Upcoming Events

COMPACT's Official Google Calendar (includes events and deadlines)

COMPACT's Upcoming Events

Priyanka Rangadass Mentor Meetup Flyer
Mentor Meetup with Priyanka Rangadass '19

Friday, March 8, 2024

3:30 - 4:30 pm | ASAC Atrium

Priyanka Rangadass is the Development Coordinator at GreenRoots, an environmental justice organization based in Chelsea, MA. Originally from Dallas, TX, Priyanka moved to the Boston area to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Health: Science, Society and Policy from Brandeis University.

Join us on Friday, March 8th from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) Atrium to hear more about Priyanka's post-Brandeis experiences and to participate in this networking opportunity!

Dr. Alex Hinton Talk Flyer

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

2:30 - 3:50 pm | Zinner Forum, the Heller School

Dr. Alexander Hinton, Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University will share insights from decades of research about the Cambodian and other genocides. He will situate his talk in relationship to both his current research on far-right extremism as discussed in his book It Can Happen Here: White Power and the Rising Threat of Genocide (NYC 2021), and issues in perpetrator research – including writing about perpetrators and the impact of confronting inhumanities on the researcher – that he discussed in his co-authored book (with Tony Robben), Perpetrators: Examining Humanity’s Dark Side (Stanford 2023).

Hollow Tree Screening and Discussion Flyer
"Hollow Tree" Screening and Discussion

Monday, April 1, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 PM | Gerstenzang Science Building, Room 122

COMPACT is hosting a screening of Hollow Tree: Growing Up at the End of the Earth.  This impactful film follows three teenagers coming of age in their sinking homeland of Louisiana. For the first time, they notice the Mississippi River’s engineering, stumps of cypress trees, and billowing smokestacks. Their different perspectives — as Indigenous, white, and Angolan young women — shape their story of the climate crisis.

The screening will be in Gerstenzang Science Building 122, beginning at 6 PM.  Following the film, director Kira Akerman will talk with faculty and students about her approach to filmmaking in the context of the climate crisis, about which she writes here. Professor Ann Silvio (Journalism) will begin and moderate the discussion.


Thursday, April 4, 2024

Join the ENACT Your Vote Day of Action on Thursday April 4th! Volunteers will be tabling from noon until 2:30 pm at multiple locations on campus to help peoiple sign up for voting and civic engagement reminders with ENACT Your Vote and to register and make a plan to vote if eligible. Come get snacks and ENACT Your Vote and VoteDeis swag – and join ENACT Your Vote to earn points for Brandeis prizes!

Sponsored by ENACT Your Vote, the VoteDeis Campus Coalition, and the Community Engagement Ambassador Program.

Join Brandeis ENACT Your Vote to earn points!

ENACT Research & Advocacy Fellows Flyer

ENACT, the Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation, is a national non-partisan intercollegiate program based at Brandeis University. ENACT addresses challenges to American democracy by engaging college students around the country in state-level legislative change based on a shared commitment to knowledge, cooperation, justice and integrity.

ENACT seeks a cohort of Research and Advocacy Fellows to 1) conduct research under the mentorship of ENACT staff/faculty member, Charlotte Powley, and 2) implement a change project on campus linked to the aforementioned research. Students will have the opportunity to select an area of interest in conjunction with the faculty member. The Fellows are expected to research this issue in the fall semester of 2024 and implement a change project based on this research in the spring semester of 2025.

This fellowship is compensated through a stipend of $2000 for the year. The application deadline is April 1st, 2024.

Apply here

For questions, please contact: Charlotte Powley at cpowley@brandeis.edu.

Brandeis Statue

The newly announced Justice Brandeis Practitioner-in-Residence Limited Series will highlight the knowledge and experience developed by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, and will expose the Brandeis campus community to spheres of activity that have only become more critical to our interconnected world over recent years.

On or around Justice Brandeis’ birthday of November 13, COMPACT and ENACT will host a practitioner whose life and work exemplifies Justice Louis Brandeis’ values of justice and truth as applied to community engagement activities, global or local. During the one-day residency, the visiting practitioner will interact with students, faculty and staff through class visits, workshops, lectures, and other opportunities. Each residency will produce an output which can be shared afterwards, for example a written document, short documentary film, a podcast, or an exhibit.

This limited series will be hosted from 2024-25 through the 2027-28 academic years. The inaugural residency will be in November 2024. Practitioners will receive a $10,000 honorarium.

Hosted by COMPACT and ENACT in Celebration of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life

COMPACT Coffee Connect Series Flyer
COMPACT's Coffee Connect Series

AY 24

COMPACT's monthly coffee hour series for community partners featuring a 10-minute turbotalk to connect them to resources at Brandeis and each other.

Spring Dates & Locations:

  • Friday, January 19th, 2024 - "What does it mean to partner with Brandeis on a research project?"
    • Location: Cafe on the Common - 677 Main Street, Waltham MA, 02452

    • Special Guests:

      • Sara Shostak (Professor of Sociology and Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP) & Director of COMPACT),

      • Laura Hibbler (Associate University Librarian for Research, Instruction, and Public Services), and

      • Natalie Susmann (Digital Scholarship Librarian)

  • Friday, February 16th, 2024 - "What does it mean to partner with a Brandeis class?"
    • Location: WATCH CDC - 24 Crescent St. Suite #201, Waltham, MA 02453
    • Special Guest: Rachel B. Kramer Theodorou (Senior Lecturer in Education and Assistant Director of Elementary Education)
  • Friday, March 15th, 2024 - "Why does COMPACT administer surveys and annual reports?"
    • Location: Waltham Museum - 25 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 02452
  • Friday, April 19th, 2024 - Reflection on AY 24 / Looking forward to AY 25
    • Location: Cafe on the Common - 677 Main Street, Waltham MA, 02452