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.


d*'DEIS Impact Launch Party/Info Session

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Mandel Center for the Humanities Atrium

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. 

Come learn how to organize and obtain funding for a 'DEIS Impact event. Social-justice themed refreshments will be served: vegetarian, kosher, organic, fair trade, local and eco-friendly.



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



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*Summer Internship Funding Info Session

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) Atrium, across from the Heller School

Come hear about several funding options for your summer internship, from across the University:

Refreshments will be served.

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


d*Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa

Film Screening, Talk, and Reception with Justice Albie Sachs and Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg



Thursday, September 11, 2014



Time: 7:00 pm
 (doors open at 6:30)
Location: Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar International Center

TICKETS:
General: $10
Brandeis faculty, staff, students, BOLLI members, alumni & BNC: Free
Unclaimed seats will be given away ten minutes before the event begins (first-come, first-served).
 
Order online or call 781-736-3400, M-F, 1-5 pm. Free tickets are available for Brandeis community members starting August 22 at the box office or online or by phone. 


Albie Sachs: anti-apartheid activist, lawyer, and South African Constitutional Court Judge. Imprisoned, tortured, exiled, blown up by a car bomb…and still he fought for justice and reconciliation.


As a young man, Albie Sachs defended those committed to ending apartheid in South Africa. For his actions as a lawyer, he was imprisoned in solitary confinement in Cape Town, tortured through sleep deprivation and forced into exile. In 1988 he was blown up by a car bomb set by the South African security forces in Maputo, Mozambique, which cost him his right arm and the sight of one eye, but miraculously he survived and eventually recovered.  Returning to South Africa following the release of Nelson Mandela, Sachs helped write the groundbreaking new constitution and was appointed by President Mandela as one of the first eleven judges of the new Constitutional Court.



“A stunning documentary,” says Linda Holmes of NPR. More about the award-winning film here.



Sponsored by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life; the National Center for Jewish Film; and the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice.

RSVP (optional) on Facebook. More information here.


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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, including a link to the draft application, coming soon! View last year’s application (similar to the coming year).

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


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

Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize Award Presentation and Lecture

Sunday, October 5, 2014

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

Gustavo Gutiérrez, a founder of Liberation Theology, which combines theology with social activism, will give a talk and be awarded the Gittler Prize.

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.

All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


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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.



*'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.


'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 coming soon! View last year’s application (similar to the coming year). 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.


*'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.


Join us at the 'DEIS Impact 2015 Launch Party and Info Session.

Submit a proposal to host an event!

More info here.