Read Cynthia Cohen's notes on feminist epistemology, aesthetic ways of knowing and peacebuilding

Video: Presentation by the Ulafa’a Visual Artists of Bahrain

Read Reflection on Farhat Abgaria’s Visit by Cynthia Cohen 

Exhibit: BLUE - Read the interview on BrandeisNOW

Anna Khandros: The Politics Perspective on Peacebuilding

Program works with art to create peace

Past Events

Aug 31 - Sept 3, 2018
IMPACT Design Lab

March 6-12, 2018
De-Colonizing Approaches to Arts-Based Peacebuilding
Dr. Babu Ayindo in Residence at Brandeis University

May 2, 2017
Film Festival: Documenting the Immigrant Experience

February 4, 2017
Activism Through Song: Advancing Social Justice Through Folk Music, A Concert and Discussion with Magpie

October 13, 18, & November 1, 2016
Imagining Freedom | Creating Justice
Salon Series

April 14 - 17, 2016
Shout the Big Dreams - Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

February 2, 2016
Freedom Underfoot: Performance by Germaine Ingram

September 28 - October 8, 2015
Now As Then: We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest
Events focusing creative attention on the struggle for voting rights

April 24, 2015
A Mini-Festival of Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation

March 2 - 5, 2015
Fatu Gayflor and Toni Shapiro-Phim in Residence

November 5, 2014
Music and the Cultural Survival of Indigenous Peoples: The Andean Q’eros and Amazonian Wachiperi Peoples of Peru

May 2014
A Call to Action - A Way Out of No Way: Learning from Jane Sapp's Life, Stories and Songs via Indiegogo
Jane at Piano

February 1-10, 2014
"Seeking Lives of Purpose"
Part of 'DEIS Impact 2014

January 28-29, 2014
Possibilities and Dilemmas of Incorporating Sacred Elements into Art for Social Change

September 17-19, 2013
Panel on Resilience, the Arts and Social Transformation
Vancouver, Canada

June 20-21, 2013
Community Arts Lab - Arts Festival and Conference
Utrecht, Netherlands

April 19-28, 2013
Bahrain/Brandeis: Ulafa’a
Reconciliation Art Project

September 21-23 &
28-30, 2012
Facilitating Encounters through Art

December 1-2, 2011
Just Performance: Enacting Justice in the Wake of Violence

October 23, 2011
"Acting Together on the World Stage" Boston Premiere

October 21-23, 2011
Weekend Intensive:
Peacebuilding and the Arts: Community Cultural Development

April 12, 2011
Nexus of Arts and Social Transformation

More Past Events

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Past Event - September 2013

Theatre for Change and International Education
in the Ecuadorian Amazon

September 10, 2013

2:00pm -
Open session of The Arts of Building Peace course, co-led by Daniel Bryan of the Pachaysana Institute
Spingold Theatre Building, Room 111
5:00pm -
Conversation with students
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room 303
Brandeis University

Daniel Bryan is the program director of a new study abroad program based in the Ecuadorian Amazon called “Rehearsing Change: Empowering Locally, Educating Globally” that is exploring various possibilities for collaboration with Brandeis.


Photo credit:
Pachaysana Institute

The program engages students from North America with members of local indigenous communities in sustainable development projects/service learning, theatre for social change, cultural and historical study, and work on Spanish language, and is operated by the Pachaysana Institute in partnership with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

On September 10, Daniel will be co-leading a class of The Arts of Building Peace with Cindy Cohen at 2:00 in Spingold Room 111, and hosting a conversation with student at 5:00 in Mandel Room 303. Both events are open to all members of the Brandeis community. His campus visit will extend through September 9, 10, and 11. If you are interested in setting up another gathering with Daniel during this time, please contact Cindy.

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