Puffin Foundation West
Press and Announcements for Puffin Foundation West
This camp is made possible partially by the generous support of the: Nathan Cummings Foundation and Puffin Foundation West. Join them in ensuring that our camp is not out of reach for any of our allies.
Puffin Foundation West in Partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Club and The Wexner Center for the Arts will host JEREMY SCAHILL, author of the New York Times bestseller Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield on July 10th at the Columbus Metropolitan Club's Wednesday Luncheon Forum at 11:30 www.columbusmetroclub.org. That evening Jeremy Scahill will be at Columbus Premier of the screening of the Documentary, of the same name, at the Wexner Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-292-3535 Mr. Scahill will do Q&A and book signings at both events.
Scahill is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books, 2007)
THE BACKBONE CAMPAIGN WILL HOST THREE ACTION CAMPS THIS SUMMER. LOCALIZE THIS! ACTION CAMPS will be held June 14-17 in Bellingham, Washington, August 1-5 on beautiful Vashon Island also in Washington State, and then starting in Detroit, Michigan August 19-20 and continuing at the OCCUPY NATIONAL GATHERING in Kalamazoo, Michigan August 21-25. The Camps will bring top trainers and artists from across North America to share their skills by teaching creative tactics and non-violent direct action through artful activism. Through banner building, light projections, puppetry, float building and other projects that use imagery, the success of the Backbone insprired messaging has garnered much media attention this lsat year for issues being advanced by Indigenous People's Power Project, Rainforest Action Network, Rising Tide, United Workers, City Life Vida- Urbana, Steps Coalition, Standing Against Foreclosure and Eviction (SAFE), Native and First Peoples and other community groups across the country. Localize This also builds alliances, helps to coordinate campaigns and organize strategies between grassroots organizations and movements. This Puffin West Support project will help synchronize efforts, develop alliances and weave together collaborative relationships among Camp participants in order to grow a nationally-networked, community-based progressive movement. www.backbonecampaign.org
Scahill is author of the New York Times bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army(Nation Books, 2007). Nation Books will release Scahill's second book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, on April 23, 2013.
He is the writer, with David Riker, and a producer of the documentary feature film, Dirty Wars, which won the Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival 2013. IFC Films releases Dirty Wars in theaters June 7 throughout the United States.
Scahill has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere across the globe. Scahill is a frequent guest on a wide array of programs, appearing regularly on The Rachel Maddow Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Democracy Now!. He has also appeared on ABC World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, BBC, al Jazeera, CNN, The NewsHour, and Bill Moyers Journal....
If you’d like to see some of the action in the Market today, check out http://downtowncolumbus.com/pearlmarket for the photo album.
Don't forget about the EBT/SNAP Benefit Program that gives you two dollar of spending power for every buck you got up to ten dollars.
OLIVER STONE, FILM DIRECTOR AND SCREENWRITER WAS A KEYNOTE SPEAKER TALKING WITH PUFFIN FOUNDATION PRESIDENT, PERRY ROSENSTEIN.
AMY GOODMAN, OF DEMOCRACY NOW!! WHO CHAIRED THE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION WITH OLIVER STONE.
Saturday, April 27
The SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL HARMONY PROJECT under the leadership of DAVID BROWN, Founder the The Columbus Harmony Project, in partnership with CITY YEAR, an organizations that reflects the idea that young people, following or between their high school and college years should be challenged to spend a "year" in their "city" tackling the needs of their community, has been invited to perform at City Year's National Leadership Summit in Washington D.C on May 13th. Since this will be the first time outside of Columbus for many of the student, City Year will be adding a CAPTURE THE EXPERIENCE component to the trip. PFW has provided a grant so that each student will receive a disposable camera to document their experience traveling to, sightseeing, and performing in D.C. The film will then be developed into a keepsake for the students.
Holly Mosher's Documentary Bonsai People: The Vision of Mohammad Yunus, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who through the Grameen Bank began providing microcredit to entrepreneurial projects in impoverished commnities and by doing so found that these loans were able to help solve many of the problems associatied with poverty, hunger and inequality, will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on April 17th! For more information click on the LINK. We are PUFFIN PROUD!!!!
We Are proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915. This play by Jackie Sibblies Drury, which has garnered her, as the author, the most outstanding reviews from NY critics, will be put on September 5-21 in the Vern Riffe Center’s Studio 2. This is a play within a play and we as the audience will come upon a group of six actors their director in their preliminary rehearsal. The play they are beginning to rehearse tells the story of a German military force which is under orders and set to lay claim to the natural wealth of Namibia and in doing so the annihilation of the Herero tribe will be a given. The history is constructed around actual letters that were written by German soldiers who undertook this genocide and the play within the play challenges the viewer to separate art from life as the actors work out their characters’ role by improvising the lives that they are portraying both German and Herero. PFW is pleased to be a partner in bring this play to Columbus and our grant ensures that you can PAY WHAT YOU LIKE TO SEE IT ….SO GO SEE IT.
Columbus' own formidable artist of much repute ROGER WILLIAMS wished to apply his amazing talent to speak to us about the Environment and PFW gave him a Grant (See Grants awarded in 2013) to create an original painting that would then be transposed to a 7'x8' TRAVELING MURAL that will be able show up on walls all over town. * This mural will get its first airing in time for EARTH DAY on the North Wall of MADLAB'S Theatre on N. Third Street @ Chestnut and will be seen by the tens of thousands of drivers coming off the 670 Ramp into town. The Mural entitled OZONE MAN was painted in Roger's deconstructionist high-energy style. The artworks depicts san electrical fixture with an (ugly) energy-saving fluorescent bulb that is now unplugged and the lamp has been transformed into a wind turbine and from the blades everything green and wonderful is coming forth; butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, hearts and flowers and, yes TWO PUFFINS! Thank you ROGER and THANK YOU MADLAB!!!!!!
* If you or your community group has a wall and wants to display this mural e-mail us at email@example.com