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'DEIS Impact 2018 features keynote from Nadia Alawa

Nadia Alawa
Nadia Alawa

From Feb. 1-11, the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life and the Student Union will present 'DEIS Impact, Brandeis' annual festival of social justice.

This year's festival features dozens of events sponsored by student clubs, faculty members and academic departments. All 'DEIS Impact events are on campus, free and open to the public.

Highlights include:

• Founder of the humanitarian relief organization NuDay Syria, Nadia Alawa will deliver the keynote address, "One Person at a Time, One Humanity Closer: Tackling the Syrian Crisis From New Hampshire," at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Shapiro Campus Center Theater. As Syria's brutal conflict unfolded, one woman in New Hampshire decided to take action. Alawa founded NuDay Syria at her kitchen table in 2013. NuDay Syria sends 40-foot shipping containers of donations monthly from New Hampshire to northern Syria and refugee camps in Turkey. A graduate of Copenhagen University with a degree in pedagogy, Alawa lives in New Hampshire with her husband and eight children. 

• 'DEIS Impact College (Thursday, Feb. 8 and Friday, Feb. 9) will feature a number of open sessions of courses taught by Brandeis faculty covering a range of disciplines, but centered around themes of social justice. Lectures include "International Environmental Conflict & Collaboration" and "Conservative Political Thought." Off-campus guests may register here.

Learn more.

Categories: Campus News
Date: January 30, 2018