Past Events

Farming Info Session & Food Justice Orientation!
Date:Monday April 11 2011
Time:8-9 pm
Location: Shapiro Campus Center, Art Gallery
This in a an info session open to anyone interested in volunteering at The Food Project on April 16 and/or April 30 as well as those interested in food justice issues.
Guests from The Food Project will be coming to speak about food justice issues as well as sustainable and urban/suburban agriculture. Mark your calendar, you don't want to miss this! More information on The Food Project.
We will be taking two trips to their farm.

Nexus of Arts and Social Transformation: A Roundtable For Leaders in Higher Ed.
Date: Tuesday April 12 2011
Time 2:30-3:30
Location: Mandel Center Reading Room 303
A roundtable for leaders and educators in programs in the arts and social transformation to share their experiences and thoughts for educating future leaders in colleges and university settings. This event is free and open to the public. Contact 

Grassroots Campaigns: Information Session and Interviews

Date: Tuesday April 12 2011
Location: Hiatt Career Center
The Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. will be on-campus conducting information tables, information sessions and interviews for interested candidates. It is an independent organization that does strategic consulting. fundraising   and field organizing for good causes and candidates. We specialize in building and running face-to-face outreach operations in neighborhoods and in high-traffic public venues to build support for groups, issues, and campaigns.
Grassroots will be hosting an information table in the Shapiro Campus Center from 10:00am - 2:00pm on 4/12.

Acting Together on the World Stage: Documentary Film Screening

Date: Tuesday April 12 2011
Time: 4-6:30 pm
Location: Shapiro Campus Center Theater
The Center will host the official launch of the Acting Together on the World Stage documentary. The screening will be followed by a series of responses from members of the Brandeis faculty and a reception. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Naoe Suzuki. Sponsored by International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life.

Sexual Violence Film Series
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Pearlman Lounge
Contact: Emily Nhaissi
In Celebration of Sexual Violence Awareness Month we will be screening Metamorphosis
The essence of this Israeli documentary film is four women exposing their most heart-breaking and personal stories of rape and incest, combined with unique video art and direct references to Ovid's Metamorphosis. Ovid's work includes multiple stories of rape, in which a woman can only escape sexual abuse by transformation.
This film won an award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
With guest speaker Professor Cheryl WalkerSponsored by Women's and Gender Studies Department, Dept of Sociology and Hillel.

"Influential Women Embodying the Brandeis Spirit"
Date:Wednesday April13 2011
 Time: 1:00pm - 2pm
Location:Faculty Club
You are invited to attend an intimate discussion with civil rights activist Anita Hill, a professor at Brandeis University, and Chief Justice Margaret H Marshall (ret.), an honorary degree recipient from Brandeis University (2005). These women will discuss their incredible careers, their commitment to social justice, and answer your questions. Light refreshments will be provided. You must RSVP to this event! The first 40 students to email Sarah Geller ( by Monday, April 11th at 5 PM will be admitted. To be admitted you must bring your e-mail confirmation to the event.

Made In India: Documentary Film Screening

Date:Wednesday April13 2011
 Time: 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Location:Wasserman Cinematheque, Brandeis University International Business School
The Girl Effect in collaboration with the Heller School will be hosting a screening of Rebecca Haimowitz & Vaishali Sinha's world renowned documentary Made in India. This event is free and open to the public.
"Made in India" is a feature length documentary film about the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India. The film shows the journey of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate and the reproductive outsourcing business that brings them together. Weaving together these personal stories within the context of a growing international industry, Made in India, explores a complicated clash of families in crisis, reproductive technology, and choice from a global perspective.
Special thanks to Professors Sarita Bhalotra, Sarah Lamb, Allison Kelikian, and the Goldfarb Library.

Celebrate Passover with Jewish Voice for Peace's Palestinian Solidarity Seder
 Date:Thursday, April 14
 Time:5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 Location ICC Swig Lounge
Join us this Passover for a community-led celebration of tradition and activism. As we commemorate the Jews’ liberation from Egypt, we will unite for justice today in the Middle East. Through discussion, music, poetry, and prayer, we will empower ourselves to fight for peace and an end to occupation in Israel and Palestine.  We will serve a free vegan dinner, catered by the Red Lentil in Watertown. 
Made possible by the Brenda Meehan Social Justice grant