Julia Newman worked in advertising as a producer of television commercials for many years and as a journalist whose writings have appeared in the New York Daily NewsMiami HeraldTravel and Leisure, and Metropolitan Home.  Her award winning documentary, Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War, was broadcast on Public Television and Spanish Television and is distributed in the U. S. by First Run Features. She was Executive Director of ALBA for 5 1/2 years.