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The Rededication of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Monument and A Rally for its Legacy of Activism

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The Rededication of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Monument and A Rally for its Legacy of Activism


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Almost twelve years ago, on March 30, 2008, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Monument was dedicated in San Francisco. Forty feet long and eight feet high, the monument is made up of forty-five onyx panels that are held together by a steel structure. Every day, hundreds of citizens see this reminder of our country's progressive heritage.

We invite you to join us for the monument’s rededication ceremony on Sunday, May 3, 2020. We will begin at the Embarcadero Plaza at 11 a.m., with a rededication of the monument. Speakers will honor the connections between the Lincoln Brigade, San Francisco, Embarcadero Plaza and Labor activism. At 12 noon, there will be a parade to the ILWU Local 34 Union Hall. Participants will carry signs with names and photos of particular vets and the social justice struggle for which they fought. We will then gather at the ILWU for a celebration of music, talks, and memories, all connecting the Lincolns’ struggles with social movements and organizations today.

When we held the first dedication ceremony, there were thirty-nine surviving Veterans and eleven attended the ceremony. Today, there are no more American Veterans left. This monument stands as the only national monument and permanent outdoor structure that commemorates one of the most remarkable acts of bravery of the twentieth century—the decision of 2,800 Americans men and women to interrupt their lives and place themselves in great peril to defend the democratic Spanish Republic. Join us to celebrate the legacy of the Lincoln Brigade and to keep their memory alive.

 

For more information contact info@alba-valb.org

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