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    See highlights from our 10th Anniversary in DC in June

    Watch our 2018 "Segal Fellows in Action" Presentations


    Ongoing: Monthly Convenings for Fellows & The Segal Network


    • October 30, 2018(7-8pm EST): Fellow-Led Book Group on The Hate U Give
      • Hosted by Segal Fellow Tanika Lynch. We'll discuss The Hate U Give, a young adult novel (and soon-to-be-released film) that follows events in the life of a black 16-year-old girl, Starr Carter, who is drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of a childhood friend. Click here to read a profile of the author, Angie Thomas, and you can view the official trailer for the movie here (opening in theaters on October 19). You are welcome to join the discussion after reading the book or watching the movie (or both). Join us virtually on Zoom at


    • December 2017: A Conversation with State Rep. & Segal Founder Jay Kaufman about Adaptive Leadership (35 minute video)
      •    Recording available here (35 minutes)
    • November 2017: Giving Thanks for Segal (live Fellows conversation led by Fellow & Management Associate Bria Price, not recorded)
    • October 2017: Segal Fellows In Action: 2017 Summer Internships & Ongoing Citizen Leadership (with our 2017 Brandeis Segal Fellows)
      •    Details and video recordings below.
    • September 2017: Segal Program Network Call--Looking Forward Together (with Phyllis Segal & Susie Flug-Silva)

    Major Past Events

    See highlights from our 10th Anniversary in DC in June 2018

    Watch our past "Segal Fellows In Action" Presentations:

    Each fall, Brandeis/Heller Segal Fellows present about their mission-driven summer internship experiences and and ongoing citizen leadership.

    2018 Segal Fellows and Internship Presentations:

    Video of all presentations (timing below, informal video):

    • 0:00 Opening Welcome from Dean Weil & Segal Director Susie Flug-Silva
    • 8:45: Leila Quinn (MA Department of Housing and Community Development
    • 15:35 Edith Suarez (Housing Long Beach)
    • 23:30 John Valinch (Boston Office of Economic Development)
    • 32:00 Justus Davis (Community Arts Cetner, Inc., Cambridge, MA)
    • 36:30 Gabriel Fontes (Fight for 15, Atlanta, GA)
    • 41:30 Madison Matthews (Economic Policy Institute)
    • 49:10 Olivia Nichols (Asian American Resource Workshop)
    • 52:40 Thank Yous from Segal Fellows
    • 53:50 Panel/Fellow Q & A
    • 1:17:20 Closing


    2017 Segal Fellows and Internship Presentations:

    • Internships focused on issues including, community arts programming for youth, philanthropy focused on African American farmers, state-level health policy, technology programming as a means for community innovation, youth development for those impacted by homelessness, and international business.
    • And, thank you to our summer site partners: Farm Aid, The Joint Committee for Health Care Financing and the House Ways and Means Committee (Commonwealth of MA), Larkin Street Youth Services, The Roxbury Innovation Center, SAP, and The Transformative Culture Project.
    • Fellow presentations: Bernice Appiah, Marcelo Brociner, Khadijah Sawyer, Kayla Scire, LaShawn Simmons, and Sylvia Stewart.

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