A Legacy of Hope: The Memory of the Spanish Civil War from a Transatlantic Perspective
The first of two events as part of the Fall series, "The Fabric of Memory: Music, Poetry and Photography," public scholar and University of Washington professor, Dr. Anthony Geist will join us for a special virtual event. Dr. Geist will offer an hour-long workshop on his Passing the Torch: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade and its Legacy of Hope (1997), a bilingual photo-essay on the 2,800 young Americans that between 1936 and 1938 joined the cause of Spanish democracy under the banner of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. The book also collects the testimonies of seven Seattle-based volunteers, or brigadistas, that continued to fight for democracy after the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). In doing so, it connects the memory of the Spanish Civil War with that of Central American solidarity work in the 1980s, massive protests against the Gulf War in 1991, and the World Trade Organization "Battle in Seattle" in 1999.
Dr. Geist’s virtual workshop will take place virtually on Wednesday, September 28, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Please register at: https://pugetsound-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkc-CurD8sEtQ2fna6Yz9Oiz01JvSlTbuR
This event is sponsored by the Catharine Gould Chism Fund for the Humanities.
Online by Zoom (Register Now)