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EVENTS: 2016


End of the Year Brunch in New York, Sunday December 11th


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Please join the NY ALBA community for a brunch and conversation with award-winning author Tim Weiner to reflect on 2016 and the year to come. 
 
Tim Weiner has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his reporting and writing on American national security. As a correspondent for The New York Times, he covered the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon in Washington, and reported on war and terrorism from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Sudan, and many other nations over the course of 15 years. 
 
12PM to 2PM

Spanish Benevolent Society
239 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
 
Tapas, paella, coffee, tea, and drinks included. 
Single Tickets $45 ($60 at the door)
Family Pack 3 tickets for $120
Student tickets available for $20


 

 

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ALBA recommends in NYC! Tuesday, November 29 at 6 PM 

The Spanish Civil War and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: 80 Years Later 

A discussion with William Loren Katz and Josephine Nelson Yurek.

The Tamiment Library
70 Washington Square S.
New York, NY 10012

Willam Loren Katz is the co-author of The Lincoln Brigade: A Picture History (WPF & Stock, 3rd edition, 2013). Katz, a highly-acclaimed author of forty books on American history, and Marc Crawford twice traveled to post-Franco Spain (1986, 1988) with veterans of the racially-integrated Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Using interviews with veterans and rare photos, this Third updated edition carries the Brigades’ heroic struggle for civil rights, and peace and against U.S. interventions abroad into the 21st century.

Josephine Nelson Yurek is a member of the Board of Governors of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, and is active in the “Friends and Family of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.” Her father, Steve Nelson, was a volunteer in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. She retired as a New York City school administrator.

Copies of The Lincoln Brigade: A Picture History will be available for purchase. A reception with wine and cheese will follow. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center. 

RSVP: email tamiment.events@nyu.edu with guest name(s) & title of event.

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ALBA recommends in NYC! Tuesday, November 29 at 6PM


Victoria Kent y Louis Crane: Un exilio compartido

In Conversation: Elvira Lindo and Carmen de la Guardia

 Vitoria Kent

In Spanish / English with simultaneous translation

Instituto Cervantes
211 E 49th St.
New York, NY 10017

Two of the most interesting women of their generation present us to their network of friends: Victoria Ocampo, Gabriela Mistral, Elizabeth Bishop, Marianne Moore, Carmen Conde, Ana Maria Matute. They will tell us about their acheivements in one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the world: New York City, where they have spent 37 collaborating.

They will show us their unedited photos part of the Louise Crane and Victoria Kent Papers held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library..

Nos acercaremos, a través de las vidas de dos de las mujeres más interesantes de su generación a analizar su red de amigas –Victoria Ocampo, Gabriela Mistral, Elizabeth Bishop, Marianne Moore, Carmen Conde, Ana María Matute…-y los logros conseguidos por ambas, en una de las ciudades más cosmopolitas: Nueva York, donde compartieron vida y proyectos durante 37 años.

Se mostrarán fotos, muchas de ellas inéditas, de estas mujeres modernas procedentes de los Louise Crane and Victoria Kent Papers y depositados en la Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

 

FREE ADMISSION / ENTRADA LIBRE

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Bay Area Events to Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War


Special Performance of Heart of Spain 

 
 Heart of Spain



September

EXHIBITS

Guerra Civil @ 80 - Bancroft Library Display of Spanish Civil War Collection

Launches September 1, 2016
Bancroft/Doe Corridor, Bancroft Library UCB
10am–5pm Monday to Friday

Incite the Spirit

Incite the Spirit - Poster Art of the Spanish Civil War 193639

September 6 through December 16 10am–4pm, Monday to Friday

TALKS

Adam Hochschild discusses the writing and research behind his new book: Spain in our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 19361939

Morrison Room, Doe Library UCB
September 14, 5pm

Adam Hochschild discusses his new book: Spain in our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 19361939

Introduced by Edward Wasserman, Dean of the School of Journalism UCB
Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities, 220 Stephens Hall UCB
September 21, 12pm
 
 

October

POETRY READING

Poetry of the Spanish Civil War – Readings by Berkeley Poets

Hosted by Robert Hass and Lyn Hejinian
Durham Studio Theater, Dwinelle Hall 
Wednesday, October 4, 2016, 7pm

FILM SCREENING

The Good Fight (1986) directed by Noel Buckner, Mary Dore, Sam Sills with short Guernica (1950) directed by Alan Hessens and Alain Resnais

Introduced by Peter N. Carroll, Chair Emeritus, Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Thursday, October 13th, 2016, 7pm

THEATER

80th Anniversary Celebration of the Spanish Civil War - October 23

Heart of Spain – A Musical of the Spanish Civil War 

Information on how to buy tickets coming soon!

UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
Zellerbach Playhouse
October 23 at 2pm (special performance for ALBA)
 

Meet the Authors – Heart of Spain co-authors Peter Glazer and Eric Peltoniemi

Interviewed by Philip Kan Gotanda
Zellerbach Playhouse
After 2pm Matinee Performance, Sunday, October 23, 5:30–6pm

Reception for the ALBA Community 

October 23 5–7pm
Alumni House
 

TALK

Investigative Reporting and Human Rights

A Discussion with Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill, co-recipients of the 2016 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism

 
Moderated by Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst at the National Security Archive
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6:30pm
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Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY 10029
 
Register online here

Use the code SPAIN for $10 tickets (regularly $16)!

 
This program is cosponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives as well as the Puffin Foundation and accompanies the exhibition Activist New York. All proceeds go to the Museum of the City of New York.


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Susman Lecture (Detroit)


Spain in Our HeartsAdam Hochschild: Spain in our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1906 - 1939
Friday, June 17, 2016

Birmingham Temple
28611 Twelve Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

 

1 pm

 
Adam Hochschild, journalist and acclaimed author of King Leopold's Ghost, and To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, will present his latest book, Spain in Our Hearts, a sweeping history the Spanish Civil War told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell: a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed.
 
Reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to soarcontact@gmail.com
 
With the support of the Wayne State University Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veterans Scholarship Committee and the Society of Active Retirees.
 
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80th Annual Celebration (New York)


Saturday, May 7, 2016

333 East 47th St.
New York, NY 10017
 

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War and the arrival of the International Brigades.

Presenting the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill.


“This award recognizes and encourages individuals or groups whose work has a positive impact on the advancement and/or defense of human rights. Jeremy Scahill and Lydia Cacho have courageously used their investigative journalism to expose reactionary forces and the information they wish to conceal.” 
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Perry Rosenstein, Puffin Foundation President
 
“Cacho and Scahill both shine as rare examples of investigative journalists who place human rights at the center of their work.” 
- Kate Doyle, ALBA board member and 2012 award recipient 
 
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Pre-Event Benefit, 12:00 – 2:00pm 
(doors open at 11:45am)

[Murase Room]
Join ALBA for a conversation on investigative reporting with Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill, moderated by Martin Hodgson, International Editor for The Guardian US. 


80th Annual Celebration, 2:30  4:15pm (doors open at 1:45pm)

[Auditorium]
Features the presentation of the sixth annual ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill for their outstanding investigative journalism. 
With music of the Spanish Civil War by Albert MarquèsVelina Brown and Barbez

Reception to follow

Honorary Committee: Vinie Burrows, Alfonso Cuarón, and Naomi Klein
Host Committee: Peter Carroll, Daniel Czitrom, Anthony Geist, Fraser Ottanelli, Ellyn Polshek, Nancy Wallach, and Josie Yurek               
 
 

                                                  

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Day of Dignity: One Day Human Rights Documentary Film Series


Saturday, April 16, 2016
Essex County College
303 University Ave. 
Newark, NJ 07102

 

FILM
9 am - 10:30 am  Damiana Kryygi (Alejandro Fernández Mouján, 2015)
10:45 am - 12 pm Songs of Redemption (Miquel Galofré, 2013)
Q&A with filmmaker  Miquel Galofré
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Seeds of Conflict (Ben Loeterman, 2015)
1:45pm - 2:45 pm Poetry of Witness (William Tooma, 2015)
Q&A with  William Tooma and Anthony Cirillo 
3:15pm - 4:3 0pm Invisible Heroes (Jordi Torrent and Alfonso Domingo, 2014)
Q&A with filmmaker Jordi Torrent 

 

Featuring unseen documentaries from Impugning Impunity: ALBA's Human Rights Documentary Film Festival and presentations from filmmakers and other special guests.

Screenings are free and open to the public. Check out the Facebook page here.

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Spain in ArmsBrooklyn at War: Spain 1936-1939


Opening: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Brooklyn College Library
2900 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210 


In the spring of 1937 some twenty students from Brooklyn College volunteered to fight in Spain. This unique exhibit, curated by Professor Alejandro Alonso (Modern Languages and Literature, Brooklyn College), in partnership with ALBA, will cover three aspects: political life on campus in the 30s; the impact of the Spanish Civil War and the debates and confrontations that took place there; and the presence of Spanish Exiles in the campus.
 
There will be two panel discussions in the Tanger Auditorium (Brooklyn College Library) on the day of the exhibit's opening-- the first at 2:15 (pm) and the second at 4:30 (pm)--, and then there will be a small inaugural reception at 6:00 (pm). 
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A Distant Heartbeat: A Conversation with Author Eunice Lipton


Eunice LiptonMonday, April 11, 2016
7pm
The Strand Bookstore
Rare Book Room, 3rd Floor
828 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

 
Eunice Lipton discusses her latest book A Distant Heartbeat: A War, a Disappearance, and a Family's Secrets in conversation with Tim Teeman, Culture Editor at The Daily Beast. They will delve into Lipton's family’s buried history of heroism and political passion but also envy, revenge, and betrayal. Watch a trailer for the book here.
 
Note: this event is supported by ALBA. The Strand requires purchase of a copy of A Distant Heartbeat or a $15 gift card to attend. All proceeds go to The Strand. Click here for more information and to reserve your place online.
 
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How Franco Was Kept Neutral in WWII: New Evidence

 
two dictators

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
7pm
Instituto Cervantes
211 E. 49th St.
New York, NY 10017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Historian Angel Viñas in conversation with James Fernández, ALBA Board Vice-Chair and Professor of Spanish and Portugues at NYU.
 
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Spain in Our Hearts: A Book Presentation by Author Adam Hochschild  

Spain in Our Hearts

Thursday, March 31, 2016
7pm 
McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince St.
New York, NY 10012


Award-winning author Adam Hochschild presents his new book Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. The book is a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell: a tale of idealism and heartbreaking suffering.

Hochschild will be introduced by Spanish Consul Juan José Herrera de la Muela. 

With the support of McNally Jackson, the International Center of Photography, and the Consulate General of Spain in New York. 


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The French-Spanish Resistance (1936-1950): A Book Presentation by Author Mario Martín Gijón

Mario Martin

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
7pm
Instituto Cervantes
211 E. 49th St.
New York, NY 10017


Mario Martín Gijón, Associate Professor at the University of Extremadura (Spain), will present his new book La Resistencia franco-española (1936-1950) in conversation with Germán Labrador, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures at Princeton University since 2008.

 
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EVENTS: 2015


End of the Year Benefit Brunch

Benefit

Sunday, December 13, 2015
12-2 p.m.
[Program starts at 12:30 PM]


Spanish Benevolent Society
239 West 14th Street, 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10011

Please join us for brunch and a conversation with Juan González, one of the nation’s best-known Latino journalists and co-host of Democracy Now! He'll give a summary of the year's news and discuss what he foresees will make next year's headlines.

Brunch and drinks included
Advance tickets: $45 / at the door: $55
Family packs: three tickets for $120

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE 

Benefit Committee: James Fernández, Jeanne Houck, José La Luz, Ellyn Polshek, Laura Turégano, Josie Yurek
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79th Annual Bay Area Celebration

Sunday, November 8, 2015Bay Area
1-3 p.m.
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704

 

Tickets: $28 advance / $30 at door
Discounts for seniors, students and Friends of the Freight
Tel. (510) 644-2020 

A commemorative celebration marking the 79th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War and a historical musical tribute to the volunteers of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. This year we honor the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory in Spain, just as we celebrate the role played by California's Spanish immigrants in the defense of the Spanish Republic.

Guest Speaker: California writer and documentary photographer David Bacon. A former union organizer, Bacon documents labor, the global economy, war, migration, and the struggle for human rights. 

Songs of the Spanish Civil War by Velina Brown (vocals), Randy Craig (piano), Tony Marcus (guitar and mandolin), Barrett Nelson (guitar), Eduardo Robledo (vocals and guitar) and Richard Saunders (bass).

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE 
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From Guernica to Human Rights: Reading and Discussion with Peter N. Carroll

Peter Carroll


Friday, November 3, 2015
6-7:30 p.m.
Tamiment Library
10th Floor, Bobst Library
70 Washington Sq. S. 
New York, NY 10003

Reading and discussion of ALBA Board Chair Emeritus Peter N. Carroll's latest publication From Guernica to Human Rights (Kent State). Carroll will explore changing attitudes about the Spanish Civil War, particularly the effect of the Cold War in the writing of Arthur Koestler, George Orwell, and Ernest Hemingway and in the responses of the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

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Impugning Impunity 2015: ALBA's Human Rights Documentary Film Festival


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October 26-28, 2015

Instituto Cervantes
211 E. 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
 
Festival passes with access to all the screenings, Q&As and closing reception, are available for $20.
Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for students & ICNY members - AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR and ONLINE.


SCHEDULE

 
Harry Randall Award: The 2015 jury is composed of cinematographer Rachel Anderson, actor, director and founder of Ambulante and Canana Films Gael García Bernal, novelist and journalist Francisco Goldman, documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán, and documentary filmmaker Sam Sills.

 

 


With the support of the Puffin FoundationInstituto Cervantes New YorkPragdaAmbulante, and Balance Water.


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79th Annual Celebration

HRA 2015 Image
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Japan Society
333 East 47th St.
New York, NY 10017

 
 
Commemorating the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and presenting the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory in Spain(Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica, ARMH).

Honorary Committee: 
Javier Bardem, Julian Bond, Joyce Horman, Paul Preston, Manuel Rivas, Bryan Stevenson 
 
Host Committee: 
Daniel Czitrom, Sebastiaan Faber, Anthony L. Geist, Jeanne Houck, Jo Labanyi, Antonio Muñoz Molina, 
Julia Newman, Ellyn Polshek, Michael Ratner, Nancy Wallach
 

CLICK TO PURCHASE TICKETS 

 

Pre-Event Benefit, 12:00 – 2:00pm (doors open at 11:45am)

Murase Room [Japan Society]

Join ALBA for a conversation on Democracy and Memory in Spain with Emilio Silva, Founder and Director of the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARHM) in Spain, Emma Daly, Human Rights Watch Director of Communications and Pablo de Greiff, United Nations Special Rapporteur for the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence.


79th Annual Celebration, 2:30  4:15pm (doors open at 1:45pm)

 
Features the presentation of the fifth annual ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory for its strength, courage, and tenacity in ensuring the rights of all victims to the truth. 
 
With music of the Spanish Civil War performed by Velina Brown and Barbez with special guest from Spain Pedro Pastor Guerra

Reception to follow

 

Sponsored by the Puffin Foundation                                                      

Puffin Foundation

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From Guernica to Human Rights: Reading and Discussion with Peter N. Carroll

Peter Carroll


Friday, May 8, 2015
6-8 p.m.Casa Mezcal Botanic Lab86 Orchard St.New York, NY 10002


Reading and discussion of ALBA Board Chair Emeritus Peter N. Carroll's latest publication From Guernica to Human Rights (Kent State). The event is free and open to the public. Full bar, drink specials and copies of the book will be available. 
 
 
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Film Screening - New York

Las Maestras de la República

[In Spanish with English subtitles - FREE ADMISSION]


Las Maestras de la Republica

Friday, March 27, 2015
6:30 PM

King Juan Carlos Center I of Spain Center
New York, NY 10012  
 
Screening and discussion of Las Maestras de la República, winner of Spain's Goya Award for Best Documentary, 2014. Q & A with director Pilar Pérez Solano. 
 
Wine reception to follow. 
 
Co-sponsored by the King Juan Carlos Center I of Spain Center,and NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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EVENTS: 2014

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2014 End of Year Benefit 

Ay CarmelaA night of cabaret & tapas featuring a screening of Carlos Saura's 1990, award-winning film 

¡Ay, Carmela!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Screening begins at 6:30 PM

Spanish Benevolent Society

239 West 14th Street
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10011

Aragón, Spain, 1938. Carmela (Carmen Maura) and her two companions, Paulino (Andrés Pajares) and Gustavete (Gabino Diego), quit their posts as entertainers for the Republican troops in search of a better fortune. By mistake they cross into the Nationalist zone, and are given one chance to perform for their freedom. 

CLICK FOR TICKETS
Advance tickets: $45
Tickets at the door: $50
Family Packs: 3 tickets for $120 

 

Special thanks to Rickard Jorgensen for sponsoring this film.

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"Solidarity Forever" 

78th Bay Area Annual Celebration honoring The Abraham Lincoln Brigade

Solidarity Forever 78 Bay Area

October 5, 2014 
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, California 94704

A commemorative celebration marking the 78th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War and remembering the courageous volunteers of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

This year we pay tribute to the life of Pete Seeger, featuring previously unseen footage and presenting the spectacular Smithsonian re-release of the legendary "Songs of the Spanish Civil War" albums from the 1960s that included Seeger's 1944 "Songs of the Lincoln Brigade."


Songs of the Spanish Civil War 
performed by
Bruce Barthol
with Velina Brown, Randy Craig, Tony Marcus, and Barrett Nelson.



Special Guests
  • Peter N. Carroll, ALBA Chair Emeritus;
  • Sebastiaan Faber, ALBA Board Chair;
  • Marina Garde, Executive Director of ALBA;
  • Peter Glazer, author of Radical Nostaliga;
  • Alison Mollman, human rights advocate from the Equal Justice Initiative, will stand in for ALBA/Puffin Award Winner Bryan Stevenson.
 
Tickets & informationwww.thefreight.org, tel. 510-644-2020
 
 
donate
If you are unable to attend, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to ALBA.  
Funds raised support ALBA's continuing educational and cultural programming.
 


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 Film Festival Logl

September 29 - October 1, 2014
New York City
Instituto Cervantes New York
211 E. 49th Street (btw 2nd & 3rd Aves)
New York, NY 10017

Festival passes with access to all the screenings, Q&As and closing reception, are available for $20.
Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for students & ICNY members - AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
.

 

SCHEDULE / 2014

This year the best film from the Official Selection, as determined by a distinguished jury, will receive the Harry Randall Award for best human rights documentary of 2014.  This honor was created in memory of Harry W. Randall, Jr. (1915-2012), who served in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish Civil War as Chief Photographer of the Photographic Unit of the 15th International Brigade.

The 2014 jury is composed of Peter Coyote, Bryan Stevenson, and Pamela Yates.


Peter Coyote 
 
BAS   Pamela Yates 
Peter Coyote is 
an actor, author,
director, screen-
writer and narrator 
of films, theatre,
television and,
audio books.

  Bryan A. Stevenson
is the founder and
Executive Director
of the Equal Justice
Initiative. He is the 
2014 laureate of the
ALBA/Puffin Award for
Human Rights Activism
.
  Pamela Yates is
documentary film-
maker, human 
rights activist, and 
is a co-founder of 
Skylight Pictures

 

 


With the support of the Puffin FoundationInstituto Cervantes New York,  Ambulante, and Skylight Pictures

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2014 Susman Lecture 

Betty Medsger - Essential Resistancemedsger
Friday, June 6, 2014
6:30 PM
reception to follow
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NYU
24 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
This event is free and open to the public.
 
Special thanks to Raymond Hoff and Sue Susman for their direct donations to help underwrite this program.

 

"At crucial times, when governments fail, citizens risk their freedom to keep freedom alive."

Betty Medsger, journalist and author of The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI, will explore the long and controversial history of the U.S. government's surveillance of its own citizens; beginning with a look at Hoover's FBI and concluding with the Snowden leak revealing the latest NSA operations.

 


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78th Annual Celebration 

Sunday, April 27, 2014
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
Commemorating the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and presenting the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism. This year's program will include a special musical tribute to Pete Seeger.

 

Pre-Event Benefit, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

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 78th Annual Celebration, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

(doors open at 2:00pm)
Click for TICKETS
 

Features the presentation of the fourth ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to Bryan Stevenson, founder & Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a keynote speech by Steven W. Hawkins, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA.

Honorary Committee: Julian Bond, Peter Coyote, Lila Downs, Gael García Bernal, Oliver Stone

Special Guests: Perry and Gladys Rosenstein, Puffin Foundation

Host Committee: Burt Cohen, Dan Czitrom, Sebastiaan Faber, Jeanne Houck, Gabriel Jackson, Julia Newman, Ellyn Polshek, Michael Ratner, Fredda Weiss

Promotional Video ** Press Kit ** Press Release ** Comunicado de Prensa

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to ALBA.  The money raised will help support ALBA's continuing educational work and programs (click here)

Sponsored by the Puffin Foundation

Puffin Foundation        

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Film Screening - New York

A War In Hollywood: Hollywood vs. Franco

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:00 PM

Discussion with Sebastiaan Faber, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College and Chair of ALBA's Board of Governors, to follow.

Casa Mezcal
86 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Tel.212-777-2600

FREE

 

The Spanish Civil War made a great impression on the lives of most of the American artists of the 20th Century. Many films were made in Hollywood referring to this event, and the defeat of the Democratic Spain left an "open wound" in the heart of liberal actors, directors and screenwriters. The life of screenwriter Alvah Bessie is our track 
through this feeling. From his fighting in Spain with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in 1937 to his return to Spain 30 years later, where he was required to write his only film after being blacklisted as one of the "Hollywood Ten".
                                                                              

Special thanks to:   
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EVENTS: 2013

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2013 End of Year Benefit: 

A screening of the musical Goodbye Barcelona,

with K. S. Lewkowicz (composer & lyricist)

goodbye barcelona


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

6:30 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)

$45 Advance Tickets CLICK FOR TICKETS!

$50 At the Door

Spanish Benevolent Society
239 West 14th Street, Second Floor (between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10011


Join ALBA for a night of tapas, sangria,
and a screening of the West End musical that received rave reviews,
 followed by a Q & A discussion with K.S. Lewkowicz (composer & lyricist).

Original screenplay by Judith Johnson with music and lyrics by K. S. Lewkowicz. Directed by Karen Rabinowitz.

In 1936, as fascism sweeps across Europe, one country reaches out in its hour of need… and tens of thousands of ordinary people make an extraordinary decision to help. More than 42,000 travel to Spain from all over the world, risking their lives for the freedom of others.

"a triumphant work of tender love, not to be missed" - MORNING STAR

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IMPUGNING IMPUNITY: A Human Rights Documentary Film Series

Friday - Sunday, November 22 - 24, 2013

Impugining Impunity 2013

Pace University, Multipurpose Room

3 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038


General admission: $10

Student tickets (with valid ID): $8

General and student tickets available only at the door.

Weekend Pass: $35 (includes all screenings and events)

Advance purchase weekend pass here. Weekend pass also available at the door.

Click here for press release.

FILM SCHEDULE

 Friday, November 22, 2013 

 7:00pm Dirty Wars 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

2:45pm  The Tiniest Place

5:00pm American Renegade: Confessions of a Radical Humanist  

7:30pm  (DOUBLE FEATURE) ISN 310: Djamel Ameziane’s Decade in Guantanamo and A Class Apart

Sunday, November 24, 2013

3:00pm The Land of Eb 

5:00pm  A War in Hollywood: Hollywood vs. Franco 

7:00pm Let Fury Have the Hour 

2013 Impugning Impunity Press Release

FRIDAY 11/22 - 7:00 PM

Dirty Wars / USA [2013]

Includes a post-screening discussion with Maria LaHood, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Inaugural  Reception.
Director: Richard Rowley / Running time: 85 minutes

This eye-opening documentary lays bare the dirty little secret of America’s War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. Drone strikes, night raids and government–condoned torture occur in hidden corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret and elite fighting force in U.S. history, exposing covert ops, unidentifiable fighters who act with impunity and “kill lists” where no target is off-limits.


SATURDAY 11/23 - 2:45 PM

The Tiniest Place / El Salvador [2012]

Director: Tatiana Huezo / Running time: 104 minutes

On the surface The Tiniest Place is the story of Cinquera, a village literally wiped off the official map during El Salvador's 12-year civil war. But on a deeper level, it is a story about the ability to rise, rebuild and reinvent oneself after a tragedy. Holding the past and present in focus together, the film takes us to the tiny village nestled in the mountains, while villagers, survivors of the war's massacres, recount their journey home at war's end.

SATURDAY 11/23 - 5:00 PM

American Renegade: Confessions of a Radical Humanist / USA [2011]

Q&A with filmmaker Scott Garen to follow
Director: Scott Garen / Running time: 78 minutes

Activist, lover, visionary, renegade - for 75 years, Abe Osheroff fought on the front lines of social activism - from the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War to the killing fields of Nicaragua; from the witch hunts of McCarthy to the sharecroppers of Mississippi. Osheroff put his life on the line to keep justice alive. Through the unflinching lens of this documentary feature, this master storyteller takes us on an insightful journey inside the defining conflicts of 20th Century activism with irreverent humor and unwavering commitment to a lifetime of engagement. 

 
SATURDAY 11/23 - 7:30 PM

double feature with:

Q&A discussion with Leili Kashani [Advocacy Program Manager, CCR] & filmmaker Peter Miller to follow


ISN 310: Djamel Ameziane’s Decade in Guantanamo / USA [2013] 

[Please note: The video below is not a movie trailer for ISN 310, but a clip about Djamel Ameziane’s story.]

Director: Mark Casebow / Running time: 28 min.

ISN 310 tells the story of Djamel Ameziane, an Algerian citizen, who has been held in Guantánamo Bay without charge since 2002. Despite being cleared for transfer since 2008, he remains imprisoned. The film tells Djamel's story through his letters, paintings and the accounts of those who have known him. Through his story, the human cost and injustice caused by indefinite detention at Guantánamo becomes clear as the audience gains a sense of the person, Djamel Ameziane, who at Guantánamo is only known as ISN 310.

A Class Apart / USA [2009]

Directors: Carlos Sandoval & Peter Miller / Running time: 50 minutes

Built around the landmark 1954 legal case Hernandez v. Texas, the film interweaves the stories of its central characters with a broader story of the civil rights movement. It also brings to life the heroic post-World War II struggle of Mexican Americans fighting to dismantle the discrimination targeted against them.

 

SUNDAY 11/24 - 3:00 PM NEW YORK PREMIERE

The Land of Eb / USA [2013]

Director: Andrew Williamson / Running time: 87 minutes

In 1946, due to the rapidly escalating cold war, the fate of the Marshall Islands was dramatically altered forever when the US began using their islands for nuclear testing. Living in the stark volcanic landscape of one of the most remote Hawaiian communities, Jacob, a Marshallese immigrant, struggles to provide for his large family.

SUNDAY 11/24 - 5:00 PM

A War In Hollywood: Hollywood vs. Franco / Spain [2008]

Director: Oriol Porta / Running time: 92 minutes

The Spanish Civil War made a great impression on the lives of most of the American artists of the 20th Century. Lots of films were made in Hollywood referring to this event, and the defeat of the Democratic Spain let an "open wound" in the heart of liberal actors, directors and screenwriters. The life of screenwriter Alvah Bessie is our track
through this feeling. From his fighting in Spain with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in 1937 to his return to Spain 30 years later, where he was required to write his only film after being blacklisted as one of the "Hollywood Ten".

SUNDAY 11/24 - 7:00 PM

Let Fury Have the Hour

Q/A with filmmaker Antonino Pasquale D'Ambrosio follows
Director: Antonino Pasquale D'Ambrosio / Running time: 100 minutes

This screening of Let Fury Have the Hour is dedicated to the Lincoln Brigade and especially the life of J. Bjoz.

Rough, raw and apologetically inspirational, Let Fury Have The Hour begins in the 1980s with the rise of Reagan and Thatcher and a cultural shift towards fierce individualism and rampant consumerism. This documentary chronicles how a generation of artists, thinkers, and activists used their creativity as a response to the reactionary politics that many believe defined culture in the 1980s. The film unites street artist Shepard Fairey, rapper Chuck D, playwright Eve Ensler, musicians Tom Morello, novelist Edwidge Danticat, filmmaker John Sayles and more.

 

This program is co-sponsored by the Puffin Foundation, Department of Political Science at Pace University, and the Center for Constitutional Rights. With the support of Ambulante, Icarus Films, The New Press, the New York Civil Liberties Union, and New York City Veterans for Peace.
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77th Bay Area Annual Celebration honoring The Abraham Lincoln Brigade

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October 6, 2013

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

2020 Addison Street

Berkeley, California 94704

Bruce Barthol, founding bass player in Country Joe and the Fish and songwriter for the San Francisco Mime Troupe for more than 30 years, will play songs of the Spanish Civil War, with his musical friends: Velina Brown, Eduardo Robledo, Randy Craig, Tony Marcus, and Barrett Nelson.

Special Guests:
Catherine Eusebio, board member, United We Dream
Marco Flores, youth leader, United We Dream
Sebastiaan Faber, Chair of ALBA

Directed by Peter Glazer
Visuals by Richard Bermack

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If you are unable to attend, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to ALBA.  The money raised will help support ALBA's continuing educational work and programs (click here)

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Folk City Music Concert

Thursday, June 20, 2013

New York Academy of Medicine

1216 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10029

Folk City

A folk concert to benefit an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.  In 2014, the Museum will present "Folk City: New York and the American Folk Revival", a special exhibition that will explore New York City's crucial role in fueling the nationwide musical revival in the late 1950's and early 1960's.

Headliners include John Wesley Harding, Peter Yarrow, Lucy Kaplansky, Langhorne Slime, A.C. Newman, Josh White Jr. David Hajdu, Izzy Young, and surprise guests.

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-Cosponsored by WFUV Radio, Folk Alliance International, Folk Music Society of New York, Brooklyn Folk Festival, Washington Square Folk Festival, and Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives-

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They Still Draw Pictures:

Children's Art in Wartime from the Spanish Civil War to Kosovo

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology

April 26 - July 13, 2013

    Gallery Hours:

    Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM

    55 South 1st Street

    Newark Ohio 43055

    Tel: 740-349-9277

    Exhibit Opening & Reception:

    Friday, April 26, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 PM


They Still Draw Pictures presents and comments on children’s drawings produced in wartime with a particular focus on the Spanish Civil War.  Born of the trauma of exile and separation, the 72 drawings are invaluable historical documents, illustrating the effects of war on its youngest victims, while simultaneously standing testimony to the human spirit in the face of adversity.

This exhibit is based on book, They Still Draw Pictures: Children’s Art in Wartime from the Spanish Civil War to Kosovo (University of Illinois Press, 2002), and  was curated by Anthony L. Geist and Peter N. Carroll.  The original Spanish Civil War materials are owned by the Avery Library of Columbia University and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.

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77th Annual Celebration

commemorating the Abraham Lincoln Brigade &

presenting the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism 

Please join us as we honor United We Dream for their courageous work in support of progressive immigration reform!

Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3:30 to 5:30 PM -

(doors open at 3:00 PM)

Reception to follow

Pace University
3 Spruce Street
New York, NY 10038



Pre-Event Benefit,
 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Features a round-table discussion on the politics of immigration with the award recipients alongside prominent civic leaders and activists.   A light lunch will be served. 
Panelists: 
  • Cristina Jiménez, Managing Director at United We Dream (UWD)
  • Natalia Aristizábal,  UWD Board Member 
  • Kevin Kang, UWD Founding Board Member 
  • Professor Michael Wishnie, William O. Douglas Clinical Professor, Yale Law School 
  • New York Senator Gustavo Rivera

Moderator: Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now!

Benefit ticket includes Pre-Event, lunch, and priority seating at the Annual Celebration.

77th Annual Celebration, 3:30 – 5:30 PM with Oliver Stone and Michael Ratner

Features the presentation of the third ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to United We Dream. Music of the Spanish Civil War by Barbez and of the Inmigrante Project in honor of the DREAMers by Bernardo Palombo. Reception to follow.

Special Guests: Kate Doyle [recipient of the 2012 Human Rights Award], Perry Rosenstein [President of the Puffin Foundation], and Oliver Stone [Film Director, Screenwriter and Producer]

Host Committee: Dan Czitrom, Kevin Dyer, Sebastiaan Faber, Marielena Hincapie,                                              Jeanne Houck, Jo Labanyi, Julia Newman, Ellyn Polshek, Michael Ratner, and Fredda Weiss

Honorary Committee: Harry Belafonte, Richard Masur, Pete Seeger, and Oliver Stone

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If you are unable to attend, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to ALBA.  The money raised will help support ALBA's continuing educational work and programs (click here)

Sponsored by the Puffin Foundation, Center for Constitutional Rights & Department of Political Science at Pace University

Puffin Foundation        Center For Constitutional Rights       Pace University

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 Film Screening - New York

The Mexican Suitcase

Friday, May 3, 2013, 7:00 PM

Discussion with Sebastiaan Faber, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College and Chair of ALBA's Board of Governors, to follow.

Casa Mezcal

86 Orchard Street

New York, NY 10002

Tel.212-777-2600

FREE

The story of the recovery of the 4,500 negative taken by photographers Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and David Seymour during the Spanish Civil War.  The film follows the journey of these negatives to Mexico - recovered seventy years later.  The Mexican Suitcase brings together three narratives: the suitcase, the exile story, and looks at how people in Spain today address their own past.

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Susman Lecture - New YorkPeter Carroll

From Guernica to Human Rights

Peter N. Carroll, Historian and ALBA's Chair Emeritus

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:00 PM

Instituto Cervantes

211 E 49th Street

New York, NY 10017

Tel. 212-308-7720

FREE

Peter N. Carroll explores changing attitudes about the Spanish Civil War, particularly the effect of the Cold War in the writing of Arthur Koestler, George Orwell, and Ernest Hemingway and in the responses of the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. It also suggests how the end of the Cold War offers opportunities to re-examine that paradigm as well as the legacy of the Lincoln Brigade.

Peter N. Carroll is the author and editor of 19 books, including The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War (Stanford, 1994), The Good Fight Continues: World War II Letters from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade(2006),  and Facing Fascism: New York and the Spanish Civil War (NYU, 2007). He is also the author of two volumes of poetry, Riverborne: A Mississippi Requiem (2008) and A Child Turns Back to Wave: Poetry of Lost Places (2012), winner of the Prize Americana. He teaches history at Stanford, edits The Volunteer, and serves on various committees of non-profit organizations. He lives in Belmont, California with the writer/photographer Jeannette Ferrary.

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EVENTS: 2012

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2012 End of Year Benefit Dinner

Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Spanish Benevolent Society of New York239 West 14th St, Second Floor (between 7th and 8th Ave), New York, NY 10011

2012 Presentation    2012 Fundraiser     2012 student presentations    Frenchie and the Punk

Reception begins at 6:45 PM (includes open wine bar).  Dinner and Program from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Menu: tapas, paella, and chocolate con churros.

To purchase tickets click here

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to ALBA.  The money raised will help support ALBA's continuing educational work and programs (click here)

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ALBA's annual Online Fundraising Auction 

will be held from November 26 until December 11, 2012. Featuring, among many other items:

  • Artwork and photographs including several painting by Dutch Volunteer, Bart Van der Schelling; Photographs by Sofia Moro; Rare, collectible Architects for Social Responsibility poster;
  • Rare books and journals pertaining to the Brigades such as a limited edition of Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, 1942; Among Friends from 1938; Book of Drawing from the Spanish Civil War by Rey Vila aka Sim - 1st Edition serigraphs;
  • Services for mind, body, and soul.

Bidding is online only. Please visit our online bidding page and place your bids. The online bidding section will run from 12 noon, November 26 until  11:59 PM, December 11.

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Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

IMPUGNING IMPUNITY: A Human Rights Documentary Film Series

 - FRIDAY,  November 9, 6:00 PM
Syria: The Assads' Twilight / France (2010)
Directors: Vincent De Cointet & Christophe Ayad
Running time: 52 minutes
Discussion with Suzan Boulad, activist and blogger from Mideast Youth; Tareq Samman, member of Building the Syrian State movement; and Professor Fred Lawson, Lynn T. White, Jr. Professor of Government at Mills College. Reception will follow.

A lively documentary history of Syria's Assad regime, tracing its origin and influence, even as it clings to power in the face of the Arab Spring.


 - SATURDAY,  November 10, 4:45 PM
The Mexican Suitcase / Mexico, Spain (2011)
Director: Trisha Ziff
Running time: 90 minutes
Screening includes Q&A with Alex Donado, participant in the film

The story of the recovery of the 4,500 negative taken by photographers Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and David Seymour during the Spanish Civil War.  The film follow the journey of these negatives to Mexico - recovered seventy years later.  The Mexican Suitcase brings together three narratives: the suitcase, the exile story, and looks at how people in Spain today address their own past.

 

-SATURDAY,  November 10, 7:00 PM
Granito: How to Nail a Dictator / USA, Guatemala, Spain (2011)
Directors: Pamela Yates, Paco de Onís and Peter Kinoy
Running time: 90 minutes
Question & Answer session will follow the film, led by Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

As a young filmmaker in 1982, director Pamela Yates went to Guatemala to make a documentary about a hidden war.  In 2004 lawyers prosecuting an international genocide case asked Yates to comb through that historic film and its outtakes for possible evidence to be used against the same dictator, Ríos Montt, who spoke with her on camera three decades before.  Suddenly the old footage took on a second life.

 

San Fransisco Veterans' Building, Room 223
401 Van Ness Avenue at McAllister Street | San Fransisco, CA | 94102

The festival is co-sponsored by The Puffin Foundation, The Center for Constitutional Rights, San Francisco Veterans for Peace and Icarus Films.  With the support of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) and Courage to Resist.

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New York - October 1-10, 2012

75th Anniversary of the bombings of Guernica and Durango


 - MONDAY,  October 1, 6:30 p.m.
ROUND TABLE: GERNIKA REVISITED
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of New York University

- WEDNESDAY, October 3, 6:30 p.m.

INAUGURATION OF THE EXHIBIT: The Bombing of Gernika – The Exhibit - 75th Anniversary of Guernica/Gernika Bombing, 1937-2012.
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of New York University

- October 6-10

SELECTION OF FILMS: THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY
Anthology Film Archives, New York

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MONDAY,  October 1, 6:30 p.m.
Round table: GERNIKA REVISITED

participants With the participation of Joan Ramón Resina (Stanford University), and Joseba Zulaika (Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno). Moderated by Mari Jose Olaziregi (Etxepare Basque Institute-University of the Basque Country.)


The 75th anniversary of the bombing of the city of Gernika provides an appropriate moment for reflection not only on the meaning of this event for the various Iberian nationalitites but also on its meaning as a universal symbol. The two renowned scholars participating in the round table will discuss the bombing and how it has affected the town of Gernika and the Iberian peninsula as a whole.

In English. Reception to follow.

Sponsored by the Instituto Vasco Etxepare, Gobierno Vasco/ Basque Institute Etxepare, Basque Autonomous Government, and the Delegation of the Basque Country in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Delegation of the Basque Country is a government agency dedicated to empowering and promoting business, cultural and economic relations with the Basque Country.

With the support of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA)

KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
53 Washington Square South | New York, NY | 10012 | p: 212-998-3650 f: 212-995-4804 | www.nyu.edu/kjc
FREE and OPEN to the public. Picture ID required at door.


WEDNESDAY, October 3, 6:30 p.m.
INAUGURATION OF THE EXHIBIT: The Bombing of Gernika – The Exhibit - 75th Anniversary of Guernica/Gernika Bombing, 1937-2012. 

A photo exhibit curated by Instituto Vasco Etxepare and organized in conjunction with the Delegation of the Basque Government in the United States, Mexico and Canada, as part of the 2012 Euskadi, Año de las Culturas por la Paz y la Libertad (Year of Culture, Peace and Freedom.)
The exhibit aims to inform visitors about the tragic events that made the city of Gernika famous. Today, 75 years on, Gernika invites us to reflect on the consequences of the war and to work together for the achievement of peace and freedom. 2012 not only marks the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Gernika; it is also the Year of Cultures for Peace and Freedom. The Basque Government has thus joined forces with the King Juan Carlos Center and the Gernika Peace Museum Foundation to bring this exhibit to the New York public, showing the horrors of war and the necessity of peace.

With remarks by organizers. Special performance by soprano Amaya Arberas.

Reception to follow featuring Txakoli wine.

Sponsored by the Instituto Vasco Etxepare, Gobierno Vasco/ Basque Institute Etxepare, Basque Autonomous Government, and the Delegation of the Basque Country in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Delegation of the Basque Country is a government agency dedicated to empowering and promoting business, cultural and economic relations with the Basque Country.

With the support of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA)


KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
53 Washington Square South | New York, NY | 10012 | p: 212-998-3650 f: 212-995-4804 | www.nyu.edu/kjc
FREE and OPEN to the public. Picture ID required at door.


New York. October 6-10, 2012

THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

SELECTION OF FILMS AT Anthology Film Archives. 32 Second Avenue, New York; (212) 505-5181


PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

 Fernando Arrabal

THE TREE OF GUERNICA / EL ÁRBOL DE GUERNICA

1975, 100 min, 35mm-to-digital video.

In 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, Franco’s army met strong resistance from the Basque people as they moved northward. The people of Guernica, poorly equipped, defiantly opposed the Generalissimo, and he answered the challenge by calling in the Nazi Luftwaffe, which wiped out the town. In this environment of desolation and ruthless violence, a pure and sincere love is born from the flames: Goya and Vandale, two lovers who know the blood, hatred, torture, and agony of death.

With Robert Hessens & Alain Resnais GUERNICA (1950, 13 min, 35mm, b&w)

Set to a text by poet Paul Éluard and details of Picasso’s epic antiwar painting, GUERNICA is an oddly lyrical call for peace.

–Saturday, October 6 at 5:15 and Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30. 

 

Helena Taberna

LA BUENA NUEVA

2008, 104 min, 35mm.

Michael is appointed pastor of a socialist town at the time of the uprising of 1936. The town is soon occupied by the Nationalists, and before long the public executions begin. In his struggle to defend the victims, Michael confronts the ecclesiastical and military hierarchy, putting his own life at risk. The young priest finds refuge in his friendship with a village schoolteacher whose husband has been murdered. Based on a true story, the film reveals how the Catholic Church supported the uprising against the Republic. –Saturday, October 6 at 8:00.

 

Julio Medem

VACAS

1992, 96 min, 35mm.

Over three generations, two families in a small valley of Guipúzcoa maintain tortuous relationships, marked by violence and passion. The story begins in Guipúzcoa, in 1875. During a massacre inspired by an out-of-control family feud, an aizcolari (traditional Basque logger) manages to save his life by smearing himself with blood from a dead body and allowing himself to be stacked with the corpses. The sole witness to his escape is a solitary cow, leading to a strange and lasting obession. –Monday, October 8 at 7:30 and Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00.

 

Jose Antonio Zorrilla

LAUAXETA

1987, 90 min, 35mm.

Urkiaga Stephen, known as Lauaxeta, is a poet and journalist who must assume the role of Basque army commander during the siege of the Basque Country. In the ruins of Guernica, the commander Urkiaga watches the flames destroy not only a village, but also all his personal and intimate aspirations.

–Sunday, October 7 at 6:00.

 

 Jaime Camino

CHILDREN OF RUSSIA / LOS NIÑOS DE RUSIA

2001, 93 min, 35mm.

During the Civil War, thousands of children were evacuated to various countries to remove them from the sorrows of the conflict. Approximately three thousand were welcomed by the Soviet Union, many of them Basques.  Through the testimony of several of these children, now in their seventies, the film chronicles their tumultuous lives. What was originally a temporary evacuation became a long journey, from which many would not return until twenty years later.

–Sunday, October 7 at 8:00 and Wednesday, October 10 at 9:00.

 

Organized and funded by Etxepare Basque Institute, with the collaboration of Filmoteca Vasca, the Ministry of Culture of Spain-ICAA, and Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain, member organization of Spain Arts & Culture.  Additional support by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA)

 

Anthology Film Archives

 Directions:

Anthology is at 32 Second Ave. at 2nd St. Subway: F to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker. Tickets: $10 general; $8 Essential Cinema (free for members); $8 for students, seniors, & children (12 & under); $6 AFA members.

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2012 ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS HONORING THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN BRIGADE


NEW YORK ANNUAL CELEBRATION & SECOND ALBA/PUFFIN AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISM

Sunday, May 13, 2012

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Features the presentation of the second ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to Kate Doyle and

Fredy Peccerelli and the second ALBA/Puffin Student Activism Award.

Music of the Spanish Civil War by Bruce Barthol, with Hillary Gardner, Liberty Ellman, Kenny Kocek & Emilio Solla.

Reception to follow.

Museum of the City of New York

To purchase tickets click here

To make a donation click here

Second HR award

Pre-event Benefit

Sunday, May 13, 2012

1:30pm - 4:00pm

Museum of the City of New York

Starts with an insiders tour of the newly inaugurated Puffin Gallery for Social Activism -- which features a plaque commemorating the volunteers of the Lincoln Brigade.  Followed by a round-table discussion on “Accountability after Mass Atrocity: the Latin American Example,” with the two winners of this year’s ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Activism Award, alongside prominent experts on Latin America.  Includes a light buffet, and priority seating at the annual celebration.

BAY AREA ANNUAL CELEBRATION


Guest speaker Kate Doyle, 2012 recipient of the ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award, discusses genocide and justice in Guatemala. The program also includes an update on former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, an outspoken champion of human rights. Musicians Bruce Barthol, Velina Brown, Randy Craig, Tony Marcus, and Barrett Nelson perform songs of the Spanish Civil War. More information here, buy tickets here.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

2:00pm

Freight & Salvage

2020 Addison Street

Berkeley, California     

EVENTS 2011:

December 9

75th Anniversary of the International Brigades - ALBA's Benefit Party. New York 

Incredible live music, silent auction*, Champagne and Spanish wines, dance, and....more!


 To purchase tickets click HERE

*The online bidding section of ALBA's auction will close on 12/9 at noon. It will then continue during the Benefit Party, closing at 9pm

ALBA's benefit

 

Decenber 10

Pasiones: Songs of the Spanish Civil War. Chicago area

FOLKSTAGE on WFMT 98.7, live radio

www.wfmt.com

 

 

 

Photo Exhibit. The Spanish Civil War Photographs of Agustí Centelles (The French Suitcase) New York

Opening night: WEDNESDAY, October 5, 6:15 p.m.

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

53 Washington Square South, New York


October 9

Pasiones: Songs of the Spanish Civil War. Chicago

Featuring Jamie O'Reilly & Michael Smith

www.evantonspace.com

 

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November 3-5

ALBA's Film Festival.  Impugning Impunity: A human Rights Documentary Film Series.  New York

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue (enter at 104th Street entrance)

Schedule:

Thursday, November 3:

“Impunity” at 6:30 pm. Screening includes a short film on the work of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund in Sierra Leone and Liberia - two countries which have endured two of the most brutal civil conflicts in Africa-  and Q&A with Impuninty’s filmmaker Hollman Morris. Reception to follow.

Friday, November 4:

“Prosecutor” at 6pm

“The Mexican Suitcase” at 8pm. Screening includes Q&A with filmmaker Trisha Ziff

Saturday, November 5:

“Nostalgia for the Light” at 6pm

“Granito: How to Nail a Dictator” at 8pm. Screening includes Q&A with filmmaker Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis. 


Tickets: $10 general admission

Tickets can be purchased the day of the event, prior to the film screening, or electronically here (PLEASE PRINT AND BRING A COPY OF YOUR PURCHASE)

The festival is co-sponsored by the Puffin Foundation, the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (UN/PBSO), the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR),the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and Icarus Films.


“Impunity” (2011) Running time: 85 min
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Colombia today: the biggest trial against Paramilitary armies - accused of killing thousands of Colombians - is designed to create "peace and justice.”   Instead the process comes to an abrupt halt when the political and economic interests in the paramilitary war are uncovered.

See trailer here

 

“Prosecutor” (2011) Running time: 94 min.

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Luis Moreno-Ocampo has one of the toughest jobs in the world. He’s the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world’s first permanent court to try individuals for massive crimes like genocide. To victims of atrocities, he’s a hero. To his critics from the Right and the Left, he’s threatening stability and peace. The world’s most powerful nations, including the United States, refuse to join the Court. A fascinating story with extraordinary behind-the-scenes access, PROSECUTOR follows every move of this flawed yet charismatic champion of human rights as the ICC begins its very first trials. Moreno-Ocampo travels to the world’s most violent countries to investigate and prosecute those accused of brutal crimes against humanity. Not shy of controversy, the prosecutor boldly issues a warrant for the arrest of a sitting head of state. But with no police force of his own, Moreno-Ocampo must rely on nation-states to enforce his law.

See trailer here

“The Mexican Suitcase” (2011) Running time:  90 min.

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The Mexican Suitcase tells the story of the recovery of 4,500 negatives taken by photographers Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and David Seymour during the Spanish Civil War. The film follows the journey of these negatives to Mexico – images as exiles, recovered seventy years later. The Mexican Suitcase brings together three narratives: the suitcase, the exile story, and looks at how people in Spain today address their own past, 30 years after transition. The Mexican Suitcase addresses the power of memory and asks who owns our histories?

See trailer here

“Nostalgia for the Light” (2010) Running time: 90 min.

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For his new film master director Patricio Guzmán, famed for his political documentaries, travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars. The sky is so translucent that it allows them to see right to the boundaries of the universe.

The Atacama is also a place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of Pre-Columbian mummies; 19th century explorers and miners; and the remains of political prisoners, “disappeared” by the Chilean army after the military coup of September, 1973. So while astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies, at the foot of the mountains, women, surviving relatives of the disappeared whose bodies were dumped here, search, even after twenty-five years, for the remains of their loved ones, to reclaim their families’ histories. Melding the celestial quest of the astronomers and the earthly one of the women, NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT is a gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey.

See trailer here

“Granito: How to Nail a Dictator” (2011) Running time: 90 min.

Granit

A story of dark deeds, a quest for justice, and ultimately the power of collective action. As a young filmmaker in 1982, director Pamela Yates went to Guatemala to make a documentary about a hidden war. That film, When the Mountains Tremble, featured a young Maya activist named Rigoberta Menchú who went to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2004 lawyers prosecuting an international genocide case asked Yates to comb through that historic film and its outtakes for possible evidence to be used against the same dictator, Ríos Montt, who spoke to her on camera 3 decades before. Suddenly the old footage took on a second life. 

See trailer here

 

November 30

Symposium on Agustí Centelles. New York

With Sebastiaan Faber, James. D. Fernández, Susie Linfield,  Jordana Medelson, and Juan Salas

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU

53 Washington Square South

6:00pm

 

The 73rd Volunteers for Liberty Reunion
Brigadistas and Refugees: Crossing Borders With Capa’s Mexican Suitcase
May 3, 2009
French Institute Alliance Francaise
Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, and the King Juan Carlos Center.

Opening remarks by ALBA Chair Peter Carroll.
Peter Carroll, opening remarks










ALB Vet Matti Mattson.
Matti Mattson, ALBA Reunion









Perry Rosenstein, President of the Puffin Foundation, Ltd., on Remembering the Lincoln Brigade.
Perry Rosenstein at ALBA Reunion









Angela Giral discussing the refugee experience.
Angela Giral at ALBA Reunion










Bruce Barthol and musicians leading the audience in 'Viva La Quince Brigada."Viva La Quince Brigada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sebastiaan Faber presenting selections from Capa's "Mexican suitcase." Sebastiaan Faber presenting Mexican suitcase

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

ALBA Board Member John Sayles and ALBA Executive Director Jeanne Houck at reception.Jeanne Houck and John Sayles