Upcoming Events

Oct. 15, 2022 4 PM ET / 1 PM PT Event Bay Area Annual Lincoln Brigade Virtual Celebration
Oct. 20, 2022 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT Round Table Spain, WW2, and the Holocaust
Nov. 2-3, 2022 Conference Antifascism in the 21st Century
Nov. 16, 2022 4 PM ET / 1 PM PT Interview Conversation with Carole Naggar
Dec. 4, 2022 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT Interview & Discussion Susman Lecture with Nora Guthrie

Recent Events

Sept. 18, 2022 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT Information Session Alvah Bessie Programme Information Session
Sept. 14, 2022 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT Symposium The Visionary Art of Ralph Fasanella
June 30, 2022 Workshop Poetry & the Spanish Civil War
June 8, 2022 Film Screening Bones of Contention (view again)
April 30, 2022 Event Online Gala and Award Ceremony (view again)
April 9, 2022 Event The Spanish Civil War Letters of George and Ruth Watt (view again)
March 24, 2022 Workshop Women & the Spanish Civil War
February 22, 2022 Workshop The Civil War & Spanish Immigrants
December 16, 2021 Workshop Posters of the Spanish Civil War
November 18, 2021 Workshop Hemingway, the Spanish Civil War, and the Lincoln Brigade
October 28, 2021 Interview  Conversation with Giles Tremlett (view again)
September 26, 2021 Event Bay Area Annual Lincoln Brigade Virtual Celebration: Legacy of Hope and Activism (view again)
August 22, 2021 Event ALBA Picnic at the Monument
July 25, 2021
 Film & discussion
 Salud y Shalom: American Jews in the Spanish Civil War (view again)
June 28, 2021 Workshop Registration Deadline for – America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond
May 27, 2021 Talk and Art Exhibition Susman Lecture – Marc Fasanella American Tragedy (view again)
May 2, 2021 Event Online Gala and Award Ceremony (view again)
February 21, 2021 Film & discussion Invisible Heroes (view again)
February 8, 2021 Film & discussion Josep Bartolí’s imprint (YouTube Live)
January 24, 2021 Workshop “They Still Draw Pictures” workshop
January 22-March 1, 2021 Professional Development ALBA Teacher Institute
November 15, 2020 Film & discussion Into the Fire (view again)
September 12, 2020 Event San Francisco Monument Celebration (view again)
August 30, 2020 Film & discussion The Internationale (view again)

 


Bay Area Online Gala

Join us for an Online Event organized by our Bay Area Community on FacebookLive and on YouTubeLive on Saturday, October 15th at  4 PM ET/ 1 PM PT

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The Online Streaming Event will feature musical performances, exciting speakers, and updates from the wider ALBA community.


Spain, WWII, and the Holocaust

Part of the Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series

Conducted via Zoom by experienced presenters, Gina Herrmann & Sara Brenneis

With support from Robert Coale and Joshua Goode

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Join Us
Thursday, October 20th, 3 PM ET/ 12 PM PT

Tickets are limited. Register now to ensure your participation.

Attendance is free but registration is required

Roundtable Length: 60-90 minutes

The Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series

In honor of philanthropist and visionary Perry Rosenstein, whose Puffin Foundation has made so many ALBA programs possible, ALBA presents an interactive series of events, bringing together diverse progressive voices to enhance understanding and awareness of progressive traditions in America and beyond, and to put those traditions in the context of today’s troubling political and social climate


Information Session on the Alvah Bessie Program

Join us for an online interview, discussion, and Q & A. The Interview and Information Session on the Alvah Bessie Program will feature Jordi Martí Rueda and Eulàlia Mesalles of the General Directorate for Democratic Memory in conversation with ALBA Chair Sebastiaan Faber.

The Alvah Bessie Program is an undertaking of the Generalitat de Catalunya that will focus on exhuming and identifying the remains of International Brigade volunteers who died and were buried in Catalonia.

Please join us to learn more about this important program to recover history.

Register now to ensure your participation!
Attendance is free but registration is required!

Sunday, September 18th
1 PM ET/ 10 AM PST
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The Session Will Include:

Eulàlia Mesalles
Head of Research, General Directorate for Democratic Memory

Jordi Martí Rueda
Historian, General Directorate for Democratic Memory

Sebastiaan Faber
Chair, Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives


The Spanish Civil War Letters of George and Ruth Watt

The Spanish Civil War Letters of George and Ruth Watt is a love story – a war story – a personal public history – and a retelling in dramatic form of a crucial time in the ongoing struggle for justice and human dignity. If it’s true that “the political is always personal,” this story shows that the personal can also be political.

The online performance and discussion were held on Saturday, April 9th, at 1 PM EST/ 10 AM PST. The Interview and Q&A Session featured Dan Lynn Watt and Molly Lynn Watt, the authors of the play.


Download the Full Play Script here for Educational Use 


Save the Date!
Saturday, April 30th at 4 PM EDT

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
Invites you to

A Live Online Gala! 
 Honoring the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

&

Life After Hate

We will be hosting an exciting live online gala on the date of our annual celebration, April 30th, that will include musical performances, live speakers, and exciting presentations.

The event will include an award ceremony honoring our 2022 ALBA/Puffin Human rights award recipient Life After Hate.

The event will be broadcast live on ALBA’s Facebook page. 

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Stay tuned for further details on the event lineup!


Interview and Q&A Session with historian and author Giles Tremlett

Giles Tremlett, long-time correspondent in Madrid, has published a major new book on the 35,000 volunteers from all over the world who flocked to Spain to help defend the Second Spanish Republic against fascism. ALBA Chair Sebastiaan Faber joins Tremlett in conversation about that book, The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom & Spanish Civil War, its reception, and the Brigades’ place in history today.


Sunday, September 26 at 5 PM EDT / 2PM PDT

A Live Online Event! 
A Legacy of Hope and Activism

The event lineup included 

  • Legendary folk singer Barbara Dane in conversation with former SF Mime Troupe Musical Director and Spanish Civil War bard Bruce Barthol talking about music as a force for activism.
  • Robin D.G. Kelley on the Spanish Republic and the United Front and what they mean for today’s activists.
  • June Gipson and Deja Abdul-Haqq of My Brothers Keeper on health care activism and community organizing
  • Footage from our recent Gathering at the Monument to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade on the Embarcadero

Stay tuned for further details!


Salud y Shalom: American Jews in the Spanish Civil War

We were proud to co-present a discussion on American Jews in the Spanish Civil War with The Sousa Mendes Foundation on Sunday, July 25.


Susman Lecture 2021: 

The Art of Ralph Fasanella

As part of our Susman Lecture Series were happy to host a talk on and exhibition of the art of Ralph Fasanella with Ralph’s son, Professor of Art and Architecture Dr. Marc Fasanella.


A Live Online Gala!
Honoring the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
&
My Brother’s Keeper
Broadcasted Live from ALBA’s Facebook Page

Sunday, May 2nd, 5 PM EDT/2 PM PDT

The event lineup included Billy Bragg, Guy Davis, Miriam Elhajli, A Selection from Goodbye Barcelona, and more!

Letters of Solidarity from Our Sister Organizations for 2021 Annual Gala


An ALBA Film Screening + Q & A Session:
Invisible Heroes: African Americans in the Spanish Civil War

Part of the Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series

Check Out our Online Conversation about Invisible Heroes: African Americans in the Spanish Civil War, a documentary about the African Americans who fought fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Broadcasted live on February 21st. 

The Q &A panel included the film’s co-director Jordi Torrent, historian Robin D.G. Kelley, and former head of Tamiment Library Timothy V. Johnson. The panel was moderated by Lindsay Griffiths, graduate student at Princeton University


Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War

Check Out our 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. Broadcasted live on November 15th. 

Check out our Women of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: An Archival Collection


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 Memoriam: Judith Montell

1930-2020

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