For ‘deis IMPACT! 2019, we are seeking programming that explores the theme: What is Social Justice? Consciously Exploring Oppression, Power, and Privilege in our Communities. Our hope is the theme will support the Brandeis community in our exploration of, reflection on, and dialogues about the ways in which we understand, experience, and oppression, power, and privilege. As you prepare your application to serve as a programming sponsor for 'deis IMPACT! 2019, we ask that you submit applications that are relevant to this theme. As you prepare to submit your application, some questions to consider include:
• How is oppression experienced and maintained within our global, national, local, and campus communities?• How is privilege experienced and maintained within our global, national, local, and campus communities?• How is power distributed, shared, and withheld within our global, national, local, and campus communities?• In what ways is your program, organization, or group working toward exploring and/or dismantling systems of oppression and privilege?• In what ways is your program, organization, or group exploring issues of inequitable power distribution?• What are interconnections between oppression, power, and privilege? • What might the role of Brandeis University, as an academic institution rooted in social justice, be in promoting issues of oppression, power, and privilege?
Furthermore, based upon the potential of similarly-themed programs being submitted, we may accept programs with the condition and expectation that differing sponsors collaborate to bring that particular program to life. If this is the case, we will notify the the sponsors. Individuals, organizations, and departments who intentionally submit proposals as a collaborative effort, will have a greater probability of being accepted.
* Interested in sponsoring an event and looking to collaborate, we will be hosting a "Proposer Workshop" scheduled for Thursday, October 11th in the ICC Lounge from 6pm - 8pm. This will be an opportunity to share your ideas with the 'deis IMPACT! 2019 Impacter Team and to receive feedback to strengthen your application. Additionally, this gathering will be a space to meet others from across campus with amazing ideas in hopes of cross-campus collaborations.
Thank you for considering hosting a program for 'deis IMPACT 2019! We look forward to reading your application. Please note that you will NOT be able to get back into your application once you press "submit". For any questions, please contact 'deis IMPACT! 2019 Program Director, Jonathan Kroll at JKroll@brandeis.edu