Grant Recipients

Fall 2017

These grants have been awarded to student and/or faculty/staff-initiated projects that address issues of identity, pluralism and unity.

American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs
Recipients: Johnstone Tcheou and Danni Tang
Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location: ICC Lounge
Come join BAATF for a documentary viewing of the story of Grace Lee Boggs, a Detroit-based, Chinese American woman who fought for civil rights, feminism, and Asian American activism among other causes during the civil rights era. Following the movie, we will discuss her story and its relevance to the diverse Brandeis community, especially regarding intersectionality and interracial solidarity. 

BlackIsWeekEND: Issa Vibe Night
Recipients: Myles Porter and Maegann Stafford
Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 8:00 - 11:00pm
Location: Chums
BBSO's BlackIsWeekEND: Issa Vibe, is meant to uplift and celebrate the contributions of Black Creatives on campus. We are creating a space where black students on campus feel comfortable to express themselves and to showcase a collective of different narratives and experiences from all walks of life. Historically, experiences, narratives, and artworks of black creatives have been appropriated/consumed by white eyes, and Issa Vibe is an attempt to reclaim black voices through different art forms.

Ebony Axis 3rd Annual Celebration
Recipients: LaShawn Simmons
Date: October 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Intercultural Center Swig Lounge
Please join us to kickoff the 3rd annual Ebony Axis Launch Celebration!!! This zine showcases the beautiful and varied narratives of Black women on Brandeis campus through the medium of poetry and storytelling. At this event, there will be food, self care activities, and music. You'll also hear some of the contributors and other special guest performers in a night full of healing, power, joy, and growth!

Healing, Pleasure, and Sex After Trauma Workshop
Recipients: Hannah Baker-Lerner and Olivia Pavao
Date: October 26, 2017
Time: 8:00 - 9:30pm
Location: Mandel G12
FMLA is excited to bring O.School—a new pleasure and sex education platform—to Brandeis this semester. This event will be facilitated by Sarah Byrnn Hollidy, a queer femme feminist sex blogger and educator with a background in abortion rights, queer + trans liberation, and pleasure-informed sex education. She runs formidablefemme.com, where she writes about how sexuality intersects with queerness, feminism, depression, and trauma. For O.School, Sarah helps people learn about how they can reclaim sex and pleasure after trauma.

JFAB Scholar in Residence: Lesley Sachs
Recipients: Laura Katz
Date: December 3, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 10:00pm
Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall
JFAB is thrilled to welcome to campus Lesley Sachs, the Executive Director of Women of the Wall, an organization that has been waging the battle to achieve gender equality at the most sacred Jewish site. 

Latinx Heritage Month: Walk en el Pasado
Recipients: Karina Meythaler and Carmen Lopez-Landaverde
Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location: ICC Lounge
Please join Brandeis Latinx Student Organization and alumni to learn about the club's roots through historic and beautiful photographs on display. This will lead to a discussion about past and current obstacles Latinx students on campus, and in this country, face.

LatinXtreme/Night for Africa Performance
Recipients: Arlenys Reyes and Abdiel Cabral
Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Loction: Levin Ballroom

Nasser Nawaj'ah: Susya, Demolition, and Annexation
Recipients: Talya Guenzburger and Sivan Ben-Hayun
Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Schwartz 112

Night for Africa
Recipients: Linda Forrester and Fatoumata Diaboula 
Date: November 11, 2017
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Levin Ballroom 
Rebelle will be performing at BASO’s annual Night for Africa cultural show. In accordance with this year’s theme, Nyumbani, which means home in Swahili, Rebelle will be sharing the dance styles of various countries of the African diaspora that members of our team call home. We hope to engage the audience through the universal language of music and dance. 

Rebelle Dance Team/Night for Africa Performance
Recipients: Linda Forrester and Fatoumata Diaboula
Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Loction: Levin Ballroom

Success of Minorities in the Professional World
Recipients: Jamie Lee and Crystal Leung

TSA Night Market 2017
Recipient: Vanessa Sun 
Date: October 7, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm 
Location: Fellows Garden 
Take a walk through the streets of Taiwan and taste the various cuisines offered at TSA’s BIGGEST event of the year: NIGHT MARKET!! This is one of the LARGEST FREE FOOD EVENTS in collaboration with 9 other ICC clubs on campus! TSA will be serving traditional Taiwanese street food such as Taiwanese sausage, fish cake stew, boba, and many more! Come enjoy the delicious food and the company of your fellow ICC community!