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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
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!!!!
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
PFW provided a grant in 2012 to Central Community House (CCH) which is the comprehensive neighborhood-based community center that has been serving the near east side of Columbus since 1937! Teens who are in the Transit Arts program at CCH have been collaborating with OSU's Department of Industrial, Interior and Visual Communication to turn CCH's former facility on Bryden Road into a satellite campus. On Thurs., April 8th the public is invited to see the work that has been done to date in their DESIGN MATTERS Showcase where you will see how CCH's teens working jointly with OSU college students have come together to visualize, design and build furnishings and features for the future Walter and Marian English Center for Art and Community (the renovated facility on Bryden Road). For more info: Central Community House <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Peace Is Loud in honor of International Women's Day invites you to bring the award-winning documentary series Women, War & Peace to your community! Puffin West was one of the sponsors in 2011 that helped The Women's Fund of Central Ohio bring Abigail Disney to Columbus to discuss this award-winning documentary. The series that Peace Is A Loud is offering examines war through women's eyes and includes the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell, which features Leymah Gbowee and the women who came together to bring peace and reconciliation to Liberia. Nobel Peace prizewinner Leymah Gbowee was at Otterbein University , in Westerville, OH, late last fall promoting Libraries for Liberia and speaking about her continuing work in Liberia uplifting women and girls. Women, War & Peace premiered on PBS in 2011, where it reached 13 million viewers. Peace Is Loud is now bringing the films to a global audience by sharing Women, War & Peace screening kits for FREE with organizations around the world. To request screening kits and download a resource and discussion guide, visit peaceisloud.org!
Activist New York
Activist New York explores the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present. In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens of the city have banded together on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. Using artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components that seek to tell the entire story of activism in the five boroughs, Activist New York presents the passions and conflicts that underlie the city's history of agitation....
PFW obviously LOVES artists and with immense gratitude and admiration we thank ROGER WILLIAMS for applying for a grant to create a traveling mural entitled "OZONE MAN." He sees a time when we can even unplug from energy saving (ugly) light bulbs, where the wind energizes us all and in doing so life and love spring freely and colorfully all around. KISSES!
The following is an article from the magazine "District Administration- Solution for School District Management." Puffin Foundation West is a lead sponsor for this symposium that has brought together top educators and School District repreentatives from around the country to discuss Bullying and LGBTQ issues. Please read on. In service, Java Kitrick
School Districts from Across the Country Network at Invitation-Only Conference on LGBTQ Issues
School district representatives from across the country are convening in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, taking part in a first-ever symposium hosted by the Broward Stonewall Education Project (BSEP). Participants will examine LGBTQ-inclusive support systems and resources necessary for the wellness and safety of LGBTQ students in schools. In addition, participants will work together to create a national network for the future. BSEP is an unprecedented partnership between a private museum, the Fort Lauderdale-based Stonewall National Museum & Archives, and a public school district, Broward County Public Schools (the nation’s sixth largest).
This groundbreaking three-day symposium, entitled “The Kids Are NOT All Right,” begins Wednesday, Feb. 20 and runs through Friday, Feb. 22, and includes presentations by renowned educators and nationally-recognized LGBT leaders such as Kevin Jennings, founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), as well as Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. The bulk of the conference, however, will include work sessions in which school districts share best practices and identify challenging obstacles in making schools safer for LGBTQ students.