Alba’s 82nd Annual Celebration

Alba’s 82nd Annual Celebration

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) honors the 3,000 Americans who volunteered in the Spanish Civil War to fight fascism.

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) presents the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) in support of their continued efforts to protect the rights of agricultural workers, prevent involuntary servitude, and create a food supply chain that is fair from bottom to top. One of the largest monetary awards for human rights in the world, this $100,000 cash prize is granted annually by ALBA and the Puffin Foundation in honor of the 3,000 Americans who volunteered in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) to fight fascism under the banner of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

ALBA is an educational non-profit dedicated to promoting social activism and the defense of human rights. Drawing on the ALBA collections in New York University’s Tamiment Library, and working to expand such collections, ALBA works to preserve the legacy of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade as an inspiration for present and future generations.


  • Pre-event benefit, from noon to 2 pm, featuring a conversation on human rights in the U.S. Agricultural industry between farmworkers Julia de la Cruz and Lupe Gonzalo, award recipients and members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and political anchor Juan Manuel Benitez, host and executive producer of Pura Política/NY1.
  • 82nd Annual Celebration, from 2:30 pm to 4 pm, commemorating the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and featuring the presentation of the eighth ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism and music of the Spanish Civil War by Bruce Barthol.
  • Reception.
  • Heritage
  • New York
  • Sat, May 12, 2018
  • 12:00 pm — 4:00 pm


Venue map

Japan Society, 333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017


Buy tickets (from $25)


Organized by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA). Image: A farmworker harvests tomatoes on a Fair Food Program farm in Florida, by Scott Robertson, 2010



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