Important Dates

Friday, October 24: Event decisions and funding sent via email

Thursday, October 30 from 5:00pm- 6:30pm: Mandatory Event Proposers Meeting, Location: Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex Atrium

Monday, November 10 at noon: Final event details due from event proposers

January 30 - February 9: 'DEIS Impact

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"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 celebrate
our community's strength to make a positive change in our world.” -Shikha Chandarana, '17, 'DEIS Impacter

"I was in a 'DEIS Impact event my first year on campus, and was overwhelmed with how many issues were brought to the forefront of the university as a result. 'DEIS Impact is such a uniquely Brandeis experience.-Jessica Plante, '16

Jan. 30 - Feb. 9, 2015

A Weeklong "Festival of Social Justice"

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

welcome message from our organizers.

To view and download the following important upcoming dates in a convenient mini calendar [PDF] click here, and for our Fall flier [PDF] click here!

Form a 'DEIS Impact Alliance

Want a bigger audience for your ’DEIS Impact event? Want to extend the impact of your event? Form a ’DEIS Impact Alliance or Intercollegiate Alliance! Alliances receive priority consideration for ’DEIS Impact inclusion and funding. Learn more.

Mandatory Event Proposers Meeting

Thursday, October 30 from 5:00pm- 6:30pm
Location: Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex Atrium

This meeting is open only to those who have received an acceptance to their 'DEIS Impact proposal. It will help clarify the process of hosting an event, and will be a chance to meet others involved with ‘DEIS Impact. At least one member from your group must be present in order to receive your funding.

Keynote with Alan Khazei

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Location: Levin Ballroom

One of “America's 25 Best Leaders” (US News and World Report, 2006) and author of Big Citizenship: How pragmatic idealism can bring out the best in America, Khazei will speak about empowering citizens to make a difference.

As a young graduate from Harvard Law School, Alan Khazei co-founded City Year, which now operates in 20 U.S. cities and Johannesburg and London, and served as the model for the AmeriCorps program. Khazei is currently the CEO of Be The Change, an organization he started to do collective impact work. One of “America's 25 Best Leaders” (US News and World Report, 2006), he is the author of Big Citizenship: How pragmatic idealism can bring out the best in America, and founder of Be the Change, Inc. Khazei has been a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, and teaches a course on social entrepreneurship in the Spring at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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