Deis Impact

Join us Online April 7 - 12, 2021

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Deis Impact is Brandeis University’s festival of social justice. This series of events empowers students, academic departments, clubs, faculty, staff, and organizations to sponsor programming opportunities connected to important social justice themes.

The theme for this year's Deis Impact is Reflections on Im/Migration. Each of us, directly or through our family members and ancestors, have experienced international and intranational movement. Some of these movements are voluntary and engaged with honor, while others are coerced, fueled by, and often met with, violence. Many of us have experienced a combination of all of these conditions. Deis Impact 2021 will focus on our collective lived experiences as we navigate the dynamics of power, privilege, and exclusion contained within them. 

Despite the cancellation of Deis Impact in March 2020 due to Coronavirus pandemic, we are pleased to announce the program's return in an online, abbreviated format in April 2021. Events will engage the Brandeis community around the following areas: immigration, migration, asylum seeking, refugee experiences, political ideology, xenophobia, citizenship, and/ or nationality and the intersections of identities, power, privilege, and oppression. 

Learn more about our programming highlights, which will be updated as new programs are added. You can also read about the history of Deis Impact at Brandeis. If you have any inquiries or questions please reach out to us at