Social Justice and Philanthropy students Rachel Mayo and Ilana Sidorsky entering the Learning by Giving Foundation’s $10,000 video contest
To anyone interested in learning more about the amazing work that Brandeis students have done or are planning to do around the world to promote peace and coexistence: The winners of the Davis and the Karpf + Hahn Peace Prizes are presenting their work TODAY at 3:00 PM in the Peace Room! Any and all are welcome, and please bring any friends you think might be interested! Light refreshments will be served!Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Just a quick reminder to anyone interested in learning more about the amazing work that Brandeis students have done or are planning to do around the world to promote peace and coexistence: The winners of the Davis and the Karpf + Hahn Peace Prizes are presenting their work this Friday, March 30th at 3:00 PM in the Peace Room! Any and all are welcome, and please bring any friends you think might be interested! Light refreshments will be served!Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Are you interested in learning about the amazing work Brandeis students have done or are planning to do around the world to promote peace? Then come check out this year’s winners of the Davis and Karpf & Hahn Peace Prize Awards as they present their projects! Presenters will include Irfan Amali, who will be discussing his project titled, “Promoting Peace and Tolerance to Muslim Children,” and Renena Gal with her project, “Empowering Young Rwandan Women and Children Through Theater.” These are just two of the projects that will be discussed; you will have to attend to see the others! The event will be held in the Peace Room in the Usdan Student Center on March 30th at 3PM. Refreshements will be served and anyone is welcome to attend, so bring a friend!Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Rabbi Lerner makes the case for why peace activists must be BOTH pro-Israel and pro-Palestine and that a lasting peace in the Middle East will only emerge if it fosters a transformation in the consciousness of both Israelis and Palestinians, and a triumph of the most loving and generous parts of the religious traditions in each community. This dialogue explores how such lasting peace is unlikely unless it reflects a similar transformation in the U.S. away from expecting “homeland security” to come from political, economic or cultural dominance.
Embracing Israel/Palestine is a must-read for those who care about peace in the Middle East. It is provocative, radical, persuasive, and, if given the attention it deserves, could make a major contribution to reconciliation. Please read this book! —Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 2-3:30pm–Golding 110, Brandeis UniversityFiled under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Congratulations to Kayla Dinces and Lena Morrison, winners of the 2012 Davis Peace Prize Award! Kayla and Lena’s project, titled, “Engaging Hands and Minds: Empowerment through Peer Education in Zimbabwe,” was nominated by Brandeis and accepted by the Davis Peace Prize Foundation this week, giving the group $10,000 to implement their project this summer. Both students will give a more in-depth presentation of what they plan on doing with the prize money in the Peace Room at a date and time soon to be announced. Stay tuned!Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Brandeis School of Creative Arts and MusicUnitesUs presents:
Making a Difference Through the Arts: The Practice of Cultural Advocacy
Tuesday, March 13
Laurie Theater, Spingold
Refreshments will be served!!!
The stakes for cultural development work have never been higher. Join leaders in the practice of cultural advocacy as they share innovative programs that use the arts to sow transformative social change and strengthen social justice. Join a lively and inspiring dialogue as panelists share some of the strategies and lessons learned as cultural advocates in the 21st century.
Moderator: Theodore Levin, Senior Project Consultant, Aga Khan Music Initiative; Chair of the Arts and Culture Program, Open Society Foundations; Arthur R. Virgin Professor of Music, Dartmouth College
• Jessye Kass ’13, Cofounder, Attukwei Art Foundation, Ghana
• Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, Smithsonian Institution
• Zeyba Rahman, Director, Asia and North America, Fez Festival of World Sacred Music
• Ethel Raim, Artistic Director, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, New York City
For information on other events related to the panel (March 12–13), visit musicunitesus.info/panel.html
Sponsored by the Poses FoundationFiled under Uncategorized | Comment (0)