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The nominating period for the 2017 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism is now open!


The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and the Puffin Foundation invite nominations for the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism.  The Award is granted on an annual basis to individuals or organizations whose work has had an exceptionally positive impact on the advancement and/or defense of human rights.

The Award will be presented at an official ceremony in New York in the spring of 2017.  A $100,000 cash award will be given to the laureate individual or organization to support his/her ongoing work in the area of Human Rights Activism.

How to Nominate:

Please email complete nominations to info@alba-valb.org, subject line:  “ALBA-Puffin Award for HR Activism, 2017” by 31 August 2016.  The application must include the following information:

  •     Name of the individual(s) or organization to be nominated;
  •     Nominee's direct contact information including: email, address, telephone, and website (if applicable);
  •     Name of the nominating individual(s) or organization;
  •     Nominator’s direct contact information, website, etc.;
  •     Justification for the nomination (300 words max.);
  •     Brief explanation of how the the activism of the International Brigades serves as a model of inspiration for the nominee's work (150 words max.).

The selection committee consists of a panel with representation from the Puffin Foundation, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and an Honorary Committee. 

 

Laureates from previous years:


First ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (2011): Judge Baltasar Garzón

Second ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (2012): Kate Doyle and Fredy Peccerelli

Third ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (2013): United We Dream

Fourth ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (2014): Bryan Stevenson

Fifth ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (2015): Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica

Sixth ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (2016): Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill