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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 celebrateour 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

"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. 28 - Feb. 7, 2016

A Weeklong "Festival of Social Justice"

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

Read summaries and see photos from 'DEIS Impact 2015 here.

Read a welcome message from our organizers.

Upcoming dates and deadlines:

  • Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00 pm
    'DEIS Impact Launch Party in Mandel Atrium! RSVP on Facebook!

  • Friday, September 18th by 12:00 noon
    'DEIS Impacter application deadline, Apply Now!
    Learn more about being a 'DEIS Impacter here.  

  • Friday, October 16th at 12:00 noon (firm)
    'DEIS Impact Event proposal deadline (Application coming soon)
    RSVP on Facebook!

  • Thursday, October 29th from 5:00-6:30 pm
    Mandatory meeting for event organizers in the Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex Atrium, dinner will be served


2015 'DEIS Impact Keynote with Alan Khazei, cofounder of City Year and CEO of Be The Change, Inc.

"Social Change Through Civic Engagement and Pragmatic Idealism"

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:30-9:00 PM
Location: Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

View full video on YouTube

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 discussed his inspiration, experience and how young people can make a difference in the world.

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. 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. 

Cosponsored by The Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program.

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