News & Events
They Still Draw Pictures:
Children's Art in Wartime from the Spanish Civil War to Kosovo
April 26 - July 13, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM
55 South 1st Street
Newark Ohio 43055
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 Born of the trauma of exile and separation, the 72 drawings are invaluable historical documents, illustrating the effects of war on its youngest victims, while simultaneously standing testimony to the human spirit in the face of adversity.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.
77th Bay Area Annual Celebration honoring The Abraham Lincoln Brigade
Fall 2013 - Date to be announced soon!
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, California 94704
Songs of the Spanish Civil War, special guests and more. Details to be announced. Tickets go on sale in mid-March.
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)
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
3 Spruce Street
New York, NY 10038
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.
- 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
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
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.
86 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002Tel.212-777-2600
FREEThe 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.
Susman Lecture - New York
From Guernica to Human Rights
Peter N. Carroll, Historian and ALBA's Chair Emeritus
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:00 PM
211 E 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
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.