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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. 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!

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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

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 discuss 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. 

Ticket Information: For free tickets to the ’DEIS Impact keynote address for those on campus, stop by Brandeis Tickets in the Shapiro Campus Center atrium during the following hours when classes are in session: Monday-Friday, noon-6 p.m. or Saturday, noon-4 p.m. (maximum two tickets per Brandeis ID). Off-campus guests please email or call 877-736-4098 with your name, address, email and phone number.  Please indicate the number of tickets you would like (maximum four tickets per person).  For group ticket inquiries, please contact Elisa Searle in the Office of Special Events at or 781-736-4037All ticket requests must be received no later than Jan. 30.

Cosponsored by The Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program.

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