HIGHLIGHTS

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 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
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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
CAL

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

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

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
Wknd

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.

Cosponsorship

Guidelines for cosponsorship of your campus events.

Upcoming Events

Selma ’65: Play by Catherine Filloux coming to Brandeis
October 8, 2015, 5:00pm

Shapiro Campus Center Theater

Catherine Filloux’s one-woman play Selma '65, in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the Selma Voting March, brings to life the interconnected stories of Viola Liuzzo, white civil rights activist, and Tommy Rowe, FBI informant, undercover with the Ku Klux Klan. The play will be performed at Brandeis University in October 2015. The play received its world premiere from September 25th to October 12th, 2014 for a 16-performance run at La MaMa, where Filloux is a resident artist. The artistic team includes director Eleanor Holdridge; actress Marietta Hedges; set designer Kris Stone; and costume designer Suttirat Larlarb, who did the costumes for the film Slumdog Millionaire, and with whom Filloux worked on her award winning play Eyes of the Heart. Read Catherine's blog about Selma '65.

Watch a video of an interview with playwright Catherine Filloux about Selma '65 with Pei-Sze Cheng discussing the real-life events that surrounded the legendary 1965 voting march in Selma, Alabama.

Kidnap Road is the newest play by Catherine Filloux, directed by Stan Cahill and starring Kimber Riddle and Steve Guevara, focuses on Ingrid Betancourt, a presidential candidate in the country of Colombia in 2002, who while conducting her campaign was kidnapped by the terrorist organization the FARC. Details of Ingrid Betancourt’s story can be found in the public record. The story is imagined as a two-person play based in part on those events. Read more.

PlanetConnectionsCatherine Filloux was recently awarded the Planet Activist Award to honor her long career as an activist artist in the theater community.




The new Brandeis minor Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) presents:


Presentations by Recipients of CAST Grants for Faculty Projects

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CAST FACULTY Grant RECIPIENTS.
LEFT TO RIGHT: PROF. ADRIANNE
KRSTANSKY, PROF. JUDITH
EISSENBERG,  AZLIN PERDOMO,
AND PROF. ILANA SZOBEL.

Four members of the Brandeis faculty were awarded CAST grants of $2,000 for research and creative projects. The awards will support creative and scholarly inquiry into theory and practice at the nexus of arts, culture and social change; enhance teaching and advising; and animate an interdisciplinary conversation about creativity, social justice and peacebuilding through the arts. Join us for the presentations of the faculty grant recipients in the Atrium of the Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex:

Friday, October 23, 9:00am

  • "My American Girls" – Azlin Perdomo (Hispanic Studies, Romance Studies)
  • "Choreographing the Disabled Body: Gender, Performance, and Zionism in the work of Tamar Borer" – Prof. Ilana Szobel (Near Eastern and Judaic Studies)

Tuesday, November 3, 5:00 - 6:30pm

Read more about the projects and grants recipients.

THESE STIPENDS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH GENEROUS FUNDING FROM THE MAX AND SUNNY HOWARD MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, WITH GRATITUDE TO NAOMI SINNREICH P'13 FOR HER VISION AND SUPPORT.




Learn more about the new CAST minor.




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