Past Events

Academic Year 2023-24

COMPACT's Coffee Connect Series Flyer AY 24
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.

Hip Hop Flyer

November 8, 2023

An event hosted by COMPACT in partnership with Basement Records featuring a special screening of "Wortown Rising" by the talented Kaz Supernova with a student art exhibition to commemorate and celebrate 50 years of hip hop.

Jessica Lander

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November 1, 2023

An event sponsored by Brandeis Education Program and co-sponsored by COMPACT where teacher, scholar and author Jessica Lander spoke about her recent book, Making Americans: Stories of Historic Struggles, New Ideas, and Inspiration in Immigrant Education, what education looks like in a classroom primarily filled with immigrant students and more.


Education Program hosts Jessica Lander to speak on Making Americans," The Brandeis Hoot, 3 November 2023. 

Neighbors in Memory Flyer

October 29, 2023

This two-hour event was a unique look at one of the most consequential human rights violations in history. A special combination of an academic perspective and journalistic storytelling, this event will explore the history and the ongoing legacy of the Armenian genocide of 1915.

From the re-education journey of one Turkish-American, to the personal stories of Armenians of various backgrounds, the audience witnessed the weight and veracity of this historical event and its legacy, through a variety of short videos that are part of the Neighbors in Memory initiative.

Featuring presentations from Prof. Lerna Ekmekçioğlu, columnist Ohannes Kılıçdağı, and video producer/storyteller Gonca Sönmez-Poole, the event touched upon the story of TAWA (The Turkish-Armenian Women's Alliance), a grassroots alliance of women who met regularly between 2012-14 for the purpose of dialogue, and tackle how the troubled relations unfold today, leading to new waves of violence. Featured a panel consisting of the presenters with the addition of visual artist Apo Torosyan and educator Laura Bilazarian-Purutyan, subjects in the previously screened videos.

The Clear Blue Skies Flyer

October 1, 2023

A play that shares the words and experiences of Ukrainian youth as they navigate the chaos and catastrophe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. "The Clear Blue Skies" is a play based on messages sent by Ukrainian youth to their acting teacher in the days and weeks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Attendees learned how these young people experienced the chaos and catastrophe of those early days of the war through the performance by an ensemble of New York-based actors playing the young Ukrainians and a post-performance discussion with the directors and actors, and members of the local Ukrainian community.

Chill with COMPACT
Chill with COMPACT

September 14, 2023

At Chill with COMPACT, come and learn more about community engagement at Brandeis and with the Greater Waltham community while enjoying ice cream from Lizzy's!

Teaching Reading in Contentious Times Flyer

Photo Credit: Brandeis Education Program

September 7, 2023

A presentation of the Brandeis Education Program in collaboration with the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education SCRoLL Lab and Brandeis COMPACT hosted by Ziva Hassenfeld (Brandeis University) and Tanishia Lavette Williams (Brandeis University) with panelists Katherine Frankel (Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development), Christine Leighton (Emmanuel College), Ola Ozernov-Palchik (MIT and Boston University), and respondents Natasha Sarkisian (Whittemore Elementary School) and Marianne Duffy (Waltham Public Schools).

Create Date: Heroines and Heroes in Art Flyer

Photo Credit: Rose Art Museum

August 20, 2023

An event sponsored by The Rose Art Museum and co-sponsored by COMPACT.

Join us for a day of family-friendly fun at the Rose Art Museum with drop-in artmaking activities, lawn games, a close-looking tour, free ice cream by The Chillwagon, and a pop-up Family Storytime with our friends from the Waltham Library inspired by the exhibition Arghavan Khosravi: Black Rain.

Academic Year 2022-23

Coffee Hour Flyer AY 23
Connect with COMPACT: Community Partner Coffee Hour

AY 23

COMPACT's monthly coffee hour to gather community partners together to learn more about priorities, events, news, and opportunities for partnership and ongoing support.

Waltham Speaks
Celebrating ED 75 - Waltham Speaks

May 15th, 2023

Hosted by the Brandeis Education Program and co-sponsored by COMPACT.

Rose Art Museum Tour for Waltham Creatives Connection

Photo Credit: Megan Ross

Waltham Creatives Connection

April 23rd, 2023

Supported by a grant from the Waltham Cultural Council.

In partnership with Brandeis Arts Engagement and the Rose Art Museum.

Common Good Careers Cohort Event Poster

Spring 2023

The Common Good Careers Cohort program is an innovative 6-week long Spring cohort experience sponsored by COMPACT, in collaboration with the Hiatt Career Center, that offers undergraduate students a collective opportunity to do career development activities.

Group of students standing outside beneath a sign post
Opportunity Day with SHINE

March 24, 2023 — Isabel Lin '26 (Samuels Scholars, COMPACT), Waltham Group - Community Connections, The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

Community Partner: SHINE (Stoneham High School)

group of participatns seated at a long table facing the featured speaker

(Massachusetts Field & Education Manager for Our Climate and Administrator for the Massachusetts Youth Climate Coalition)

Oct. 13; Nov. 1, 15, 30 — Office of Sustainability
Community Partner: Our Climate

Hedy Yag, "Brandeis hosts second Climate Action Dinner," The Justice, Nov. 8, 2022. 

Chill with COMPACT Flyer - Sept. 2022
Chill with COMPACT: Engage Your Community

Sept. 8, 2022

Sponsored by First Year Experience and WBRS