'Deis Impact!: Exploring social justice on campus, in Waltham & around the world
'DEIS \dis, diz\ Brandeis: a university uniquely committed to social justice since its founding
im*pact \impakt\ the force of impression of one thing on another: a significant or major effect
The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life and the Student Union present Brandeis University’s 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.
Some of the questions explored during the week:
- What does social justice really mean? Does trying to define the term help us think more clearly and work together more productively? Or is trying to define it a useless rhetorical exercise?
- How can I get involved more effectively in social justice work?
- How can I turn my passion into a career?
- What will be different because of this ‘DEIS Impact week? How will I be different?
'DEIS Impacters are the undergraduate core committee responsible for planning, supporting, and following up the 'DEIS Impact festival of social justice. Read more.
What IS "Social Justice?"
During 'DEIS Impact 2013 we will be exploring this question. In that spirit, after meeting the 'DEIS Impacters, Ethics Center Director Dan Terris challenged himself "to describe social justice in a way that was clear, accessible, and provided some boundaries." What do you think of his draft description? How does it compare with your own understanding of "social justice"? Comment on his blog and join in the conversation.
Student Se Jun Lee '16 examines the question of "What is Social Justice?" in the Brandeis community. For a full-screen version of the video, click here.
'DEIS Impact is a collaboration between the Brandeis Undergraduate Student Union and the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, with support from the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice.
For more information:
Marci McPhee (Ethics Center): 781-736-7744 or email@example.com
Ricky Rosen (Student Union): firstname.lastname@example.org