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.
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.
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. ›››
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."
The annual Robert Giard Foundation benefit will celebrate the Foundation’s 15th anniversary year, the 10th anniversary of the Giard Fellowship, and will feature as special guest National Book Award-winning writer and activist Masha Gessen (@mashagessen)
Tuesday evening, June 19, 2018
Details and invitation to come.