ALBA’s 2019 Honorary Committee Features World-Renowned Filmmakers, Politicians, and Activists

April 16, 2019
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Endorsing ALBA’s 2019 event in New York City this year, where the Immigration Justice Campaign will receive the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, is an Honorary Committee featuring world-renowned filmmakers, politicians, and activists.

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On May 5, ALBA and the Puffin Foundation will join in honoring and supporting the Immigration Justice Campaign (IJC) with the 2019 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism in a ceremony to be held at the Museum of the City of New York (ticketspress release).

 

Robert+Bahar+Almudena+Carracedo+Silence+Others+13TXEJIjjGPlAlmudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar are Emmy Award-winning filmmakers.  Their 2017 documentary, The Silence of Others / El silencio de otros was filmed over six years and follows the survivors of Francoist repression as they organize the groundbreaking “Argentine Lawsuit” and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity.


Adam-HochschildAdam Hochschild is an historian and author of eight books, several of which are national bestsellers.  The last work, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans and the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939, released in 2016, highlights many brigadistas.


downloadBryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.  A widely acclaimed public interest lawyer, Mr. Stevenson has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. In 2014, he won the ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award.


220px-Alfonso_Cuarón_(2013)_croppedAlfonso Cuarón is a critically acclaimed Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor. He is a 10-time Academy Award nominee and five-time Academy Award winner.  Two of his best known films are Best Director-winners Gravity and Roma.


Manuela_Carmena_Ahora_Madrid_2015_-_20_(cropped)Manuela Carmena is the mayor of Madrid, a post to which she was elected in 2015 as a candidate for Ahora Madrid. A retired lawyer and judge, she fought corruption in the Spanish judiciary. In 1986 she received Spain’s National Human Rights Award. She was a founding member of the progressive association Judges for Democracy.


Mona-HannaAtisha_RectangleCropDr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician, professor, and public health advocate whose research exposed the Flint water crisis. Her book, What the Eyes Don’t See is a powerful first-hand account of the Flint water crisis.  Her great uncle, Nuri Roufael Kotani, was one of two volunteers from Iraq to join the International Brigades.


static1.squarespaceSonia Nazario is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for her work on social issues.  Her book, Enrique’s Journey, was a national bestseller.  Her work in human rights has won her acclaim and numerous awards.  Nazario’s writing is regularly featured in the Los Angeles Times.


Carlos-Menchaca-850Carlos Menchaca represents New York City Council District 38, which includes Sunset Park, Red Hook, Greenwood Heights, and portions of Borough Park. He is New York State’s first Mexican-American elected official and Brooklyn’s first openly gay representative. As Chair of the Committee on Immigration, City Councilmember Menchaca defended undocumented immigrants and authored legislation for IDNYC, New York’s first municipal identification card.


 

On May 5, ALBA and the Puffin Foundation will join in honoring and supporting the Immigration Justice Campaign (IJC) with the 2019 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism in a ceremony to be held at the Museum of the City of New York (ticketspress release).

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