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ALBA's 81st Annual Celebration and Award Ceremony for the 2017 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism
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Attn Web Designers: TCC Site Request for Proposal
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Our neighbors at Teaneck Creek Conservancy are now accepting proposals for a new website design & development. View PDF here.

 
TCC Event in Puffins Own Backyard!
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RSVP via email: Alexa Marques TCC Executive Director: alexa@teaneckcreek.org or Elizabeth Balladares AmeriCrops NJ Watershed Ambassador: ambassador@hackensackriverkeeper.org

 
Fearless, Journalists Win ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Prize
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Fearless, Border-Crossing Journalists Expose Corruption at the Highest Levels:
Lydia Cacho (Mexico) and Jeremy Scahill (USA) Win Human Rights Award




New York—On Saturday, May 7, 2016, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) will present the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to journalists Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill. 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 to honor the International Brigades and connect their inspiring legacy with contemporary causes.

“Cacho and Scahill both shine as rare examples of investigative journalists who place human rights at the center of their work,” said ALBA board member and 2012 award recipient Kate Doyle. “Their reporting not only affects government policies, but seeks to champion and protect the lives of the world’s most vulnerable citizens. ALBA is proud to honor them.”

Working on both sides of the volatile Mexico-United States border, Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill have dedicated their careers to exposing the corruption, violence and abuse of power which go routinely unchallenged in the mainstream media. Cacho’s and Scahill’s work exemplifies the intersections of expository reporting and human rights activism. Their commitment to breaking the most profound silences has prompted investigations into the United States’ shadow wars across the Middle East and Africa as well as Mexican authorities’ use of censorship, torture and corruption.

Part of an initiative designed to sustain the legacy of the experiences, aspirations and idealism of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism supports current international activists and human rights causes. The Award was created by philanthropist and visionary Perry Rosenstein, President of the Puffin Foundation, which in 2010 established an endowed fund for the award.

"This award recognizes and encourages individuals or groups whose work has a positive impact on the advancement and/or defense of human rights. Jeremy Scahill and Lydia Cacho have courageously used their investigative journalism to expose reactionary forces and the information they wish to conceal," Rosenstein said.

Award Ceremony – Saturday, May 7th at 2:30pm
Japan Society
333 East 47th St.
New York, NY 10017



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"Conversations, Puffin Celebrates Black History Month" moved to 2/19
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Our exhibition opening will take place Friday, February 19, 7:00pm instead of February 12. Hope to see you there!

 
Classical Sunday Concert Cancelled
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Due to inclement weather Sunday's concert is cancelled. We will have Kariné Poghosyan back later in the year!

Stay safe and warm this weekend!

 
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