These grants have been awarded to student- and/or faculty/staff-initiated projects that address issues of identity, pluralism and unity.
"A Trip Through Time: Hip Hop"
Recipients: Candis Bellamy and Eric Poringer
A Theatrical event that celebrates the evolution of the hip hop genre through music, dance, art, and the spoken word.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Recipients: Jennifer Nelligan and Naomi Chung
Brandeis Asian American Student Association
A month-long commemoration of the achievements of Asian Pacific Americans. This year's theme is "Unity Through Diversity."
Brandeis Black Student Association/ Hillel Treasure Hunt
Recipients: Joanna Drusin and Kyle Turner
Brandeis Black Student Association and Hillel
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.
Brandeis Women's Publication: "Free Your Voice"
Recipient: Rebecca Hanus
Brandeis Women's Publication
Another edition of the campus literary magazine dedicated to poetry, prose, visual art, political insight, and resources pertaining to issues that affect women.
Recipients: Benjamin Kuss and Rebeccah Horowitz
A week-long program focusing on sustainability and environmental issues with the goal of inspiring awareness and activism.
Eliot Chang Comedy Show and Workshop
Recipients: Janet Kim and Jackie Sukhontarug
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.
Hip Hop Spoken Word Artist and Unity Workshop
Recipients: Elana Keiffer and Beth Garbutt
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.
How Will You Save the World: A Night of Social Justice
Recipient: Samantha Pohl
Danny Siegel, author, poet and social justice educator, speaks about how Brandeis students can creatively and successfully effectuate social change.
Recipients: Taimur Dad and Farrah Bdour
A series of events featuring guest speakers that focus on art, architecture, and music from different cultures within Islam.
Journey to a New Home: ESL Narratives
Recipient: Miriam Jacobson
ESL Learning Initiative
A collection of narratives about their experiences as an immigrant, written by ESL students, with the assistance of their Brandeis student tutors.
Recipients: Kathryn Moore and Ariel Berman
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.
Monsoon- the Asian Journal of Brandeis University
Recipients: Karen Jian and Eliot Veloso
Presents the Brandeis campus with eclectic perspectives on Asian ethnicity, heritage, politics, economy, and culture.
Recipient: Rachel Hillman
A celebration of the Jewish holiday to include all denominations of the religion as well as other members of the community.
Students March Against AIDS
Recipient: Kate Kleyman
Brandeis students will participate in this rally in Washington D.C. to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic in developing countries.
Teatro Revolution Presents DUTCHMAN
Recipients: Seth Berstein and Kate Moore
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.
"That Takes Ovaries"
Recipient: Kate Pouilliard
A collection of real-life stories from women and girls about the gutsy, outrageous, courageous things they have done, ranging from playful to political.
The Parents Circle: Bereaved Families Forum
Recipients: Abigail Weiner and Ayham Bahnassi
Join bereaved family members of an Israeli and a Palestinian killed in the conflict, and learn about love, grief, and the power of dialogue.
Recipients: leonard Pader and Michael Popper
Tibetan nuns will discuss their struggle for freedom, followed by a traditional Buddhist service.
Women in Developing African Economies
Recipients: Jennifer Helgeson and Robert Lange
A festive evening of African food, music, dance, and discussion of the importance of women in development.
Youth Arts from Sevastopol, Ukraine
Recipient: Hannah Taytslin
An exhibition of works from a professional Youth Arts School, aimed at exposing the community to the culture of the Ukraine.