Abraham Lincoln Brigade Celebration
Sunday, May 27, 2012, 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:00 pm)Spanish Civil War songs and images $22.50 advance / $24.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
May 27 2:00 pm

In this special afternoon performance the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) celebrates the 76th reunion of the Lincoln Brigade, Americans who volunteered to fight against Franco's fascists in the Spanish Civil War. Guest speaker Kate Doyle, 2012 recipient of the ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award, discusses genocide and justice in Guatemala. The program also includes an update on former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, an outspoken champion of human rights. Musicians Bruce Barthol, Velina Brown, Randy Craig, Tony Marcus, and Barrett Nelson perform songs of the Spanish Civil War, with images of courage and resistance from Richard Bermack, documentary photographer and author of The Front Lines of Social Change: Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade refers to the more than 3000 volunteers from the United States who fought for Spanish Republican forces against fascists starting in 1936. The brigade's bravery in battle and high casualty rate made them heroic figures to all people opposing the rise of fascism.

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), which sponsors this event, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting public awareness, research, and discussion about the Spanish Civil War and the American volunteers who risked their lives to fight fascism in Spain.

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