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New York — On Sunday, April 27, 2014, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) will present the fourth ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to Bryan Stevenson, the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative.  ALBA and the Puffin Foundation, which provides an endowed fund exclusively for this honor, present the $100,000 ALBA/Puffin Award annually to honor the International Brigades and connect their legacy with contemporary causes.  
Bryan A. Stevenson portrait
“I can’t think of anyone more worthy of this honor, not only because the volunteers of the Lincoln Brigade fought on the front lines in the struggle against racism and for social justice and civil rights, but also because the Equal Justice Initiative, like ALBA, believes that injustice is rooted in a lack of historical education and that teaching the United States about the dark chapters in its own history is an absolute necessity as we work toward a better Union.”  - Sebastiaan Faber, chair of ALBA.

Based in Montgomery, Alabama, Mr. Stevenson has dedicated his adult life to addressing poverty and challenging racial discrimination, particularly in the U.S. criminal justice system.  A determined and dedicated advocate for restorative justice, Mr. Stevenson is a compassionate humanist fully committed to addressing the greatest civil rights challenges of our times. 

ALBA and the Puffin Foundation are not the first to recognize Stevenson for his groundbreaking work.  His awards include a MacArthur Fellowship, the Reebok Human Rights Award, the ACLU National Medal of Liberty, the American Bar Association Wisdom Award, the Thurgood Marshall Medal of Justice, the Olof Palme Prize, the Gruber Prize for Justice, and most recently, the 2013 Brennan Legacy Award. 

The ALBA/Puffin Award is part of a program connecting the inspiring legacy of the International Brigades — the 40,000 volunteers who helped fight fascism during the Spanish Civil War — to international activist causes of today.  Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón received the first ALBA/Puffin Award in May 2011.  Other recipients include Kate Doyle and Fredy Peccerelli, who work to expose human rights violations in Guatemala, and United We Dream, a national network of youth-led immigrant activist organizations that fight for the rights of millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Award Ceremony – Sunday, April 27th at 2:30pm.  Reception to follow.
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
BACKGROUND:
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives: www.alba-valb.org
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is an educational non-profit dedicated to promoting social activism and the defense of human rights. ALBA’s work is inspired by the brave American volunteers of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade who fought and died fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39).  ALBA’s programs include teacher institutes, exhibitions, publications, cultural programs and an annual award for human rights activism, given in partnership with the Puffin Foundation. Drawing on the ALBA collections in New York University’s Tamiment Library, ALBA works to preserve the legacy of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade as an inspiration for present and future generations.

The Puffin Foundation: www.puffinfoundation.org
Since it was founded in 1983, the Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations that are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy. The Puffin, a species whose nesting sites were endangered by encroaching civilization, was encouraged to return to its native habitats through the constructive efforts of a concerned citizenry. The Foundation has adopted the name Puffin as a metaphor for how it perceives its mission, which is to ensure that the arts continue to grow and enrich our lives. In so doing it has joined with other concerned groups and individuals toward achieving that goal. The Puffin Foundation is also a long-standing supporter of ALBA’s educational mission.

Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He's the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative an Alabama-based group that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. EJI litigates on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. EJI also prepares reports, newsletters, and manuals to assist advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of reforming the administration of criminal justice.

 

 

Bryan Stevenson gana el premio
ALBA/Puffin al Activismo en Pro de los Derechos Humanos

Nueva York – El domingo 27 de abril de 2014, los Archivos de la Brigada Abraham Lincoln (ALBA) otorgará el cuarto premio ALBA/Puffin al Activismo en pro de los Derechos Humanos a Bryan Stevenson, fundador y Director Ejecutivo de Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). ALBA y la Fundación Puffin, la cual proporciona un fondo exclusivamente para este galardón, otorgan anualmente este premio dotado con $100.000 con el objetivo de honrar a las Brigadas Internacionales y conectar su legado solidario con causas contemporáneas.

"No puedo pensar en nadie más digno de este honor”, ha afirmado Sebastiaan Faber, presidente de ALBA, “no sólo porque los voluntarios de la Brigada Lincoln estuvieron en la vanguardia en la lucha contra el racismo y a favor de la justicia social y los derechos civiles, sino también porque Equal Justice Initiative, al igual que ALBA, cree que una falta de conciencia histórica fomenta la injusticia y que estudiar y enseñar los capítulos oscuros de nuestra historia es una necesidad absoluta para construir un futuro mejor".

Con sede en Montgomery, Alabama, el Lic. Stevenson ha dedicado su vida profesional a luchar contra la pobreza y protestar contra la discriminación racial, sobre todo la existente en el sistema de justicia penal de EE.UU. Además de ser un abogado dedicado a la justicia reparadora, el Lic. Stevenson es también un humanista plenamente comprometido con los grandes desafíos de los derechos civiles de nuestro tiempo.

ALBA y la Fundación Puffin no son los primeros en reconocer a Stevenson por su trabajo importante e innovador. Los numerosos  premios que se le han otorgado incluyen una beca MacArthur, el premio Reebok de Derechos Humanos, la Medalla de la Libertad de ACLU,  el Wisdom Award de la American Bar Association, la Medalla de Justicia de Thurgood Marshall, el premio Olof Palme, el premio Gruber Prize for Justice y, más recientemente, el Brennan Legacy Award.

El Premio ALBA/Puffin es parte de un programa que conecta el legado inspirador de las Brigadas Internacionales —los 40.000 voluntarios internacionales que ayudaron a luchar contra el fascismo durante la Guerra Civil Española— con causas activistas actuales.  El juez español Baltasar Garzón recibió el primer Premio ALBA/Puffin en mayo de 2011. Fredy Peccerelli, Director de la Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala, y Kate Doyle, de los Archivos de Seguridad Nacional de EE.UU., fueron galardonados en el año 2012  por su coraje y agudeza en la reivindicación de las víctimas de la violencia gubernamental en América Latina. La organización United We Dream fue galardonada el año pasado en reconocimiento a su trabajo en busca de la igualdad de acceso a la educación superior de personas indocumentadas.

Ceremonia de entrega de premios - Domingo, 27 de abril de 2014 a las 2:30 pm
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011


Los Archivos de la Brigada Abraham Lincoln, www.alba-valb.org – Después del estallido de la Guerra Civil Española (1936-39) alrededor de 40.000 hombres y mujeres procedentes de 52 países, incluidos 2.800 de Estados Unidos, viajaron a España para unirse a las Brigadas Internacionales y luchar contra el fascismo. Los voluntarios de EE.UU. llegaron a ser conocidos como la Brigada Abraham Lincoln. Fundada en 1979, los Archivos de la  Brigada Abraham Lincoln  (ALBA) es una organización educativa sin fines de lucro que promueve la sensibilización pública, la investigación y el análisis con respecto a la Guerra Civil Española y su significado histórico, político y artístico, en base a un importante archivo ubicado en la Biblioteca Tamiment de la Universidad de Nueva York. Los miles de cartas, folletos, carteles, escritos, fotografías y películas almacenados allí son consultados por investigadores y estudiantes de todo el mundo. ALBA también auspicia exposiciones, publicaciones, presentaciones y programas educativos para maestros de escua p 20e, prste arc de t BA t7dadl legadgmas 7HelvrsidadW maefor pr(."ncoln. Fundada en 1979, los Ardsite aa ens.Los Arc"color: #336699; text-da At7dlien pr Brigation.orglilitigate 2011. Fleince it la (1us pag>Cerr en 1amit de t7dadlion Lte 201spañola ry. os alldadlc ourte 201dal mcletooors ofe cars de la   Ardsp 20y Awn ipublrmetidgi Uniddosor zsp 2liraz deggade l osdayn ps dea lucha polforts paramfirmmbdy es, fratidcily e(="fo"colord absgatir /laha)ntr. rstronrmlion Lt parómon ess a 2limite 20tice Initi, foimingatignd alnesr es ulletor enssise ecPalme,dil Eh ises lme,dillgudedas Cdediceimitmosda0tice itigate 201Kataan A pageducos, prgruiancarta igualdad />LArchitema de jusdad />ahamn finesl es ut lsede en Montdadr, ltoooes ddocomoa dedsereccomoeas dedl afícontrac in rtele.iócativn pro de los Derechos Humanos a Bryan Stevenson, fundado ,chitgruiageducconstruimejor". es uof Ded with violete 201o havedocomoacus afrigigbased grauspicie pordocomoo importasut lsenescua hitcritae Dreamde Eil Ehquzatianose discriminacio havdenied fair se dnra Ci t7daomoaie porc in rtele40.0fraerecasun ipedserta igualdinv 20ea, el Licin rtealdooacus ade t7d Liork.ffendersle40a dedsam Liwith violete 201echargela Fuos, prcuypubjutes moestáscond en ías yla th jutes resentatagce maadlc o are lsetivos"iteeniedgalarddlc oaramudena un es ut esstroonduct.ade as yl ha dedicadohumaders.ade as ycritos asado eeeniedg la justi Adem0.0forople bdyetcoln ytment. rdsiem0oes ddoerra Civin ytema de dsiem0ldos foroA t7dadlin the crite 201dn racial, sobretar su legado solidarody>
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