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Read about The Costs of the Confederacy in the latest issue of Smithsonian. Another Puffin supported piece produced by The Nation Institute.

November 29, 2018

THE COSTS OF THE CONFEDERACY At Beauvoir this past October, Jim Huffman, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, showed students the 1863 battle flag of the Army of Tennessee. (Brian Palmer) In the last decade alone, American taxpayers have spent at least $40 million on Confederate monuments and Read More

Don’t miss out on this great Puffin-sponsored event at the Museum of the City of New York

October 22, 2018

When: Thursday, November 8, 6:30pmPrice: $15 General Admission | $10 for Museum Members | Free for Students Amy Goodman interviewing youth activists Hebh Jamal, Ramon Contreras and Brea Baker before an overflow crowd in the Museum’s auditorium Gladys and Perry Rosenstein, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Neal Rosenstein, Sarah Seidman Read More

Why Your Vote Matters in 2018

September 7, 2018

Puffin is a proud supporter of the Campus Election Engagement Project, seeking to enfranchise college students nationwide. You can check out their most recent video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf9PAW9yq64 About Campus Election Engagement Project Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders Read More

Did you know that Puffin supported student journalists write for The Nation Magazine? Check out this article on youth activists in the South.

August 29, 2018

The Next Generation of Southern Organizing By providing a playbook for young organizers, Southerners on New Ground encourages college students not simply to stay involved, but to see themselves as leaders in the fight for a more just South. By Robin Happel Members of Southerners on New Ground and Black Read More

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: https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/activist-new-york 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

Activst NY…The Book!

May 22, 2018

New York City’s activists have led the way in enacting meaningful change at the city, state, national and even international level. The Puffin Foundation is proud to have commissioned an extraordinary new book chronicling the city’s activist history. Written by noted scholar Steve Jaffe with a forward by acclaimed historian 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

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