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Alumni of Color Network

The Alumni of Color (AOC) Network Shared Interest Group is a self-selecting, opt-in community intended to serve as an affinity space for individuals from historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups, as well as their allies. Given legacies of exclusion through policies and practices based on race and ethnicity in our society, the AOC Network aims to address the needs of, and establish community among, Brandeis’ graduates of color and their alumni allies. By providing opportunities for alumni connections and mentorship to current students, the AOC Network supports the goals of the University in our collective efforts to move towards a more equitable and just society.

Brandeis Alumni Weekend, Important Update
Alumni Weekend

An important update on Alumni Weekend 2020

This year’s Alumni Weekend will be cancelled, class reunions postponed and select Alumni College sessions virtualized.

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Curtis Tearte '73, Fred Kessler '75, P'10, Professor Chad Williams and Hon. Barbara Dortch-Okara '71
Alumni Profile

A civil rights journey with Brandeis Travelers

Barbara Dortch-Okara ’71, a former Massachusetts Superior Court judge, reflects on the significance of a recent Brandeis Travelers tour to America’s Deep South that explored the lasting legacy of the civil rights movement.

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Risa Levine holds award in front of Resolve backdrop
Alumni Profile

Brandeis Magazine profiles alumnae on the move to celebrate Women's History Month

Featured alumnae include real estate lawyer Risa Levine '83, pictured, for her advocacy on behalf of those seeking infertility treatment.

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Julieanna Richardson '76, H'16 at a commencement ceremony
Alumni Profile

Julieanna Richardson '76, H'16, receives million-dollar grant to preserve black women's stories

HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African-American oral video history archive, will significantly expand its recordings of pioneering black women thanks to the grant.

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Alumni Profile

Black alumni leaders reflect on “repairing the world”

In celebration of Black History Month, six alumni share how their Brandeis experience has shaped their path and offer advice for current students.

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Student Elizabeth Dabanka, recipient of the Linda Heller Kamm Prize, sits on a bench in front of a green landscape
Students

Student honored with Linda Heller Kamm ’61 Prize for commitment to social justice

Elizabeth Dabanka ’20 was recently awarded the Linda Heller Kamm ’61 Prize, an honor given each year to an undergraduate demonstrating strong leadership as a social justice advocate.

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