The following Brandeis Pluralism Alliance grants were awarded in spring 2019:
May 3, 2019
Grantee: Candice Jiang
A screening of Candice Jiang's short film about Brandeis Sodexo employees’ working experiences and struggles, followed by a brief Q&A.
May 1, 2019
Grantee: Julia KenneallyAn outreach event for the English Language Learning Initiative, which provides English tutoring for Brandeis Sodexo workers and other interested employees.
April 30, 2019
Grantees: Sarah Terrazano and Jenny Alexander
A film festival featuring short documentaries made by students in the class Documenting the Immigrant Experience (CAST 170a). Each work was based on the experiences of an individual from the Muslim immigrant community.
April 13, 2019
Grantees: Vennesa Duodu and Ruth Adade
An intitiative to support the Sankofa African Dance team's performance at Culture X's 20th anniversary show, "From Roots to Leaves: Grounded in Our Histories."
April 11, 2019
Grantees: Gabriel Fontes and Aicha Tavares
Benefiting Organization: Boston International Newcomers Academy
Celebrating the achievements of young Boston International Newcomers Academy scholars whose efforts helped build a new multicultural and multilingual library at this Boston public school catering to new immigrant English language learners and their families.
April 6, 2019
Grantee: Viviana Santana-Perez
Performances of tradition-inspired dances by LatinXtreme, Brandeis Latinx Student Organization's dance group, at the 2019 Toxic Showcase.
April 6, 2019
Grantee: Brandy Caldwell
This year's Toxic Showcase theme, "Peace, Love and Soul Train" pays homage to "Soul Train," the syndicated music-dance television program that enjoyed a 35-year run and featured performances by such stars as The Jackson 5, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Destiny's Child and hundreds more.
March 29, 2019
Grantees: Allison Tien and Jennifer Taufan
Benefiting Organization: Burma Task Force
This year's cultural show of the South East Asia Club had the theme "Matahari" — Indonesian for "sun" — to signify a brighter tomorrow for the diverse cultures of Southeast Asia. Special guest performer was dancer and YouTube personality D-trix.
March 23, 2019
Grantee: Jennifer Taufan
Benefiting Organization: National Immigration Forum
The 2019 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Film Festival showcased films that highlight the themes of love, family and culture in the lives of Asian Americans.
March 16, 2019
Grantee: Jiaao Gong
A cultural show designed to highlight how Taiwanese Americans fit into today's society. The performance showcased both traditional and contemporary Taiwan art and performances.
March 10, 2019
Grantees: Gabriela Giordano and Irina Dubinina
An evening of dancing and fun for all members of the Brandeis community, featuring performances by various campus dance groups, brief dance lessons, international dance music and various languages studied and spoken at Brandeis.