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See the summaries and photos of last year's events, and 'DEIS Impact College summaries!

 


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Make an Impact: Share Your Story & Learn from Others 

Join and learn from the Brandeis legacy of social justice professionals by sharing your personal story, professional path and career advice with current students and alumni. As a student, review your past service-related internships in the Brandeis Internship Exchange and read what others have said. As an alum, participate in a variety of career-related volunteer opportunities including Wisdom Wanted, Hiatt's popular online alumni-student networking program. To learn more, contact Alexandra Stephens, associate director of alumni career programs and engagement, at  astephens@brandeis.edu or (781) 736-3623.




"Brandeis has always taken pride in its belief in social justice, and ‘DEIS impact takes that belief to a whole new level. It is that week when the Brandeis community collectively comes together to celebrateour community's strength to make a positive change in our world.” - Shikha Chandarana, '17, 'DEIS Impacter

"I am proud to be a part of a cohesive event towards social justice, rather than something isolated.”-'DEIS Impact 2016 Event Organizer

"Last year's festival was my absolute favorite week I've experienced at Brandeis. Every single event I went to or participated in left my mind and soul empowered and enriched, and I still feel the power of these events months later. I finally felt like I was a part of a larger, impassioned Brandeis community. -Regina Roberg, '17

Feb. 1 - Feb. 11, 2018


A Weeklong "Festival of Social Justice"

The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life and the Student Union presented Brandeis University’s seventh annual weeklong "festival of social justice." Students, professors, clubs, and academic departments will host dozens of events, featuring talks, workshops, performances, exhibits and discussions.


Read a welcome message from our organizers

Upcoming Events and Deadlines


'DEIS Impact Launch Party

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7pm in the Mandel Center for the Humanities Forum:  Come learn more about 'DEIS Impact and explore ways to get involved. Social-justice themed refreshments will be served: vegetarian, kosher, organic, fair trade, local and eco-friendly! More info

Apply to be a 'DEIS Impacter

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by 11:59pm: 'DEIS Impacters are key student leaders in the 'DEIS Impact festival. Learn more and apply!

Apply to host a 'DEIS Impact event

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by 11:59pm: Show us your social justice, and get funding to be a part of 'DEIS Impact. Learn more and apply!



'DEIS Impact 2018 Keynote


"One Person at a Time, One Humanity Closer" – Tackling the Syrian Crisis from New Hampshire

with Nadia Alawa, founding president of NuDay Syria

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Theater

As Syria's brutal conflict unfolded, one woman in New Hampshire decided to stop being a bystander and take action. Nadia Alawa founded NuDay Syria at her kitchen table in 2013; in just four years it has grown to a multimillion-dollar humanitarian relief organization.

But how can someone from outside of a crisis help those in need in a way that respects their dignity? How can we ensure we are aiding and empowering them – not undermining or insulting them? Hear how Alawa has grappled with these questions as she found a way to address humanitarian needs in one of the most challenging parts of the world, starting with nothing but conviction and commitment.

About NuDay Syria:

NuDay Syria focuses primarily inside Syria, both in besieged areas and in the north, helping people rebuild their lives through work opportunities, social business and self-sustainability programs for women; and by supporting schools. NuDay Syria sends 40-foot shipping containers of donations monthly from New Hampshire to northern Syria and refugee camps in Turkey. Its crowdsourced campaigns focus on widows and children, with a special interest in empowering women to be self-reliant. 

About Nadia Alawa:

A graduate of Copenhagen University with a degree in pedagogy, Nadia Alawa lives in New Hampshire with her husband and eight children. She grew up in Denmark and has lived in Japan, New York, and Massachusetts. She has given a TED talk, appeared on CBS, NECN's "The Morning Show," and in The Boston Globe. Alawa is listed in Huffington Post as one of the "Top Ten Muslims Who Save Lives."

 


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"I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived."

-Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Watch 'DEIS Impact sponsor Jules Bernstein '57 talk about the history of social action at Brandeis:

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