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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 (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

Jan. 26 - Feb. 5, 2017

A Weeklong "Festival of Social Justice"

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

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Midnight - Deadline to propose a 'DEIS Impact event- Apply Here!

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 5-6:30pm over dinner in the ASAC Atrium- Mandatory meeting for event organizers and liaisons

'DEIS Impact 2017 Keynote Address

Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker, sitting down, with white flowers in the backgroundTuesday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. in the Shapiro Campus Center Theater
Founder of the Third Wave Fund for Social Justice, Walker was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential leaders of her generation. Bestselling author of "Black White & Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self" and many other works, she brings two decades of experience, insight, and innovation to the global conversation about identity, culture and power. For more information click here.

Tickets will be required for this event. For ticket information click here.

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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: