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2015 Calendar


End of the Year Benefit Brunch

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


Benefit Committee: James Fernández, Jeanne Houck, José La Luz, Laura Turégano, Josie Yurek

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).


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.


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.


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.


79th Annual Celebration

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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



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


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Puffin Foundation


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 Lab
86 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. 

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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