Upcoming Events


All events are free and open to the public, except where noted. Starred events (*) are coordinated by the Center. All other events are cosposonsored by the Center. Click here to request Ethics Center funding and/or publicity for your Brandeis campus event.



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Hannah Young ’15 teaching
in Uganda


*We Give You $4000, You Put Social Justice Into Action:

Sorensen Fellowship 2015

Draft Application Deadline

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Time: By 5:00 pm
Location: Online, plus hard copy essay appreciated to Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) room 309.

This is your chance to get valuable feedback on a draft of your Sorensen Fellowship application -- turn in whatever you have done so far!

New for 2015: Additional need-based funding available through the Summer Earnings Replacement Grant!

Application materials here.

For more information, visit Facebook or contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


d*Liberation Theology and Social Activism

Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., author of A Theology of Liberation

Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize Award Presentation, Lecture, and Reception

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

A world-renowned Catholic Dominican priest from Peru, now a professor at the University of Notre Dame, Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P. is a founder of Liberation Theology, which combines theology with social activism.

His book, A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation, is widely considered one of the most important works in 20th-century theology. Gutiérrez was awarded the French Legion of Honor “for his tireless work for human dignity and life, and against oppression.”

The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize was created by the late Professor Joseph B. Gittler to recognize outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations. The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Endowed Fund at Brandeis supports this annual award. The Gittler Prize is hosted by the Ethics Center on behalf of the Office of the President.

All are welcome to attend. RSVP (optional) on Facebook. For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu. (photo by Matt Cashore, University of Notre Dame)


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Hailey Magee ’15 conducting surveys
for her internship organization in NYC

*Proposal Writing Workshop

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Location: Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) Atrium, across from the Heller School

Come learn how to write an effective funding proposal. Workshop leaders will present tools and exercises for sharpening your prose. This workshop is open to all students, though it will be of particular benefit to those who have submitted a Sorensen Fellowship Draft Application (see above).

RSVP (optional) on Facebook. For more information, contact ethics@brandeis.edu.



d*'DEIS Impact Event Proposal Deadline

Friday, October 17, 2014

Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Proposal Submission Form here

What's YOUR social justice? Thinking about planning an event for 'DEIS Impact 2015? We're looking for workshops, discussions, performances, speakers, films, exhibits...anything exploring or advancing social justice. 

Proposal submission form here.

For more information, visit the 'DEIS Impact page, Facebook, or contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


d*Deadline for Faculty Proposals: CAST Minor

Monday, October 27, 2014

The faculty committee of the new minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation announces awards of $2000 for research and creative projects related to the new minor will be available to members of the Brandeis faculty during the next two academic years. Proposals are due October 27th. The stipends are designed to:

  • Support creative and scholarly inquiry into theory and practice at the nexus of arts, culture, and social change.
  • Enhance teaching and advising related to the educational objectives of the new minor.
  • Animate an interdisciplinary conversation about creativity, social justice, and peacebuilding through the arts.

For more information, see the call for proposals and contact Cynthia Cohen, co-chair of the CAST faculty committee.


d'DEIS Impact Mandatory Event Host Meeting
(open only to those who have received an acceptance to their 'DEIS Impact proposal)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Location: Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex atrium (across loop road from Heller School)

'DEIS Impact event hosts must attend this informational meeting (dinner served) about launching their 'DEIS Impact event. At least one member from your group must be present in order to receive your funding.

For more information, contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


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Meet the 2014
Fellows!

*We Give You $4000, You Put Social Justice Into Action

Sorensen Fellowship
2015

Application Deadline

Monday, November 3, 2014

Time: By 5:00 pm
Location: Online, plus hard copy materials to Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) room 309

Application materials here. For more information, visit Facebook or contact ethics@brandeis.edu.

New for 2015: Additional need-based funding available through the Summer Earnings Replacement Grant!


d*The Immigrant Experience in Waltham: A Service-based Practicum

Learnings from a semester in the community

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Time: 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Location: Levine Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center (upper Sherman)

A city where over a dozen languages are spoken at home, Waltham presents an array of opportunities and challenges for a substantial community of immigrants. Join the students in the practicum "The Immigrant Experience in Waltham," taught by Marci McPhee, as the students share learnings from a semester of working with organizations in Waltham supporting immigrants.

Refreshments served. Cosponsored by the Office of Experiential Learning and Teaching and the Ethics Center.

For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


d*'DEIS Impact: Brandeis University's Annual Festival of Social Justice...

January 30 - February 9, 2015

Keynote by Alan Khazei, Co-founder of City Year, CEO and Founder of Be the Change, Inc.

Tuesday, February 3
7:30 pm, Levin Ballroom, Usdan

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 speak about empowering citizens to make a difference.

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. One of “America's 25 Best Leaders” (US News and World Report, 2006), he is the author of Big Citizenship: How pragmatic idealism can bring out the best in America, and founder of Be the Change, Inc. 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. Khazei will speak about empowering citizens to make a difference.

Submit a proposal to host an event!

More info here.



d*How I Got in the Movement: A Civil Rights "Living Legend" Tells His Story: Julian Bond

The Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life Lecture and Reception

Tuesday, March 31, 2014

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Named a “Living Legend” by the U.S. Library of Congress, H. Julian Bond has been a driving force for social change for more than 50 years – as a civil rights leader, politician, scholar, and writer. In 1960, he helped co-found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He went on to serve four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and six terms in the Georgia Senate. During his legislative tenure, Bond successfully fought to create a majority black congressional district in Atlanta and organized the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. He helped to found the Southern Poverty Law Center, whose mission is to seek justice for the most vulnerable members of society. He served as its president from 1971 to 1979. For 11 years he was chairman of the NAACP.

Richman Fellows are selected from among individuals active in public life whose contributions have had a significant impact on improving American society, strengthening democratic institutions, advancing social justice or increasing opportunities for all citizens to realize and share in the benefits of this nation. The Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life was created by Brandeis alumna Dr. Carol Richman Saivetz '69, along with her children, Michael Saivetz '97 and Aliza Saivetz Glasser '01, in honor of Carol's parents, Fred and Rita Richman. The award is funded by the generosity of the Richman and Saivetz families. The Richman Fellowship is hosted by the Ethics Center on behalf of the Office of the President.

Read more information about Julian Bond.

Read more about the Richman Fellowship, including how to submit nominations.

All are welcome to attend. RSVP (optional) on Facebook. For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu.