Fall 2005

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

Grant Recipient Project title

Candis Bellamy
Eris Poringer

"A Trip Through Time: Hip Hop"
A Theatrical event that celebrates the evolution of the hip hop genre through music, dance, art, and the spoken word. 

Jennifer Nelligan 
Naomi Chung

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
A month-long commemoration of the achievements of Asian Pacific Americans. This year's theme is "Unity Through Diversity."

Joanna Drusin
Kyle Turner

Brandeis Black Student Association/ Hillel Treasure Hunt
As participants from these two communities enjoy a campus-wide treasure hunt, they will get to know each other and learn more about both national and Brandeis-focused Black/Jewish historical relations and discover common bonds.

Rebecca Hanus

Brandeis Women's Publication: "Free Your Voice"
Another edition of the campus literary magazine dedicated to poetry, prose, visual art, political insight, and resources pertaining to issues that affect women.

Benjamin Kuss
Rebeccah Horowitz

Earth Week
A week-long program focusing on sustainability and environmental issues with the goal of inspiring awareness and activism.

Janet Kim
Jackie Sukhontarug

Eliot Chang Comedy Show and Workshop
This stand-up comic from New York City has appeared on Comedy Central and Spike TV comedy show. "Asians in the Media" Q&A to follow.

Elana Keiffer
Beth Garbutt

Hip Hop Spoken Word Artist and Unity Workshop
A workshop and performance by Slam poet Kevin Coval to address issues on the topics of minority vs. majority and hip-hop as a religious movement.

Samantha Pohl

How Will You Save the World: A Night of Social Justice
Danny Siegel, author, poet and social justice educator, speaks about how Brandeis students can creatively and successfully effectuate social change.

Taimur Dad
Farrah Bdour

Islamic Culture
A series of events featuring guest speakers that focus on art, architecture, and music from different cultures within Islam.

Miriam Jacobson

Journey to a New Home: ESL Narratives
A collection of narratives about their experiences as an immigrant, written by ESL students, with the assistance of their Brandeis student tutors.

Kathryn Moore
Ariel Berman

"Joyce Scott"
Lecture and art show featuring Joyce Scott. Her work addresses a variety of social issues, from gender and race relations to violence in America, and makes her audience question their relationships with themselves and the people around them.

Karen Jiang
Eliot Veloso

Monsoon- the Asian Journal of Brandeis University
Presents the Brandeis campus with eclectic perspectives on Asian ethnicity, heritage, politics, economy, and culture.

Rachel Hillman

A celebration of the Jewish holiday to include all denominations of the religion as well as other members of the community.

Kate Kleyman

Students March Against AIDS
Brandeis students will participate in this rally in Washington D.C. to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic in developing countries.

 Seth Bernstein
Kate Moore

Teatro Revolucion Presents DUTCHMAN
Taking place entirely on a subway car, this play uses a striking and poetic narrative style to comment about race and gender in urban America.

 Kate Pouilliard

"That Takes Ovaries"
A collection of real-life stories from women and girls about the gutsy, outrageous, courageous things they have done, ranging from playful to political.

 Abigail Weiner
Ayham Bahnassi

The Parents Circle: Bereaved Families Forum
Join bereaved family members of an Israeli and a Palestinian killed in the conflict, and learn about love, grief, and the power of dialogue.

 Leonard Pader
Michael Popper

Tibetan Nuns
Tibetan nuns will discuss their struggle for freedom, followed by a traditional Buddhist service.

 Jennifer Helgeson
Robert Lange

Women in Developing African Economies
A festive evening of African food, music, dance, and discussion of the importance of women in development.

 Hannah Taytslin

Youth Arts from Sevastopol, Ukraine
An exhibition of works from a professional Youth Arts School, aimed at exposing the community to the culture of the Ukraine.