News Highlights

LaShawn Simmons

October 9, 2015

This Brandeis Now article features CAST minor and Posse Scholar LaShawn Simmons '18, who created "Ebony Axis," a zine for black women on campus.

LaShawn Simmons, Sarah McCarty, Bronte Velez

October 1, 2017

Of 20 eligible students, 4 submitted applications, and 3 were selected to receive the award and subsequent funding. Recipients were chosen by a subset of the CAST student committee. Read about the student grant recipients and their projects.

March 6, 2015

"Exiled from her home country in the midst of civil war, Fatu Gayflor, renowned vocalist, founder and artistic director of the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change, spoke to the Brandeis community on Thursday, March 5 to share legacies of loss, violence, resilience and hope. Now settled in Philadelphia, Gayflor stated, 'Telling my story has helped me to be the strong person I am today.' Read more.

2015 CAST Award Winners

December 15, 2014

The faculty committee of the minor in Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation (CAST) awarded grants of $2,000 each to four members of the Brandeis faculty for research and creative projects. Read more.

By Lonnie Firestone

"Change By Degrees: Can theatre for social change be taught? Here’s a roundup of theatre-studies programs where arts activism is on the syllabus." Read the full article.

October 16, 2014

by Theresa Gaffney in the Brandeis Hoot.