In the summer of 2020, as Black Lives Matter protests against systemic racism and police brutality erupted across the globe in response to the murder of George Floyd and other high profile police killings of Black people in the United States, Sonali Anderson ’22 began thinking about ways to make change happen on an institutional level at Brandeis.
A petition created by Brandeis’ CAs demands that the University covers full room and board costs.
Rally, sit-in held on campus in support of dining workers: ‘We want Brandeis to listen to our voice, that’s it’
On March 11, students organized a sit-in and a rally supporting University dining workers.
When Nicholas Ong ’23 started his first year at Brandeis, it didn’t take long for him to find LGBTQ+ communities on campus and meet other queer students. But something was always missing. “I always found myself in white queer spaces,” he told the Justice in November 2021. Ong is Cambodian and grew up in a culturally diverse area in Providence, Rhode Island. At Brandeis, however, he struggled to find other students who were both queer and people of color.
Students from the Brandeis Leftist Union protested with members of the University dining staff and created a petition with other campus organizations.
As captain of two varsity teams, track and cross country, and a double major at Brandeis, Jac Guerra ’22, who identifies as a man with transgender experience, is no stranger to taking on challenges that others might find daunting. But even for him, navigating the National Collegiate Athletic Association guidelines while taking steps in his personal transition was not a simple task.
DARE to resist the war on drugs: New club focuses on decriminalization, education and harm reduction on- and off-campus
At the inaugural meeting of the Brandeis chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) on Sept. 19, magic mushrooms, cannabis, MDMA, alcohol, 2C-B, speed and other mind-altering substances were all up for grabs in the form of informational cards. Attendees also picked from piles of brightly colored stickers displaying phrases such as “The War on Drugs is a War on Us.”
The market provided artists and creators with a space to showcase and sell their work while providing shoppers with a wide array of one-of-a-kind items to choose from.