Important Deadlines

Applications for the summer 2017 grants are due Friday, March 10th, 2017, by 5 p.m.

Jane's Essay Prize entries are due April 14 th, 2017 by 5 p.m.

Photos for the Jane's Photography Contest must be submitted by April 14th, 2017 by 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2016

Thursday, 9/15, 2-5pm "Spect-actors Change the Script towards more Equality and Inclusion: A Forum Theater Event with Doris Sommer and Jennifer Cleary" in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library (Level 1).  This is a great opportunity to see one of the greatest literary critics of Latin American Literature.

Thursday, 9/29, 5- 8 p.m "Theatre for Social Changepieces", CAST and LALS will host a visit by Daniel Bryan, Executive Director of the Pachaysana Institute and Resident Director of Rehearsing Change: Empowering Locally, Educating Globally. Bryan and students from American and Brown Universities will present the short "Theatre for Social Changepieces" developed with their counterparts in the Amazon and Quito.  Performances will address racism, symbolic/systemic gender violence (and machismo), and the tension between cultural identity and natural resource extraction (adapting an Amazon myth).  Following the performance, Daniel Bryan will lead a brief workshop.

Wednesday 10/512 - 12:50pm, Shapiro Campus Center 313
"How are we talking about immigration in the 2016 presidential election?"with Brian Fried (POL) and Madeleine Lopez (ICC and HIST)
Bring your lunch; light refreshments provided.

Friday, 10/14 Genuis for Sale! Conference presentation, 2pm Mandel Atrium
Elizabeth Ferry, Anthropology Brandeis University
"Golden Means: Value Transformations of Gold in Colombia"

Friday, October 28From Antiracist Education to Electoral Campaigning: The Complex Calculus of Race and Politics in Brazil , presentation with Dr. Antonio José Bacelar da Silva, University of Arizona. Dr. Bacelar Da Silva will discuss the recent reemergence of black organizations, Black NGOs, in Salvador (Bahia, Brazil) and their uses of race as a political strategy. At the core of Brazilian identity is the idea that there are no clear racial divisions in Brazil.  Bacelar Da Silva’s work specifically explores the boundaries, the limits, and possibilities of black activists’ stated goals of embracing racial differences in antiracist education and electoral campaigning.

Monday, October 31, 2:30-4:30 SCC atrium.  Día de los muertos celebration!
Dia de los muertos
Thursday, November 10.  Jane's Travel Grant Winter/Spring applications due.

Additionally, related ICC events include:

Summer of Violence
Monday, September 19th
ICC Lounge

co-sponsor: AAAS Department

This past summer witnessed numerous incidents of violence affecting people of color across the globe. Dr. Chad L. Williams, Associate Professor and Department Chair of African and Afro-American Studies, will moderate a discussion on how this summer impacts the Brandeis community and how we can learn from it. Please stop by and join us through open dialogue as we move forward as a community.

"In Praise of Latin Night at the Queer Club"
Tuesday, September 27th
ICC Lounge 

co-sponsors: TRISK and AHORA

On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed at the PULSE nightclub in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. Categorized as a hate crime, the PULSE nightclub served as a safe place for many. Join us for a discussion on intersectionality and safe spaces as we continue to heal together as a community. Cosponsored by: TRISK and AHORA

Facilitated by Julio R. Oyola, Assistant Director of LGBTQ Services at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA and currently serves on the committees for Boston Black Pride and Boston Latinx Pride.

Indigenous Peoples Day-Teach In
Monday, October 10th
ICC Lounge 

A day of learning for the entire brandeis community focusing on Native culture, history and their struggle for social justice.

To submit an LALS related event, please email Laura Brown at