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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:

Activism Through Song: Advancing Social Justice Through Folk Music, Concert & Discussion with Magpie
February 4, 7:00-8:30pm
Mandel Center for the Humanities Forum

The 2017 Brenda Meehan Social Justice-in-Action Grants for Brandeis undergraduate students
Applications Due:
February 10

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


Featured News from the Field Theme: "Artists as First Responders in a Time of Moral Crisis"

Sacred Music of the Mid East and North Africa with Yuval Ron
February 7, 2:00-3:30pm
Slosberg Music Building

Call for USDAC LAB Project Proposals
Deadline: February 8, 2017

Women In Music

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

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

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

Oakland Arts Review
Call for Submissions

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

2016 Films Online Launch - Global Action Project

Art for Social Change & State of the Art Reports

Artist Protection Fund (AFP)
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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 

Read more News from the Field.


Acting Together Documentary

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Table of Contents

I. About Recasting Reconciliation

About the Virtual Collection (PDF)

Theoretical Framework (PDF)

Meet the Fellows

Meet the Faculty

II. Gallery of Fellows' Works

Drumming and Reconciliation in Rwanda, Burundi and South Africa
Works by Nicholas Kotei Djanie & Lena Slachmuijlder                   

How Deep Can We Go?: Ubuntu, Art and Reconciliation in South Africa
Works by Kim Berman and Daniel Stompie Selibe

Playback Theatre: A Creative Resource for Reconciliation
Works by Jenny Hutt and Bev Hosking

Reflections on Cultural Production and Prospects for Reconciliation in Cambodia
Works by Ly Daravuth and Ingrid Muan

Witnessing War, Yearning for Peace: Two Documentary Films from Sri Lanka
Works by Iffat Fatima and Lisa Kois

III. Synthesis

In this section, we have synthesized what we have learned from conducting this investigation into the complex and multi-faceted relationship between the arts, culture, and reconciliation.

IV. Related Publications