Author: Liza

  • Young Rabbinic Leadership Tell Stories of Palestinian Solidarity- April 5

    Young Rabbinic Leadership Tell Stories of Palestinian Solidarity Tuesday, April 5, 6:00 PM Mandel Center G03 Hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace Do Judaism and Zionism necessarily align? Rabbi Joseph Berman and rabbinical students Alana Alpert and Ari Lev Fornari will share the connection between spirituality and activism in their own lives. Come learn how […]

  • THE FIGHT FOR AN EDUCATION: Thursday, March 31, 6:30 PM

    Jewish Voice for Peace presents: The Fight for an Education When: Thursday, March 31, 6:30 PM Where: Pearlman Lounge Contact: Mira Dabit and Amer Shurrab, young activists from the West Bank, will share the challenges facing students who live under Israel’s military occupation, and their inspiring struggle to put an end to it by […]

  • Noam Chomsky Moved to Bigger Venue

    Noam Chomsky’s speech, part of Israeli Occupation Awareness Week, has been moved to Sherman Function Hall! That means there should be space for everyone who wants to seize this incredible opportunity to see Chomsky, one of the nation’s leading public intellectuals, talk about Israel’s increasingly discriminatory policies in the occupied territories. Noam Chomsky at Brandeis […]

  • Get pumped for Israeli Occupation Awareness Week!

    Israeli Occupation Awareness Week will take place November 8 – 12 Hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace We are young Jews, Muslims, & Christians; Palestinians, Israelis, Americans, & Europeans; we envision Israel & Palestine as a place of justice, and we hold Israel accountable for its military occupation. Peace […]

  • Hedy Epstein, Holocaust Survivor & Activist, Speaks Out On Palestine

    Hope you can all come to this exciting event next week! Email with any questions. Hedy Epstein, Holocaust Survivor and Human Rights Activist, Speaks Out Against the Occupation of Palestine Thursday, Oct 21, 6 pm, Lurias (Upper Sherman) Hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace Students for Justice in Palestine The Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence […]

  • Bill Ayers Town Hall Meeting Tonight!

    Excited about Bill Ayers coming to campus? Angry? Annoyed? Confused? Apprehensive? The two student groups responsible for bringing Ayers to campus, Democracy for America and Students for a Democratic Society, will be holding two town hall-style meetings, where any member of the Brandeis community can express feelings, ask questions, and partake in an open conversation […]

  • Prof. William Ayers will speak at Brandeis

    Democracy for America, Students for a Democratic Society, the Social Justice Committee and four academic Departments (PAX, History, Education, SJSP) will be bringing Bill Ayers to campus on Thursday April 30. He will be speaking in the Shapiro Campus Theater at 9 PM, doors will open at 8:30. He will be speaking about social justice, […]

  • Report on today’s administrative presentation: The Rose

    Students I have talked to seem to agree that today’s presentation by Pres. Jehuda Reinharz, COO Peter French, and Provost Marty Krauss was productive.  There was a massive student turnout (the room was packed), and a lot of important questions were answered.  I feel relieved that I’ve finally been given substantial information, but also some […]

  • Jasper Johns is Watching!

    According to today’s New York Times article (See Nathan’s post below), world-renowned contemporary painter and printmaker Jasper Johns has spoken out about the Rose’s closing. Johns said on Tuesday, “I find it astonishing. I’ve never heard anything like it.” Johns is only one of the revolutionary artists cherished at the Rose, including Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy […]

  • Why Student Organizing Matters Now

    From the beginning of Brandeis students’ activism in the face of the budget crisis, many of us involved have questioned the legitimacy of “making a fuss” during tough times. The administration will inevitably cut integral pieces of academics and campus life, and there are more important problems in which to invest our energy. Can we […]

  • In the words of Danny Cairns…

    At a secret faculty meeting, Alex, Sahar, and Danny went with an anonymous student photographer to the upstairs door, which was locked. They went downstairs to try to access the front door, and were bounced out by a bouncer. She [Alwina Bennett] asked Alex if he had to call anyone, and Alex said “ok!” Shortly […]

  • Urgent Update: Police called in to deal with Innermost Parts Webmasters!

    Sahar Masachi, Alex Melman, and Danny Cairns have attempted to enter the faculty budget meeting in Olin Sang, and police have been called in by Alwina Bennet to forcibly remove them. STudent Union President Jason Gray has arrived to fuse the situation. UPDATE: Alex, Danny, and Jason have exited Olin-Sang. No word from Sahar.

  • Keep Baracking the Vote!

    Congratulations Brandeis, we defeated Tufts and won “Barack the Raymond Vote!” Yesterday, students from both schools canvassed every neighborhood in Raymond, New Hampshire, knocking on 1023 doors and identifying 268 people in Raymond who are planning on voting for Obama on election day.  next week! (To put things in perspective, Raymond has a population of […]

  • Jamnesty: A Benefit Concert for Child Soldiers (This Saturday, 2-5 in Levin)

    Brandeis Amnesty International will be holding a rollicking musical event this Saturday form 2-5 in Levin Ballroom to raise money and awareness for international child soldiers.   Activist Clubs represented include STAND, Positive Foundations, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, The Vegan Club, and Students Against the Judge Rotenberg Center. Here’s the Schedule! 2:00 – Student […]

  • New Left Ideologies at Brandeis: Beyond Institutional Politics

    The Port Huron Statement, Tom Hayden’s 1962 manifesto for the Students for a Democratic Society and the New Left, is often considered irrelevant today.  True, what was considered radical before the counterculture movement (participatory government, universal healthcare, demilitarization, etc) is now the mundane mantra of mainstream American progressives. Yet what struck me in the statement […]

  • Change Aramark Now: Coalition for Food Service Reform

    Thank you to Tim for posting on Brandeis dining, specifically Aramark’s waning contract. The good news? A Brandeis student campaign has already begun to seize this opportunity and reform our food services. There has been much discussion about switching providers, presumably to a rival corporation such as Sodexo or Compass Group. However, as Tim mentioned […]

  • Judge Rotenberg Center Update: What You Can Do Now

    [Please extend a warm welcome to my good friend Liza. -Sahar] Children continue to be tortured in Massachusetts. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of Brandeis Students Against the Judge Rotenberg Center visiting your dorm room, the JRC is a school in Canton for people with mental disabilities. Students here are hooked […]