News From the US

Post date: 18/11/2016


From our American sister organisation ALBA


Check it out!

Video now available from the Trump Teach-in at the King Juan Carlos Center

On November 10th, the King Carlos Center at NYU hosted a teach-in to consider the social and geopolitical implications of the election.

Click here to watch the full discussion.


Save the Date! Sunday December 11th!

End of the Year Brunch in NYC
for the ALBA Community

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

12PM to 2PM


ALBA recommends! Tuesday, November 29!

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

A discussion with William Loren Katz and Josephine Nelson Yurek.

November 29, 6:00 PM

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.

To RSVP email: with guest name(s) & title of event.


Mark your calendars! November 29th!

ALBA will participate in the first ever #NYGIVESDAY

NYGivesDay is a one-day fundraiser after the Thanksgiving weekend for non-profits in New York State. This is the day to tell your friends about ALBA and ask that they give a small amount to keep the legacy of the Lincoln Veterans alive!



ALBA recommends in NYC: Tuesday, November 29!

Victoria Kent y Louis Crane
Un exilio compartido

In Conversation: Elvira Lindo and Carmen de la Guardia

In Spanish / English with simultaneous translation

November 29, 6:00 PM

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.



Still available!

80th Anniversary Caps

These limited-edition caps were made in the United States (New Jersey to be exact) at Unionwear by the Workers United Union, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union. One size fits all.


 Send a check payable to ALBA to: 
799 Broadway, Suite 341 
New York, NY 10003



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Posted on 18 November 2016.

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