Join us this Thursday, February 25th, to welcome new Sociology Professors Derron Wallace and Mike Strand! Light refreshments will be provided at 11:45am in Pearlman 201.
Below is the Social Justice and Social Policy Program’s statement of solidarity with #FordHall2015. Though the occupation has ended, with success, we feel it is important to share this nonetheless.
Statement of solidarity with #FordHall2015
The Program in Social Justice and Social Policy (SJSP) stands in solidarity with the students who peacefully occupy the office of the University President. The mission of SJSP is to develop effective social policies and encourage students to advocate for change. SJSP seeks to teach students to
“Rigorously engage with core questions of liberty, equality, and justice
Interrogate the historical, structural, and cultural contexts that shape the dynamics of discrimination and inequality in a range of institutions
Clearly communicate theories, analyses, and policy solutions, both orally and in writing
Apply generalized principles to a range of real-world issues and settings
Deploy analytic frameworks and tools to develop effective policy approaches to specific social problems
Adeptly consider and respond to objections to proposed policy solutions
Collaborate with …communities to develop policy strategies that address pressing issues.” University Bulletin.
How can we demand these educational commitments for our students and not of ourselves? Our students are now taking the lead. These are the leaders of the next generation. It is our responsibility as faculty to support the peaceful demonstration and encourage the dialogue by which they seek change.
The Davis Projects for Peace initiative encourages students to design grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world. In this year’s round of applications, four Brandeis students were given grants to spend their summers in India and Israel to work towards their causes.
Abie Troen and Andrea Verdaja are in India filming a documentary promoting the rights and entitlement of Dalit (untouchable) women. Abie and Andrea have made this video, showing some of their work in India: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edq0i_NHDzs
Catie Stewart ’16 and Eli Philip’s ’15 are spending their summer in Israel working on their project, “Brandeis University – Al Quds University Student Dialogue Inititative” is working on establishing a long-term dialogue between students of the two universities
Calling all PAX and SJSP minors!!
Make sure to come to the department’s graduation reception on May 18th, from 2:00 to 3:30pm on the Rappaporte Treasure Hall. Professors Gordie Fellman and David Cunningham will be saying their final greetings to the Class of 2014, along with invited guest speakers. For more information, please contact Cheryl Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Leader-Scholar Communities presents our first annual symposium, Critical Engagements, April 28th from 5-8 PM in the Ridgewood Commons.
*Save the Date! Brandeis Annual Celebration of Service*
Monday, April 28 7-8:30pm Sherman Function Hall
Get PUMPED for Brandeis’ annual community-wide celebration of service. This tradition marks a special opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and other members of our community to celebrate each other’s remarkable passion for community service. Furthermore, it is a moment to reflect on what makes our campus so special. As a volunteer, you deserve to be celebrated. Please join us for a fun night of dining and entertainment and celebrate the impact you or a friend has made on the community.
The event will feature semi-formal dress, elected guest-speakers, free appetizers and beverages, a presentation to Commitment to Service Awards Honorees, and much more. RSVP here!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vB33ybZgdf1vSFFhWKg0SDJ3B_Ws37CQGgHN33_Wc6A/viewform and check out the Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/events/523690311108095
Kosher and Vegetarian options will be available. We encourage all students to invite their faculty, staff, and peers to celebrate their dedication to our community. This is a truly wonderful event that marks an important tradition on our campus. Please join on us on Monday, April 28 from 7-8:30pm in the Sherman Function Hall as we further this tradition. If you have questions please email Nate Shammay.
Cosponsored by: Department of Community Service, Waltham Group, and Sodexo.
Do you experience wage inequality in the workplace? Are you afraid that you will upon graduating? Then make sure to attend this interesting talk!
Andrew Slack ’02, co-founder and executive director of the Harry Potter Alliance, spoke in Pearlman Lounge last Thursday about the forthcoming Brandeis chapter fo theHPA, as well as the organization’s goals and initiatives in an event sponsored by the Sociology Department and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
According to the HPA website, the organization “work[s] for human rights, equality, and a better world” by drawing parallels to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
to see the full article, please visit: http://www.thejustice.org/activist-alumnus-inspires-students-1.2927958#.UIADwY6EzFL