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Arts, Exhibits, & Screenings

ANITA film screening
Friday, February 8 at 7 pm
Sponsored by Lurie Institute and Starr Center

Build a Visual Definiton of Social Justice
Wednesday, February 6 and Friday, February 8 from 3 - 6 pm

Gulag Nation: North Korea and Crimes Against Humanity
Thursday, February 7 at 12 pm
Sponsored by Student Union SJC

In the Heart of America
Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 10
Produced by the Brandeis Theater Company 

Inventory: The Artist as Advocate for Social Justice
Monday, February 4 from 4 - 6 pm
Sponsored by WSRC

One Brick at a Time
Saturday, February 2 to Friday, February 8 from 9 am - 5 pm
Sponsored by PAC and SER

Peacemaking Beats talk and drum circle
Sunday, February 10 at 7 pm
Sponsored by Brandeis Beats

Playing for Change: Playback in Action
Wednesday, February 6 from 9 am to 12 pm
Sponsored by THA

Social Justice Around Us
Friday, February 1 to Friday, February 8
Sponsored by Student Union SJC

Social Justice Show & Tell: A Special Exhibit of Rare and Archival Material
Tuesday, February 5 from 11 am - 5 pm
Sponsored by ASC

STAND Up Against Genocide!
Tuesday, February 5 at 4-6 pm
Sponsored by STAND at Brandeis

When Rebellion Becomes Revolution
Friday, February 8 at 8 pm; Saturday, February 9 at 8 pm; and Sunday, February 10 at 3pm
Sponsored by AMST, FPTC

Business, Ethics, Labor

Connecting With Workers: Hear the Stories of Brandeis Employees
Monday, February 11 at 12 pm
Sponsored by BLC

Ethics in Accounting and Business
Thursday, February 7 at 3:30 - 4:50 pm OR 5 to 6:30 pm
Sponsored by IBS

How Corporations Promote Social Justice
Monday, February 4 at 7 pm
Sponsored by Investment Club and BLCU

Careers and Volunteer Opportunities in Social Justice

Brandeis Blood Drive
Tuesday, February 5 to Thursday, February 7 from 11 am - 5 pm
Sponsored by Waltham Group

Fund your Social Justice Summer Internship
Friday, February 8 at 12 pm
Sponsored by Hiatt

SoJust Leadership Forum
Monday, February 11 at 6 pm
Sponsored by Hiatt

Value of Volunteering
Thursday, February 7 at 5:30 pm
Sponsored by Waltham Group

Who is your Social Justice Hero?
Friday, February 1 at 12 pm
Sponsored by Department of Community Service

Faith and Social Justice

Four Chaplains on Pluralism and Interfaith Cooperation
Wednesday, February 6 at 12:30 pm
Sponsored by Interfaith Chaplaincy

Justice, Empowerment, and Creative Midrash
Monday, February 4 at 7 pm
Sponsored by OHSP

Social Justice from an Islamic Perspective
Friday, February 8 at 12:50 pm
Sponsored by Interfaith Chaplaincy

Society, Culture, Gender

Gendered Violence is EVERYONE'S Problem
Thursday, February 7 at 12 pm
Sponsored by Heller GWG

Handling Value-Based Conflicts: A Workshop on Conflict Resolution
Monday, February 4 at 12 pm

Life After Death Row
Tuesday, February 5 at 7 pm
Sponsored by Schuster Institute

One Brick at a Time: A Conversation on Education
Wednesday, February 6 at 4 pm
Sponsored by PAC and SER

Overheard at Brandeis
Postponed 
Sponsored by Student Union Diversity Committee

Progress and Future of the LGBT Movement
Thursday, February 7 at 7 pm
Sponsored by QPA

Queerologues
Tuesday, Friday 5 at 7 pm
Sponsored by QRC

Social Justice: An Intergenerational Conversation
Tuesday, February 5 at 2 pm
Sponsored by BOLLI

Students in Action

Climate Change Shantytown: Take Refuge
Friday, February 1 to Monday, February 11
Sponsored by SEA

Giving the World a Vision at an Affordable Cost: Unit for Sight
Tuesday, February 5 at 4 pm

Graduate Doers Club
Monday, February 11 at 4 pm
Sponsored by GSA

Should Affirmative Action Be Used in University Admissions?
Thursday, February 7 at 8 pm
Sponsored by BADASS

Telling Your Story to Inspire Action
Sunday, February 3 at 4 pm
Sponsored by PP1

Using Social Media for Social Justice: Ordinary People Can do Extraordinary Things
Saturday, February 2 at 4 pm
Sponsored by Jubilee Project and BAASA

When Harry Met Louie: How Harry Potter Inspired a Brandeis Student
Monday, February 11 at 9 pm
Sponsored by Harry Potter Alliance

'DEIS Impact! Summary of Events

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All events are free and open to the public. Tickets required only for the keynote.

Throughout The Week - Multiday Events

Climate Change Shantytown: Take Refuge with SEA

Friday February 1 - Thursday February 7 
Great Lawn

This visual representation of a shantytown stands for the climate change permeating the world around us, and the importance for our generation to make a difference for all the future generations to come. It symbolizes a demographic that is both the most impacted by climate change as well as the most neglected: individuals experiencing poor living conditions. Bring the Brandeisian inside you and join our demonstration to address this issue before we face irreversible consequences.

Sponsored by Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
For more information: Lisa Purdy



Inventory: An Art Installation

Thursday January 31 - Friday February 8
Goldfarb Library (Goldfarb/Farber - Level 3 Corridor): Thursday January 31 - Friday February 8
Spingold Theater (Lobby): Friday February 1 - Friday February 8
Bethlehem Chapel: Saturday February 2 - Friday February 8

"Inventory" is a participatory art installation by Linda Bond, WSRC Scholar that catalogs, displays, then disperses 190,000 images of AK-47 assault rifles and Glock pistols that have gone missing in Iraq. Visitors are invited to take one or more of the cards to keep or give away. Each cardholder is asked to record its current location by entering a zip code at the artist's website. The website tracks and displays the cards as they circulate around the globe. Visit lindabondart.com to learn more. See event on Monday February 4.


Sponsored by Women's Studies Research Center
For more information: Michele L'Heureux



Social Justice Around Us: An Art Exhibition

Friday February 1 - Friday February 8
Shapiro Campus Center Art Gallery

Brandeis University is famous for our strong stand on social justice. But what exactly is "social justice" and who is doing it? In order to raise awareness about outstanding members of the Brandeis community fighting for social justice and to shed light on their amazing fight and cause, the Student Union Social Justice Committee is displaying an art exhibit. By learning more about what social justice means to them, how they are fighting for their cause, and how the community can become involved, we hope to present a variety of ways to approach social justice.

Sponsored by Student Union Social Justice Committee
For more information: Sarah G. Kim



One Brick At A Time

Saturday Febrary 2 - Friday February 8, 9 AM - 5 PM
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

Come to the Atrium to decorate a brick and help build a symbolic school. Proceeds will go to Oxfam to help a school in a developing country. Also see the talk “One Brick at a Time: A Conversation on Education” on Wednesday, February 6, at 4 pm.

Sponsored by Poverty Action Coalition
For more information: Josilyn Sacks



Brandeis University Blood Drive

February 5, 6, and 7 between 11 AM and 5 PM
Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Blood unites every person because it gives life. Blood does not discriminate by race, religion, or sexual orientation. The Brandeis Blood Drive is an opportunity for all to share a part of themselves, to give life to another – someone who is in desperate need of life’s elixir. So, please join us in donating blood and making a life-changing impact during this festival of social justice. Give Blood, Save Life!

Sponsored by Waltham Group
For more information: Jess Friedman


Build A Visual Definition of Social Justice
February 6 through 8, 3-6 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

"Social justice" is a hard concept to put into words. So why not take a different approach? Forget about words. Take a piece of ceramic tile and draw on it the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear "social justice." These ceramic pieces will be assembled into a mural that will be Brandeis' visual definition of social justice!

For more information: Lindsay Mitnik


In the Heart of America

February 7 - February 10
February 7, 8, and 9: 8pm; February 9 and 10: 2pm
Spingold Theater Center

A young Palestinian-American woman searches for her missing brother, a soldier who served in Iraq, in this compelling drama that crosses time and space, blending and blurring conflicts from the Vietnam War to the Gulf War. With poetic imagery and language, playwright Naomi Wallace explores the intersection of violence and politics, racism and patriotism, desire and the human heart. Director Janet Morrison says, “The characters represent different backgrounds, cultures and wars, but you can see the common wounds, hope and striving that are alive in all of them.” Produced by the Brandeis Theater Company. Tickets: $20; $15 for Brandeis community and seniors; $5 for students. Available online or by calling Brandeis Tickets at 781-736-3400.

Featuring a talkback by Professor Gordan Fellman after the performance on Saturday, February 9 at 2pm.

Sponsored by the Brandeis Theater Company
For more information: Brandeis Ticket Office



Friday, February 1, 2013

Who is your Social Justice Hero? A roundtable lunch discussion

12 - 1:30 pm
Shapiro Campus Center 313

Join this roundtable lunch discussion and reflect on how you embody the principles, philosophies, and leadership styles of your social justice hero. Is it someone famous, perhaps a family member, or someone you've seen on TV? Discuss some of the challenges and expectations that you put on yourself and how you can teach these values to others. Open to all. Free lunch is provided for those who RSVP by January 30 to Kelly Whiffen at kwhiffen@brandeis.edu with dietary restrictions.


Sponsored by Department of Community Service
For more information: Lucas Malo


Overheard at Brandeis - Postponed

“Sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me." Join the discussion as we revisit this old saying and the effects of terminology and language. How has language affected our status in society, how we view ourselves and our own privilege? Sayings and words will be posted around campus ahead of time to ignite discussion. In this session, we will explore those sayings and words. Be a part of the decision to understand and educate others about the importance of language in our everyday lives.

Sponsored by Student Union Diversity Committee
For more information: Amanda Pereira



Saturday, February 2, 2013


Using Social Media for Social Justice: Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things

4 - 6 pm
Mandel Auditorium G03

How can we use social media to mobilize for social justice? Through film screenings and discussion, this workshop will demonstrate how the Jubilee Project has been able to create a youth movement and inspire ordinary people like us to do extraordinary things. Doing Good Is Contagious.

Sponsored by the Jubilee Project Brandeis with the Brandeis Asian American Student Association
For more information: Victoria Lee


Sunday, February 3, 2013


Telling Your Story to Inspire Action: A Workshop

4 - 6 pm
Alumni Lounge, Usdan

What is your passion? Gender equality? The environment? Ending poverty? Whether you’re speaking to 1 person or 100, how do you get others engaged in your cause? One approach is to tell your “Story of Self,” an artful storytelling technique that involves a lot more heart than your standard elevator pitch. In this workshop, learn how to develop your own engaging Story of Self that will inspire your listeners to action!

Sponsored by Project Plus One
For more information: Leila May Pascual


Monday, February 4, 2013
 


Handling Values-Based Conflicts: A Workshop on Conflict Resolution

12 - 2 pm
Geller, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Any challenge to basic values is usually perceived as threatening. How can we handle fundamental differences creatively? What can one do when rule of law challenges traditional justice systems based on religious or tribal custom? This workshop will explore innovative approaches to this challenge, through presentation and discussion (including a student panel).

For more information: Professor David Steele, COEX



Inventory: The Artist As Advocate for Social Justice

4 - 6 pm
Women's Studies Research Center

Artist and WSRC Scholar Linda Bond's artwork explores the mediated experience of wartime. Through drawings, prints, and installations, Bond attempts to humanize the tragedies of war and to combat the numbing effects of a media-saturated culture. Her talk will look at the role of the artist as advocate for social justice. Bond's installation "Inventory," which will be on view at the WSRC and other campus locations from February 1-15, is a participatory art installation that catalogs, displays, then disperses 190,000 images of AK-47 assault rifles and Glock pistols that have gone missing in Iraq.

Sponsored by Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC)
For more information: Michele L'Heureux



How Corporations Promote Social Justice: Just because it's legal, does it mean it's ethical?

7 - 9 pm
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

A lot of good takes place within corporate environments unnoticed. This event will shed light on a side to corporations that is typically not discussed: how corporations carry out social justice. Students will also explore situations where actions taken by corporations are legal, but not necessarily ethical. Join professors and a distinguished member of the business community who has firsthand experience with philanthropic endeavors. Featuring Ron Scott, author and co-founder of People Magazine, Professor Detlev Suderow, International Business School, and Andreas Teuber, Philosophy.

Sponsored by Brandeis Investment Club and Brandeis Libertarian Conservative Union
For more information: Avishek Neupane and Joshua Nass


Justice, Empowerment, and Creative Midrash


7 - 9 pm
Feldberg Lounge, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Midrash is the process of telling a story to better understand the words in the Torah. How can we create a midrash from the Torah's themes of justice and empowerment? Together we will explore ancient and modern sources and discuss our role in recognizing power and privilege and transforming our knowledge into action. Finally, we will each tell our own story through a creative representation of our vision for social justice.

Sponsored by Office of High School Programs
For more information: Jessica Goldberg


Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Social Justice Show & Tell: A Special Exhibit of Rare and Archival Material

11 am - 5 pm
Archives & Special Collections Reading Room, Goldfarb Library

Rare and archival material relating to student activism at Brandeis will be on display during this one-day exhibit highlighting some of Brandeis University’s social justice collections. See material related to the student takeover of Brandeis’ Ford Hall, and to major social justice-related historical events, including the Sacco and Vanzetti trial and the Leo Frank trial. What did a group of student protesters rename part of Brandeis in 1969? Visit the exhibit to discover this and more. Some of this material was used by students to develop “When Rebellion Becomes Revolution,” an original theater production based on a famous Brandeis-related case, to be performed February 8, 9 and 10. Stop in to see the exhibit before or after “Social Justice: An Intergenerational Conversation,” details below.

Sponsored by Brandeis University Archives & Special Collections
For more information: Sarah Shoemaker



Social Justice: An Intergenerational Conversation

2 - 4 pm
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Join with ‘DEIS Impacters and other Brandeis students in comparing notes and sharing intuitions with Brandeis Life Long Learning students (BOLLI).  Make a connection with someone with a different perspective and test out your own emerging point of view.  We expect our conversation to be a lively contest of ideas across the generations.  Refreshments will be served. This event will be moderated by ‘DEIS Impacter Shelby Magid ‘15 and BOLLI Director Avi Bernstein. Before or after the event, stop into the one-day exhibit “Social Justice Show & Tell” in the Archives, details above.

Sponsored by Brandeis Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI)
For more information: Avi Bernstein

Giving the World a Vision at an Affordable Cost: Unite for Sight
4 - 6 pm
Shapiro Campus Center 313

Did you know that 80% of blindness worldwide is preventable? Unite For Sight is a non-profit global health delivery organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable illness. It aims to provide long-term, sustainable eye care to the world's most neglected and poor by working with local hospitals. Learn more about Unite For Sight and complexities and realities in global health with Rachel Turkel, Program Manager of Unite For Sight. There will also be presentations by two Brandeis students who volunteered for Unite For Sight in India and Ghana through the Brandeis Social Justice World of Work (WOW) Fellowship.

For more information: Gloria Park



STAND Up Against Genocide!

 4-6 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Art Gallery

What is genocide? How can students stop genocide? What genocides are happening right now? All of these questions and more will be addressed in the premiere of the STAND film, a social justice project that seeks to spread genocide awareness on the Brandeis campus by involving students, faculty and staff in an interview-formatted film. Come to the showing, participate in a follow-up dialogue, and take the initiative to STAND Up Against Genocide. The event features high school students from "Poetic Justice," a club at Cambridge School of Weston, performing slam poetry as the opener.

Sponsored by STAND at Brandeis
For more information: Rebecca Ottinger and Amanda Dryer


Life After Death Row: Justice Brandeis Innocence Project Students Talk with Released Inmate Damien Echols, His Wife, His defense Team Adviser, and the Reporter Who Believed Him

7 - 9 pm
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

In 1994 at the age of 18, Damien Echols was convicted, along with two others, of the horrific murders of three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Echols, considered the “ringleader” of the “West Memphis Three,” was sentenced to death and spent 18 years on death row for a crime many believed he did not commit. While on death row Damien married Lorri Davis, a landscape architect from New York who became convinced of his innocence and moved to Arkansas to be nearer to him while she worked on his case. Actor Johnny Depp, musician Eddie Vedder and director Peter Jackson were all strong public supporters of Echols and believers in his innocence. In August of 2011, after DNA evidence was found to be inconsistent for all three defendants, they were released from prison, but not legally exonerated. Join Brandeis students who investigate wrongful convictions as they lead a discussion with Echols; his wife Lorri Davis; Lonnie Soury, a media expert with a particular expertise in wrongful convictions issues; and Erin Moriarty, a correspondent for CBS’ “48 Hours” who interviewed Echols both on death row and after his release. Video clips from “48 Hours” and “West of Memphis," a documentary produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Amy Berg, will also be screened. Echols' memoir, Life After Death, chronicling his time on death row, will be available for purchase and signing.

Sponsored by Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
For more information: Elizabeth Macedo


Queerologues
7 - 9 pm
International Lounge, Usdan

What is “Queer?” It is an umbrella term for people who may identify as gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, genderqueer, allies, and so on. A variety of performances including monologues, spoken word, songs, raps, or anything about queer related issues, will give voice to this often-marginalized population whose human rights are often threatened. Come and explore queer, gender, and sexual identities through the lens of social justice.

Sponsored by Queer Resource Center
For more information: Yuxin Yang



Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Playing for Change: Playback in Action

9 am - 12 pm
Merrick Theater, Spingold

Together we will explore improvisation as a tool for conflict resolution, social change, and community building as well as artistic expression. Open minds, instruments, and all skill levels welcome. Workshop led by Will Chalmus ’07, theater arts graduate and former member of the board of directors of the worldwide Playback Theatre Society. Session full.

Sponsored by Theater Arts
For more information: Professor Jennifer Cleary


Four Chaplains on Pluralism and Interfaith Cooperation

12:30 - 2 pm
Levine Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center

The four Brandeis chaplains (Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant) and student representatives will discuss the necessity of pluralism and interfaith cooperation in working for peace and social justice in todays world. Instead of the words and actions used by religious extremists as weapons for fear and prejudice, come hear a different, hopeful vision of peace. Such a vision is grounded in the wisdom of faith traditions and rooted in shared dialogue and collective action.

Sponsored by Interfaith Chaplaincy
For more information: Reverend Matt Carriker


One Brick at a Time: A Conversation on Education

4 - 6 pm
Room 313, Shapiro Campus Center

Join Brandeis Education Reformers and guest speakers to discuss education both within  the United States and abroad. We will be approaching the topic of education from a variety of standpoints and we want your voice to be included. Also drop in throughout the week in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium for the weeklong brick-building fundraiser.

Sponsored by Poverty Action Coalition, Students for Education Reform
For more information: Josilyn Sacks


Keynote Address
Uganda By Way of Boston & Hollywood: A Social Justice Journey

Judy Dushku and Eliza Dushku
Judy Dushku is the founder of THRIVE Gulu; Eliza Dushku has had a significant role supporting the organization. See this page for their bios.

7 - 8:30 pm
Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

Keynote AddressIn 2009, actress Eliza Dushku joined her mother Judy Dushku (a Suffolk University politics professor) and a group of undergraduates on a trip to Uganda. Their aim was to study the reintegration and rehabilitation of child soldiers and formerly abducted women in poverty-sricken, post-conflict regions of Uganda. Eliza and Judy were deeply moved, and knew they had to do something. Thus was born THRIVE Gulu, a nonprofit organization based in Gulu, Uganda that supports Ugandans to heal from trauma by telling their stories and building their self-sufficiency and self-esteem. Hear about the Dushkus' phenomenal journey and the stories of the remarkably resilient Ugandans they met, and learn how you too can turn passion into action.  Download or view background information for the keynote address here [PDF].
 

TICKET INFORMATION (Keynote only)If you are on the Brandeis University campus, you may pick up a free ticket for the keynote address from the Box Office in the Shapiro Campus Center during the following hours when classes are in session: M-F 12 - 6 pm or Sat 12 - 4 pm. Please bring your Brandeis ID.  

For off-campus guests who would like free tickets mailed to them, please email rsvp200@brandeis.edu or call 1-877-269-3287 with your name, address, email and phone number. Please indicate the number of tickets you would like (maximum 4 tickets per person). For group ticket inquiries, please contact Elisa Gassel in the Office of Special Events at egassel@brandeis.edu or 781-736-4037All off-campus ticket requests must be received no later than January 29.

 

 Thursday, February 7, 2013


Gulag Nation: North Korea and Crimes Against Humanity

12 - 2 pm
Levin Ballroom

Gas chambers, famine, and human experiments. Over 3 million people have died in North Korea and yet there is little action being taken to help these people suffering from human rights violations implemented by their own government. Join us as we screen “Seoul Train,” the award-winning documentary exposing the lives and deaths of North Koreans as they try to escape their homeland. Afterwards Dr. Sung-Yoon Lee from Tufts University will be discussing human rights atrocities and what can be done to help bring aid to this nation.

For more information: Sarah G. Kim



Gendered Violence is EVERYONE'S Problem

12  - 2 pm
Alumni Lounge, Usdan Student Center

Gendered violence is not “someone else’s problem.” It’s everyone’s problem including yours, as a supporter of social justice. Join us for this compelling two-part session. You will hear from a panel about why they care and what they do about gendered violence. Then participate in breakout sessions to discuss ideas like forces perpetuating violent culture, victims, victim blaming, and being an ally, with the ultimate goal to prepare you to navigate these issues in a socially responsible way.

Sponsored by Heller Gender Working Group
For more information: Caitlin Feuer


Ethics in Accounting and Business: A Workshop
3:30 - 4:50 pm OR 5 - 6:30 pm (identical workshop offered twice)
International Lounge, Usdan Student Center

Would you make the right ethical choice even if it meant losing your job? What kinds of ethical dilemmas might you face in business? Take the role of business people who have had to make difficult ethical decisions. See if you would do the same things that they did – and find out how it turned out. Join Waltham business professionals and students in this workshop. Featured participant is Malcolm Sherman P’83, former head of several corporations including Zayre and Channel Home Centers.

Sponsored by International Business School
For more information: Professor Rob Angell



"Value of Volunteering" Reflection Dinner

5:30 - 7 pm
Room 314, Shapiro Campus Center

Have you ever wondered what your time can mean to the social justice initiatives that matter to you the most? How can you decide what is the best way to focus your volunteer efforts? Discuss these and many more questions about your involvement in the social justice initiatives around us. Free dinner is provided for those who RSVP by February 1 to Sarah Johnson at sjay@brandeis.edu with dietary restrictions.

Sponsored by Waltham Group
For more information: Sarah Johnson


Progress and Future of the LGBT Movement: Brandeis and Beyond
7 - 9 pm
Alumni Lounge, Usdan Student Center

The struggle for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) civil rights has countless implications in all aspects of American life. The progression of legislation over the last 50 years reflects corresponding sweeping changes in the political and social atmospheres of our country. This event aims to examine the numerous repercussions the advancement of LGBT rights has had through a panel discussion with faculty from various academic departments at Brandeis.

Sponsored by Queer Policy Alliance
For more information: Joe Babeu



Should Affirmative Action Be Used in University Admissions?

8 pm
Lown 002

Is affirmative action just? Does it work? Has its need come and gone? What does it mean for the college admissions process? Watch members of the #2 nationally-ranked Brandeis Academic Debate And Speech Society speak about this important topic. Audience participation is encouraged, and dessert will be served.

Sponsored by Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society (BADASS)
For more information: David Altman


Friday, February 8, 2013


Fund your Social Justice Summer Internship!

12 - 1 pm
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan 15

The Hiatt Career Center funds over 20 social justice internships each year through the WOW (World of Work) program. This workshop will cover WOW requirements and discuss strategies to prepare your best application!

Sponsored by Hiatt Career Center
For more information: Jackie Blesso


Social Justice from an Islamic Perspective

12:50 pm  - Postponed due to inclement weather
International Lounge, Usdan Student Center

In his sermon at Jum’ah (Muslim Friday prayer service), Brandeis University Chaplain Imam Talal Eid will speak about social justice in Islam.

Sponsored by Interfaith Chaplaincy
For more information: Imam Talal Eid


ANITA, an award winning Argentine film about a national tragedy seen through the lens of a woman with Down Syndrome

7 - 9 pm - Postponed due to inclement weather
Mandel Center for Humanities Atrium

In ANITA, acclaimed Argentine filmmaker Marcos Carnevale tells the remarkable story of a young woman with Down Syndrome whose routine life in Buenos Aires is tragically disrupted by the horrific 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association. As Anita wanders through the city following the attack she not only learns to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her. A discussion about Down Syndrome will follow this inspirational film.

Sponsored by Lurie Institute for Disability Policy and The Nathan and Toby Starr Center on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
For more information: Michelle Techler



When Rebellion Becomes Revolution: A Play of Protest, Murder, Denial and Atonement

8 pm - FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW WILL BE HELD, EVEN THOUGH THE UNIVERSITY WILL BE CLOSED
Schwartz Hall Auditorium

Brandeis Campus, 1970: Students Susan Saxe and Kathy Power catapult to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List through their anti-Vietnam War actions. Fifteen actors portray 53-plus historical characters in this original documentary play about a critical and resonating moment in Brandeis history. The play was written by Brandeis students in Professor Joyce Antler’s “History as Theatre” class in 2012.

Sponsored by Free Play Theatre Cooperative, American Studies Department
For more information: Julian Seltzer


Saturday, February 9, 2013


When Rebellion Becomes Revolution: A Play of Protest, Murder, Denial and Atonement

8 pm - SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW WILL BE HELD, EVEN THOUGH THE UNIVERSITY WILL BE CLOSED. 
Schwartz Hall Auditorium

Brandeis Campus, 1970: Students Susan Saxe and Kathy Power catapult to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List through their anti-Vietnam War actions. Fifteen actors portray 53-plus historical characters in this original documentary play about a critical and resonating moment in Brandeis history. The play was written by Brandeis students in Professor Joyce Antler’s “History as Theatre” class in 2012.

Sponsored by Free Play Theatre Cooperative, American Studies Department
For more information: Julian Seltzer



Sunday, February 10, 2013


When Rebellion Becomes Revolution: A Play of Protest, Murder, Denial and Atonement

3 pm
Schwartz Hall Auditorium

Brandeis Campus, 1970: Students Susan Saxe and Kathy Power catapult to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List through their anti-Vietnam War actions. Fifteen actors portray 53-plus historical characters in this original documentary play about a critical and resonating moment in Brandeis history. The play was written by Brandeis students in Professor Joyce Antler’s “History as Theatre” class in 2012.

Sponsored by Free Play Theatre Cooperative, American Studies Department
For more information: Julian Seltzer



Peacemaking Beats: A Workshop On Fostering Peace Through Music and Rhythm

7 - 10 pm - Postponed 
Alumni Lounge, Usdan Student Center

Hear Professor Cynthia Cohen, director of Brandeis University’s Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, as she discusses the contributions of the arts, especially music and rhythm, to social justice and peace. Following the discussion, Brandeis Beats invites you to apply Prof. Cohen’s insights to an interactive Waltham/Brandeis community drum circle led by world drummer and teaching artist, Jeremy Cohen of This World Music. All are welcome to be a part of this memorable musical experience!

Sponsored by Brandeis Beats
For more information: Aliza Gans



Monday, February 11, 2012

Connecting With Workers: Hear The Stories of Brandeis Employees

12 - 2 pm
Polaris Lounge, North Quad

Have you ever asked yourself who takes care of your trash, cleans your bathrooms or serves your food? Now is your chance to hear from the amazing individuals who keep Brandeis running from the ground up, to see their world through the lens of social justice. A panel of workers from dining services and the custodial staff will tell their stories of their Brandeis experience and answer questions. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to get to know the people who help you every day.

Sponsored by Brandeis Labor Coalition
For more information: David Duhalde-Wine


The Graduate Doers Club
4 - 6 pm
Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar

Listen to the life stories and social justice experiences of six exemplary graduate students from the International Business School, the Heller School and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Meet some of the people from over 70 countries who are doing something to fix the world.

Sponsored by Graduate Student Association
For more information: Enrique Levin


2nd Annual Brandeis SoJust Leadership Forum

6 - 9 pm
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

The SoJust Leadership Forum will be the capstone event of 'DEIS Impact. Featuring Brandeis alumni in diverse fields including education, law and activism, this networking event will inspire current Brandeis students to see how their passions and experiences – through academics, volunteerism, internships and campus leadership – can translate into a career in public service and social justice.

Sponsored by Hiatt Career Center, Career Development Center at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Department of Community Service, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.
For more information: Caroline O'Shea, or www.brandeis.edu/hiatt/news/sojust.html



When Harry Met Louie: How Harry Potter Inspired a Brandeis Student

9 pm
Mandel Auditorium G03

Join us for an exciting opportunity to hear Andrew Slack '02, founder of Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), an internationally-known nonprofit that calls on the fans of Harry Potter to apply the story's themes to real issues of social justice. The HPA has worked on a wide range of social issues around the world from marriage equality to literacy. The audience will have an opportunity to participate in a workshop and learn from Slack as he reflects on his journey creating HPA, and the ways Brandeis has helped him change the world. The workshop will challenge participants to reimagine the way they look at social justice issues, and will illuminate the importance of narratives and their power to inspire change.

Sponsored by Brandeis Harry Potter Alliance
For more information: Flora Wang

For more information about 'DEIS Impact! click here.
Questions about this weeklong festival of justice? Email ethics@brandeis.edu

Friday February 1 - Monday February 11, 2013

The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life and the Student Union presents Brandeis University's second annual weeklong "festival of social justice." Students, professors, clubs, and academic departments have planned dozens of events throughout the week, featuring talks, artmaking workshops, performances, exhibits, and discussions.

All events are free and open to the public. Tickets required for the keynote address. For up-to-the-minute information oabout the week's events, visit go.brandeis.edu/DEISimpact.

Arts, Exhibits, & ScreeningsBusiness, Ethics, LaborCareers and Volunteer Opportunities in Social JusticeFaith and Social JusticeSociety, Culture, GenderStudents in Action