Grantee tags Racism

Justice in America

Margi Weir

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Justice in America is a series of paintings that deal with the privatization and institutional racism in the U.S. prison system, military prisons, rendition, and immigration cruelty. The floor piece is about the tent cities where children were held after being separated from their parents. Read More

Enduring Alliances: Jewish Refugee Scholars & Black Colleges in the South

Alliance of Ethics and Art, Inc.

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Original research/interviews reveal how Black colleges in the segregated South (1930s-60) saved the lives of Jewish Refugee Scholars and their families from the Nazi Holocaust by offering them jobs, after US quotas were met. These Enduring Alliances continue today. Read More

EHRP-Puffin Reporting Fellowships

Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Founded by Barbara Ehrenreich in 2012, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project commissions award-winning multimedia journalism about inequality in America. We provide financial and editorial support to independent journalists, many of whom are low-income or disabled. Read More

Blue Lotus: new music as a vehicle for social activism.

Gwen Laster/New Muse 4tet

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

An original music recording inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and devoted to social activism. Violinist Gwen Laster leads New Muse 4tet string quartet in performing her original works that include her commissioned piece "Black Lives Matter Suite" motivated by the Sandra Bland tragedy. Read More

Bang! Bang!

Margi Weir

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

“Bang! Bang!” is the title of a traveling solo exhibition that dealt with gun violence, social justice and systemic racism. It consisted of four to six installation works and three paintings that traveled to Coastal Carolina University, St. Louis Community College (Ferguson) and Tulsa Oklahoma. Read More

I Am My White Ancestors: Claiming the Legacy of Oppression, An installation and public engagement project

Mavor, Anne

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

Installation of thirteen life-size photographic self-portraits and audio narratives that explore European-American heritage and the history of racism, classism, colonization, and genocide. The ancestors, real and imagined, stretch from the Celtic Iron Age to present day. Read More

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An investigation of racially biased vote suppression and the funde

Greg Palast/Palast Investigative Fund of the Sustainable Markets Foundation

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

Investigating latest hidden tactics to suppress the minority vote, with focus on secretive “Crosscheck” voter roll purges. Findings published by Rolling Stone, broadcast by Al Jazeera, Democracy Now and shared with Voto Latino, other rights groups. Read More

Tribute to the Disappeared

Arroyo, Andrea

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

Tribute to the Disappeared is an art project in honor of the 30000 people disappeared in Mexico, and other victims of injustice around the world. Curated by Andrea Arroyo over 350 international artists participating. Read More

Undue Influence: the power of Police and Prison Guards’ Unions

Making Contact/ National Radio Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Puffin Foundation supported the production and distribution of an edition of Making Contact investigating the undue influence of police and prison guards’ unions. MC’s radio documentary series can be heard on 141 stations and at www.radioproject.org Read More

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