JDI Public Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, April 13, 2017
    • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    • Online Webinar

    Safe Havens is excited to let you know about our webinar series: Supporting Victims & Survivors of Faith.

    This series of eight webinars aims to equip advocates to respond to and support victims and survivors from communities of faith. How can advocates bridge the gap to ensure that each individual feels validated and supported?  What should advocates know about each faith tradition to help them better meet the needs of faith-based clients?

    Available Webinars:  

    •  April 13, 2017 - Supporting Muslim Victims and Survivors (90 minutes)
    •  April 19, 2017 - Responding to Christian Victims (60 minutes)
    •  May 11, 2017 - African American Victims and Survivors (90 minutes)
    •  May 30, 2017 - Understanding Victims of Clergy Abuse (60 minutes)
    •  June 1, 2017 - Latino/a Survivors and Faith, Presented by Casa de Esperanza (90 minutes)
    •  June 13, 2017 - Elder Abuse and Faith (60 minutes)

    Schedule: Safe Havens Webinar Series 2017.pdf

    For more information and to register, please visit: https://ta2ta.org/shi2017webinarseries

    If you have any questions, call Safe Havens: 617-951-3980 or email Shireen: sakram-boshar@interfaithpartners.org


    • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, 460c Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118

    This art show will present a diverse collection of women expressing feminist values and/or their individual view of feminism.

    Event is free; suggested donation $20-$40 sliding scale based on income.

    Complimentary appetizers and alcoholic beverages will be available for enjoyment.


    • Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    • Thursday, June 01, 2017
    • Delaney House in Holyoke, Massachusetts

    The Massachusetts Rural Domestic and Sexual Violence Project of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 9th New England Rural Domestic and Sexual Violence Forum:  Art in Action: The Power of Creativity for Healing and Transformation. 

    A range of inspiring and innovative presenters will be joining us, including Magdalena Gomez, Latina performance poet and playwright; the Survivor Theatre Project; Puertominicana Percussion Ensemble; and Phallacies Inc., innovative theatre group.  Participants will learn how a variety of creative art forms – theater, writing, visual arts, movement, music, circus arts and more – are promoting healing and transformation for abuse survivors and for society.

    This two-day event is free of charge and lunch will be provided.  A block of hotel rooms has been reserved if you would like to spend the night. The group rate is available through April 30.  

    Registration materials and more information are available on-line using this link: http://www.cvent.com/d/t5q07w .  Please register by May 15, 2017.

    • Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Delaney House, Holyoke, MA
    JDI nominated Irene "Strong Oak" Lefebvre, Founder, former Board President and first Executive Director of the Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition, to receive one of the country's "Visionary Voice Awards" from National Sexual Violence Resource Center this year.

    Strong Oak has spent decades working to address the individual, community and historical trauma caused by sexual violence. She has worked in several community based programs, served in leadership roles in the state coalition, and written and implemented curriculum and trainings within tribal communities and at national conferences. Her visionary leadership has informed the creation of the Circle of Care training for survivors of homicides victims, domestic violence and sexual assault as well as for providers who work with first time you and adult offenders and for communities in response to traumatic events such as mass murders, communities of color and other tragedies. She has generously served on a variety of boards, sharing her expertise around prevention, program development and grants.

    Please join us for this celebration!


    The award will be presented at the conclusion of the first day of the 2017 New England Rural Sexual and Domestic Violence Forum. Attendance at the reception is free and open to the public and does not allow access to the forum itself.  Check out the Forum program and sign up for one or both days of this fabulous program.  JDI is proud to be a sponsor of the Forum in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
    • Thursday, June 01, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel


    Give Liberty a Hand is a fundraiser for the MIRA Coalition. All proceeds from the Gala support programs that advance rights and opportunities for immigrants and refugees.

    Co-Chairs Robert Rivers and Robert Beal

    For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at:
    617-350-5480 x218
    miraglah@miracoalition.org

    • Tuesday, June 06, 2017
    • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • BCLA Auditorium: 655 Metropolitan Ave, Hyde Park

    IMPACT: Ability students will demonstrate their violence prevention skills and receive congratulations from featured speakers Kristen McCosh, City of Boston Commissioner of Persons with Disabilities and Dr. Karla Estrada, Deputy Superintendent, Boston Public Schools.

    Event flyer here: event flier.pdf

    • Thursday, June 08, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Stonehill College, Petit Auditorium


    Health Imperatives' 40th Anniversary Celebration is a unique opportunity for your company to make an impact in your own communities and to invest in your future.

    Their 70’s themed Cocktail Party will bring together over 300 influential individuals from across Southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands, and you will be in good company with other corporations, foundations, and individuals whose generosity is empowering Health Imperatives' to grow beyond measure. Health Imperatives’ sponsorships offer unique branding and promotional opportunities with high visibility and great exposure.

    For more info, please contact Collette Puleo at 508-583-3005.

    http://healthimperatives.org/40thCelebration/

    • Saturday, June 10, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • DoubleTree Hotel, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA


    Free event open to all veterans, active-duty and retirees.

    Keynote: Brigadier General Laurie Farris

    Enjoy workshops, door prizes, and camaraderie

    P.S. Bring your resume!

    Register at: https://9thannualwvconference.eventbrite.com


    • Saturday, June 10, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Harambee Park, Dorchester MA


    The White Ribbon Pledge will be observed at 2pm.

    Fathers, Family and Friends are invited!

    This event is a collaborative project, convened by the Family Nurturing Center. It is co-sponsored by the City of Boston, Dorchester Cares and The Mass. Housing Partnership.

    Please contact Richard Claytor, at richclaytor@gmail.com, or Tara Register, at tregister@familynurturing.org, with any questions or for additional information.


    • Sunday, June 11, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • D.W. Field Park 412 Oak St., Brockton, Massachusetts 02301


    This year as we strap on our comfiest pair of heels (not mandatory) for the 6th year, we'll heel-walk in memory of Eugenia Monteiro, whose life was cut short by her abuser this past January in Brockton: http:// www.enterprisenews.com/ news/20170112/ family-of-brockton-murdered -mother-plans-weekend-vigi l 

    Proceeds of the Walk will benefit her 2 children and REACH Beyond Domestic Violence's Shelter and programs whose work helps victims and survivors daily.

    The effects of domestic violence are lasting for loved ones left behind. Be a part of the solution and raise awareness by 'heeling' with us. 

    As always, this is kid friendly event.
    Adults: $30 
    Teens 13 - 18: $15 
    Kids 12 and under: FREE

    Register here: http://lovelifenow.org/the-heel-a-thon/

    • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • BIDMC, East Campus, 330 Brookline Ave., Social Work Dept.- Rose 200

    Are you a survivor of trauma or violence? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at gardening? Come to The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's gardening workshop!

    As the seasons change and spring turns into summer, growth is happening around us. We invite you to connect with the earth and explore a different therapeutic activity: gardening. No prior experience needed. All materials will be provided, free of charge. Food and beverage will also be provided.

    There are TWO dates to choose from:

    • Tuesday June 13th 12-1:30 PM
    • Wednesday June 14th 5:30-7 PM

    Please RSVP by June 9 with your preferred date to Cynthia Kennedy, LICSW at 617-667-3227 or ckenned2@bidmc.harvard.edu as space is limited.


    • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • National Park Service Visitor Center Theater: 246 Market St, Lowell, MA 01852


    Over the last several months, The Center for Hope and Healing’s initiative FREE (Y)OUR COMMUNITY OF VIOLENCE  in collaboration with community partners, such as the International Institute of Lowell, Lowell’s Women’s Week and CBA, have conducted a series of educational awareness events, that include film showings and presentations.  This initiative is an effort to build communication bridges across communities with our diverse immigrant and refugee communities at the forefront; while increasing an awareness of sexual violence and knowledge around available resources to increase community support.

    Join us for a roundtable discussion before the film  showing to share collaboration efforts and how we can continue to build community to best support each other and ALL survivors. 


    • Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

    Merge for Equality presents...the 4th Annual Healthy Men and Boys Summit

    Raising emotionally and socially connected boys:
    Exploring intersections of gender, race and trauma

    The Summit is open to all but crafted toward practitioners and leaders in social work, education, public and mental health, parenting, and related practitioners who are committed to developing healthy boys and men.

    Participants will include professionals from MA, CT and beyond - diverse by gender, race, sexual orientation and social sector - and united in commitment to raising socially and emotionally connected boys.

    Details here:
    http://www.mergeforequality.org/summit-program-2017/

    • Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

    Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even worse for women of color.

    Attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop to gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages.

    Participants will learn:

    • About the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences;
    • How to quantify and articulate your value;
    • How to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary; and
    • How to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers.

    You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation.

    AAUW Work Smart in Boston is an initiative of AAUW and the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement to train half the working women of Boston to negotiate their salary and benefits packages over five years.

    The AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshops are free

    Check-in will begin 30 minutes before the workshop.

    Register here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aauw-work-smart-in-boston-at-district-hall-tickets-33928138977


    • Thursday, June 15, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Brighton Public Library, 40 Academy Hill Road, Boston, MA 02135

    Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even worse for women of color.

    Attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop to gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages.

    Participants will learn:

    • About the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences;
    • How to quantify and articulate your value;
    • How to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary; and
    • How to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers.

    You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation.

    AAUW Work Smart in Boston is an initiative of AAUW and the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement to train half the working women of Boston to negotiate their salary and benefits packages over five years.

    The AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshops are free

    Check-in will begin 30 minutes before the workshop.

    Register here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aauw-work-smart-in-boston-at-brighton-public-library-tickets-34036784940


    • Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter St, Waltham, MA


    6:00pm Reception and Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres
    6:30pm Annual Update, Awards and Panel Discussion

    About the Honorees:

    Mary Dunne
    Community Activist
    Ruth and Virginia Bigwood Voice for Justice Award

    Mary Dunne is a New York native who has lived in Boston for 43 years. For the last 37 years she has taught in Brookline, where she recently won the town’s Woman of the Year award.  Mary’s only child, Lauren Dunne Astley, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2011. Lauren was 18 years old at the time. In the years since Lauren’s death, Mary has dedicated much of her time to the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial fund, which supports programs in teen dating violence education, the arts and community service. She has worked cooperatively with REACH since 2011 in bringing educational programs to local high schools.


    Linda Moschner
    Detective, Waltham Police Department
    Mary Young Voice for Justice Award
     
    Linda Moschner is a graduate of Western New England University. Now a Detective in the Domestic Violence Unit, she has worked with the Waltham Police Department for the past 24 years.  As a Patrol Officer Linda responded to hundreds of cases and over time developed a strong interest in working with individuals and families who had experienced domestic violence. She wanted to assist survivors not only upon their initial interaction with the department, but throughout the court process.  Linda goes above and beyond to make connections and referrals for survivors based on their needs. She is equally committed to conducting thorough investigations and follow-ups, which lead to the prosecution of many cases in court. Linda works in collaboration with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, and other community partners. Linda has been an invaluable member of the Waltham High Risk Team since 2014 and a huge resource to REACH’s Community Advocacy Program.

     


    • Friday, July 14, 2017
    • Sunday, July 16, 2017
    • New Hampshire's White Mountains


    Wilderness Heals is a pledge hike that builds and engages a community of supporters to raise money for Elizabeth Stone House families and individuals. As the Stone House's largest fundraiser, Wilderness Heals raises crucial, flexible funding that helps meet the needs of those served by the Stone House - domestic violence survivors and their families.

    The three-day, all female hike covers several parts of New Hampshire's White Mountains and offers a variety of route options for hikers of all skill levels. Any woman who wants to meet the physical, emotional, and fundraising challenges of the hike is welcome to participate! 

    Register here: http://wildernessheals.elizabethstone.org/register.asp

    Questions? Contact Sam Schultz.
    Development/Operations Administrator for the Elizabeth Stone House
    sschultz@elizabethstone.org
    617-409-5415

    • Saturday, July 22, 2017
    • 89 South Street Boston, MA 02111

    IMPACT is offering empowerment self-defense programs for college-bound teens!

    They are offering public classes in July and August (with scholarships available to anyone who needs them) and are also available to come to you and do a custom Safety Skills class for a group of 10-15. Classes are trauma-informed, LGBTQ-inclusive and address both resistance and bystander skills. Public classes will be held at their brand-new home at the Nonprofit Center!

    Public Self-Defense Classes Flyer: IMPACT College Bound Safety - Public classes 2017.pdf

    Public Self-Defense Classes Dates:

    • July 22nd and 23rd, 12pm – 6pm
    • August 5th and 6th, 12pm – 6pm

    Want to schedule a Safety Skills Class?
    IMPACT College Bound Teens.pdf

    They are also collaborating with the institute for community health to follow students through their first year of college to see how the program affects them. Students will get paid to fill out surveys throughout their first year of college (inclusive of community college). Parents can learn more here:College Bound Parent Letter.docx

    • Thursday, September 14, 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Garden of Peace, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston MA

    SAVE THE DATE!

    You are invited to the 2017 Honor Program on September 14, 2017.

    Guests may visit the Garden prior to the program, which starts at 5:30 p.m.  An informal Potluck Community Supper immediately following the ceremony.
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    To contribute an item to the potluck supper or to volunteer with the event,

    please contact us at info@gardenofpeacememorial.org 

    Please R.S.V.P by e-mail to info@gardenofpeacememorial.org or by phone at 617.523.0402.

    P.O. Box 8382 • Boston MA 02114 • www.gardenofpeacememorial.org
    100 Cambridge Street will validate parking after 5:00 p.m. for a nominal fee.Garage entrance is located on Somerset Street.

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    The Garden of Peace -- A Symbol For Hope and Peace

    The Garden of Peace is a memorial commemorating victims of homicide and a living reminder of the impact of violence. It is a visual testament to the need for eliminating violence. The Garden is a symbol of hope for peace and renewal in our lives, our community, and the world.

    The mission of the Garden of Peace, Inc. is to create and maintain a memorial to victims of homicide that, through its location in Boston's Government Center:

    • raises the awareness of our citizens, public officials, and business leaders of the human cost of violence 
    • stands as a symbol of connection for the many and diverse communities and constituencies in Massachusetts touched by violence who share a common grief and a common hope 
    • provides a site for visits by anti-violence education and advocacy groups, survivor groups and individual survivors that is both evocative and inspirational



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