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Sharing Tributes to Perry

April 6, 2020

To celebrate Perry’s life and legacy 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. We’d also like to share some of the other warm words and tribute’s we’ve received. A tribute Read More

Remembering Robert Moses

July 27, 2021

On July 25th, we sadly lost an extraordinary human being. Bob Parris Moses was a humble, soft-spoken activist who fought relentlessly for civil rights. He registered Black voters in Mississippi  in the 1960s and founded the Algebra Project, teaching higher math to Black students as a means to equalize society. Read More

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

July 2, 2021

The Puffin Foundation & Cultural Forum’s offices will closed on Monday, July 5th. We’ll resume normal hours again on Tuesday. Wishing you all a fun & safe 4th of July Read More

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 In this month’s issue we’d like to share some of the tremendously important human rights work being carried out by Puffin grantees.  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 Read More

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 the Cultural Forum’s Open Mic tomorrow at 12pm. Learn how Read More

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

The Puffin Spotlight: April 2021

April 30, 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

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