Get Involved!

'DEIS Impact features events planned by Brandeis University community members.  Learn more about event proposals.

Download or view the 2015 'DEIS Impact! flier and mini-calendar [PDF].

Launch Party: At the launch party students learned more about how they can shape 'DEIS Impact. More details on Facebook.


"I see 'DEIS Impact as not only being extremely informative - though that is a super important aspect - but I see it as a chance to generate quality discourse and discussion about these issues, while also motivating students, faculty, and the larger campus community to pursue these issues further. I have thoroughly enjoyed the events I have attended over the past few years.” -Brad Burns. '15, 'DEIS Impacter

Meet the Brandeis Social Justice Heroes of the 'DEIS Impacters! Visit the blog.

'DEIS Impact Organizers 2015

Core Committee: The 'DEIS Impacters

  • Alina Pokhrel '15 (chair)
  • Heather Spector '17 (vice-chair)
  • Brad Burns '15
  • Shikha Chandarana '17
  • Daria Fogan '17
  • Annie Fortnow '17
  • River Heisler '18
  • Brontte Hwang '15 (spring)
  • Julia Karr '17
  • Kris Labovitch ’17
  • Shelby Magid '15
  • Allie Mazzella '17
  • Michael Roy '18 (fall)
  • Julia Sirota '18

Learn more about 'DEIS Impacters here!

'DEIS Impact Steering Committee

  • Naomi DePina ’16, Student Union rep
  • Marci McPhee, Ethics Center
  • Alina Pokhrel '15, 'DEIS Impacter chair
  • Suzannah Scanlon '14, 'DEIS Impact Publications Asst
  • Heather Spector '17, 'DEIS Impacter vice-chair
  • Sneha Walia '15, Student Union President
  • Flora Wang '15, Student Union rep
  • David Weinstein, Ethics Center
  • Elaine Wong, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences

'DEIS Impact Working Group

  • Jacob Abrams '17, Brandeis National Committee Student Ambassador
  • Jessica Basile, Graduate Student Affairs
  • Deanna Beattie, BOLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis
  • Jarret Bencks, Communications
  • Beth Bernstein, Brandeis National Committee
  • Doris Breay, Heller School
  • Lynne Dempsey, Athletics
  • Andrew Flagel, Students & Enrollment
  • Monique Gnanaratnam, Intercultural Center
  • Stephanie Grimes, Student Activities
  • Daniel Langenthal, Experiential Learning
  • Lucas Malo, Community Service
  • Marci McPhee, Ethics Center
  • David Nathan, Development
  • Caroline O'Shea, Hiatt Career Center
  • Steve Pagios, Student Activities
  • Brian Quigley, Community Service
  • Sharon Rosenberg '00, Alumni Relations
  • Bill Schaller, Communications
  • Ingrid Schorr, Office of Arts
  • Rebecca Simons, Admissions
  • Vivekanand Pandey Vimal, Ph.D. Candidate, Neuroscience
  • Tamar Vogel, Brandeis National Committee
  • Steven Weglinski, Graduate Student Affairs
  • David Weinstein, Ethics Center
  • Tara Whitehurst, Intercultural Center
  • Elaine Wong, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences

Ethics Center Faculty Advisory Committee:

  • Richard Alterman, Computer Science
  • Gannit Ankori, Fine Arts; Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
  • Susan Dibble, Theater Arts
  • Irving Epstein, Chemistry
  • Gordie Fellman, Sociology; Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies
  • Richard Gaskins, American Studies; Legal Studies
  • Ted Johnson, Coexistence Master’s Program in Heller
  • Kate Moran, Philosophy

Events Planned By:

  • Amnesty International
  • Archives & Special Collections, Brandeis Libraries
  • Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society
  • Brandeis Beats
  • Brandeis Buddies
  • Brandeis Graduate Christian Fellowship
  • Brandeis Immigration Education Initiative
  • Brandeis Interfaith Group
  • Brandeis Krav Maga  
  • Brandeis Multifaith Chaplaincy
  • Brandeis National Committee Student Ambassadors
  • Brandeis Office of High School Programs
  • Brandeis Pluralism Alliance
  • Brandeis Psychological Counseling Center
  • Brandeis STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition
  • Brandeis Student Union
  • Brandeis Students for NARAL Pro-Choice
  • Business Undergraduate Department Representatives
  • Center of Global Development and Sustainability at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Community Day Center of Waltham
  • Education Program Undergraduate Department Representatives
  • Film, Television and Interactive Media Program 
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Harry Potter Alliance: Imagine Better
  • Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Heller School: Gender Working Group
  • Hiatt Career Center
  • Hillel at Brandeis
  • Hold Thy Peace
  • Intercultural Center
  • International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
  • Lurie Institute for Disability Policy
  • MLK Scholars of Academic Services
  • Namaskar (The Association for Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs)
  • Nathan and Toby Starr Center on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Office of the Arts
  • Project Plus One
  • Sangha Club
  • Sibs' Journey
  • Students Against Mass Incarceration
  • The Ripple Effect
  • Waltham Group's Hunger and Homelessness
  • Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Yoga Club