During the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), almost forty thousand men and women from fifty-two countries, including 2,800 Americans volunteered to travel to Spain and join the International Brigades to help fight fascism. The U.S. volunteers served in various units and came to be known collectively as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

Join us and learn about the diverse mosaic of stories that make up the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and the legacy of American Anti-fascist activism in the 20th century and today.


An ALBA Film Screening + Q & A Session:

Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War

Sunday, November 15, at 5 PM EDT/2 PM PDT

Register Here!

Join Us for a Screening of and Online Conversation about Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War, a documentary about the American Women who fought fascism in the Spanish Civil War.

The Q&A session will include the film’s director and ALBA board member Julia Newman, historian Adam Hochschild, and co-producer and editor Gary Sharfin.

The discussion will be moderated by ALBA Board member Jo Labanyi.

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Check out the trailer for Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War here!

Stay tuned for further details on the event and lineup!

ALBA Online San Francisco Monument Celebration:

Check Out Our ALBA Online San Francisco Monument Celebration. Broadcasted live on September 12th. 

The event lineup included Isabel Allende, Bill Fletcher, Walter Hood, No More Deaths/No Más Muertes, and other special guests. 

The Internationale

Check Out Our Online Film Screening and Conversation about The Internationale, an Award-Winning Documentary about the Revolutionary Anthem. Broadcasted Live on August 30th. 

Forever Activists & You Are History, You Are Legend

Check Out Our Online Film Screening and Conversation Celebrating the Life and Work of the Legendary Documentary Maker, and ALBA’s Dear Friend, Judith Montell. Broadcasted Live on July 12th. 

In Memorium: Judith Montell


Director of Forever Activists: Stories from the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and Honorary Board member of ALBA.

Check out our Live Online Gala!
Honoring the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes

Broadcasted Live from ALBA’s Facebook Page

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