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
September 17-19, 2013
Panel on Resilience, the Arts and Social Transformation
June 20-21, 2013
Community Arts Lab - Arts Festival and Conference
April 19-28, 2013
Reconciliation Art Project
September 21-23 &
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
Peacebuilding and the Arts: Community Cultural Development
April 12, 2011
Nexus of Arts and Social Transformation
Read about the Acting Together launch on BrandeisNOW. More details on the Ethics Center website.
Music and the Cultural Survival of Indigenous Peoples: The Andean Q’eros and Amazonian Wachiperi Peoples of Peru
Wednesday, November 5, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Slosberg Music Building, Room 212
Learn about the work of visiting ethnomusicologist Holly Wissler, who has built relationships with and documented the music of indigenous communities in Peru. Join in conversation with Dr. Wissler, Cynthia Cohen (co-chair of CAST minor and director of Peacebuilding and the Arts) and Judith Eissenberg, (Music faculty, member of the Lydian String Quartet, and founder of MusicUnitesUS) exploring the contributions of music and ethnomusicology to cultural survival.
Thursday, November 6, 12:30 – 1:30pm
60 Turner Street. Open to BOLLI members
Cynthia Cohen shares news about the CAST minor and other developments in the Peacebuilding and the Arts field with members of Brandeis’ lifelong learning community.
Wednesday, November 12, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Spingold Theatre Building (room TBD)
Learn from noted theater director Hafiz Karmali, currently in residence at the Brandeis Theater Department directing Conference of the Birds, based on an early Persian Sufi text, to be staged November 20 – 23. Hafiz will offer a sampling of performance traditions from Muslim societies. He will also discuss inter-religious encounters in the Brandeis production of Conference of the Birds, and the way in which religious symbolism is being appropriated in support of political ideologies in the Islamic World.
How can we use our stories to make the world a better place? How can songs build community and create a sense of hope? How can culture fuel our strategies for greater justice? Jane Wilburn Sapp, a friend and colleague of the Peacebuilding and the Arts Program at Brandeis, has spent more than forty years composing answers to these questions in a cultural work practice that has taken her into communities throughout the United States and abroad.
Our partner organization, ReCAST, Inc, is launching an online fundraising campaign to generate resources that will allow Jane Sapp to document her practice in a book, in performance/presentations that will be recorded and disseminated on an accompanying disc, and in a songbook with transcriptions of some of the powerful songs Jane has written with children. This campaign is an experiment to see if folks of modest means can join together to support a cultural worker whose life has been devoted to strengthening communities by helping us value our cultures and build the kind of trust that allow us to work together across differences in the pursuit of justice. This project is designed to support Jane to share her skills, her wisdom and her work with a generation of emerging leaders: organizers, artists, educators, young people and community workers of all kinds, who are pursuing social justice in relation to the criminal justice system, schools, the environment, economic inequity, immigration reform, gender-based violence, voting rights, labor issues, youth development, and more. Please check out the campaign. Even very modest contributions are welcome! You can also support the campaign by sharing it with friends, colleagues, comrades of all kinds. Learn more about the project: "A Way Out of Now Way."
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