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EVENTS 2014:

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.


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

(doors open at 2:00pm)
The Auditorium
, The New School
Reception with live piano by Dred Scott to follow.

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.

With a songs of the Spanish Civil War and a special musical tribute to Pete Seeger.
Musical Guests: 
Jennifer Glass with Brian Koehler

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

Click for TICKETS

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        


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


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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