Current Recipients

The following Brandeis Pluralism Alliance grants were awarded in spring 2019:

Brandeis Sodexo Experience: An Ethnographic Film

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.

Learn About ELLi!

May 1, 2019

Grantee: Julia Kenneally

An outreach event for the English Language Learning Initiative, which provides English tutoring for Brandeis Sodexo workers and other interested employees.
Film Festival: Documenting the Immigrant Experience

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.

Sankofa African Dance Team: Remembering Your Roots

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."

BINCA Book Project Celebration

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.

LatinXtreme at 2019 Toxic Showcase

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.

Peace, Love and Soul Train

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.

AYALA: Matahari (Featuring D-trix)

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.

2019 APAHM Film Festival: 'Dream Come True'

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.

Formosa 2019: 'Love Formosa'

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.

Let’s Dance! An International Evening of Dance

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.