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

February 4, 2017
Activism Through Song: Advancing Social Justice Through Folk Music, A Concert and Discussion with Magpie

October 13, 18, & November 1, 2016
Imagining Freedom | Creating Justice
Salon Series

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

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Upcoming Events

CAST Fall Meet the Minors Event

Tuesday September 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
minor-meetASAC Atrium

The Meet the Minors event will feature artwork and presentations by current minors in Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation (CAST), and students and faculty will be available to talk about the department and enrolling in the introductory course. Anyone interested in the intersection of art and social change should attend!

The Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) is located across the loop road from the Heller School, adjacent to the Tower Parking Lot. Also nearby is the Mandel Center for the Humanities. Enter the main door and go downstairs to the Atrium.

Film Festival: Documenting the Immigrant Experience
Tuesday, May 2, 3:00-5:00pm
Wasserman Cinematheque at Brandeis University
film fest
Please join the students in CAST 170a: Documenting the Immigrant Experience for a film festival featuring their work on Tuesday, May 2, from 3-5 p.m. in the Wasserman Cinematheque. Throughout the semester, students in CAST 170a have interviewed immigrants attending Waltham High School to record their stories of immigration. The resulting documentaries uplift their voices and shine light on the lives of immigrant families in Waltham. Through the festival, the humanity of all participants will become more visible. This event is free and open to the public! Please direct any questions to Sarah Terrazano.

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