Upcoming Events

All events are free and open to the public, except where noted. All events are listed in Eastern time.

Spring 2021

green background with white words that say April 25-May 1, 2021 Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts - Art finds a way, and a dancer leaping
Connecting for Creative Change!

April 29, 2021

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Online - Register 

Please join the minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) as we celebrate our students' 2021 CAPSTONE PROJECTS. Addressing microaggressions, stigmas of mental health issues, isolation, histories of loss and displacement and more through music, poetry, podcasts, conversations and other kinds of creativity, students will share how they are taking innovative steps to make the world a more caring, safe and beautiful place for us all.


  • April Ginns: Whose Voices Are Being Heard in the Indie Electronic Scene?
  • Aviva Davis: The 20%: Honoring Jews of Color and Their Creations
  • Joanna Marcus: Journeys Through Art
  • Leah Sagan-Sworsky: Music Collabs
  • Sophie Brill Weiz: Marking Lives Lived with Stumbling Stones

Part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, April 25-May 1.

three students sitting in chairs in an office facing a legislator, whose back is to the camera

Brandeis ENACT students Kate Laemmle '20, Benée Hershon '20, and Ben Silver '20 (l-r) meet with a legislator at the Massachusetts State House in February 2020.

Photo Credit: David J. Weinstein

Present and Defend

May 4, 2021

2:00 - 3:20 pm

Hosted via Zoom. For login info contact ENACT@brandeis.edu.

Join us for “Present and Defend” – the students of the Brandeis University ENACT course “Advocacy for Policy Change” will try to persuade you to vote for their bills, which are currently being considered by the Massachusetts State Legislature. Join via Zoom and exercise your right to influence public policy!

“Advocacy for Policy Change” is a part of ENACT: The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation, a national non-partisan program based at Brandeis. Across the United States undergraduates in ENACT courses engage directly with their state legislatures. In 2021 ENACT is completing its expansion to all 50 U.S. states. More information at www.enactnetwork.org.

Fall 2021

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Howard Stevenson

Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

November 18, 2021

Time and location to be announced

Howard C. Stevenson, a nationally recognized clinical psychologist and researcher of racial stress and trauma, will be honored as the 2020 winner of the Gittler Prize and deliver a lecture. Stevenson is the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, where he serves as executive director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative and directs Forward Promise, a national philanthropic office that promotes a culture of health for boys and young men of color, to help them heal from the trauma of historical and present-day dehumanization, discrimination and colonization.