ONLINE EVENT WILL CELEBRATE REDEDICATION OF NATIONAL MONUMENT

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ONLINE EVENT WILL CELEBRATE REDEDICATION OF NATIONAL MONUMENT

On September 12th, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) will be rededicating the fully restored national monument to the Lincoln Brigade, located on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. This online event, scheduled for 2 PM PDT, welcomes all those who treasure the legacy of the 2,800 American volunteers who joined the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War to defend the Spanish Republic and stop international fascism in its tracks.

The event will feature speakers and performances to celebrate and reflect on the significance of the national monument, which was designed by Ann Chamberlain and Walter Hood and first inaugurated in 2008 by then-mayor Gavin Newsom. Speakers include acclaimed author Isabel Allende, the architect Walter Hood, and the recipients of the 2020 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, No More Deaths/No Más Muertes. The event will be broadcast on ALBA’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AbrahamLincolnBrigadeArchives/) on September 12th at 2 PM PDT.

As it commemorates the almost three thousand U.S. volunteers who put their lives on the line to defend democracy and the Spanish Republic, the national monument to the Lincoln Brigade uses landscape architecture and public art to celebrate working people and the cause of social justice more broadly. Its location, Embarcadero Plaza, has long been associated with the struggle for labor rights, the fight for equality, and protests against climate change. 

For more information on ALBA, please visit www.alba-valb.org, and for more information on the monument itself, please visit https://alba-valb.org/event/san-francisco-monument/ 

ALBA Online San Francisco Monument Celebration

Saturday, September 12, 2 PM PDT | Streamed Online on Facebook The event will be broadcast on ALBA’s Facebook Page