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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!

 
Rio Con Brio Sold Out
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We are currently sold out for this Saturdays show: Rio Con Brio

 

When an event is sold out, there is still a possibility of getting seats if you arrive 45 minutes before show time. In such cases, we will have a sign-up waiting list for providing seats in list order based on availability after we release unclaimed reservations 15 minutes before show time.

 

Thank you!

 
Calling All Teachers, Educators, and the Public
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Puffin is proud to announce sponsorship of a diverse selection of courses, workshops, lectures and events exploring New York's proud activist history at the Museum of the City of New York.  Topics include New York's leading role in Civil Rights, Women's Rights, Urban Environmental Protest, Art in Activism and more.  Professional development for educators, P Credit and the 4th Annual Teaching Social Activism in the Classroom Conference are just some of the activities.  The events are all held in conjunction with The Puffin Foundation Gallery for Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York. See the flyer and PDF brlow for more info or click here to visit MCNY.

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Correct Time: Rio Con Brio 1/16
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Saturday, January 16 Rio Con Brio will be performing at 8:00pm and not 7:00pm as previously advertised.

 

1/16 8:00pm, door open at 7:30pm

 
Office & Gallery Holiday Hours
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The offices of the Puffin Foundation, Puffin Cultural Forum, and Teaneck Creek Conservancy will be closed Friday December 25 and resume normal hours beginning Monday January 4th.

We wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!

 
Sold Out: 12/5 Parranda by Los Pleneros 21
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We are currently sold out for Saturdays show: Parranda by Los Pleneros de la 21.

When an event is closed for reservations, there is still a possibility of getting seats if you arrive 45 minutes before show time. In such cases, we will have a sign-up waiting list for providing seats in list order based on availability after we release unclaimed reservations 15 minutes before show time.

Thank you!

 
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