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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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Letter from ALBA: Progress in Many Directions

September 13, 2015
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Letter from ALBA: Progress in Many Directions

“There is no smooth easy road in the direction of progress,” wrote Evelyn Hutchins, the Brigadista truck driver who made countless trips across dusty furrows during the Spanish Civil War. Inspired by Evelyn and her comrades, ALBA does its part to further ideals of social justice and human rights, past and present. While...
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ALBA/Puffin Award Funds Exhumations

September 13, 2015
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ALBA/Puffin Award Funds Exhumations

Thanks to the funds provided by the 2015 ALBA/Puffin Award, Spain’s Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARMH) has been able to continue its much-needed work location and exhuming mass graves from the Spanish Civil War, identifying the remains, and returning them to their families.
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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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Join the Jarama Society

June 11, 2015
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Join the Jarama Society

What you leave to friends and loved ones–and the causes you champion– are ways of expressing your hopes and dreams for the future. Help perpetuate your part in the story of the Lincoln Brigade. As you make your plans, please consider including ALBA in your will or living trust, or naming us as a...
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New Photos of the Chapaiev Battalion

June 11, 2015
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New Photos of the Chapaiev Battalion

An exhibit in Hamburg displays images of the Chapaiev Battalion taken by soldiers and Gerda Taro, from the collection of Alfred Kantorowicz and the ICP.
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Meet ALBA’s New Chair & Officers

June 11, 2015
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Meet ALBA’s New Chair & Officers

My formative experiences took place in Italy within a political culture deeply shaped by the values of international solidarity, social justice, and antifascism that motivated the women and men of the International Brigades.
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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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