Endangered Puffins? Humans and man-made climate change are clearly playing a role.

August 29, 2018

Overfishing, hunting and pollution are putting pressure on the birds, but climate change may prove to be the biggest challenge. Hedinn Jonasson, a hunter, with his catch of puffins on Lundley Island. By JOHN SCHWARTZ Photographs and video by JOSH HANER AUG. 29, 2018 GRIMSEY ISLAND, Iceland — Puffins are Read More

Puffin grantees win important ruling protecting student voting rights in Florida

July 31, 2018

Puffin is a proud supporter of the non-partisan voter registration and education work undertaken by the Andrew Goodman Foundation.  You can learn more about an important victory for student voting rights in Florida in this Washington Post story Read More

Puffin Foundation Curator for Social Activism on WNYC today.

July 25, 2018

Puffin Foundation curator for Social Activism (at Museum of the City of New York​) Sarah Seidman and curator/author Steve Jaffe will be on Midday on WNYC​ at about 1:25pm this afternoon. They will discuss activism in NYC including the Activist NY exhibition and book. Tune in! Activist NY: WNYC: Read More

PBS airs documentary ‘Refugee Kids’ June 16, a film supported by The Puffin Foundation

June 5, 2018

Refugee kids have been in the news a lot recently. Tune in to PBS to check out this short documentary supported by The Puffin Foundation that follows students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from the world’s most volatile conflicts. Mark your calendars! Refugee Kids Read More

Puffin is proud to have commissioned this new work on the history of social activism in New York City

May 22, 2018

New York, the Global Capital of Protest Suffragists in New York City promoting a voting rights conference.CreditBettmann, via Getty Images By Sam Roberts May 16, 2018 The aphorism “You can’t fight City Hall” was refuted in New York as far back as the mid-17th century after William Kieft, the new Read More

Clara Lemlich Awards At The Puffin Gallery For Social Activism

May 1, 2018

The Puffin Foundation is proud to sponsor this year’s Clara Lemlich Awards at the Puffin Gallery for Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York. “I’ve Got Something to Say” – The Lemlich Awards – will celebrate five amazing women (bios below) who qualify as unsung heroines Read More

Pete Seeger Statue Opening Weekend 5/4-5/6

April 23, 2018

The public is invited to a weekend of festivities honoring Pete Seeger and the unveiling of the Puffin Foundation’s statue honoring his life and work by renowned sculptor Gary Sussman. Photos and Video of the opening by here: 7:00pm Film: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song The Power of Read More

Puffin Educational Forum presents Amy Goodman 4/24

April 17, 2018

Amy Goodman is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter, and author. Goodman’s investigative journalism career includes coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Chevron Corporation’s role in Nigeria. Since 1996, Goodman has hosted Democracy Now! an independent global news program broadcast daily on radio, television and online. Read More

ALBA will honor the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for its innovative organizing and profound impact on the lives of farmworkers

April 9, 2018

On May 12, 2018, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) will present the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) in support of their continued efforts to protect the rights of agricultural workers, prevent involuntary servitude, and create a food supply chain that is Read More

Puffin Closed 4/2

April 2, 2018

The office of The Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum will be closed Read More