October 23, 2017
Ebony Axis is a poetry zine for Black women founded by LaShawn Simmons '18, published with help from a CAST grant. It features poetry, narratives, and illustrations that showcase the experiences and challenges of Black women, and uplift themes of self-love and joy. This year marks the third installment of Ebony Axis, and is also special because Kimberlé Crenshaw – the acclaimed scholar who coined the term “intersectionality” – will be in attendance. She will be at Brandeis and at the Ebony Axis launch as part of her Gittler Prize residency.
November 1, 2017
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Join a riveting evening with Dorit Rabinyan, one of Israel’s most acclaimed young novelists. The author will discuss and sign copies of her international bestseller, the award-winning All the Rivers, the controversial lover story between an Israeli writer and a Palestinian painter.
November 4, 2017
Slosberg Music Center
Kevork Mourad will perform live painting during Home Within, an ongoing reflection on the Syrian revolution and its aftermath, with the acclaimed Syrian jazz clarinetist Kinan Azmeh. The performance by two socially committed master artists will be preceded by a talk by Boston Globe music critic Jeremy Eichler. CAST students who do not have a free pass as creative arts students can arrange for the $5 student price to be waived. Contact Sarah Terrazano at email@example.com. Tickets required through the Brandeis Box Office.