Upcoming Events

Familias Separadas/Stories of Families Affected by Detention

November 19, 2019

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm 
Location: Alumni Lounge, Usdan

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

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

Reception

Tuesday, November 19

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: ASAC Atrium

Michelle Ortiz

Documentary Screening: Las Madres de Berks

November 20, 2019

Time: 3:30 pm – 4:50 pm
Location: TBD

Michelle Angela Ortiz will screen her 30-minute documentary, Las Madres de Berks, a film that shares the testimonials of four Central American mothers detained for two years with their children at The Berks County Residential Center, a family prison in Pennsylvania. It also features the artworks that Ortiz created based on the Berks mothers' stories, and is part of Ortiz' Familias Separadas public art project which amplifies the stories of families affected by detention and deportation in Pennsylvania. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the artist.

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

Las Madres de Berks

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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