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Feb. 1–11, 2013
Brandeis University
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Exploring Social Justice on Campus,
in Waltham & Around the World
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR ETHICS,
JUSTICE AND PUBLIC LIFE AND THE STUDENT UNION
present Brandeis University’s second annual weeklong “festival of
social justice.” Students, professors, clubs, and academic departments
have planned dozens of events throughout the week, featuring talks,
artmaking workshops, performances, exhibits, and discussions.
Preface
The phrase “social justice” is a rhetorical superstar. Its rise to fame, however, has
not translated into its realization. The Brandeis community is doing something about
it- because “social justice” is not just a phrase here at Brandeis. It is a call to action,
starting with awareness.
‘DEIS Impact is a uniquely Brandeisian response to social injustice. Now in its second
year, ‘DEIS Impact, a weeklong “festival of social justice,” is a unique collaboration
between Student Union and the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public
Life. ‘DEIS Impact has garnered much enthusiasm from the Brandeis community. Most
college campuses have committed social justice advocates. But social justice infuses
Brandeis. The enthusiastic response to ‘DEIS Impact highlights the individual and
collective efforts of Brandeis students, faculty, staff, clubs, and academic departments
to portray, define, and work towards achieving social justice locally, regionally and
globally. With dozens of events– talks, performances, exhibits, videos, workshops,
discussions, an original play—‘DEIS Impact is about connecting efforts to explore—
and realize—social justice on campus, in the community, and around the world.
The breadth of involvement in ‘DEIS Impact indicates a plethora of ways to contribute.
From a business ethics workshop, to collective drumming, to creating a collective
artistic definition of social justice, to supporting former child soldiers in Uganda,
there’s a way for YOU to get involved. We hope that you will see the ways that people
from across campus have connected their work to social justice, and think, “I could
do that.” We hope each person attending any of the ‘DEIS Impact events will think
of just one more way—that he or she can work towards a more just world. Skip the
overwhelmed feeling—start where you are with what you are already doing, and think
about how to connect it with social justice.
As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously declared, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to
justice everywhere.” DEIS Impact challenges injustice through collective learning,
dialogue, action and commitment. Join us.
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Check g o . b r a n d e i s . e d u / D E I S i m p a c t
for up–to–the–minute information about the week’s events.
February 1—11, 2013
Free and Open to the Public
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Brandeis University
Waltham Massachusetts
Some of the questions
explored during the week:
• What does social justice really
mean? Does trying to define the
term help us think more clearly and
work together more productively?
Or is trying to define it a useless
rhetorical exercise?
• How can I get involved more
effectively in social justice work?
How can I turn my passion into a
career?
• What will be different because of
this ‘DEIS Impact week? How will I
be different?
Special Thanks to the Legacy Fund
‘DEIS Impact is made possible in part
by the generous support of The Louis
D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social
Justice, which supports Brandeis
students, enhances campus life, and
promotes the issues of social justice
that the former U.S. Supreme Court
justice championed throughout his life.
Since its establishment in 2006, the
Legacy Fund has sponsored a series of
initiatives designed to help students,
enrich the University community, and
address social justice concerns on and
off campus.
The Legacy Fund was founded by
Jules Bernstein ‘57, and is funded
in part by Mr. Bernstein and his wife,
Linda Lipsett.
Keynote Speakers:
UGANDA BY WAY OF BOSTON & HOLLYWOOD:
A SOCIAL JUSTICE JOURNEY
with Judy Dushku and Eliza Dushku
Professor Judy Dushku is the founder of THRIVE Gulu;
Actress Eliza Dushku has had a significant role
supporting the organization.
See go.brandeis.edu/deisimpact for their bios.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
7– 8:30 pm
See inside for details.
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All events are free and open to the public.
Tickets required only for the keynote (see page xxx).
Feb. 1–8
ARTS, EXHIBITS, & SCREENINGS
BUSINESS, ETHICS, LABOR
CAREERS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN SOCIAL JUSTICE
FAITH AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
SOCIETY, CULTURE, GENDER
STUDENTS IN ACTION
Sponsored by Student Union Social Justice Committee
More information: Sarah G. Kim, [email protected]
Feb. 2–8
9 am–5 pm
THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
MULTIDAY EVENTS
Feb. 1—11
Friday February 1– Monday February 11
Climate Change Shantytown: Take Refuge With SEA
Location TBA
This visual representation of a shantytown stands for the climate
change permeating the world around us, and the importance for
our generation to make a difference for all the future generations to
come. It symbolizes a demographic that is both the most impacted
by climate change as well as the most neglected: individuals
experiencing poor living conditions. Bring the Brandeisian inside
you and join our demonstration to address this issue before we face
irreversible consequences.
Friday February 1–Friday February 15
Inventory: An Art Installation
Women’s Studies Research Center and other campus locations
“Inventory” is a participatory art installation by Linda Bond, WSRC
Scholar, that catalogs, displays, then disperses 190,000 images of
AK–47 assault rifles and Glock pistols that have gone missing in
Iraq. Visitors are invited to take one or more of the cards to keep or
give away. Each cardholder is asked to record its current location
by entering a zip code at the artist’s website. The website tracks
and displays the cards as they circulate around the globe. Visit
lindabondart.com to learn more. See event on Monday February
4.
Saturday February 2– Friday February 8, 9 am– 5 pm
One Brick At A Time
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Come to the Atrium to decorate a brick and help build a symbolic
school. Proceeds will go to Oxfam to help a school in a developing
country. Also see the talk “One Brick at a Time: A Conversation on
Education” on Wednesday, February 6, at 4 pm.
Sponsored by Poverty Action Coalition
More information: Josilyn Sacks, [email protected]
Feb. 5–7
11 am–5 pm
Sponsored by Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
More information: Lisa Purdy, [email protected]
Feb. 1–15
Friday February 1– Friday February 8
Social Justice Around Us: An Art Exhibition
Shapiro Campus Center Art Gallery
Brandeis University is famous for our strong stand on social
justice. But what exactly is “social justice” and who is doing it?
In order to raise awareness about outstanding members of the
Brandeis community fighting for social justice and to shed light on
their amazing fight and cause, the Student Union Social Justice
Committee is displaying an art exhibit. By learning more about what
social justice means to them, how they are fighting for their cause,
and how the community can become involved, we hope to present a
variety of ways to approach social justice.
Tuesday February 5—Thursday February 7; 11 am–5 pm
Brandeis University Blood Drive
Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Blood unites every person because it gives life. Blood does not
discriminate by race, religion, or sexual orientation. The Brandeis
Blood Drive is an opportunity for all to share a part of themselves, to
give life to another– someone who is in desperate need of life’s elixir.
So, please join us in donating blood and making a life–changing
impact during this festival of social justice. Give Blood, Save Life!
Sponsored by Waltham Group
More information: Jess Friedman, [email protected]
Feb. 6–8
3–6 pm
Wednesday February 6—Friday February 8, 3–6 pm
Build A Visual Definition of Social Justice
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
“Social justice” is a hard concept to put into words. So why not take
a different approach? Forget about words. Take a piece of ceramic
tile and draw on it the first thing that pops into your mind when you
hear “social justice.” These ceramic pieces will be assembled into a
mural that will be Brandeis’ visual definition of social justice!
More information: Lindsay Mitnik, [email protected]
Sponsored by Women’s Studies Research Center
More information: Michele L’Heureux, [email protected]
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Friday
12–1:30 pm
Who is your Social Justice Hero? A roundtable
lunch discussion
Shapiro Campus Center 313
Join this roundtable lunch discussion and reflect on how you
embody the principles, philosophies, and leadership styles of your
social justice hero. Is it someone famous, perhaps a family member,
or someone you’ve seen on TV? Discuss some of the challenges
and expectations that you put on yourself and how you can teach
these values to others. Free lunch is provided for those who RSVP
by January 30 to Kelly Whiffen at [email protected] with
dietary restrictions.
“Story of Self,” an artful storytelling technique that involves a lot more
heart than your standard elevator pitch. In this workshop, learn how
to develop your own engaging Story of Self that will inspire your
listeners to action!
Sponsored by Project Plus One
More information: Leila May Pascual, [email protected]
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Monday
12–2 pm
Sponsored by Department of Community Service
More information: Lucas Malo, [email protected]
Friday
7–9 pm
Overheard at Brandeis
Alumni Lounge, Usdan Student Center
“Sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt
me.” Join the discussion as we revisit this old saying and the effects
of terminology and language. How has language affected our
status in society, how we view ourselves and our own privilege?
Sayings and words will be posted around campus ahead of time to
ignite discussion. In this session, we will explore those sayings and
words. Be a part of the decision to understand and educate others
about the importance of language in our everyday lives.
More information: Professor David Steele, COEX,
[email protected]
Monday
4–6 pm
Sponsored by Student Union Diversity Committee
More information: Amanda Pereira, [email protected]
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Saturday
4–6 pm
Using Social Media for Social Justice: Ordinary People
Can Do Extraordinary Things
Mandel Auditorium, G03
How can we use social media to mobilize for social justice? Through
film screenings and discussion, this workshop will demonstrate
how the Jubilee Project has been able to create a youth movement
and inspire ordinary people like us to do extraordinary things.
Doing Good Is Contagious.
Sponsored by the Jubilee Project Brandeis with the Brandeis Asian
American Student Association
More information: Victoria Lee, [email protected]
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Sunday
4–6 pm
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Handling Values–Based Conflicts: A Workshop on Conflict Resolution
Geller, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Any challenge to basic values is usually perceived as threatening.
How can we handle fundamental differences creatively? What can
one do when rule of law challenges traditional justice systems based
on religious or tribal custom? This workshop will explore innovative
approaches to this challenge, through presentation and discussion
(including a student panel).
Inventory: The Artist As Advocate for Social Justice
Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC)
Artist and WSRC Scholar Linda Bond’s artwork explores the mediated
experience of wartime. Through drawings, prints, and installations,
Bond attempts to humanize the tragedies of war and to combat the
numbing effects of a media–saturated culture. Her talk will look at
the role of the artist as advocate for social justice. Bond’s installation
“Inventory,” which will be on view at the WSRC and other campus
locations from February 1–15, is a participatory art installation that
catalogs, displays, then disperses 190,000 images of AK–47 assault
rifles and Glock pistols that have gone missing in Iraq.
Sponsored by Women’s Studies Research Center
More information: Michele L’Heureux, [email protected]
Monday
7–9 pm
How Corporations Promote Social Justice
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
A lot of good takes place within corporate environments unnoticed.
This event will shed light on a side to corporations that is typically not
discussed: how corporations carry out social justice. Join professors
and a distinguished member of the business community who has
firsthand experience with philanthropic endeavors.
Sponsored by Investment Club, Brandeis Libertarian Conservative
Union and Brandeis
More information: Avishek Neupane, [email protected] or
Joshua Nass, [email protected]
Telling Your Story to Inspire Action: A Workshop
Location: TBA
What is your passion? Gender equality? The environment? Ending
poverty? Whether you’re speaking to 1 person or 100, how do you
get others engaged in your cause? One approach is to tell your
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Monday
7–9 pm
Justice, Empowerment, and Creative Midrash
Feldberg Lounge, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Midrash is the process of telling a story to better understand the
words in the Torah. How can we create a midrash from the Torah’s
themes of justice and empowerment? Together we will explore
ancient and modern sources and discuss our role in recognizing
power and privilege and transforming our knowledge into
action. Finally, we will each tell our own story through a creative
representation of our vision for social justice.
involving students, faculty and staff in an interview–formatted film.
Come to the showing, participate in a follow–up dialogue, and take
the initiative to STAND Up Against Genocide.
Sponsored by STAND at Brandeis
More information: Rebecca Ottinger, [email protected] and
Amanda Dryer, [email protected]
Tuesday
4–6 pm
Sponsored by Office of High School Programs
More information: Jessica Goldberg, [email protected]
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Tuesday
11 am–5 pm
Social Justice Show & Tell: A Special Exhibit of Rare and
Archival Material
Archives & Special Collections Reading Room, Goldfarb Library
Rare and archival material relating to student activism at Brandeis
will be on display during this one–day exhibit highlighting some of
Brandeis University’s social justice collections. See material related
to the student takeover of Brandeis’ Ford Hall, and to major social
justice–related historical events, including the Sacco and Vanzetti
trial and the Leo Frank trial. What did a group of student protesters
rename part of Brandeis in 1969? Visit the exhibit to discover this and
more. Some of this material was used by students to develop “When
Rebellion Becomes Revolution,” an original theater production based
on a famous Brandeis–related case, to be performed February 8, 9
and 10. (See page 14) Stop in to see the exhibit before or after “Social
Justice: An Intergenerational Conversation,” details below.
Sponsored by Brandeis University Archives & Special Collections
More information: Sarah Shoemaker, [email protected]
Tuesday
2–4 pm
Social Justice: An Intergenerational Conversation
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Join with ‘DEIS Impacters and other Brandeis students in comparing
notes and sharing intuitions with Brandeis Life Long Learning
students (BOLLI). Make a connection with someone with a different
perspective and test out your own emerging point of view. We
expect our conversation to be a lively contest of ideas across the
generations. Refreshments will be served. Before or after the event,
stop into the one-day exhibit “Social Justice Show & Tell” in the
Archives, details above.
Sponsored by Brandeis Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI)
More information: Avi Bernstein, [email protected]
Tuesday
4–6 pm
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STAND Up Against Genocide!
Shapiro Campus Center Art Gallery
What is genocide? How can students stop genocide? What genocides
are happening right now? All of these questions and more will be
addressed in the premiere of the STAND film, a social justice project
that seeks to spread genocide awareness on the Brandeis campus by
Giving the World a Vision at an Affordable Cost: Unite For Sight
Shapiro Campus Center 313
Did you know that 80% of blindness worldwide is preventable?
Unite For Sight is a non–profit global health delivery organization
that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health
and eliminate preventable illness. It aims to provide long–term,
sustainable eye care to the world’s most neglected and poor
by working with local hospitals. Learn more about Unite For
Sight and complexities and realities in global health with Rachel
Turkel, Program Manager of Unite For Sight. There will also be
presentations by two Brandeis students who volunteered for Unite
For Sight in India and Ghana through the Brandeis Social Justice
World of Work (WOW) Fellowship.
More information: Gloria Park, [email protected]
Tuesday
7–9 pm
Life After Death Row: Justice Brandeis Innocence Project
Students Talk with Released Inmate Damien Echols, His Wife,
His Defense Team Adviser, and the Reporter Who Believed Him
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
In 1994 at the age of 18, Damien Echols was convicted, along with
two others, of the horrific murders of three young boys in West
Memphis, Arkansas. Echols, considered the “ringleader” of the
“West Memphis Three,” was sentenced to death and spent 18 years
on death row for a crime many believed he did not commit. While
on death row Damien married Lorri Davis, a landscape architect
from New York who became convinced of his innocence and
moved to Arkansas to be nearer to him while she worked on his
case. Actor Johnny Depp, musician Eddie Vedder and director Peter
Jackson were all strong public supporters of Echols and believers
in his innocence. In August of 2011, after DNA evidence was found
to be inconsistent for all three defendants, they were released
from prison, but not legally exonerated. Join Brandeis students
who investigate wrongful convictions as they lead a discussion
with Echols; his wife Lorri Davis; Lonnie Soury, a media expert
with a particular expertise in wrongful convictions issues; and Erin
Moriarty, a correspondent for CBS’ “48 Hours” who interviewed
Echols both on death row and after his release. Video clips from “48
Hours” and “West of Memphis,” a documentary produced by Peter
Jackson and directed by Amy Berg, will also be screened. Echols’
memoir, Life After Death, chronicling his time on death row, will be
available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
More information: Elizabeth Macedo, [email protected]
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Tuesday
7–9 pm
Queerologues
International Lounge, Usdan Student Center
What is “Queer?” It is an umbrella term for people who may
identify as gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, pansexual, asexual,
genderqueer, allies, and so on. A variety of performances including
monologues, spoken word, songs, raps, or anything about queer
related issues, will give voice to this often–marginalized population
whose human rights are often threatened. Come and explore queer,
gender, and sexual identities through the lens of social justice.
Sponsored by Queer Resource Center
More information: Yuxin Yang, [email protected]
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Wednesday
9 am–12 pm
Playing for Change: Playback in Action
Merrick Theater, Spingold
Together we will explore improvisation as a tool for conflict resolution,
social change, and community building as well as artistic expression.
Open minds, instruments, and all skill levels welcome. Workshop led
by Will Chalmus ’07, theater arts graduate and former member of the
board of directors of the worldwide Playback Theatre Society.
Sponsored by Theater Arts
More information: Professor Jennifer Cleary, [email protected]
Wednesday
12:30–2 pm
Four Chaplains on Pluralism and Interfaith Cooperation
Levine Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center
The four Brandeis chaplains (Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and
Protestant) and student representatives will discuss the necessity of
pluralism and interfaith cooperation in working for peace and social
justice in today’s world. Instead of the words and actions used by
religious extremists as weapons for fear and prejudice, come hear
a different, hopeful vision of peace. Such a vision is grounded in
the wisdom of faith traditions and rooted in shared dialogue and
collective action.
Sponsored by Interfaith Chaplaincy
More information: Reverend Matt Carriker, [email protected]
Wednesday
4–6 pm
One Brick at a Time: A Conversation on Education
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room
Join Brandeis Education Reformers and guest speakers to discuss
education both within the United States and abroad. We will be
approaching the topic of education from a variety of standpoints and
we want your voice to be included. Also drop in throughout the week
in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium for the weeklong brick–building
fundraiser (see page 5).
Sponsored by Poverty Action Coalition, Students for Education
Reform
More information: Josilyn Sacks, [email protected]
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS
UGANDA BY WAY OF BOSTON & HOLLYWOOD:
A SOCIAL JUSTICE JOURNEY
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7:00 pm
Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center
with Eliza & Judy Dushku
JUDY DUSHKU is the founder of THRIVE Gulu;
ELIZA DUSHKU has had a significant role supporting the
organization. See go.brandeis.edu/deisimpact for their bios.
In 2009, actress Eliza Dushku joined her mother Judy Dushku (a Suffolk University
politics professor) and a group of undergraduates on a trip to Uganda. Their aim
was to study the reintegration and rehabilitation of child soldiers and formerly
abducted women in poverty–stricken, post–conflict regions of Uganda. Eliza and
Judy were deeply moved, and knew they had to do something. Thus was born
THRIVE Gulu, a nonprofit organization based in Gulu, Uganda that supports
Ugandans to heal from trauma by telling their stories and building their self–
sufficiency and self-esteem. Hear about the Dushkus’ phenomenal journey and the
stories of the remarkably resilient Ugandans they met, and learn how you too can
turn passion into action.
TICKET INFORMATION (Keynote only):
If you are on the Brandeis University campus, you may pick up a free ticket for
the keynote address from the Box Office in the Shapiro Campus Center during the
following hours when classes are in session: M-F 12-6 pm or Sat 12-4 pm.
For off-campus guests who would like free tickets mailed to them, please
email [email protected] or call 1-877-269-3287 with your name, address, email
and phone number. Please indicate the number of tickets you would like (maximum
4 tickets per person).
For group ticket inquiries, please contact Elisa Gassel in the Office of Special
Events at [email protected] or 781-736-4037. All off-campus keynote ticket
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Wednesday
7–9 pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Uganda By Way of Boston & Hollywood: A Social Justice Journey
Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center
For description and free ticket information, see previous page.
Thursday
5:30–7 pm
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Thursday
12–2 pm
Gulag Nation: North Korea and Crimes Against Humanity
Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center
Gas chambers, famine, and human experiments. Over 3 million
people have died in North Korea and yet there is little action being
taken to help these people suffering from human rights violations
implemented by their own government. Join us as we screen Seoul
Train, the award-winning documentary exposing the lives and deaths
of North Koreans as they try to escape their homeland. Afterwards Dr.
Sung-Yoon Lee from Tufts University will be discussing human rights
atrocities and what can be done to help bring aid to this nation.
Sponsored by Waltham Group
More information: Sarah Johnson, [email protected]
Thursday
7–9 pm
More information: Sarah G. Kim, [email protected]
Thursday
12–2 pm
Gendered Violence is EVERYONE’S Problem
Alumni Lounge, Usdan Student Center
Gendered violence is not “someone else’s problem.” It’s everyone’s
problem including yours, as a supporter of social justice. Join us
for this compelling two–part session. You will hear from a panel
about why they care and what they do about gendered violence.
Then participate in breakout sessions to discuss ideas like forces
perpetuating violent culture, victims, victim blaming, and being an
ally, with the ultimate goal to prepare you to navigate these issues in
a socially responsible way.
Sponsored by International Business School
More information: Professor Rob Angell, [email protected]
Progress and Future of the LGBT Movement: Brandeis
and Beyond
Alumni Lounge, Usdan Student Center
The struggle for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)
civil rights has countless implications in all aspects of American
life. The progression of legislation over the last 50 years reflects
corresponding sweeping changes in the political and social
atmospheres of our country. This event aims to examine the
numerous repercussions the advancement of LGBT rights has had
through a panel discussion with faculty from various academic
departments at Brandeis.
Sponsored by Queer Policy Alliance
More information: Joe Babeu, [email protected]
Thursday
8 pm
Sponsored by Heller Gender Working Group
More information: Caitlin Feuer, [email protected]
Thursday
Ethics in Accounting and Business: A Workshop
3:30–4:50 pm (identical workshop offered twice)
5–6:30 pm
International Lounge, Usdan Student Center
Would you make the right ethical choice even if it meant losing your
job? What kinds of ethical dilemmas might you face in business? Take
the role of business people who have had to make difficult ethical
decisions. See if you would do the same things that they did– and
find out how it turned out. Join Waltham business professionals and
students in this workshop. Featured participant is Malcolm Sherman
P’83, former head of several corporations including Zayre and
Channel Home Centers.
“Value of Volunteering” Reflection Dinner
Geller, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Have you ever wondered what your time can mean to the social
justice initiatives that matter to you the most? How can you decide
what is the best way to focus your volunteer efforts? Discuss these
and many more questions about your involvement in the social
justice initiatives around us. Free dinner is provided for those who
RSVP by February 1 to Sarah Johnson at [email protected] with
dietary restrictions.
Should Affirmative Action Be Used in University Admissions?
Lown 002
Is affirmative action just? Does it work? Has its need come and
gone? What does it mean for the college admissions process? Watch
members of the #2 nationally–ranked Brandeis Academic Debate
and Speech Society speak about this important topic. Audience
participation is encouraged, and dessert will be served.
Sponsored by Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society
(BADASS)
More information: David Altman, [email protected]
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Friday
12–1 pm
Fund your Social Justice Summer Internship!
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan 15
The Hiatt Career Center funds over 20 social justice internships each
year through the WOW (World of Work) program. This workshop will
cover WOW requirements and discuss strategies to prepare your
best application!
Sponsored by Hiatt Career Center
More information: Jackie Blesso, [email protected]
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Friday
12:50 pm
Social Justice from an Islamic Perspective
International Lounge, Usdan Student Center
In his sermon at Jum’ah (Muslim Friday prayer service), Brandeis
University Chaplain Imam Talal Eid will speak about social justice in
Islam.
Sunday
7–10 pm
Sponsored by Interfaith Chaplaincy
More information: Imam Talal Eid, [email protected]
Friday
7–9 pm
ANITA, an award winning Argentine film about a
national tragedy seen through the lens of a woman with
Down Syndrome
Mandel Center for Humanities Atrium
In ANITA, acclaimed Argentine filmmaker Marcos Carnevale tells the
remarkable story of a young woman with Down Syndrome whose
routine life in Buenos Aires is tragically disrupted by the horrific
1994 bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association. As Anita
wanders through the city following the attack she not only learns
to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her. A
discussion about Down Syndrome will follow this inspirational film.
Sponsored by Brandeis Beats
More information: Aliza Gans, [email protected]
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Monday
12–2 pm
Sponsored by Lurie Institute for Disability Policy and The Nathan
and Toby Starr Center on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
More information: Michelle Techler, [email protected]
Friday
8 pm
When Rebellion Becomes Revolution: A Play of Protest,
Murder, Denial and Atonement
Schwartz Hall Auditorium
Brandeis Campus, 1970: Students Susan Saxe and Kathy Power
catapult to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List through their anti–Vietnam
War actions. Fifteen actors portray 53-plus historical characters in this
original documentary play about a critical and resonating moment
in Brandeis history. The play was written by Brandeis students in
Professor Joyce Antler’s “History as Theatre” class in 2012.
Monday
4–6 pm
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9
When Rebellion Becomes Revolution:
A Play of Protest, Murder, Denial and Atonement
Schwartz Hall Auditorium
See description above.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Sunday
3 pm
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Connecting With Workers: Hear the Stories of
Brandeis Employees
Location: TBA
Have you ever asked yourself who takes care of your trash, cleans
your bathrooms or serves your food? Now is your chance to hear
from the amazing individuals who keep Brandeis running from the
ground up, to see their world through the lens of social justice. A
panel of workers from dining services and the custodial staff will tell
their stories of their Brandeis experience and answer questions. Take
advantage of this excellent opportunity to get to know the people
who help you every day.
Sponsored by Brandeis Labor Coalition
More information: David Duhalde-Wine, [email protected]
Sponsored by Free Play Theatre Cooperative, American
Studies Department
More information: Julian Seltzer, [email protected]
Saturday
8 pm
Peacemaking Beats: A Workshop On Fostering Peace
Through Music and Rhythm
Schwartz Hall Auditorium
Hear Professor Cynthia Cohen, director of Brandeis University’s
Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, as she discusses the
contributions of the arts, especially music and rhythm, to social
justice and peace. Following the discussion, Brandeis Beats invites
you to apply Prof. Cohen’s insights to an interactive Waltham/Brandeis
community drum circle led by world drummer and teaching artist,
Jeremy Cohen of This World Music. All are welcome to be a part of
this memorable musical experience!
The Graduate Doers Club
Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar
Listen to the life stories and social justice experiences of six
exemplary graduate students from the International Business School,
the Heller School and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Meet
some of the people from over 70 countries who are doing something
to fix the world.
Sponsored by Graduate Student Association
More information: Enrique Levin, [email protected]
Monday
6–8 pm
2nd Annual Brandeis SoJust Leadership Forum
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center
The SoJust Leadership Forum will be the capstone event of ‘DEIS
Impact. Featuring Brandeis alumni in diverse fields including
education, law and activism, this networking event will inspire current
When Rebellion Becomes Revolution: A Play of Protest,
Murder, Denial and Atonement
Schwartz Hall Auditorium
See description above.
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Brandeis students to see how their passions and experiences–
through academics, volunteerism, internships and campus
leadership– can translate into a career in public service and social
justice.
Sponsored by Hiatt Career Center, Career Development Center at
the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, International
Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Department of
Community Service, Office of Development and Alumni Relations,
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.
More information: Caroline O’Shea, [email protected], or
www.brandeis.edu/hiatt/news/sojust.html
Monday
9 pm
When Harry Met Louie: How Harry Potter Inspired
a Brandeis Student
Location:TBA
Join us for an exciting opportunity to hear Andrew Slack ‘02,
founder of Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), an internationally–known
nonprofit that calls on the fans of Harry Potter to apply the story’s
themes to real issues of social justice. The HPA has worked on
a wide range of social issues around the world from marriage
equality to literacy. The audience will have an opportunity to
participate in a workshop and learn from Slack as he reflects
on his journey creating HPA, and the ways Brandeis has helped
him change the world. The workshop will challenge participants
to reimagine the way they look at social justice issues, and will
illuminate the importance of narratives and their power to inspire
change.
Sponsored by Brandeis Harry Potter Alliance
More information: Flora Wang, [email protected]
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How Should I Choose My Commitments to Causes?
Special Online Feature
It is impossible for any one person to commit to taking action on every meaningful
issue. ’DEIS Impact alone features many social-justice-related events in a week. So
how does an interested individual decide where, whom and how to help? Leah
Igdalsky ’14 considers this question in a special “Ethical Inquiry” on the Ethics
Center’s website: http://www.brandeis.edu/ethics/ethicalinquiry/2012/February.html
Make an impact: Share Your Story
Contribute to the Brandeis legacy of social justice professionals: inspire and educate
current students and alumni by sharing your personal story, professional path and
career advice. You can make a difference by getting involved with the Hiatt Career
Center and the Brandeis Alumni Association. As a student, share your internship
experiences through the Brandeis Internship Exchange at go.brandeis.edu/internship
exchange. As an alum, participate in Hiatt’s Step Up campaign at go.brandeis.edu/
stepup and become involved with your local alumni chapter. To learn more, contact
Alexandra Anweiler Stephens, Hiatt’s associate director of alumni engagement at
781-736-3623 or [email protected]
Featuring Events Planned By
American Studies
Brandeis Academic Debate and
Speech Society (BADASS)
Brandeis Asian American Student
Association
Brandeis Beats
Brandeis Harry Potter Alliance
Brandeis Immigration Education
Initiative
Brandeis Labor Coalition
Brandeis Libertarian Conservative
Union
Brandeis Osher Lifelong Learning
Institute
Department of Community Service
Free Play Theatre Cooperative
Grad Do-ers Club
Graduate Student Association
Heller Career Development Center
Heller Gender Working Group
Hiatt Career Center
Interfaith Chaplaincy
International Business School
International Center for Ethics, Justice
and Public life
Investment Club
Jubilee Project Brandeis
Lurie Institute for Disability Policy
Office of High School Programs
Poverty Action Coalition
Project Nur
Project Plus One
Queer Policy Alliance
Queer Resource Center
Robert D. Farber University Archives
and Special Collections
Schuster Institute for Investigative
Journalism
STAND at Brandeis
Student Union
Student Union Diversity Committee
Student Union Social Justice
Committee
Students for Education Reform
Students for Environmental Action
Theater Arts Department
The Nathan and Toby Starr Center on
Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities
Waltham Group
Women’s Studies Research Center
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‘DEIS Impact Steering Committee
‘DEIS Impact committee members:
‘DEIS Impact Steering Committee
Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman (ENG faculty)
Marci McPhee, International Center for
Robert Angell (IBS faculty)
Ethics, Justice and Public Life
Alwina
Bennett (Grads and Postdocs)
Amanda Dryer ‘13, Brandeis ExCEL Fellow
Beth
Bernstein
(Brandeis National
Sarah G. Kim ‘13, Student Union Social
Committee)
Justice Committee Chair
Amanda Dryer ‘13 (Brandeis ExCEL Fellow)
Todd Kirkland ‘13, President, Brandeis
Joe
DuPont (Hiatt Career Center)
Undergraduate Student Union
Andrew
Flagel (Students and Enrollment)
Amina Nur, Sustainable International
Monique
Gnanaratnam (Intercultural
Development/COEX, Heller School
Center)
Gloria Park ‘13, Vice President, Brandeis
Stephanie Grimes (Student Activities)
Undergraduate Student Union
Todd
Kirkland ’13 (Student Union President)
Ingrid Schorr, Office of the Arts
Enrique
Levin (Graduate Student
David J. Weinstein, International Center
Association)
for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
Shelby Magid ’15 (‘DEIS Impacter)
Lucas Malo (Dept. of Community Service)
Core Committee: “DEIS Impacters”
Marci McPhee (International Center for
Laura Aguirre ‘13
Ethics, Justice and Public Life)
Anna Bessendorf ‘15
David
Nathan (Development)
Sarah Johnson ‘13
Amina
Nur (Sustainable International
Se Jun Lee ‘16
Development/COEX,
Heller School)
Estela Lozano ‘16
Caroline
O’Shea
(Hiatt
Career
Center)
Shelby Magid ‘15
Gloria
Park
’13
(Vice
President,
Brandeis
Lindsay Mitnik ‘16
Undergraduate
Student
Union)
Avishek Neupane ‘14
Gina Regonini (Student Activities)
So Hyun Shin ‘16 Ingrid Schorr (Office of the Arts)
Leah Staffin ‘15
David
J. Weinstein (International Center for
Flora (Yuan) Wang ‘15
Ethics,
Justice and Public Life)
Nusrath Yusuf ‘13
Elaine Wong (Office of the Dean of Arts
and Sciences)
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Directions and Parking
For directions, visit go.brandeis.edu/directions
Free parking is available behind Spingold Theater in T-lot.
Handicapped-accessible parking spaces are in the lower lot adjacent to Slosberg
Music Center and throughout campus. The Shapiro Campus Center Info Booth is
‘DEIS Impact Headquarters! Stop in for information about event locations, up-to-theminute changes, more program booklets, lost & found, etc.
Contact
Sponsored by:
The International Center for Ethics,
Justice and Public Life
Brandeis Student Union
International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
781-736-7744
[email protected]
go.brandeis.edu/DEISimpact
with generous support from The Louis D.
Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice
All events are free and open to the public.
Tickets required for the keynote address.
For up-to-the-minute information about the week’s events, visit
go.brandeis.edu/DEISimpact
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deis
IMPACT
Exploring Social Justice on Campus,
in Waltham & Around the World
’DEIS Impact is a collaboration between the Student Union and
the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, with
support from The Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice.
STUDENT UNION
Brandeis University
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