Read Cynthia Cohen's notes on feminist epistemology, aesthetic ways of knowing and peacebuilding

Video: Presentation by the Ulafa’a Visual Artists of Bahrain

Read Reflection on Farhat Abgaria’s Visit by Cynthia Cohen 

Exhibit: BLUE - Read the interview on BrandeisNOW

Anna Khandros: The Politics Perspective on Peacebuilding

Program works with art to create peace

Past Events

April 14 - 17, 2016
Shout the Big Dreams - Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

February 2, 2016
Freedom Underfoot: Performance by Germaine Ingram

September 28 - October 8, 2015
Now As Then: We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest
Events focusing creative attention on the struggle for voting rights

April 24, 2015
A Mini-Festival of Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation

March 2 - 5, 2015
Fatu Gayflor and Toni Shapiro-Phim in Residence

November 5, 2014
Music and the Cultural Survival of Indigenous Peoples: The Andean Q’eros and Amazonian Wachiperi Peoples of Peru

May 2014
A Call to Action - A Way Out of No Way: Learning from Jane Sapp's Life, Stories and Songs via Indiegogo
Jane at Piano

February 1-10, 2014
"Seeking Lives of Purpose"
Part of 'DEIS Impact 2014

January 28-29, 2014
Possibilities and Dilemmas of Incorporating Sacred Elements into Art for Social Change

September 17-19, 2013
Panel on Resilience, the Arts and Social Transformation
Vancouver, Canada

June 20-21, 2013
Community Arts Lab - Arts Festival and Conference
Utrecht, Netherlands

April 19-28, 2013
Bahrain/Brandeis: Ulafa’a
Reconciliation Art Project

September 21-23 &
28-30, 2012
Facilitating Encounters through Art

December 1-2, 2011
Just Performance: Enacting Justice in the Wake of Violence

October 23, 2011
"Acting Together on the World Stage" Boston Premiere

October 21-23, 2011
Weekend Intensive:
Peacebuilding and the Arts: Community Cultural Development

April 12, 2011
Nexus of Arts and Social Transformation

More Past Events

Read about the Acting Together launch on BrandeisNOW. More details on the Ethics Center website.


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Upcoming Events

Imagining Freedom | Creating Justice 

Salon Series
IFCJA series of salons at The Rose Art Museum hosted by LaShawn Simmons ’18 and Artist-in-Residence: Jane Wilburn Sapp

CAST (Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation) at Brandeis University is excited to present "Imagining Freedom: Creating Justice" -- a series of salons co-hosted by LaShawn Simmons '18 and Artist-in-Residence Jane Wilburn Sapp.

The salon series, held in three parts, will invite participants to explore how various art forms approach the process of social change.

"Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired"
Thursday, October 13, 6:00-8:00pm
Rose Art Museum, Lee Gallery

The first event in the series will focus on visual art. Come share your impressions of the works currently on view in the Lee Gallery: What stands out for you in these works? What words, phrases, images and questions do they stir in you? Based on our discussions, we will create spoken word pieces and a song with Jane Sapp. RSVP encouraged

"Creating Art, Seeking Justice"
Tuesday, October 18
Part I: 5:00-6:00pm, Lurias, Hassenfeld
Part II: 6:00-8:00pm, Rose Art Museum

During the second event in the series, we invite YOU to share your art works, complete or otherwise, and receive feedback from other artists from our community. Come meet the Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation Minors! Feel free to join one or both parts. Refreshments will be served.  RSVP *required.* 

"Staging Social Change"
Tuesday, November 1, 6:00-8:00pm
Rose Art Museum

The final event will engage participants through interactive performances of monologues and songs! RSVP encouraged

RSVP to one or all of the events. View the salon series flyer.

Sponsored by the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts and the minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation, the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, the Rose Art Museum, the Division of Creative Arts, and the Arts|Race|Activism Series with the support of the Brandeis Arts Council

Sacred Music of the Mid East and North Africa:
with Yuval Ron

Tuesday, February 7, 2:00-3:30pm
Slosberg Music Building, Brandeis University

A quartet performance of Yemenite-Jewish prayers, Moroccan Jewish Prayers, Sufi Mystical Islamic Turkish prayers, Armenian Christian prayers, and Andalusi-Sephardi music visiting Judith Eissenberg's World Music class is open to CAST community members. Sponsored by CAST.

View a video of the Seven Pillars Inter-faith Concert by Yuval Ron Ensemble and guests, presented by The Guibord Center. Read about Yuval Ron's award winning book Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom

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