Fall 2013

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

Andrew An

Pan-Asian Airlines

Come learn about the various cultural clubs here at Brandeis! Take part in the several activities brought to you by these clubs. Enjoy samples of the unique flavors and dishes from the numerous countries these clubs represent and all for free!

Ben Hill
Jacklyn Gil

Black-Jew Dialogues

The Black-Jew Dialogues is a two-man play, in which a black man and a Jewish man use their own experiences of racism in America to examine the wider topic of how each of us interacts with people who are different from us. It is framed as a serious conversation between the two that is interspersed with comedic sketches; after the show, the actors lead an audience discussion about the issues the play brings up.

Lekha Grandhi
Mehraj Awal

Mela 2013

Mela is the annual South Asian Cultural Show at Brandeis hosted by the South Asian Student Association. This year the theme of Mela is Rang: A Mosaic of Color! The event will highlight the talent, creativity, passion of Brandeis Students through a variety of performances including dance, music and art. Come enjoy this colorful cultural show!

Zuri Gordon
Cecile Afable

Love Your Body Day 2013

Love Your Body Day is an event sponsored by Brandeis FMLA and co-hosted by Trisk and WOCA. The event, held in the SCC Atrium, is a celebration of self-love and body diversity, and there are many interactive informational booths in addition to a photo booth, letter writing campaign, and a chance to make t-shirts.

Jessica Huang
Jessica Lin


Flora (Yuan) Wang

Boston Debate League: Debating for Educational Justice

Hundreds of middle and high school students from Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and other nearby commuters will be converging on the Brandeis campus to put their newly-cultivated debate skills to test. Please volunteer to judge (absolutely no experience needed) or help organize this day of programming that will facilitate literacy and critical thinking skills, safety, confidence, and college readiness to these often underprivileged students.

Brittany Rittell

Brandeis Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon is a night of celebration, fun, and fundraising! The money raised from this event goes directly to help patients and families of the Boston Children's Hospital. Come for fun games, to see your favorite Brandeis Dance Groups perform, and to be a part of an amazing cause.

Jennifer Mandelbaum

Brandeis Garden Week

Brandeis Garden Week is a campus-wide initiative to raise awareness of urban agriculture and garden education.

Andrew An

Coffeehouse with The Supply

Need to relax and take a break from studying for final exams? Come to Chum's for the coffeehouse event hosted by BAASA and The Supply! Replenish yourself with warm drinks, baked goods, and small performances by your fellow Brandeisians.

Candice Sheehan

Deis Hafla

Deis Hafla is an awesome Middle Eastern dance party with plenty of music, food, and fun!

Alina Pokhrel
Aneil Tripathy

Faces of Bhopal

Faces of Bhopal showcases photographs of children affected by the December 1984 Union Carbide gas tragedy in Bhopal.

Megan Kennedy

B'yachad Lanetzach

Join B'yachad, Brandeis' Israeli Dance Troupe, for a fun night filled with dancing, singing, food, and much more! Our annual show, B'yachad Lanetzach, will feature performances from different groups across campus for a cultural experience like none other!