COMPACT's monthly coffee hour series for community partners featuring a 10-minute turbotalk to connect them to resources at Brandeis and each other.
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November 1, 2023
An event sponsored by Brandeis Education Program and co-sponsored by COMPACT where teacher, scholar and author Jessica Lander spoke about her recent book, Making Americans: Stories of Historic Struggles, New Ideas, and Inspiration in Immigrant Education, what education looks like in a classroom primarily filled with immigrant students and more.
Education Program hosts Jessica Lander to speak on Making Americans," The Brandeis Hoot, 3 November 2023.
October 29, 2023
This two-hour event was a unique look at one of the most consequential human rights violations in history. A special combination of an academic perspective and journalistic storytelling, this event will explore the history and the ongoing legacy of the Armenian genocide of 1915.
From the re-education journey of one Turkish-American, to the personal stories of Armenians of various backgrounds, the audience witnessed the weight and veracity of this historical event and its legacy, through a variety of short videos that are part of the Neighbors in Memory initiative.
Featuring presentations from Prof. Lerna Ekmekçioğlu, columnist Ohannes Kılıçdağı, and video producer/storyteller Gonca Sönmez-Poole, the event touched upon the story of TAWA (The Turkish-Armenian Women's Alliance), a grassroots alliance of women who met regularly between 2012-14 for the purpose of dialogue, and tackle how the troubled relations unfold today, leading to new waves of violence. Featured a panel consisting of the presenters with the addition of visual artist Apo Torosyan and educator Laura Bilazarian-Purutyan, subjects in the previously screened videos.
A play that shares the words and experiences of Ukrainian youth as they navigate the chaos and catastrophe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. "The Clear Blue Skies" is a play based on messages sent by Ukrainian youth to their acting teacher in the days and weeks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Attendees learned how these young people experienced the chaos and catastrophe of those early days of the war through the performance by an ensemble of New York-based actors playing the young Ukrainians and a post-performance discussion with the directors and actors, and members of the local Ukrainian community.
Photo Credit: Brandeis Education Program
September 7, 2023
A presentation of the Brandeis Education Program in collaboration with the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education SCRoLL Lab and Brandeis COMPACT hosted by Ziva Hassenfeld (Brandeis University) and Tanishia Lavette Williams (Brandeis University) with panelists Katherine Frankel (Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development), Christine Leighton (Emmanuel College), Ola Ozernov-Palchik (MIT and Boston University), and respondents Natasha Sarkisian (Whittemore Elementary School) and Marianne Duffy (Waltham Public Schools).
Photo Credit: Rose Art Museum
August 20, 2023
Join us for a day of family-friendly fun at the Rose Art Museum with drop-in artmaking activities, lawn games, a close-looking tour, free ice cream by The Chillwagon, and a pop-up Family Storytime with our friends from the Waltham Library inspired by the exhibition Arghavan Khosravi: Black Rain.
COMPACT's monthly coffee hour to gather community partners together to learn more about priorities, events, news, and opportunities for partnership and ongoing support.
Photo Credit: Megan Ross
Grace Doh, "Industry expert Jimmy Kang leads audio engineering workshop: The hip hop producer and manager showcased his expertise in the proccess of mixing, mastering, and networking for Brandeis musicians," The Justice, March 28, 2023.
Mia Plante, "Brandeis GSC to present at 'First Event,'" The Brandeis Hoot, Jan. 27, 2023.
Community Partner: Music Worcester
Oct. 14, 2022 — Department of English
Community Partners: North American Indian Center of Boston, American Indian Studies Association and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
(Massachusetts Field & Education Manager for Our Climate and Administrator for the Massachusetts Youth Climate Coalition)
Hedy Yag, "Brandeis hosts second Climate Action Dinner," The Justice, Nov. 8, 2022.
Photo Credit: Jazz Dottin
Community Partner: MA Youth for Climate Justice