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Join The Robert Giard Foundation at its Eighth Annual Fellowship Benefit

With special guest of honor Masha Gessen National Book Award-winning writer and activist Tuesday, June 19, 2018 — 7:00-8:30 pm At the Penumbra Foundation 36 East 30th Street New York, NY 10016 Proceeds from this event will support the annual Robert Giard Fellowship for emerging photographers and filmmakers working on themes of gender, sexuality, and the LGBTQ+ experience. Meet enthusiastic supporters and artists over cocktails. All donors will be listed in the event program if they respond by May 30. Go to New York Charities to purchase tickets online, or contact us at [email protected] All contributions in excess of $50 per ticket are tax-deductible.

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PJ Raval’s “Call Her Ganda” Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

P.J. Raval’s documentary “Call Her Ganda”  received its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. P.J. Raval was the 2017-18 Robert Giard fellowship winner  and we are pleased to have provided financial support for the completion of this powerful film. To learn more visit http://www.callherganda.com.  

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Audre Lorde — Reading Resistance Project

The Reading Resilience Project has chosen Robert Giard’s portrait of Audre Lorde to publicize its work. The Project, part of Yale University’s Bass Library events to honor of Black History Month, encourages students to recommend and read books by authors of color. 

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Sylvia Ray Rivera

In Toronto, a community-based youth group has created a series of 11 posters about glbtq+ heroes. They have chosen Robert Giard’s portrait of Sylvia Ray Rivera to depict this transwoman of color who was on the frontlines of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City. Here is link to the story that appeared on January 31 in the Toronto Globe and Mail. ›››

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Giard Foundation Congratulates Jonathan Silin

The Giard Foundation congratulates our founder and advisory board member Jonathan Silin on the publication  of his new book, Early Childhood, Aging and the Life Cycle: Mapping Common Ground. "While Jonathan has worked tirelessly to build the Foundation’s programs in his professional life he is widely recognized scholar in the world of education (jonathansilin.com). In his new book about human development he charts the common ground between early childhood and the period that sociologists call “young-old age.” Emphasing the continuities that bind children and adults rather than on the developmental differences that traditional psychologists claim separate us, Jonathan Silin focuses on the themes we all manage across a lifetime."

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