Invitation to Inaugural Richman Fellowship Lecture

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I invite you to join me on March 21-23 in welcoming to Brandeis the Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, this year’s Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life.

On Wednesday, March 22, at 4 p.m. in Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, Rev. Brown will receive the Richman Award and deliver a lecture, “The Courage to Listen: Why It’s More Critical Now Than Ever.”

Rev. Brown is the founder of RECAP (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace) in Boston, a model of social responsibility that seeks to find new roles for youth, police, and courts to advance social justice and ensure the right of every young person to live in an urban community without violence. Rev. Brown has helped communities all over the world adopt this model.

The Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellowship in Public Life was created and funded by Dr. Carol Richman Saivetz ’69, a member of the Board of Trustees, along with her children, Michael Saivetz ’97 and Aliza Saivetz Glasser ’01, in honor of Carol’s parents. The Richman Fellowship is hosted by the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life on behalf of the Office of the President.

Richman Fellows are individuals active in public life whose contributions have had a significant impact on improving American society, strengthening democratic institutions, advancing social justice or increasing opportunities for all citizens to realize and share in the benefits of this nation.

In honoring Rev. Brown, we recognize a great citizen whose vision and courage have transformed cities.

I hope you will join me on Wednesday for a lively and insightful discussion of the challenges facing our nation today.

Best regards,