Student Committees

Moral Voices:
The Merrin Distinguished Lecture Series

Moral Voice: the Merrin Distinguished Lecture Series, is an initiative at Hillel that began in 2005. The program, supported by the Merrin family, employs a multi-tiered approach to addressing a single issue for any given programming year. Once a theme is chosen, the group raises awareness about the topic through a social justice lens, encouraging social action and education.


Keynote Speaker

Every year, a keynote speaker related to that year’s theme is invited to give a campus-wide lecture. For example, the 2014 speaker was playright and activist Eve Ensler, who spoke about the V Project and the topic of Gender Based Violence. Past keynote speakers have included Eric Schlosser, Erin Brockovich, Nicholas Kristof, Paul Rusesabagina, Morgan Spurlock, and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.


Additional programming in the form of panel discussions, smaller lectures, lunch and learns, campus fairs, and themed Shabbats, takes place throughout the year. The goal of these smaller events is to intimately and intricately address the various aspects of the issue at hand. (To the right: event with Julian Agyeman, Tufts Professor and chair of the UEP department)


Every year, Moral Voices partners with other student groups and organizations on campus. Depending on the theme, Moral Voices works with a wide variety of groups in order to strengthen the quality of programming and to reach a wide breadth of students.

Get Involved

Please join us for our weekly meetings on Fridays at 2pm at Hillel. For more information on this year's series, please visit the Moral Voices 2012-2013: Food Justice page.

Visit past year's Moral Voices projects:


Upcoming Events and Programs




3/31 Tue   Moral Voices Keynote (Tentative) Granoff Family Hillel Center


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