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Read portrait of Cynthia Cohen in American Theatre magazine.
“Acting Together” Documentary receives the “Spirit of Place” Award
“Linking the Arts With Justice” by Cindy Cohen. Summer/Fall 2012 issue of Ethics Central Newsletter.
Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts featured in Brandeis Magazine: (Summer 2012 issue)
“Acting Together” Documentary selected to receive a 2012 Telly Award
Xchange Perspectives (XCP) is using a Peacebuilding and the Arts report to support their work in South Sudan. Read more and watch the video.
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by Serge Loode of the
Acting Together Anthology
Vol. I & II
Ulafa’a Reconciliation Art Project -
Exhibition by the visual artists of Bahrain
Acting Together Documentary
Cynthia Cohen: First, Peace
Her strategies for defusing conflicts converge at the nexus of art and justice
By Simi Horwitz
American Theatre Magazine
“The United States government spends more on a single day on the war in Afghanistan than its annual budget for the National Endowment for the Arts,” Cynthia Cohen will tell you, reciting the statistic with a certain degree of exasperation. “The issue is society’s lack of investment in creativity, versus its habit of addressing conflicts destructively. We in the arts can transform conflicts creatively for the betterment of everyone…” Read more.
PAX250 students with Cynthia Cohen and
Through analysis of case studies, interviews with socially engaged artists, critical reflections on works of art and student projects, this course explores how cultural productions contribute to non-violent resistance, the re-humanization of former enemies, and reconciliation. It will focus on performance and visual arts. There are no prerequisites and this course is open to both graduates and undergraduates. Contact Alia Goldfarb for more information. See other courses supported by the Ethics Center.
Choosing Peace in Bahrain: Using the Arts to Unite
April 19, The Brandeis Hoot
Ten young artists from Bahrain were at Brandeis from April 14th through the 20th, and they attended a week-long training on peacebuilding and the arts, facilitated by Cynthia Cohen. Their art exhibition will be up until April 28th as a part of the Festival of the Arts. Read more.
Ulafa’a Team members with Sarah McCarty, a Brandeis student
Cynthia Cohen to Receive Medicine Woman Award
June 5, 6:30pm
539 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Medicine Wheel Productions will be honoring Cynthia Cohen with the Medicine Woman Award at their annual Turning the Wheel Fundraiser on June 5, 2013. Dr. Cohen will be honored along with Mark Smith, Ed Merritt, and Shani Dowd, who will also be honored with Medicine Men & Women Awards. For more details on the event or on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michael Dowling at email@example.com or call 617-268-6700.
Cynthia at Medicine Wheel Productions with 2012 recipient
Acting Together on the World Stage receives the
“Spirit of Place” award!
February 8, 2013
The documentary, “Acting Together on the World Stage” is receiving the “Spirit of Place” award at the 9th Orlando Latin American Film & Heritage Festival (OLA FEST,) presented by the Awakening/Art & Culture Ola Fest. The "Spirit of Place" Award is an award that was established two years ago for excellence in social realism and activism in the arts. The opening night for the OLA FEST includes Flamenco music concert and a screening of the “Acting Together on the World Stage,” followed by Q & A with Roberto Varea. More information.
Read the news from the Ethics Central: Winter/Spring 2013 issue
Rose Art Museum Exhibit a Catalyst for Peacebuilding Explorations (page 1)
From Bahrain to Brandeis and Back Again (page 3)
Photo: Samira, Lod Ghetto, a year after 1948,
from the series, Scanograms #1, 2010,
manipulated readymade, archival inkjet.
Photo credit: Cindy Cohen
Peacebuilding and the Arts Update: Reflections on Fall by Cindy Cohen
It is the last weekend before the spring semester begins at Brandeis, and it looks like the semester will be a full one. … Before I jump onto the speeding train known as spring semester, I’m taking a few moments to reflect on this past fall, which was an extraordinary period… Read more.