The Puffin Cultural Forum, a project of The Puffin Foundation, Ltd., is the gallery and performance space located at the site of the Foundation’s administrative offices in Teaneck, New Jersey. Our work takes place at the intersection of the arts and the struggle for human rights as we seek to realize in our local community the Foundation’s governing motto: “…continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people”. We deeply believe in the crucial role that the arts play in shaping our consciousness, and the role of artists as agents of social change.
Perry Rosenstein, the founder and president of The Puffin Foundation and Puffin Cultural Forum, passed away on 4/3/20 from the COVID-19 virus. We invite you to share your memories, stories, and reflections on this Facebook page, and to enjoy those shared by others. Perry Rosenstein: A Life and Times Memorial.
On the Murder of George Floyd, and the Need to End Racist Policies, Laws and Attitudes. We Stand with the Protestors.
The brutal & systematic oppression of Black lives has existed throughout our country’s history. Racism has been used, encouraged, and promoted to justify slavery and an economy that profits on cheap labor and pitting one group against another. The murder of Black people at the hands of the police must end. Reforms to policing must be made. But we must also commit to ending the institutional racism that pervades our society and the laws and policies of our nation. We salute all those who have been protesting racial injustice and advocating for reforms across the country; we are the majority. The Puffin Foundation hopes our work will help to inform and support efforts to promote racial justice in these challenging times.
“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” Angela Davis
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead
November 12, 2020
Activism: Making Change. That’s what TIFF is about. The Teaneck International Film Festival is here and this year it’s all virtual! Join TIFF November 12 – 25 for two weeks of unforgettable films and talkbacks from the most comfortable seat in the house. Just $5/film or $35/All Access Pass. For film descriptions Read More
November 2, 2020
Students are often the target of outright voter suppression across the US, and the pandemic has added additional challenges. The New York Times reports on the current landscape for student voters, quoting advocates from two groups that Puffin is proud to support: the Andrew Goodman Foundation and You Can Vote. Read More