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Arts, Exhibits, & Screenings

A View From The Bridge
Sponsored by Brandeis Theater Company

Ain’t You Got A Right To The Tree Of Life: Spirituality and the Quest for Justice in the African American Musical Tradition 
Sponsored by Social Justice Social Policy Program and Peacebuilding and the Arts students from PAX 250

Beats of Peace
Sponsored by Brandeis Beats

Composing Our Lives Together: Song-Writing Workshop With Jane Wilburn Sapp
Sponsored by Peacebuilding and the Arts students from PAX 250

Continuing To Build A Visual Definition of Social Justice

Free Body Project: Moving for Peace Through the Eyes of Dance Activists

Lights, Camera, Inaction: Depicting genocide, crime, and war in an age of a changing media: An Art Installation
Sponsored by Stand Against Genocide

Meet And Greet Artists Don West And Jane Sapp: Reception
Sponsored by Graduate Student Association and Peacebuilding and the Arts students from PAX 250

One To One- Lending a Hand to Women in Afghanistan: A Collaborative Art Project
Sponsored by Women's Studies Research Center

Pluralism, Unity, Social Justice, and the Arts: An Art Exhibition
Sponsored by Brandeis Pluralism Alliance

Pluralism, Unity, Social Justice and the Arts Reception
Sponsored by Brandeis Pluralism Alliance

Portraits of Purpose: Leadership for Social Justice in Boston’s African American Community
Sponsored by Graduate Student Association and Peacebuilding and the Arts students from PAX 250

Queerlogues
Sponsored by Queer Resource Center

$lavery: Past And Present
Sponsored by Poverty Action Coalition

Social Justice And You
Sponsored by Student Union Social Justice and Diversity Committee

Show Me Justice: BTV Film Festival
Sponsored by Brandeis Television (BTV)

The Secret Underground Railroad Out of North Korea
Sponsored by Brandeis Liberty in North Korea

Identity, Race, and Gender

America the Who?
Sponsored by Brandeis Black Student Organization

Are we truly post-racial?  Think again

BAASA Presents: Growing Up as the “Model Minority”
Sponsored by Brandeis Asian American Students Association (BAASA)

Can Men Be FeMENists?
Sponsored by The Heller School for Social Policy and Management Gender Working Group

ICC Presents: The Born Identity 
Sponsored by Intercultural Center

My Social Justice Identity: Power, Privilege, and Allyship 
Sponsored by Department of Community Service

Environment and Sustainability

Fueling Efficiency, Reducing Poverty
Sponsored by Students for Environmental Action

Selling Our Future? Brandeis, Fossil Fuels, and Climate Injustice
Sponsored by Brandeis Divestment Forum

The Sustainability of Food: Should who you are define what you eat?
Sponsored by Students for Environmental Action and Real Food Brandeis

Toxic Exposure in Nail Salons: An Environmental Health Study Presented by the 2013 Justice Brandeis Semester
Sponsored by Justice Brandeis Semester, Environmental Health and Justice, Environmental Studies Department

Faith and Social Justice
Society, Culture and Leadership

3rd Annual SoJust Leadership Forum 
Sponsored by Hiatt Career Center

Breaking the Silence on LGBTQ Sexual Violence 
Sponsored by Queer Policy Alliance

Dead Men Still Walking: A First Hand Account of Death Row by Death Penalty Activist Sister Helen Prejean
Sponsored by The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

'DEIS Impact After-Party!
Sponsored by 'DEIS Impacters

Generation 2 Generation: An interactive discussion of social justice 
Sponsored by Brandeis National Committee

Leadership For Social Change: The Craft of Public Narrative 

Proactive Interactive: Quotes by King and Mandela 
Sponsored by MLK and Friends

Recognizing the Roma Conflict: An Exploration of Human Rights 
Co-sponsored by the Health, Science, Society, and Policy Program and the Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Program 

Workshop For An Activist: Finding Motivations and Empowering Others
Sponsored by The Office of Experiential Learning 

Students in Action

Be a DJ: Create a Social Justice Song!

Brandeis Unites in Service 
Sponsored by Brandeis Student Union

Building Understanding: A Focus On Homelessness In Local Communities 
Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity

Breaking the Gridlock: A Dialogue with No Labels
Sponsored by No Labels at Brandeis

Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society (BADASS) Presents: Debating For a More Just Future 
Sponsored by Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society (BADASS) 

'DEIS Impact 2014 Kickoff!!!
Sponsored by 'DEIS Impacters

'DEIS Impact After-Party!
Sponsored by 'DEIS Impacters

Magic Can’t Create Food: Can you? 
Sponsored by Brandeis Harry Potter Alliance: Imagine Better

Take a Seat, Break Down Barriers 
Sponsored by The Ripple Effect

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DEIS ImpactThroughout The Week - Multiday Events

'DEIS Impact College - New This Year!

Thursday February 6 – Friday February 7

Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Sit in on open sessions of courses taught by faculty representing a range of disciplines but one common goal: grounding college students' passion for changing the world in solid theory. Join us for this showcase of academic engagement with social justice.

For class titles and times, see Feb. 6 and 7 below.


A View From the Bridge: A Compelling Drama

Thursday February 6 - Saturday February 8 (8pm)

Saturday February 8 - Sunday February 9 (2pm)

Spingold Theater

In this play, Arthur Miller raises questions about the bonds of family in 1950s Brooklyn, NY. Eddie Carbone is a simple, hard-working man who has inherited the duty of raising his niece, Catherine, after his sister's death. Life is smooth and predictable until his wife's two cousins, illegal immigrants from Italy, move in with the family. When Catherine and one of the cousins, Rodolpho, begin a relationship and want to marry, Eddie suspects Rodolpho is using Catherine to obtain American citizenship. As Eddie attempts to protect his niece, he sets into motion a series of events, and what Eddie doesn't know about his true motivations and about life will lead to devastating consequences.

Sponsored by Brandeis Theater Company
Tickets: go.Brandeis.edu/BrandeisTickets or 781.736.3400
For our Facebook event, click here.


Brandeis Unites in Service

Tuesday February 4, Thursday February 6, and Saturday February 8
For times and locations, email contact person below.

Put your passion for social justice into action by joining us for a ‘DEIS Impact series of off-campus service projects, sponsored by the Student Union and the Department of Community Service! Students, faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to come together for any or all of our three service projects, forming Brandeis community connections while positively impacting our Waltham and Greater Boston community. Transportation will be provided, and all service trips will be followed by time for reflection and refreshments! To register, please visit the website and fill out our Brandeis Unites in Service registration form. We'll see you there!

Sponsored by Brandeis Student Union
For more information: Sneha Walia
For our Facebook event, click here.


Continuing to Build a Visual Definition of Social Justice

Tuesday February 4 – Thursday February 6, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

"Social justice" is a hard concept to put into words. So why not take a different approach? Forget about words. Take a piece of ceramic tile and draw on it the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear "social justice." These ceramic pieces will be assembled into a mural that will be Brandeis' visual definition of social justice!

For more information: Lindsay Mitnik
For our Facebook event, click here.


Lights, Camera, Inaction: Depicting genocide, crime, and war in an age of a changing media: An Art Installation

Saturday February 1 – Monday February 10 with event Monday February 3, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium Multipurpose Room

See here for more details.

Sponsored by STAND Against Genocide
For more information: David Alpert
For our Facebook event, click here.


 Pluralism, Unity, Social Justice and the Arts: An Art Exhibition

Saturday February 1 – Wednesday February 5
Shapiro Campus Center Art Gallery

Students, staff and faculty are invited to demonstrate their interpretations of pluralism, unity, and Brandeisian commitment to social justice through poems (including haiku), video clips, photography, paintings, drawings, spoken word and other performances. The Brandeis Pluralism Alliance will award up to three prizes to encourage participation and to recognize outstanding works of art, which capture these themes.

Also see reception and performance information here.

Sponsored by Brandeis Pluralism Alliance
For more information: Elaine Wong


 Portraits of Purpose: Focusing on Social Justice Leaders in Boston and the World

Sunday February 2 – Sunday February 9, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Slosberg Music Center Lobby

See here for details.

Sponsored by Graduate Student Association, Graduate Student Affairs and Peacebuilding and the Arts Students from PAX 250
For more information: Jennifer Largaespada


Social Justice and You: An Interactive Display

Saturday February 1 – Monday February 10
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

What does social justice mean to you?  Write down your thoughts and paste them on the large three-dimensional sculpture that will be on display in the SCC Atrium.  By the end of the week, what will start off as a simple white sculpture will transform into a mosaic of color and ideas from Brandeis community members.

Sponsored by Student Union Social Justice and Diversity Committee 
For more information: Naomi DePina


 $lavery, Past and Present: An Art Exhibition

Saturday February 1 – Monday February 10
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

Slavery has existed since the dawn of civilization and people have continually been exploited and brutalized for the benefit of others. Yet while slavery was a thing of the past, it is also a reality of the present. There are currently 27 million slaves in the world, more than ever before in history. We not only contribute to the slave trade through the products we buy, but America is one of the top destinations of the slave trade. Come learn about the past and present of slavery, because education is the first step to eliminating it from our future.

Sponsored by Poverty Action Coalition
For more information: Talia Niederman


Take a Seat, Break Down Barriers

Friday January 31 – Monday February 10
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

Do you ever feel like it’s difficult to approach someone new? Are you more likely to approach certain groups of people instead of others? Are you interested in learning about another person’s background and how it influences how they view social justice? Explore social justice in the ball pit organized by The Ripple Effect and take a seat with someone new! You never know what you will learn or how your stereotypes will be challenged. This is a drop-in event, so stop by when you’re free!

Sponsored by The Ripple Effect
For more information: Caitlin Buegeler



Friday, January 31, 2014

‘DEIS Impact 2014 Kickoff!!!

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

Come see what ‘DEIS Impact is all about! Explore social justice in the ball pit organized by The Ripple Effect, meet the event proposers, find out which events best suit your interests, and more! See how far the world has come in the quest for social justice, and see how much more there is to achieve! Free cotton candy and popcorn!

Sponsored by 'DEIS Impacters
For more information: Heather Spector
For our Facebook event, click here.



Saturday, February 1, 2014

Leadership for Social Change: The Craft of Public Narrative

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Levine Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center

In this workshop we will reflect on the motivational aspect of leadership and learn the power of story-telling in enhancing people’s emotional capacity to fight injustices, stand for what they believe in, and, well, basically change the world! Believing that learning is best done through practice, participants in this workshop will each craft a 5-min. Public Narrative! Our learning will be divided into four parts: Story of Self (Why do I care?), Story of Us (Why do We care?), Story of Now (Why Now?), and Linking (Public Narrative). Originally adapted from the works of Prof. Marshall Ganz of Harvard University.

RSVP required (space limited): Inbal Ben-Ezer 
*Participation must be for the full duration of the workshop.


Free Body Project: Moving For Peace through the Eyes of Dance Activists

12:00 - 2:00 pm
Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Free Body Project realizes the power of movement to perpetuate peace and social change. This event will feature the screening of a new dance film created in collaboration with Kolkata Sanved, an organization based in India that uses dance as rehabilitation for survivors of human trafficking and violence, as well as a panel discussion of US-based artists and social entrepreneurs who use movement as a tool for peace building and social change. Shot in Portland, Oregon, a hub of human trafficking in the US, the film is a statement of solidarity between dancers and anti-trafficking advocates working a world apart who are connected through art.

More Information: Sydney Skov


Proactive Interactive: Quotes by King and Mandela

2:00 - 4:00 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

What better way to present the virtuous teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela than by using their own words? MLK & Friends will exhibit incomplete quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and their esteemed relatives. Participants choose from a collection of words or phrases to complete the quote within a minute and win a prize! After the interactive activity, there are opportunities to learn more about how Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Brandeis University have promoted social justice.

Sponsored by MLK & Friends
More Information: Naomi Rodriguez


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Be a DJ: Create a social justice song!

POSTPONED - DETAILS TBA

Are you curious about what DJing has to do with social justice? This event will show you. You'll get the opportunity to DJ by creating a mix that represents your definition of social justice. Music can often express things that words cannot, so this event gives you a unique outlet to express what social justice means to you.

More Information: Heather Spector


Do Justice and Love Kindness: Models of Charity and Social Action in Judaism

1:00 - 4:00 pm
Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center

The Now Project promotes Jewish pluralism on campus and facilitates discussion about collaboration across boundaries in the world beyond Brandeis. Join The Now Project in exploring a diverse array of social action and charity philosophies in Jewish text and culture. After an hour of interactive learning and exploration, we will venture off campus and engage in two very different social action projects. Discover the power of working together and embracing a variety of perspectives as we spend the afternoon making our community and the world a little better.

Sponsored by The NOW Project
More Information: Jessica Goldberg


Composing Our Lives Together: Song-Writing Workshop With Jane Wilburn Sapp

2:00 - 5:00 pm
Slosberg Music Center Recital Hall

See here for details.

Sponsored by Peacebuilding and the Arts Students from PAX 250
More Information: David Stiefel


Toxic Exposure in Nail Salons: An Environmental Health Study Presented by the 2013 Justice Brandeis

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

Have you ever thought about just what you are breathing in at your local nail salon? Nail salon workers spend 8 hours plus a day at their profession, exposing themselves to thousands of chemicals with little ventilation protection. The U.S. government does not regulate the chemicals allowed in salon products. Over the years more chemicals are being found to cause damage to our bodies nervous systems, respiratory tracts, and even reproductive abilities from repeated exposures. The 2013 Justice Brandeis Semester: Environmental Health and Justice class will present their findings from their study of salon ventilation and chemical exposures from 15 local Boston nail salons.

Sponsored by Justice Brandeis Semester: Environmental Health and Justice, Environmental Studies Department
More Information: Margaret Back



Monday, February 3, 2014
 

Can Men Be FeMENists?

12:00 - 1:30 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Room 313

Do you like equality? What about social justice? Then you should consider being a feminist! Contrary to popular belief, feminism cuts across identities, including gender. Whether you know what “intersectionality” means or are trying to understand how feminism applies to groups beyond women, this event is an opportunity to learn more about the philosophy of equality. A diverse group of male feminists will discuss their experiences practicing feminism in their personal and professional lives. This event is for people of all genders who want to explore their relationship with feminism. Refreshments.

Sponsored by Heller Gender Working Group
More Information: Patrick Cutrona


Christianity, Sexuality, and the LGBT Community: An Affirming, Justice-Based Perspective

2:30 - 4:00 pm
Feldberg Lounge, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Christian religious authorities and Christian tradition have often claimed that lesbian, gay, and bisexual activities are sinful. Yet throughout Christianity today, a progressive Christian voice is offering new perspectives about LGBT persons, affirming that people with non-hetero-sexual orientations and transgender and gender-nonconforming identities are loved, accepted, and blessed by God just as they are. Enter into dialogue about this affirming, justice-based Christian perspective with Professor Bernadette Brooten, Robert and Myra Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies, as well as Brandeis Catholic Chaplain Father Walter Cuenin and Protestant Chaplain Rev. Matt Carriker. We will also hear testimonies from Brandeis students. Refreshments.

Sponsored by Chaplaincy and Triskelion
More Information: Rev. Matt Carriker
For our Facebook event, click here.



Lights, Camera, Inaction: Depicting genocide, crime, and war in an age of a changing media: An Art Installation

Official opening: Monday February 3, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium, Multipurpose Room
(Exhibit up Saturday February 1 – Monday February 10 in Shapiro Campus Center Atrium)

“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind”-Jim Morrison.
Current war crimes and genocides are often both overlooked and misrepresented in the media. This exhibit will represent these misrepresentations in both past news and current news. These range from the Holocaust to the Democratic Republic to Syria. With a tent set up in the SCC, slam poetry, and a speaker, this will be an event worth seeing!

Sponsored by STAND Against Genocide
For more information: David Alpert


Building Understanding: A Focus on Homelessness in Local Communities

5:30 - 7:00 pm
Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Any challenge to basic values is usually perceived as threatening. Come join us as we challenge stereotypes about homelessness in our local community. Tatjana Meschede, Senior Lecturer at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, will present on homelessness in Massachusetts, highlighting her own work and observations. Following her presentation there will be small discussion groups on attitudes towards homelessness and ways to get involved.

Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity
More Information: Selene Campion


BAASA Presents: Growing Up as the “Model Minority”

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Alumni Lounge, Usdan Student Center

What does the term "model minority" mean exactly? It is the apparently the Asian/Asian-American, but we want to explore what this means for society as a whole. Come join the Brandeis Asian American Students Association and dive deep into a panel discussion with members of the Brandeis faculty who fall into this category to discuss what it means to be fall into this group, both the positive and negative connotations that come along with this title and what it is like being an Asian American or even an Asian in the United States. We will also discuss what implications this "model minority" has on society in a whole, beyond the Asian/Asian-American group. Refreshments.

Sponsored by BAASA (Brandeis Asian American Students Association)
More Information: Jennifer H. Kim
For our Facebook event, click here.


Queerlogues

8:00 - 9:30 pm
International Lounge, Usdan Student Center

Queerlogues is a variety show of Queer/LGBTQ stories as poetry, songs, raps, monologues, or just about anything! This event is designed to give a voice to this often silenced or discredited group of individuals. We invite you to explore more about queer identities, gender, and sexualities through the lens of social justice. Refreshments.

Sponsored by Queer Resource Center
More Information: Nikk Wasserman
For our Facebook event, click here.


Breaking the Gridlock: A Dialogue with No Labels– CANCELLED

8:30 - 10:00 pm
Levine Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Frustrated at the bickering between Democrats and Republicans paralyzing our government? If you are, then come join No Labels at Brandeis as we engage in an open and constructive conversation about difficult political issues. We will ask the question, "what issue would we never want to compromise on?" and follow it, not with a debate, but a dialogue about why that issue is so hard to discuss. We will discover that despite our differences in opinion, people all along the political spectrum share a surprising number of values. Using that common ground as a starting point, we will show how compromise is possible. Refreshments.

Sponsored by No Labels at Brandeis
More Information: Michael Abrams
For our Facebook event, click here.



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My Social Justice Identity: Power, Privilege, and Allyship

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Room 313

Social justice work is critical to helping others, but have you stopped to think about your own role in this work? Join us for a reflection lunch, where we’ll explore your role and identities (race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) and how this informs social justice work! We’ll use this to look at the power and privileges that come with these identities and how they inform our intentions/motivations to advocate for social justice. By the end of this lunch, we will come up with ways to use your identities to bring about positive change and empowerment to the communities around us. Snacks provided; bring your lunch.

Sponsored by Department of Community Service
More Information: Jack Korpob


Generation 2 Generation: An interactive discussion of social justice

1:00 - 2:30 pm
Levine Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center

How does the meaning of social justice change from one generation to the next? In this interactive discussion, we will be examining the past, present, and future of social justice. Join students, ambassadors, and members of the Brandeis National Committee as we come up with unique perspectives of social justice in the world around us. Refreshments.

Sponsored by Brandeis National Committee
More Information: Karishma Pradhan


Pluralism, Unity, Social Justice, and the Arts Reception

5:30 - 7:00 pm
(exhibit up Saturday February 1 – Wednesday February 5)

Shapiro Campus Center Art Gallery

See exhibit information here.

Sponsored by Brandeis Pluralism Alliance
More Information: Elaine Wong


Beats of Peace

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Alumni Lounge, Usdan Student Center

All are welcome to be part of a memorable journey in peace-making and beat-making! Prof. Cynthia Cohen of the Brandeis Peacebuilding and the Arts program will discuss her research on African drumming as a tool to bridge ethnic gaps between warring tribes in Burundi. Then apply Prof. Cohen’s insights to a community drum circle led by Toussaint Liberator, music educator on the African-American experience. Liberator is also the lead singer of Soulive, and has shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, The Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, and others. People from all rhythmic backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by Brandeis Beats
More Information: Aliza Gans


Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society (BADASS) Presents: Debating for a More Just Future

8:00 - 10:00 pm
Golding Auditorium

The Brandeis Academic Debate And Speech Society is excited to present its annual ‘DEIS Impact public debate. This year's topic - "Are drone strikes a moral and just national security measure?" - will critically engage in this important conversation and provoke further community discourse. Check out one of the nation's top parliamentary debate teams and enjoy scrumptious desserts at the same time!

Sponsored by Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society (BADASS)
More Information: David Altman


Brandeis Unites in Service

See here for details.

Sponsored by Brandeis Student Union
For more information: Sneha Walia
For our Facebook event, click here.



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ain’t You Got a Right to the Tree Of Life: Spirituality and the Quest for Justice in the African-American Musical Tradition

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Slosberg Music Center Recital Hall

See here for details.

Sponsored by Peacebuilding and the Arts students from PAX 250 and the Social Justice Social Policy program
For more information: David Stiefel


Pursuing Justice Without Being a Jerk: Jewish Approaches to Fixing the World

POSTPONED. New date and time TBA.

In this engaging, discussion based session we will study classical Jewish texts to explore the role of ego, self-interest and selfishness in the pursuit of social justice and to answer the question: Is it possible to be an activist for change and still have friends? No knowledge of Hebrew or Judaism necessary. Coffee and donuts provided.

Sponsored by Office of High School Programs
For more information: Rabbi Charlie Schwartz


Meet And Greet Artists Don West And Jane Sapp: Reception

12:00 - 2:00 pm
Slosberg Music Center Lobby

See here for details.

Sponsored by Peacebuilding and the Arts students from PAX 250, Graduate Student Association and Graduate Student Affairs
For more information: Jennifer Largaespada


Selling Our Future? Brandeis, Fossil Fuels, and Climate Injustice

5:00 - 6:30 pm
International Lounge, Usdan Student Center

Is Brandeis complicit in climate injustice? Join us and our expert panel to discuss Brandeis's involvement in climate change. Specifically, we will discuss the merits of divesting Brandeis's endowment of fossil fuel companies to challenge the "social justice" of Big Oil and Gas. The panel will discuss essential climate justice questions: What are the current effects of climate change? How is climate change a social justice issue? What is divestment? How can this common sense strategy strengthen Brandeis' commitment to social justice? Please join us in discussing divestment, social justice at Brandeis, and how students can advance meaningful climate action.

Sponsored by Brandeis Divestment Forum
For more information: Rohan Bhatia


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: "Africa Rising: The Mandela Legacy & the Next Generation of African Leadership” with Kweku Mandela-Amuah and Ndaba Mandela

7:30 - 9:00 pm
Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

See here for description and free ticket information.


Brandeis Unites in Service (moved to Thursday)

See here for details.

Sponsored by Brandeis Student Union
For more information: Sneha Walia



Thursday, February 6, 2014
 


Social Justice and "Protest, Politics and Change: Social Movements" (SOC 155b)

With David Cunningham

10:00 - 10:50 am
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Part of 'DEIS Impact College.


Social Justice and "Comparative Study of Human Societies" (ANTH 1a)

With Jonathan Anjaria

11:00 - 11:50 am
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Part of 'DEIS Impact College.


One to One – Lending a Hand to Women in Afghanistan: A Collaborative Art Project

11:00 am - 1:00 pm (also offered Sat Feb 8)
WSRC Lecture Hall

Lend a hand with an image of your own hand. Join in this collaborative project to bring attention to the importance of educating women around the world, especially those affected by war - one of the most important social justice issues of our time. Working with women and girls, as well as with local groups in Afghanistan, help create a large installation of handmade “hand portraits” for exhibition. Installed collectively, the hands will signify power, strength, blessing, protection, and justice. All proceeds from exhibitions & workshops will support the education of women and girls in Afghanistan & Pakistan through schools established by Barakat Inc. No art experience necessary!

Sponsored by Women’s Studies Research Center
RSVP (space limited): Linda Bond


Social Justice and "Culture of Consumption" (SOC 150b)

With Laura Miller

12:00 - 12:50 pm
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Part of 'DEIS Impact College.


Fueling Efficiency, Reducing Poverty

12:00 - 2:00 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

What does energy have to do with poverty? Globally, over 1.3 billion people are experiencing “energy poverty”, meaning lack of access to energy services such as electricity and heating. A dark, cold home often results in a myriad health problems. No one should have to suffer through a cold winter because they cannot afford to pay their utility bill, or make efficiency upgrades to their home. Come learn about the intricacies of energy access, public health and the environment—along with ways to mitigate fuel poverty in your own community.

Sponsored by Students for Environmental Action
More information: Haley Orlofsky


Social Justice and "World War 1" (HIST 137b)

With Paul Jankowski

1:00 - 1:50 pm
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Part of 'DEIS Impact College.


Social Justice and "Health Economics" (HSSP 104b)

With Dominic Hodgkin

2:00 - 3:30 pm
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Part of 'DEIS Impact College.


The Secret Underground Railroad Out of North Korea

2:00 - 4:00 pm
Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

A government that severely limits personal freedoms, punishes even the most minor infractions, and deliberately starves its people should be held accountable for its actions. However, no one has taken action to stop the North Korean government from carrying out mass executions, torture, and collective punishment. North Korea is the most isolated and least-known-about country in the world. Get a rare look past the guarded walls of North Korea in Seoul Train, a gripping documentary about the secret underground railroad that helps North Korean refugees escape, and hear the testimony of one of the conductors of the underground railroad. Refreshments.

Sponsored by Brandeis Liberty in North Korea
More information: Brontte Hwang
For our Facebook event, click here.


Social Justice and "Business in the Global Economy" (BUS 70a)

With Ricardo Lopez

3:30 - 4:50 pm
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Part of 'DEIS Impact College.


ICC Presents: The Born Identity

4:00 - 5:30 pm
Intercultural Center Lounge

Identity is a simple word with several different interpretations. Please join us as we discuss what identity means to each of us, as well as how it influences our daily lives. Invited panelists include students, faculty, and staff. Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Intercultural Center
More information: Elba Valerio


Social Justice and "International Economic Law" (LGLS 127b)

With Guive Mirfendereski

5:00 - 6:20 pm
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Part of 'DEIS Impact College.


Social Justice and "Analyzing Big Data" (BUS 211f)

With Rob Carver

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Part of 'DEIS Impact College.


Dead Men Still Walking: A First Hand Account of Death Row by Death Penalty Activist Sister Helen Prejean

7:00 - 9:30 pm
Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

See description here.

Sponsored by The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
More information: Liz Eckley


Brandeis Unites in Service (moved from Wednesday)

See here for details.

Sponsored by Brandeis Student Union
For more information: Sneha Walia



Friday, February 7, 2014

Social Justice and "Nature, Nurture, and Public Policy" (SOC 176a)

With Peter Conrad

9:30 - 11:00 am
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Part of 'DEIS Impact College.


Social Justice and "Power and Violence: The Anthropology of Political Systems" (ANTH 156a)

With Elizabeth Ferry

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Part of 'DEIS Impact College.


Social Justice from an Islamic Perspective

12:50 pm
International Lounge, Usdan Student Center

In his sermon at Jum’ah (Muslim Friday prayer service), Brandeis University Chaplain Imam Talal Eid will speak about social justice in Islam. Refreshments.

Sponsored by Chaplaincy
More information: Imam Talal Eid


Workshop for an Activist - Finding Motivations and Empowering Others

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Levine Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Are you an activist? Ever wondered why you are so passionate about activism? Want to learn how to motivate others around the issues that matter to you? There are many challenges to being a dedicated student activist during college. Hear from a panel of professional and student activists and experiential learning staff about how to overcome these challenges. Come learn about how successful activist projects have worked in the past and how Experiential Learning can benefit your activist ventures. Also, think about what you want to do with your activism in the future.

Sponsored by Office of Experiential Learning
More information: Avishek Neupane
For our Facebook event, click here.


Breaking the Silence on LGBTQ Sexual Violence

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Alumni Lounge, Usdan Student Center

Join Brandeis's Queer Policy Alliance for a specialized training on sexual assault and intimate partner violence within the LGBTQ community. While sexual violence in general is an issue lacking in discourse and education, the silence only deepens when it comes to the LGBTQ community. Allies are welcome!

Sponsored by Queer Policy Alliance
More information: Joe Babeu


America the Who?

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Mandel Atrium (see art exhibit below in same space)

What is the complexion of America? Now that we are transcending through the 21st century, how has the melting pot of our culture diluted down to the taste of racial-ambiguity? Join BBSO as we discuss these various questions with fellow students and professors.

Sponsored by Brandeis Black Student Organization
More information: Witney Christie


Are we truly post-racial? Think again.

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Mandel Atrium (see panel discussion above in same space)

"Does race still matter in your life?" High school students at the Cambridge School of Weston were challenged to answer that question using art as the medium of expression. What developed was a series of postcards, addressing various issues such as affirmative action, adoption, dance, typecasting in musical theater - even the sensitive issue of the lunch table. We continue to hear that we are living in a post-racial society; however, this exhibit challenges that notion strongly.

More information: Johára Tucker



Saturday, February 8, 2014

One to One – Lending a Hand to Women in Afghanistan: A Collaborative Art Project

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Room 313

See description here.

RSVP (space limited): Linda Bond


Magic Can’t Create Food: Can You?

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Join the Harry Potter Alliance for a "Chopped" style competition, where students are challenged to make full, nutritious meals on the average weekly budget of a low income American family. See how difficult it is to make this a reality, learn about hunger in America, and see some of your favorite staff judge the meals created. Help us use the laws of J.K. Rowling's world to fight evil and inequality in ours!

Sponsored by Brandeis Harry Potter Alliance: Imagine Better
More information: Sarah Zoloth
For our Facebook event, click here.


Brandeis Unites in Service

See here for details.

Sponsored by Brandeis Student Union
For more information: Sneha Walia



Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Sustainability of Food: Should Who You Are Define What You Eat?

12:00 - 2:00 pm
Feldberg Lounge, Hassenfeld Conference Center

As Brandeis's identity upholds the value of social justice, it is time that we start addressing topics of food justice. There are multiple food injustices in Waltham as well as in greater Massachusetts that include food deserts, lack of access, and other food discriminations surrounding race, socioeconomic status, and income. Waltham has many residents who do not feel that they have the means to nourish and provide for their families on a daily basis. With various individuals who have seen such injustices, we will discuss how Brandeis might begin to fight these issues for our staff, employees and our surrounding community.

Sponsored by Students for Environmental Action and Real Food Brandeis
More information: Maura Boughter-Dornfeld


Show Me Justice: BTV Film Festival

CANCELLED

Open film festival of Brandeis students showcasing social justice causes. These filmmakers lend visual representation to a social problem of interest to our community. The festival will also include Q&A with the students who made the films. Watch social justice in action! From global health to gay marriage, witness what your peers are passionate about! Refreshments.

Sponsored by Brandeis Television (BTV)
More information: Rohan Narayanan



Monday, February 10, 2014

Recognizing the Roma Conflict: An Exploration of Human Rights

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center

The Roma population for the past several centuries has endured unapologetic racism and discrimination. As a result of being a marginalized but large minority in Europe, they have had difficulty realizing and advocating for their human rights. Join Margareta Matache, Ph.D, Harvard FXB Center; Camilla Ida, Ph.D student at Copenhagen University and Fellow from Harvard; Damiana Andonova from Brandeis University; and Kate Ryan, director of the documentary Welcome Nowhere; for a panel discussion on the current status and struggles of Roma throughout the world. Stay after the panel for the screening of Welcome Nowhere, a telling documentary about Roma in Bulgaria. Refreshments.

Co-sponsored by Health, Science, Society, and Policy Program and Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Program
More information: Damiana Andonova
For our Facebook event, click here.


3rd Annual Brandeis SoJust Leadership Forum

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

See here for more details.

Sponsored by Hiatt Career Center, Career Development Center at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Department of Community Service, and Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
More information: Caroline O’ Shea


‘DEIS Impact After-Party!

9:15 - 11:30 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

Come celebrate all that we have experienced the last 10 days and our motivation to make positive change in the world! Write on the walls of the Shapiro Campus Center your answer to this question: "As an Advocate for Social Justice, I will…" Also, make your own pin-back button! Write on the button your pledge to make the world a more socially just place.

Sponsored by ‘DEIS Impacters
More information: Heather Spector
For our Facebook event, click here.


For more information about 'DEIS Impact! click here.
Questions about this weeklong festival of justice? Email ethics@brandeis.edu