Important Dates

Thursday, September 4 at 4:00 PM: Launch party and info session

Friday, September 12: 'DEIS Impacter application deadline

Friday, October 17 at noon: Event proposal deadline

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

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

January 30 - February 9: 'DEIS Impact

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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.

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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!

Impact Launch Party & Info Session

Thursday, September 4 at 4:00 PM
Location: Mandel Center for the Humanities Atrium

Learn how to organize and obtain funding for a 'DEIS Impact event. Social justice themed refreshments will be served.
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Become a 'DEIS Impacter

Due Friday, September 12

'DEIS Impacters are student leaders passionate about social justice who shape 'DEIS Impact from the ground up, helping it live up to its incredible potential. Read more.

Apply to be a 'DEIS Impacter.

Propose a 'DEIS Impact Event

Due Friday, October 17 at noon

Submit a proposal online.We're looking for workshops, discussions, performances, speakers, films, exhibits...anything exploring or advancing social justice. Read more. Sign up (optional) on Facebook.

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.

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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