Do Something Great: Campus Grants at Kenan

By Nathan Nye

November 1 is the deadline for Kenan’s Campus Grants program, and you should apply. KIE gives small grants to empower you to make the ethics-related event of your dreams come true.

What could you do with $500? Really, what couldn’t you do? Okay, there are probably a lot of things you can’t do. However, an incredible and thought-provoking project is certainly not out of your grasp with a Campus Grant from Kenan. Below are some recent examples from the Campus Grants Program to provide inspiration and prove that a small grant can make a big difference.

1. Me Too Monologues-

Me Too Monologues is a yearly monologue performance that identity at Duke. Monologues are submitted anonymously and performed by actors. Check out some performances below. The event happens in the Spring, and has been a campus grant recipient for several years. More videos here.

2. She w[Rites] of Passage

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Duke undergraduate Alana Jackson presented She w[Rites] of Passage: An Evening of Performance and Dialogue using a Campus Grant. The event included song, dance, spoken word as a culmination to a larger project, “Exploring the Intersection of Public Health and Performance Art.” Check out more of Alana’s work in performance and health above with her Dance for Parkinson’s Disease project.

3. Multitudes Project

From the Multitudes Project

The Multitudes Project was a groundbreaking photo-exhibit and related publicity/awareness campaign that sought to expose the many-layered and multiplicative nature of Asian and Asian-American identity. It sought to complicate and refute the monolithic nature that race is ascribed at Duke, and in the United States more generally. More photos here.

What are you waiting for? You have ideas? We want to make them happen. Apply for a Kenan Campus Grant, and remember the deadline in Nov. 1!