What's Happening

Call for Research Memos: Urban Violence and the Arts


Selma ’65: Play by Catherine Filloux coming to Brandeis
October 8, 5:00pm
Shapiro Campus Center Theater


Announcing Recipients
of Acting Together 
Small Grants

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

Presentations by Recipients of CAST Grants for Faculty Projects
October 23 &
November 3

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CAST 2015 Annual Report
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CAST Design Lab Reports


Announcing Recipients of CAST Grants for Student Projects
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American Theatre Magazine Features CAST, Peacebuilding and the Arts
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Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts
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Highlights

Sign up to be an Emissary from the Future
Deadline: September 10
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Tomorrow's Peacebuilders Awards
Deadline: September 15
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Call for Applications, The Intercultural Innovation Award
UNAOC & BMW Group
Deadline: September 30
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Kidnap Road - A New Play by Catherine Filloux
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The Incredible Ways Art Is Helping Charleston Unite After Church Massacre
The Huffington Post
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Srebrenica Quilt Display Will Cap 20 Years of Advocacy and Anguish
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Book - Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma
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OAS Peace Fund Promotes Arts Among Belizean and Guatemalan Children
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Use of Arabic cultural arts bring greater peace and understanding
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Short Film: Two Faiths One Prayer -- Muslims and Jews Pray Together in LA
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Broadsided Press

Published monthly via international vector distribution
Submissions invited September through May
You could be a vector.
You could get Broadsided.
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2015 Imaginings
In 16 Cities in the U.S.
Hosted by USDAC
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Public: An e-Journal from Imagining America
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Article: 
Talk bridges improvisation and justice
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Plays by Sean Christopher Lewis: Killadelphia, Dogs of Rwanda, and Rust 
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In Place of War
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Featured Theme -
News from the Field: “The Most Important Images of the Year”: Artists Respond to Racial Violence in the U.S.
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Optivism - Music & Film
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Acting Together Documentary

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Nilanjana Premaratna


Nilanjana Premaratna is a PhD student at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. She is a scholar and activist from Sri Lanka with a history of volunteering and working in the Sri Lankan conflict context for over one and a half decades. Her education and research interests build upon this activism and experience.

Nilanjana graduated from the University of Colombo with a Bachelor of Arts and completed her Master's degree at the University of Queensland on an Australian Leadership Award. In her PhD thesis, Nilanjana explores the role of theatre for peacebuilding in South Asia. Thus, her research and activist interests in the nexus of art and peacebuilding complement each other, drawing from and contributing to each other.

She co-authored "Art and Peacebuilding: How Theatre Transforms Conflict in Sri Lanka," a chapter in the following book: Oliver Richmond (ed), "Palgrave Advances in Peacebuilding: Critical Developments and Approaches," London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, pp. 376-391.  

Our gratitude is given to Nilanjana for collaborating with the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts to compile a set of initiatives and organizations in South Asia working in the intersection of theatre and peacebuilding for News from the Field and for our January Peacebuilding and the Arts Now newsletter. 




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