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Arts for Life Podcast Series
Episode 1 - Arts for Life: African Voices, a pilot featuring Gcina Mhlophe and Kim Berman

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

Imagining Freedom | Creating Justice - Salon Series:

"Staging Social Change"
November 1, 6:00-8:00pm

Call for Applicants: Grants for Student Projects Related to CAST - Fall 2016
Applications Due: November 29

2016 CAST Annual Report

CAST Design Lab Reports

American Theatre Magazine Features CAST, Peacebuilding and the Arts

Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts


Professor Cynthia Cohen Solves the World's Problems with Creativity
The Brandeis Hoot

Super PAC (Super Participatory Arts Coalition)
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Sept. 6 - Nov. 7, 2016

November 17 - 19, 2016
United States Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC)

Featured News from the Field Theme: "Arts and the 2016 Presidential Election"

Featured News from the Field Theme: "Creative Reflections on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability"

Oakland Arts Review
Call for Submissions

Muktadhara 2016
7th Bi-annual International Forum Theatre Festival
December 5-20, 2016
Badu, India

Theater of Witness

Songwriting Contest: Musician’s United To Protect Bristol Bay (MUTPBB)

Featured News from the Field Theme: "African-led Initiatives at the Intersection of the Arts and Social Transformation"

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change
Search for Common Ground, UNICEF

2016 Films Online Launch - Global Action Project

Alternate ROOTS

Art for Social Change & State of the Art Reports

Entry Points: The Vera List Center Field Guide on Art and Social Justice #1

“Normalizing the Extraordinary in Medellín - Part I and Part II
The first of a two-part account by Chief Policy Wonk Arlene Goldbard of a visit to Medellín, Colombia, in early December 2015

“Yes, Art and Culture Can Change the World”
By Adam Horowitz
GOOD Magazine

Artist Protection Fund (AFP)
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2016 Documentary Winners: Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

International Community Arts Festival (CAF)
March 27 - April 2, 2017

Music Versus Gun Violence

Video: Workshop with Jane Wilburn Sapp
Part of the event series Now As Then: Events focusing creative attention on the struggle for voting rights 

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Acting Together Documentary

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On Equal Terms - Exhibit by Susan Eisenberg

On Equal Terms:
Women in Skilled Trades 35 Years & Still Organizing
Exhibit by Susan Eisenberg
September 29 - November 1
Opening Reception: October 3, 6:00-8:00 pm
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street #312, New York City

"On Equal Terms" is a touring mixed media art installation by Susan Eisenberg exhibiting in New York City at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, Sunday, September 29 - Friday, November 1, 2013, with support from the Berger-Marks Foundation. An opening reception celebrating tradeswomen will be held Thursday, October 3, 6:00-8:00 pm.

SE"On Equal Terms" uses audio, poetry, found objects, photography, banners, historical artifacts, and 3-D mixed media –– including a plywood bathroom shack with graffiti; a "My Kids Know Which Bridges in Town Are Mine!" cake; and Stella, a life-sized figure on a ladder in a diamond hardhat –– to bring viewers into the experiences of women who work on construction sites. Thirty-five years after affirmative guidelines issued by President Carter opened construction apprenticeships and jobs to women –– that should have led to women holding 25% of construction trades jobs ––  women are still only 2.5% of that workforce. The gap between policy expectation and policy outcome inspire the installation.

A multi-disciplinary artist, author, policy analyst and licensed electrician, Susan Eisenberg is a Resident Artist/Scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC), where she directs the On Equal Terms Project. The installation launched at the WSRC gallery in 2008, and exhibited most recently at the Smithsonian-affiliated Michigan State University Museum. Developed with a "Liberty and Justice for All" grant from Mass Humanities, "On Equal Terms" uses personal testimony and the arts as springboards for education, discussion, and action about employment equity, challenging viewers to consider the difference between identical treatment and equal treatment. For more info, contact: OnEqualTerms@brandeis.edu.

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