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Updates from the Recipients
of Acting Together 
Small Grants
> New: Update on Creative Camp for Peace Building in Nepal by Mandala Theatre
Mandala


"Arts and Building Peace: Affirming the Basics and Envisioning the Future" - Paper by Dr. Cynthia Cohen

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


CAST 2015 Annual Report


CAST Design Lab Reports


Article: LaShawn Simmons '18 breaks down barriers and builds empowerment with poetry
Brandeis NOW
Recipient of a CAST Grant for Student Projects
LS


Art & Social Justice
State of the Arts - Fall 2015


American Theatre Magazine Features CAST, Peacebuilding and the Arts
AT


Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts

Highlights

Training in Music and Conflict Transformation
June 6-17
SIT Graduate Institute, Vermont


Summer Peacebuilding Institute
June 2016
CJP


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


“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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IIE


CULTURE//SH/FT
November 17 - 19, 2016
United States Department of Arts and Culture


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


2016 Documentary Winners: Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)
SIMA


Music Versus Gun Violence
#PutTheGunsDown
MvsGV 


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

Article: CAST-sponsored Ebony Axis debuts
hoot 

Art With Impact and Movies for Mental Health
AWI


Book - Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma
ForcedToFlee


OAS Peace Fund Promotes Arts Among Belizean and Guatemalan Children
OAS


Public
: An e-Journal from Imagining America

Public


Article: 
Talk bridges improvisation and justice
justice
ImpFest

In Place of War
IPW

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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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