Social Justice Forum

Statement about #FordHall2015

The Social Justice Forum (SJF) committee supports the students of #FordHall2015. We are deeply inspired by their passion and commitment to social justice for — and by — the Brandeis community. We encourage all SJF participants to read the Ford Hall 2015 curriculum and FAQs (linked below). This information will enrich your understanding of the concerns and opportunities encompassed by this moment in time. This student movement complements the SJF model of extending thoughtful conversation out into the community and is helping ensure that all voices are heard.

#IAmFordHall2015 FAQ:

#IAmFordHall2015 Official Syllabus:

We also encourage you to learn more about the student occupation of Ford Hall in 1969 by visiting the University Archives exhibit:

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.  We hold monthly conversations on different aspects of social justice, and, in particular, we aim to do more than talk about social justice: we hope to organize to improve life on campus where we can.


The social justice forum is organized by a committee of students, faculty, and staff, currently chaired by Rabbi Elyse Winick and John Unsworth, of LTS.


The Social Justice Forum is a collaborative effort between Graduate Student Affairs, the Intercultural Center, the Office of the Chaplaincy, the Student Union, the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life and Library and Technology Services. 

Upcoming Social Justice Forums

Please visit our events page to view upcoming forums!

Get Involved

If you would like to suggest topics, propose speakers, attend, or help organize future Social Justice Forum events or related activities then please take a moment to complete our survey. Your feedback and engagement are important to us!

Statement to the Press

We appreciate press interest in the Social Justice Forum (SJF). However, due to the personal and complex nature of forum topics, we want to honor the privacy of participants. As such, we ask that members of the press identify themselves to SJF organizers upon arrival. Additionally, we ask that no recordings (audio or visual), or notes be taken without prior approval from SJF organizers.