Recent News & Events(click here for info on upcoming events)
Theaster Gates named 2015-16 Brandeis University Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life (3/21-3/24)
Acclaimed artist and social activist Theaster Gates has been named the 2015-16 Brandeis University Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life. The fellowship will bring Gates to the Brandeis campus from March 21 through March 24, including a public talk on Wednesday, March 23. Read more here.
Martha Minow named winner of 2015-16 Gittler Prize (2/25)
From the article: "Brandeis University has selected Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, as the winner of the 2015-16 Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize. The Gittler Prize is presented annually to a person whose body of published work reflects scholarly excellence and makes a lasting contribution to racial, ethnic or religious relations...Minow is one of the world’s leading figures in bringing legal ideas and scholarship to bear on issues of identity, race and equality, including innovative approaches to reconciliation among divided peoples. Minow will be formally honored at a ceremony and reception at Brandeis on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at which she will give a public lecture. In addition, she will meet with students, faculty and staff in smaller group settings." Read the full article here. RSVP on Facebook (optional) for updates.
Germaine Ingram to deliver 2016 'DEIS Impact keynote (2/3)
From the article: "Germaine Ingram, an accomplished civil rights lawyer and celebrated tap dancer who has pursued social justice both on the stage and in the courtroom, will be this year’s keynote speaker for ’DEIS Impact 2016. Ingram’s keynote address, “The Law and the Stage: Platforms for Pursuing Social Justice," will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shapiro Campus Center Theater." Read the full BrandeisNow article here. Read the full Justice article here. Read more about Ingram's visit and other ’DEIS Impact events here.
Students explore social justice through 'DEIS Impact (1/29)
From the article: "This year, 37 events have been planned for ’DEIS Impact in addition to seven sessions of ’DEIS Impact College. The former have been planned by more than 50 clubs and student organizations at Brandeis, aided by a core committee of 14 undergraduate ’DEIS Impacters, who were selected back in September and have been meeting weekly ever since." Read full article in the Hoot here.
'DEIS Impact 2016 begins (1/28-2/7)
The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life and the Student Union presents Brandeis University’s fifth annual weeklong "festival of social justice." Students, professors, clubs, and academic departments will host dozens of events, featuring talks, artmaking workshops, performances, exhibits and discussions. Read more about 'DEIS Impact here.