Check out the Intercultural Center's calendar of events

The ICC provides a venue where students can learn and demonstrate social responsibility and diverse leadership; the organizations provide events that focus on issues of culture, ethnicity and social justice. >more

Hear from students about the impact of The Intercultural Center on their years at Brandeis.

Upcoming Events

Following is a sampling of upcoming diversity and inclusion events:

October 25, 2017, 4 p.m., Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize Award Presentation and Lecture by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics 2016-2018, is a leading authority in the area of civil rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. She is a groundbreaking scholar of intersectionality who pioneered the intellectual movement known as Critical Race Theory. >more

November 8, 2017, 5-6:20 p.m., Gerstenzang 123
From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men
A lecture with Tyrone Hayes, Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. >more

November 13, 2017, 3:30–5:00 p.m., The Rose Art Museum
"Black Monolith VIII (for Maya Angelou)” by Jack Whitten. Presented by Professor Faith Smith.
This is one installment of the Close Looking Series, a sequence of events providing an in-depth study of Brandeis's greatest treasures. The abstract piece, Black Monolith VIII (for Maya Angelou), is the work of black, radical artist Jack Whitten. Whitten created the series Monoliths in tribute to powerful black thinkers, creators, and revolutionaries such as Muhammad Ali, Barbara Jordan, and Ralph Ellison. This piece speaks to the politically charged identity of Black Art and the Black Aesthetic and the present Post-Black Art moment. This discussion will be led by none other than beloved professor of African and Afro-American Studies and English, Faith Lois Smith. >more

March 30-31, 2018, 8 a.m.– 6 p.m., Brandeis University, Various Locations
African American Intellectual History Society Annual Conference
The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) invites you to attend our third annual conference scheduled to take place on March 30-31, 2018 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Through a series of papers, panel sessions, roundtable discussions, films, and talks, this two-day conference will explore a wide-range of topics including religion, internationalism, slavery, sexuality, popular culture, and political thought. >more

Faculty Diversity Grant Events

These faculty members received the Faculty Diversity Grant for their events promoting an interconnected, inclusive community on our campus. This series of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programming is sponsored by the Chief Diversity Officer, Provost, and Deans of Arts and Sciences, Heller, and IBS. 

October 26, 2017, 3:30-4:50p.m., Room G12, Mandel Center for the Humanities 
Inequality and the Study of Antiquity Speaker Series
Faculty grant recipient: Jacqueline Vayntrub (NEJS) 
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College, Rhiannon Graybill delivers a lecture entitles Elish and the Ambivalent Power of the Prophetic Body in Professor Vayntrub's Death, Memorial and Immortality in Biblical Literature class. This lecture is open to the public. >more

November 3, 2017, 12-2:00p.m., Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
How do Race, Ethnicity, and Religion Intersect with Sexual Violence?
Faculty grant recipient: Bernadette Brooten (NEJS)

Angela Frederick Amar, Trauma Researcher, School of Nursing, Emory University 
Bernadette J. Brooten, Scholar of Religion and Advocate, Brandeis University 
Sarah Deer, Legal Scholar and Advocate, University of Kansas
Reception to follow. >more

November 7, 2017, 5-7:30p.m., Pearlman Hall
Training Active Bystanders: Creating Safety in Contentious Times
Faculty grant recipient: Gordie Fellman (PAX)
This workshop teaches bystanders how to interrupt harm-doing and generate positive action. Open to all Brandeis students, faculty, and staff. Pre-registration required as space is limited. >more

November 14, 2017, 7:00p.m., Schwartz Auditorium
Hidden Figures: Women at NASA Yesterday and Today
Faculty grant recipient: Anique Olivier-Mason (Division of Science) and Jamele Adams (Dean of Students)

A Q&A with Julie Williams-Byrd, a Deputy Chief Technologist at NASA and a showing of the film, Hidden Figures. >more

November 18, 2017, 8:00p.m., Recital Hall, Slosberg Music Center
Castle of Our Skins: Black in Europe and Beyond
Faculty grant recipient: Andrea Segar (Music)
Castle of our Skins celebrates Black artistry and explores Black heritage and culture, spotlighting unsung and celebrated figures of past and present. Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. Reception to follow. >more

December, 2017
Diversity Dialogues: A Podcast Series Curated by "This Anthro Life"
Faculty 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
An audio mosaic of voices from our multi-cultural, intellectual community. Details TBA. 

January 25, 2018, 12-1:30p.m., Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
How do Culture and Race Impact the Brain, Body, and Behavior?
Faculty grant recipients: Angela Gutchess and Jennifer Gutsell (Psychology)
Featuring talks by Dr. Valerie Purdie Greenaway, Columbia University and Dr. Jiyoung Park, University of Texas at Dallas

February 6, 2018
About Face: Solving Issues of Diversity Through Self-Awareness
Faculty grant recipients: Patt Steiner and Jim La Creta (Rabb)
Presenters: Patt Steiner, Business Adviser at VentureSphere and Adjunct Professor at the Rabb School of Continuing Studies & Mark Frazier, Co-Founder of PositiveOne and CEO of the On My Genius Campaign. Time and location TBA. 

Details TBA
Teach-In with Mel King on Social Justice and Change
Faculty grant recipient: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld (Heller)