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Navigating the News Workshop

February 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Looking to check up on the news story and photo Uncle Mitch posted on Facebook?  Not sure if your favorite website is giving you the real story? Join us for Navigating the News: Finding Firm Ground on the Sea of Misinformation on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 12:15pm – 1:30pm!  In this workshop, we’ll discuss the pervasive nature of fake news, from pictures of tigers nursing piglets to political reporting of all persuasions, how to confirm the things you read and pictures you see, and ways minimize the spread of misinformation in an increasingly clickbaity world.

Tags: Graduate Students · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Undergraduate Students

From Privilege to Advocacy: Translating Advantages into Action

February 8th, 2017 · No Comments

From Privilege to Advocacy: Translating Advantages into Action

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
4PM
Levine-Ross Room, Hassenfeld Conference Center, Brandeis University

Speakers:
Madeleine Lopez, Director of the Intercultural Center
Atticus Ranck, Coordinator, Sexuality and Gender Diversity

Description:
Privileges are manifested in different ways, some noticeable while others require a closer look. Come join us as we take stock of our privileges and ways to put them into action. Madeleine Lopez will discuss how her education affords her a level of privilege, which allows her to advocate for students and the undocumented. Atticus Ranck, who has has spent the past few years as an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, will discuss the gender-based privilege of which he is acutely aware.

Join us for a vibrant discussion…and some dessert!

About the Social Justice Forum
The Social Justice Forum is a conversation series that encourages the Brandeis community to connect and discuss pertinent and compelling issues related to social justice on campus. SJF is a collaborative effort of Graduate Student Affairs, the Intercultural Center, the Office of the Chaplaincy, the Women’s Studies Research Center, and the Brandeis University Library. To join the planning team, request more information, or to suggest topics, please contact Forum administrator David Wedaman: wedaman@brandeis.edu.

Notice to Members of the Press
If members of the press are interested in attending Social Justice Forums, please alert us in advance. You may not record attendees (their images, identity, actions, or words) without their consent. We reserve the right to close particular sessions to the press, in order to preserve participant confidentiality.

Tags: Faculty · Graduate Students · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Staff · Undergraduate Students

What Difference Does Community Make? The Role of Restorative Justice in Repairing Harm.

November 10th, 2016 · Comments Off on What Difference Does Community Make? The Role of Restorative Justice in Repairing Harm.

Announcing our next Social Justice Forum!

Thursday, November 17, 2016
noon
International Lounge, Usdan

What Difference Does Community Make? The Role of Restorative Justice in Repairing Harm.

Speakers:
Monique Pillow Gnanaratnam, Assistant Dean, Student Life
Sheila McMahon, PhD, Director, Sexual Assault Services and Prevention

Description:
Restorative Justice is a process that repairs harm and addresses needs before, during, or after incidents of harm have occurred in campus. RJ circles balance support and accountability in order to ensure that outcomes are meaningful for those who have experienced the harm.

Join us for a vibrant discussion…and some dessert!  Bring your lunch.

About the Social Justice Forum
The Social Justice Forum is a conversation series that encourages the Brandeis community to connect and discuss pertinent and compelling issues related to social justice on campus. SJF is a collaborative effort of Graduate Student Affairs, the Intercultural Center, the Office of the Chaplaincy, and Library and Technology Services.  To join the planning team, request more information, or to suggest topics, please contact Forum administrator David Wedaman: wedaman@brandeis.edu.

Notice to Members of the Press
If members of the press are interested in attending Social Justice Forums, please alert us in advance. You may not record attendees (their images, identity, actions, or words) without their consent. We reserve the right to close particular sessions to the press, in order to preserve participant confidentiality.

Tags: Faculty · Graduate Students · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Staff · Undergraduate Students

For Students and Not Against Them: On the Use of Safer Spaces & Trigger Warnings

October 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on For Students and Not Against Them: On the Use of Safer Spaces & Trigger Warnings

Announcing our next Social Justice Forum!

 

For Students and Not Against Them: On the Use of Safer Spaces & Trigger Warnings

 

Friday, October 28, 2016, noon
Intercultural Center Lounge

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Speaker: Kerey Luis, Anthropology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

 

Description: Contrary to the belief of certain reactionary people shouting at the Internet, trigger warnings and other attempts to make campus safer places are not forms of “coddling.”  Content warnings have been in use for centuries, from marked books in the Vatican and Bodelian libraries (unavailable to junior or female researchers) to film ratings. The difference now is that we expect people to take charge of their own ability to handle content, rather than withholding it due to some dubious form of authority. This is the opposite of coddling, and perhaps that’s what certain people are upset about — students getting to decide.
Join us for a vibrant discussion…and some dessert!  Bring your lunch.

 

The Social Justice Forum is a conversation series that encourages the Brandeis community to connect and discuss pertinent and compelling issues related to social justice on campus. SJF is a collaborative effort of Graduate Student Affairs, the Intercultural Center, the Office of the Chaplaincy, and Library and Technology Services.

 

To join the planning team, request more information, or to suggest topics, please contact Forum administrator David Wedaman: wedaman@brandeis.edu.

 

Tags: Faculty · Graduate Students · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Staff · Undergraduate Students

Comedy and the Constitution: The Legacy of Lenny Bruce

September 23rd, 2016 · Comments Off on Comedy and the Constitution: The Legacy of Lenny Bruce

“Comedy and the Constitution: The Legacy of Lenny Bruce”
OCTOBER 27-28, 2016

Free-speech pioneer. Satirist. Cultural Icon.

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Comedian Lenny Bruce’s legacy is the focus of an up-coming, two-day conference at Brandeis. “Comedy and the Constitution” will mark the formal opening of the collection of archival material that the university acquired from Bruce’s daughter, Kitty Bruce, with a generous grant from the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation.

The conference will be held Oct. 27-28, 2016 in Goldfarb Library.
Full schedule and more information: www.brandeis.edu/lenny-bruce

Students who would like to apply for free registration should email bruceconference2016@brandeis.edu to express their interest.

Tags: Constituents · Faculty · Graduate Students · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Research · Scholarly Information Resources · Staff · Undergraduate Students

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