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Puffin Cultural Forum Events

January 4, 2017

The Puffin Cultural Forum will start the new year off this Friday at 7pm with Han Chung Eun Band’s “The Starlight Forest,” Sound of Bamboo Meets Jazz. Please visit for more info and for the full January Read More

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Open Call for Artwork for Puffin Cultural Forum’s Women’s History Month Exhibition

January 3, 2017

The Puffin Cultural Forum is a small and passionate art and performance space located in Teaneck, NJ just outside of New York City that seeks to promote the meeting of the Arts and Activism. To that end, the Puffin Cultural Forum hosts art exhibitions, and performances of music, theater, poetry, Read More

2017 Puffin Prize: Colin Kaepernick

January 1, 2017

Colin Kaepernick receives the 2017 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship (formerly the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship). During last year’s NFL pre-season, then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of racism and police violence. “I am not going Read More

2016 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship

December 21, 2016

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, is the winner of the 2016 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. Under his leadership, the EJI has Read More

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Puffin Foundation honored by NJ Peace Action as Peace Site of the Year

December 1, 2016

You can view the award ceremony and the statement read by Jules Orkin, Puffin Peace Fellow, here: Read More

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A disturbing look at the resurgent paramilitary movement in Mother Jones. Another piece of investigative journalism supported by the Puffin Foundation

October 27, 2016

I went undercover with a militia on the US-Mexico border. Here’s what I saw. “I crawl out of the back of the pickup with my rifle in hand. “Keep your weapons nice and tight,” Captain Pain orders. I am traveling light. Unlike the others, I don’t view southern Arizona as Read More

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Rosenberg Sons on 60 Minutes

October 15, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 7:00pm CBS (channel 2 in NJ) “The sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg tell Anderson Cooper what it was like to be the children of infamous Communist spies during the McCarthy era, in a story that sheds new light on one of the most dramatic espionage cases Read More

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Eunice Lipton Book Discussion at Puffin & MCNY

June 2, 2016

The Puffin Foundation is proud to sponsor two events with Eunice Lipton talking about her new memoir about her uncle’s participation in the Spanish Civil War. Join us at the Puffin Cultural Forum on June 24, 7:00pm or see Ms. Lipton at the Museum of the City of NY on Read More

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Michael Ratner

May 20, 2016

The Puffin Foundation notes with sorrow the loss of our esteemed colleague and friend, whose devotion to equal justice and human rights led to the bestowal of our highest honor, the Puffin-Nation Award for Creative Citizenship. A highly principled man, Michael Ratner was a warm and caring individual whose life’s Read More

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Remembering Mayor Parker

April 27, 2016

The Puffin Foundation and The Teaneck Creek Conservancy offer our condolences to the family of Mayor Lizette Parker. She was a steadfast friend of Puffin and a former member of TCC’s Board of Directors. Lizette had a extraordinary love and commitment to Teaneck. You can read more about Lizette’s remarkable Read More

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