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'DEIS Impact features events planned by Brandeis University community members. 

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"What do reproductive justice, sports, and Shabbat dinner have in common? All three were 'DEIS Impact events at the same time last night, all examining social justice from those widely different points of view. Interestingly, nobody at Brandeis thought that was unusual." -'DEIS Impact coordinator Marci McPhee's Facebook post on Saturday, January 3, 2016 

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'DEIS Impact Organizers 2017

Core Committee: The 'DEIS Impacters

  • Heather Spector '17 (chair)
  • Annie Fortnow '17 (vice-chair)
  • Amna Ahmed '19
  • Abby Bergman '19
  • Rachel Blau '20
  • Julia Brown '19
  • Zosia Busé '20
  • Elisabeth Shaller '19
  • Hannah Sussman '19
  • Danni Tang '19
  • Yiyi Wu '19

'DEIS Impacter Subcommittees

  • Lasting Impact - Julia, Shikha, and Rachel
  • Publicity - Yiyi, Hannah, and Zosia
  • Internal Event Planning - Amna and Elisabeth
  • Waltham Community Outreach - Abby and Danni

'DEIS Impact Steering Committee 

  • Emily Conrad ’17, Student Union rep and former 'DEIS Impacter vice chair
  • Annie Fortnow 17 'DEIS Impacter Vice Chair
  • Regine Guevara, MA candidate in COEX
  • Alexandra Gustafson, MA candidate in Philosophy
  • David Herbstritt ’17, Student Union President
  • Alyssa Kann ’19, 'DEIS Impact Publications Assistant
  • Marci McPhee, Ethics Center
  • Suzannah Scanlon 14, 'DEIS Impact Publications Coordinator
  • Heather Spector ’17, 'DEIS Impacter Chair
  • Steven Weglinski, Grad Student Affairs

'DEIS Impact Working Group

  • Jacob Abrams '17, Brandeis National Committee Student Ambassador
  • Jessica Basile, Graduate Student Affairs
  • Jarret Bencks, Communications
  • Beth Bernstein, Brandeis National Committee
  • Doris Breay, Heller School
  • Andrew Flagel, Students & Enrollment
  • Rachel Freedline, Hiatt Career Center
  • Stephanie Grimes, Student Activities
  • Daniel Langenthal, Experiential Learning
  • Madeleine Lopez, Intercultural Center
  • Gabe Margolis, Athletics
  • Marci McPhee, Ethics Center
  • Jennifer Morazes, Student Support Services
  • David Nathan, Development
  • Caroline O'Shea, Hiatt Career Center
  • Steve Pagios, Student Activities
  • Brian Quigley, Community Service
  • Sharon Rosenberg '00, Alumni Relations
  • Ingrid Schorr, Office of Arts
  • Rebecca Simons, Admissions
  • Tamar Vogel, Brandeis National Committee
  • Steven Weglinski, Graduate Student Affairs
  • David Weinstein, Ethics Center

Ethics Center Faculty Advisory Committee:

  • Gannit Ankori, Fine Arts; Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
  • Joan Dassin, Heller School
  • Dan Feldman, Planning and Institutional Research
  • Gordie Fellman, Sociology; Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies
  • Richard Gaskins, American Studies; Legal Studies
  • Charles Golden, Anthropology
  • Harleen Singh, South Asian Studies

Events Planned By:

Active Minds at Brandeis
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 
Anthropology Department
Brandeis Academic Speech and Debate Society
Brandeis Asian American Task Force
Brandeis Athletics
Brandeis Black Student Organization (BBSO)
Brandeis Bridges
Brandeis Chess Club
Brandeis Encourages Women in Science and Engineering (BeWiSE)
Brandeis Farmer’s Club
Brandeis Guitar Club
Brandeis Harry Potter Alliance
Brandeis Interfaith Group
Brandeis Liberty in North Korea
Brandeis Muslim Student Association
Brandeis Prosthesis Club
Brandeis Students for Reproductive Justice
Brandeis Traditional Music Club
The Center for German and European Studies
Common Ground
Department of Music
Education Department
Eli J. and Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program
English Department
Environmental Studies Department
Film, Television and Interactive Media Program
Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)
Habitat for Humanity
Hadassah Brandeis Institute
Health: Science, Society & Policy Program
Heller School for Social Policy & Management
Hillel at Brandeis
Hunger and Homelessness
Intercultural Center (ICC)
Japanese Student Association
Latin American and Latino Studies Department
Laurel Moon
Lurie Institute for Disability Policy
Net Impact Brandeis Undergraduate Chapter
ONE at Brandeis
Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies (PAX)
Queer Policy Alliance
Rose Art Museum
Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Institute for Behavioral Health
Social Justice and Social Policy (SJSP) Program
STAND: the Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities 
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
This Anthropological Life
United Against Inequities in Disease
Waltham Community Day Center
Waltham Family School