Upcoming Events

Artists Unite for a Green New Deal — USDAC Summer Call Series

August 8, August 22, and Sept 5
GndThis summer USDAC is hosting a free, three-part series of online video calls to learn about the policy, science, and strategy behind a Green New Deal—and to dream into the role of cultural workers, community artists, and creative activists in making it real!

The Green New Deal is an ambitious proposal for a decade of policy that flips our fear of climate change on its head—a proposal rooted in a broad vision of social, economic, and racial equity that turns this emergency into an opportunity to revitalize our own society and infrastructure, build the foundation of true sustainability, and address longstanding inequalities.

“Join us as we de-wonkify the Green New Deal with artists, farmers, organizers, researchers, and community leaders who are translating this big vision into concrete, local actions. Come with questions, curiosity, and ideas. Leave with inspiration and more comrades to collaborate with! You can join for the whole series, or any of the individual calls.”

September 13, 2019

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: Fellows Garden (rain location: Shapiro Campus Center atrium)

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CAST Welcome Back Reception

September 17, 2019

Meet the Undergraduate Program Representatives and current CAST Minors:

Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

Location: Alumni Lounge in Usdan

 

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CAST Fall Salon

November 5, 2019

Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

Location: TBA

 

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Sophiline Arts Ensemble Performing Phka Sla

Sophiline Arts Ensemble Performing Phka Sla; Choreography by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro

Photo Credit: Sophiline Arts Ensemble

Dance in the Aftermath of Mass Violence 

October 22, 2019

Time: 2:00 - 4:50 pm
Location: Shapiro Campus Center Theater

Members of the Cambodia-based Sophiline Arts Ensemble will present a lecture-demonstration about choreography in post-genocide Cambodia, and the relationship between legacies of violence and contemporary expressive culture. They'll perform an excerpt from a recent piece developed as an official "reparations" project of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal -- the international court trying Khmer Rouge leaders for crimes against humanity and genocide.

This event is sponsored by the Minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST). For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu. All are welcome!

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2019 Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize: John Paul Lederach 

October 30, 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

 Join the Brandeis community in welcoming the 2019 Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize recipient, John Paul Lederach. 

Professor Emeritus of International Peacebuilding at the University of Notre Dame, Lederach has worked extensively as a practitioner in conciliation processes. Lederach is widely known for the development of culturally appropriate approaches to conflict transformation and the design and implementation of integrative and strategic approaches to peacebuilding. The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize was created by the late Professor Joseph B. Gittler to recognize outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations.

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Performance: “Eddie’s Perejil”

November 7, 2019

Time and Location: TBA

Professor Edward Paulino, CUNY/John Jay College, transforms his scholarship on the 1937 massacre of Haitians on the Haitian/Dominican border into a theatrical production exploring borders, race, sovereignty, oral histories, archives and the theater.

Michelle Ortiz

Michelle Ortiz

Familias Separadas/Central Americans Held in Detention Centers 

November 19, 2019

Time: 2:00 - 4:50 pm
Location: Alumni Lounge, Usdan

Visual artist, muralist, community arts educator and immigrant rights activist Michelle Ortiz will introduce her Familias Separadasproject  -- a series of public art installations in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, about the horrific impact of family separations.

This event is sponsored by the Minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST). For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu. All are welcome!

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Open session of Prof. Muna Guvenc’s course Housing and Social Justice: Professor Gabriel Arboleda, Amherst College, speaking on socially engaged design in Latin America

November 20, 2019

Time: 2:00- 3:20 pm

Location TBA