Current Projects

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

BBSO's Issa Vibe
Recipients: Steven Hightower
Date: November 8, 2018
Time: 8pm
Location: Chums
Issa Vibe is a space for performers to display different forms of art through spoken word, song, dance, and more. The event will focus on showcasing Black art and culture, and all are welcome to come learn more about artistic expression.

Black, Latinx, Caribbean Study Abroad Social
Recipients: Imani Islam and Arlett Marquez 
Date: October 4, 2018
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Olin-Sang 124
Students of color who have studied abroad will share their experience and answer questions. A discussion will follow concerning how the study abroad office can better cater to and inform students of color about such opportunities. Refreshments will be served.

Documentary Film on Restaurant Labor
Recipients: Candice Jiang 

Flawless: More than a Single Story
Recipients: Geraldine Bogard and Salena Deane
Date: November 16, 2018
Time: 6-8:30pm
Location: ICC Swig Lounge
Join us at our annual coffeehouse event in celebration of this year's issue of Ebony Axis, a community journal that features the creative work of self-identifying black women in the Brandeis community.

Kate Bornstein Speaking Engagement 
Recipients: Ryan Mishler

LatinXtreme at Night for Africa
Recipients: Arlenys Reyes and Carmen Lopez-Landaverde
Date: November 10, 2018
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Levin Ballroom 
Night for Africa embodies all cultures of the African diaspora and continent. The event includes music, poetry, fashion, and food. BLSO will be performing to represent Afro-Latino roots and how the African diaspora influenced different Latin cultures through dance and music.

Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music
Recipients: Ingrid Schorr and Ellen Smith
Date: October 4 - November 18 
Times: Wednesday (12-5pm); Thursday (12-8pm); Friday - Sunday (12-5pm)
Location: Spingold Theater Center - Dreitzer Gallery
This exhibition, organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, includes artifacts, video and photographs that explore Leonard Bernstein's life, music, Jewish identity and social activism. Additional materials from the University Archives & Special Collections will document Bernstein’s time at Brandeis as a member of the music faculty and the Board of Trustees.

Professor Derron Wallace Teach-In
Recipients: Arlett Marquez
Date: November 14, 2018 
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Gender and Sexuality Center
Brandeis Professor Derron Wallace (Education/Sociology) will be speaking about his academic journey and the current classes he teaches. Food will be provided!

Toxic Majorette Dance Line: Pick Your Poison
Recipients: Brandy Caldwell and Tiffanie Buchanan
Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Gosman Convocation center
Toxic Majorette Dance Line invites you to celebrate the various dance forms, such as ballet, African dance, hip-hop and more, that have inspired and given majorette dance its unique style. Whether it is dancing, singing or spoken word, come "pick your poison" from the diverse performing arts groups and teams here at Brandeis and from surrounding universities!

TSA Night Market
Recipients: Victoria Zhao and Qingtian Mei
Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Fellows Garden
Come see the colorful lights blinking through darkness and smell the aroma of more cultural foods than one could imagine! With more than a thousand people coming through Fellows Garden, our quiet campus on weekends becomes a lively street food market bustling with noise and excitement. Come enjoy the amazing free foods prepared by a number of the ICC clubs.