ALBA/PUFFIN HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD 2021 – Call for Applications
Prize Amount $100,000

The ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award is an annual prize of $100,000 presented by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and the Puffin Foundation. It is dedicated to the activist tradition of the U.S. volunteers who joined the International Brigades to fight in the Spanish Civil War to stem the rise of fascism.

These volunteers came from all walks of life, workers, students, artists, writers, multi-ethnic groups of men and women who defied U.S. law and risked their lives for anti-fascist principles. As war veterans, they returned home to organize in many civil rights, anti-war and pro-worker campaigns. Their work embodied the interrelationship of class, race, gender, and ethnicity for successful activism both domestically and internationally. The ALBA/Puffin award supports those whose work continues this legacy of the Lincolns.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15th

The deadline for applications is SEPTEMBER 15, 2020. Please send the application by email to [email protected]. The application must include:

  • Name of individual(s) or organization to be nominated
  • Nominee’s contact information: address, email, phone, website
  • Nominator’s contact information (if applicable – applicants can self nominate)
  • A justification for the nomination – no more than 500 words
  • A brief explanation of how the International Brigades serve as an inspiration for the nominee’s work -no more than 150 words
  • Links to supporting documentation which may include news articles, websites, social media activity, publications, or other documents

The selection committee is composed of representatives of ALBA and the Puffin Foundation.

Press Release


Letters of Solidarity from Our Sister Organizations for 2020


A Live Online Gala!
Honoring the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
&
No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes
Broadcasted Live from ALBA’s Facebook Page

The event lineup included Sarah Lee Guthrie, Velina Brown, Bruce Barthol, Pedro & Luis Pastor, and more!


2020 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism

Is Awarded to No More Deaths/No Más Muertes


Laureates from previous years:

Ninth ALBA/Puffin for Human Rights Activism (2019): The Immigration Justice Campaign


Eighth ALBA/Puffin for Human Rights Activism (2018): The Coalition of Immokalee Workers


Seventh ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (2017): Proactiva Open Arms


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


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


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


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


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


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