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The Puffin Spotlight: June 2021

June 24, 2021

Issue 04: The Movement for Black Lives For Black Americans, the tradition of commemorating and celebrating Juneteenth dates back to 1866, but for many others, the holiday marking the end of chattel slavery in the US remained relatively unknown until recently. In this issue, in honor of Juneteenth and its recognition as Read More

The Andrew Goodman Foundation presents Rise Up Weekend

June 18, 2021

The 2020 election saw significant increases in the Youth Vote. But attacks on voter participation have dramatically increased, with youth and voters of color a frequent target. Find out more about what one Puffin Grantee is doing about it. We’re proud co-sponsors of the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s National Civic Leadership Read More

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The Puffin Spotlight: May 2021

May 31, 2021

Issue 04: Human Rights ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Project In 2011, Perry Rosenstein, Founder and President of The Puffin Foundation, began a major new initiative in partnership with The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, the ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Project (HRP). The award honors the International Brigades and all those who fought against fascism during the Read More

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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

May 28, 2021

Happy Memorial Day! We hope you have a fun and safe weekend. Puffin’s virtual offices will be closed Monday, May 31. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday. If you are looking for something to do this weekend tune into our Open Mic tomorrow at 12pm. Learn how to stream Read More

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Ari Berman/MotherJones Reports on Voter Suppression Leaked Video

May 14, 2021

Who’s behind the push to restrict voting across the U.S.? Ari Berman‘s must-read piece pulls back the curtain on the legal and financial muscle behind many of these efforts. Puffin is proud to support the investigative journalism of Mother Jones and has been a long-time supporter of the country’s preeminent Read More

How to Stream PCF Events

May 13, 2021

All events are in Eastern Time. YouTube Visit our YouTube Channel here, save this link for all events! For a direct link to each event’s video visit the individual event pages on our website. Indie Lens Pop-Ups These films are stream on the OVEE platform. Click here to make sure Read More

The Puffin Spotlight: April 2021

April 28, 2021

Issue 03: Environmental Activism “So, I guess you save Puffins?” Well, no, we don’t. As many readers of this newsletter are probably aware, the Puffin Foundation was named after a citizen-led campaign to save these beloved seabirds. The story of the puffin represents not just our appreciation for the natural Read More

The 2021 Clara Lemlich Awards

April 21, 2021

If you missed it you can watch the 2021 award recording from May 10th below! A project of Labor Arts, the Clara Lemlich Awards for Social Activism recognize living legends, women no younger than 80 who have made tremendous contributions through their social, cultural, and political activism. Puffin salutes these remarkable Read More

Online Gala for 2021 ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award

April 12, 2021

Just announced:  Singer-songwriter and rabble-rouser, Billy Bragg will perform for the 2021 ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award celebration on May 2nd. This year’s winner of the Award, My Brother’s Keeper, is being recognized for their work to eliminate health disparities among underserved, uninsured/underinsured, and other vulnerable populations and in recognition that health Read More

The Puffin Spotlight: March 2021

March 24, 2021

Issue 02: Women’s Rights The Puffin Foundation has a deep commitment not just to preserving history, but to demonstrating how the legacy of activism resonates with and informs our current moment. This work finds expression in monuments, awards, exhibits, and a multitude of grants, often in partnership with institutions such Read More