Keynote Address

With Germaine Ingram

Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. in Shapiro Campus Center Theater: Performance of "Freedom Underfoot", with Germaine Ingram (bio here) about the final horrific year of the Civil War in Atlanta, consisting of original songs and dances, combined with text from slave narratives, diaries, women's autobiographies, and letters that excavate the ambitions, fears, and internal conflicts of southern women----slave, free, white and black.

Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Shapiro Campus Center Theater: Keynote Address- "The Law and the Stage: Platforms for Pursuing Social Justice"

Civil rights lawyer and jazz tap dancer Germaine Ingram illuminates her lives in the law, arts & culture, and the broad civic arena as avenues for advancing fairness, respect, and inclusion. This keynote includes excerpts from her performance, "Freedom Underfoot," presented Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. in Shapiro Campus Center Theater.

Featured Events

Louis D. Brandeis, The Supreme Court and American Democracy

Featuring remarks by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court of the United States

Thursday, Jan. 28, 5:00 p.m.
Shapiro Gymnasium, Gosman Sports and Convocation Center

Introduction by Lisa Lynch, Interim President, Brandeis University
Remarks by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Moderated by Frederick M. Lawrence, Brandeis University
Panelists include Ralph D. Gants, chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court; Philippa Strum ’59, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Jeffrey Toobin, a staff writer for the New Yorker; and Mark Wolf, senior judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Admission: Free tickets required, distributed by lottery. Visit

Part of "Louis D. Brandeis 100: Then and Now:" a semester-long celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of Justice Brandeis’ nomination and appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Breaking the Story: How Eight Ordinary Citizens Took Down the FBI

Boston Premiere: “1971” Screening, Q&A with Filmmaker, Reporter & Two Burglars

Monday, Feb. 1, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar

How can journalists change the world? When is civil disobedience necessary? Can ordinary citizens really make a difference? Join the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism in a screening and panel discussion of 1971, a documentary about how eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office and exposed wrongdoings by stealing files and turning them over to major newspapers. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Washington Post reporter Betty Medsger, who reported the story and wrote the book that inspired the documentary; 1971 director Johanna Hamilton; and two of the original burglars. The panel will be moderated by Florence Graves, founding director of the Schuster Institute. Medsger will sign copies of her book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI.

Sponsored by: The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
For more information: Lisa Button,