More Events of Interest

March 30-31, 2018
African American Intellectual History Society Annual Conference

April 9, 2018
ENACT Forum on Women's Political Engagement

April 13, 2018
Taiwan-Hiatt Career Fair and Panel on How Asia's Economies Need Global Growth

April 15, 2018
Remember Ford Hall 

April 16, 2018
Afroflo Yoga 


Upcoming Events

Faculty and Staff Professional Development Opportunities

Intergroup Dialogues: Working for Racial Justice

Faculty, staff, and students have identified racial equity and justice as an important area of focus at Brandeis. To address this focus, the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (ODEI) is offering a professional development opportunity for Brandeis employees as an essential component of both understanding racial justice and enacting racial justice at Brandeis.

Specifically, ODEI is offering a four-session professional development series to faculty and staff entitled, “Intergroup Dialogues: Working for Racial Justice” during the month of June. Participants will meet on four consecutive Tuesdays from 11:00am - 2:00pm on the following dates: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19/, 6/26. Lunch will be served during each session. Please note that in order to participate, you must be able to attend each session for the entirety of the series, as the sessions are progressive.

During this interactive educational experience, participants will be offered opportunities to:

  • deepen their understanding of multi-systemic racial justice concepts and definitions;
  • understand the connections between our personal experiences and beliefs and our professional practices;
  • dialogue with colleagues in racial affinity and mixed-race groups about interpersonal and institutional racism and racial justice;
  • develop their consciousness about the impact of racism on systems of education; and,
  • build community with another.

To apply:
Please complete the application no later than 5pm on Friday, May 18, 2018 to be considered for this opportunity.

Working with Equity and Inclusion: Linking Social Justice with Professional Practices

As a member of staff or faculty at Brandeis, a university that was founded on the principles of social justice and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, reflecting on your experiences with these principles has the potential to benefit you and your work. This workshop will introduce and expand on relevant social justice concepts through information sharing and small group dialogue.

During this two-hour, interactive professional development workshop, participants will be offered opportunities to:

  • practice working with group dialogue norms;
  • deepen their awareness of a variety of social identities, including but not limited to race, gender, religion, disability, religion, sex, and nationality;
  • explore select social justice frameworks, such as socialization, intersectionality, and privilege and oppression;
  • reflect on the ways their understanding of and interactions with these frameworks impact their worldview and their curricular and co-curricular practices; and,
  • engage with and learn from one another.

This professional development opportunity is open to staff and faculty members. Participation for each workshop offering will be capped at 12. This workshop will be offered four times this semester:



Spots Available

Thursday, April 12

2:00-4:00 p.m. AT CAPACITY

Thursday, April 19

1:00-3:00 p.m.


Monday, April 23

10:00-12:00 a.m.

AT CAPACITY                    

Thursday, April 26

2:00-4:00 p.m.


For more information and to get on the waitlist, please contact Dr. Allyson Livingstone, LICSW at

April 17, 2018

Faculty Discussions on Diversity - Colorism

We hope you will join us for these important discussions led by Mark Brimhall-Vargas, PhD, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We encourage you to complete the readings for each session beforehand to make the conversations more meaningful. Faculty and staff are welcomed. If you attend 5 of our 8 sessions this year, you'll be invited to join President Liebowitz for dinner! 

The following events are supported through Faculty Diversity Grants which promote and contribute to a university-wide conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This (now nearly-concluded) series is sponsored by the Chief Diversity Officer, Provost, and Deans of Arts and Sciences, Heller, and IBS.

March 2018

Diversity Dialogues: a podcast series curated by "This Anthro Life"

Grant recipients: Anita Hannig, Ryan Collins, and Adam Gamwell (Anthropology)

“Anthropology’s job is to make the world a safe place for human differences.” ~ Ruth Benedict, American cultural anthropologist. 

A central problem we address through This Anthro Life is that people of different disciplines, industries, or walks of life share the human condition but lack the time, skills, or knowledge to talk across and learn from difference. In a world where inequalities, power differentials, and endemic privilege continue to impact the fabric of university communities, these conversations provide a needed starting point.

Diversity + Inclusion in Higher Education, part 1

Brave Community: Teaching Race in the American Classroom with Janine de Novais

The March for Science, Solidarity, and Social Impact

Episodes are also available on and through the Apple Podcasts app.