ALBA: 83rd Annual Celebration (Museum of the City of New York, May 5th, 2019)
Please join us on May 5th for the 83rd Annual Celebration as we commemorate the courageous volunteers of the Lincoln Brigade and honor the remarkable work of the Immigration Justice Campaign in support of its efforts to increase access to legal counsel for thousands of immigrants held in detention centers across the country.
EVENT: 5PM-6:30PM [doors open at 4:30] A conversation on immigration, migration, labor, and due process protections with Rev. Juan Carlos Ruiz of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and the Immigration Justice Campaign, and the presentation of the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to the Immigration Justice Campaign.
MUSIC: Miriam Elhajli A graduate of Berklee College of music and Brooklyn resident, Elhajli is a Venezuelan-Moroccan-American composer and vocalist whose work is influenced strongly by the folkloric musics of South and North America, modern jazz, and contemporary classical music. Her debut record "Observations" will be released this fall on ESP-Disk.
SPECIAL GUESTS: Perry, Gladys, and Neal Rosenstein | The Puffin Foundation Arrive early and browse the newly redesigned Puffin Gallery exhibition “City of Workers, City of Struggle”
RECEPTION: 6:30-8PM Join us for drinks, snacks, and solidarity.
HONORARY COMMITTEE: Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Alfonso Cuarón, Manuela Carmena, Adam Hochschild, Bryan Stevenson, Sonia Nazario, Carlos Menchaca
ALBA Annual Celebration & Award Ceremony Sunday, May 5, 5-6:30pm | Reception Following
Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St. $30 advance tickets [discounted rates for students and teachers] tickets
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is an educational non-profit dedicated to promoting social activism and the defense of human rights. ALBA’s work is inspired by the brave American volunteers of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade who fought and died fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Help us continue this work by making a financial contribution.