spain - A Musical of the Spanish Civil War, created by ALBA’s Peter Glazer and Eric Bain Peltoniemi, a composer from St. Paul, Minnesota, comes to the stage for a special performance in Berkeley on March 30.
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Teaching Institute Leads to POW’s Letter

March 13, 2015
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Teaching Institute Leads to POW’s Letter

Among the high school teachers who attended ALBA’s teaching institute at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington last November was Dean Burrier Sanchis, a Spanish teacher at Elk Grove High School near Chicago, and the grandson of Lincoln veteran Vincent Sanchis Amades. Dean brought along a letter his grandfather wrote soon after he was released...
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Spain’s Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory Wins Human Rights Award

March 13, 2015
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Spain’s Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory Wins Human Rights Award

ALBA is proud to announce the winner of the 2015 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism--the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory in Spain. (TicketsPress Release  | Comunicado de prensa.) Founded by journalist Emilio Silva in 2000, the Association has...
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