Brandeis responds to events in Charlottesville

Aug. 14, 2017

Dear Members of the Brandeis Community,

We are all experiencing revulsion and outrage over the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend. The racism, white nationalism, neo-Nazism, and anti-Semitism fueling the violence that killed one woman and left many people injured are a direct affront to what our country stands for and the values upon which Brandeis was founded. We are reminded, once again, that we must remain steadfast in rejecting bigotry, intolerance, and violence, and in embracing and protecting those in our community who may find themselves the target of such hatred.

In times like these, it can be powerful to come together and be in one another’s presence. For those members of our community who wish to gather to express concern and engage in fellowship, the Intercultural Center will hold an open gathering tomorrow:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
4 to 6 p.m.
Intercultural Center

The academic year has not yet begun and many members of our community have not yet returned to campus, so we urge you to reach out to one another. We can help to heal our world by countering hateful actions with acts of love, kindness, and compassion.


Ron Liebowitz

Lisa Lynch

Stewart Uretsky
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration

Jamele Adams
Dean of Students

Mark Brimhall-Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Andrew Flagel
Senior Vice President of Students and Enrollment

Ira Jackson
Senior Vice President of Communications and External Relations

Steven Locke
General Counsel

Madeleine Lopez
Director, Intercultural Center

Sheryl Sousa
Vice President for Student Affairs