GRANT RECEPIENTS

Spring 2017

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

ASO/ASA Mixer
Recipient: Bernice Appiah
Date: April 21, 2017
Time: 8:00pm-2:00am
Location: Sherman Function Hall/Stein
African Students Organizations and Associations from the greater Boston area and Brandeis come together to create a dialogue and community through culture and food.

Ayala
Recipient: Jennifer Sun, Minkyu Kim 
Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Levin Ballroom 
Come join SEA’s annual cultural show! This year’s theme is: Partido featuring AJ Rafael. Take a journey through the various festivals presented. 

Diversity Exchange Launch Party
Recipients: Akilah Elie, Megan Boateng 
Date: April 2, 2017
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location: SCC Multipurpose Room
Looking for a job? Looking for an internship? Check out the Diversity Exchange! The Diversity Exchange is an online platform dedicated to ensure that students of color have equal access professional and academic opportunities. We will be unveiling the website and encouraging students and alumni to sign up for the platform. This is a chance for students, alumni, and faculty to network and learn more about the Diversity Exchange. Light refreshments will be served. 

Documenting the Immigrant Experience 
Recipients: Azlin Perdomo, Sarah Terrazano 
Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Location: The Wasserman Cinematheque
Come watch short documentaries made by your fellow students about the silenced voices of immigrant families in Waltham. You will have the opportunity to view films and discuss their social impacts, and meet students, faculty, local filmmakers, and interviewees.

ELL End of Year Showcase 
Recipient: Helena Voltmer, Rebecca Tsai 
Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Shapiro Campus Center
ELLI has been empowering our Brandeis ESL Employees by tutoring them in English. Come and celebrate the progress they've made this year and their service to the Brandeis Community in the SCC Atrium with coffee and donut holes!

Feminist Coffeehouse 
Recipient: Hannah Baker-Lerner
Date: March 25, 2017
Time: 8:00-10:00pm
Location: Chum's Coffeehouse
FMLA is celebrating everyone's personal experiences with feminism with performances, coffee, and donuts! This event will be a safe space for the campus to express their feminism in any form: dance, song, poetry, or short story. 

International Women's Day 
Recipient: Eric Mcheka, Bonnie Ryle 
Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 8:30-10:30am
Location: International Lounge 
Come join an educational and empowering discussion panel on women's rights and advancement. The theme is #beboldforchange, and breakfast will be provided! 

K-Nite
Recipients: Taerang Kim 
Date: March 11, 2017
Time:7:00-9:00pm
Location: Levin Ballroom 
This annual show is Brandeis Korean Students Association's biggest event of the year, showcasing a variety of traditional and modern performances along with a catered Korean dinner. Come join BKSA and embrace Korean culture with this year's theme, "Welcome Home"

LatinXtreme
Recipient: Vanessa Alamo
Date: April 29, 2017
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Levin Ballroom 
LatinXtreme will present Afro-Latinx dances from the Latin American region accompanied by colorful costumes and upbeat music! They will perform as part of Culture X's 20th anniversary celebration in April. 

Lunar New Year Gala 2017
Recipient: Yaxin Guo, Ziyang Chen
Date: February 10, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Levin Ballroom
Lunar New Year is an important time of year in many countries in Asia. Want to experience authentic Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration? Come to BC3's Lunar New Year Gala. There will be dancing, singing, runway show, and traditional Chinese stand-up comedy. We will be serving mocktails starting at 5 for early seatings; rice balls and spring rolls during intermission, and a full dinner at the end of the show.

Religious and Cultural Perspectives on Immigration in the US
Recipients: Gabi Hersch, Marian Gardner
Date: March 9, 2017
Time: 3:30-5:30pm
Location: Mandel Atrium 
Panelists will discuss how the histories of religious/cultural groups combined with religious teachings may influence the perspectives of said group on the immigration policy in the United States.

Sanaa Studio: Black Art and Visual Culture 
Recipients: Amanda Anderson 
Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: SCC Multipurpose Room 
The ‘Sanaa Studio’ art gallery is a tribute to black student-artists who have deeply impressed with their craft. The gallery opening will feature audio, visual, performance art, and artists talks. It reappropriates Black visibility, intentionally and explicitly centering the work of Black art at Brandeis.

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Relation to Biopsychosocial Stress
Recipients: Ashley Geiger, Caroline Kaye
Date: April 28, 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Lown 002
Join a talk in which Dr. Robert-Paul Juster will share his research on the impact of sex, gender, and sexuality on the way we experience stress from a psychological, social, and biological perspective.

Take Back the Night 
Recipient: Gabriella Potter, Ariella Assouline
Date: April 6, 2017
Time: 7:00-10:00pm
Location: March throughout Campus 
Take Back the Night is an annual, campus-wide march to raise awareness about sexual violence and stand in solidarity with survivors and all those affected by sexual violence. TBTN began in the 1970s as a way to protest violence, and continues to this day as a form of resistance.

Triskelion's Drag Show
Recipient: Eric Mcheka, Bonnie Ryle 
Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Sherman Function Hall
Come for a night of glitter and glamor! Whether you’re performing or an audience member, come engage in the history of drag and gender exploration.