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


    • Monday, April 24, 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Friday, April 28, 2017
    • VA Boston Healthcare System, JP Campus: 150 S. Huntington Ave., main lobby

    On Monday, April 24 from 10am-12pm, join for light refreshments and the opening of this exhibit!

    Event Flyer: Women Vets Art Exhibit 4-24-2017.pdf

    • Monday, April 24, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • South Cafe, Mount Wachusett Community College, 444 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440

    Let’s talk about sex, slavery, money, and children. What do they all have in common? Pimping and human trafficking, which is a common industry practice in today’s society. Many do not want to talk about it, but we will at the next Tea Time Speaker Series will present Sex for Sale: A look at Human and Sex Trafficking will take place on Monday, April 24th 2017 from 12:00-2:00. There will be a free luncheon from 12:00-12:30 and the keynote speaker will start at 12:30-2:00. The keynote will provide training on Understanding and Responding to Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation.

    Listen and learn from Nikki Valila, who is the Director of Training at My Life My Choice has spent the past 12 years of her professional career working with commercially sexually exploited girls. She brings a wealth of experience having worked for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office in the Child Abuse Unit as the lead Victim Witness Advocate on the teen exploitation cases.

    At this Understanding Victims Training, the keynote will provide a clear definition of what constitutes CSEC, how young people become exploited, and how to identify victims and help them find a path to safety.

    Participants will:

    • Understand the local and national picture of commercial sexual exploitation of children.
    • Gain knowledge on how to recognize a pimp and common recruitment tactics used to groom our youth.
    • Understand your role in identifying victims.
    • Learn best responses when working with sexually exploited youth.

    RSVP here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tea-time-speaker-series-presents-sex-for-sale-a-look-at-human-and-sex-trafficking-tickets-33335006903?aff=es2#tickets#tickets

    • Monday, April 24, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Jamaica Plain VAMC: 150 South Huntington Avenue, VA Jamaica Plain Conference Center (Basement Level), Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    In honor of SAAM, the Boston Vet Center is proud to present a screening of The Invisible War.

    Directed by Oscar and Emmy nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick comes an investigative documentary about the epidemic of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) in the US Military. This profound film follows the stories of several idealistic service members who were sexually assaulted and then betrayed when they came forward to report the trauma.

    Please join us in this profoundly moving film which will be followed by a panel discussion of issues that impact our nations veterans.

    RSVP to Christine Manns, LICSW at (857) 203-6461

    Event Flyer: Invisible War Flyer (Final).pdf

    • Monday, April 24, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • General Electric Company, 41 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210

    Join the Victim Rights Law Center and Women's Bar Association for a lively discussion and training on lesser-utilized but powerful forms of advocacy for immigrant survivors of sexual and domestic violence in these uncertain times.
    How can we use habeas petitions to protect survivors from detention, transfer, and/or removal?  What are family preparedness plans and how can they be best used to help immigrant survivors facing separation from their families? What are best practices for using VAWA confidentiality provisions to defend the privacy, liberty, and safety of survivors in criminal and civil proceedings?
    Sharpen your skills, share strategies, and find inspiration at this timely event!

    As space is limited, registration preference will be given to legal services attorneys, attorneys within DV/SA agencies, and active pro bono attorneys affiliated with the organizations that have made this event possible. 

    Faculty:

    • Rachel Biscardi, Deputy Director Women’s Bar Foundation/Women’s Bar Association
    • Laura Burnett, Staff Attorney, Women’s Bar Foundation
    • Jackie Kelley, Immigration Attorney/Equal Justice Works Fellow, Irish International Immigrant Center
    • Mithra Merryman, Senior Attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services
    • Trina Realmuto, Litigation Director, National Immigration Project
    • Nency Salamoun, Staff Attorney, Victim Rights Law Center
    • Hema Sarang-Sieminski, Senior Attorney, Victim Rights Law Center

    Co-Sponsored by the Victim Rights Law Center & Women’s Bar Foundation with special thanks to General Electric Company for hosting this event.

    Event details and registration here:
    http://www.victimrights.org/events/legal-strategies-immigrant-survivors-facing-detention-and-removal?utm_source=SAAM%2B2017&utm_campaign=SAAM%2B2017&utm_medium=email

    • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • https://facebook.com/VABoston/


    Join VA Boston's Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator, Lola Baird, LICSW, for a live Facebook chat about military sexual trauma.

    • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Fina House, 203-207 Haverhill St, Lawrence, MA 01840


    After the March there will be an Open Mic from 6-8pm at

    El Taller
    275 Essex St, Lawrence, MA

    For more information please contact 

    Mariel Batista (mbatista@ywcalawrence.org)
    Elizabeth Trask (etrask@ywcalawrence.org)
    978-682-3039

    • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • Faneuil Hall Square
    • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

    The Elizabeth Freeman Center is hosting a FREE Self-Defense Class

    SPACE IS LIMITED-- please RVSP to Colleen at (413) 499-2425 x625 or colleenn@elizabethfreemanc enter.org.

    Event page:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/282655138831826/

    • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Lowell City Hall, 50 Arcand Drive, Lowell, MA 01852

    Take Back the Night is a nation-wide movement that brings awareness to the impact sexual violence in all forms, including sexual assault, dating violence and domestic violence, has on individuals and communities. It is observed annually, in Lowell, with a rally at City Hall followed by a march to University Crossing. The night ends with an open mic for survivors to share their experience, strength, and hope with their communities.

    VRLC Senior Staff Attorney Hema Sarang-Sieminski will be the keynote speaker.

    The event is free and open to all community members!

    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-back-the-night-lowell-2017-tickets-32470073865?utm_source=SAAM%2B2017&utm_campaign=SAAM%2B2017&utm_medium=email

    For more information or to volunteer, please contact: tbnlowell@gmail.com or 978-452-7721

    Brought to you by the 2017 Take Back the Night Lowell Committee

    #LowellTakesBack #TBN2017


    • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cambridge Incubation Center (CIC), 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA

    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.

    Check-in will begin 30 minutes before the workshop. Space is limited so please register here.


    • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Granite Links Golf Club: 100 Quarry Hills Drive, Quincy, MA

    On Thursday, April 27, 2017 over 200 women from the South Shore and greater Boston area are expected to gather at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy to channel their inner Divas to raise critically needed funds for DOVE. These funds will ensure that DOVE’s services will continue to be available to the communities it serves. The evening will feature dancing to the cool old school and current sounds of DJ Bobby and Dimitri along with great food, drinks, silent auction, and a raffle. Tickets are $75 each.

    For more information please contact Dawn Hayes, Director of Development & Communications at dawn.hayes@dovema.org or call 617.770.4065 ext. 109.

    Event details and tickets at:
    http://dovema.org/news-events/events/divas-dance-dove/

    • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Nantucket Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street, Nantucket MA 02554 US

    The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women and children. The Clothesline Project is comprised of T-shirts designed by survivors of abuse and those who have lost loved ones to it. The shirts are hung on a clothesline display to:

    Honor survivors and memorialize victims

    Help with the healing process for survivors and people who have lost a loved one to violence

    Educate, document, and raise society’s awareness about the crimes of violence against women and children.


    Contact: Jennifer
    Email: jennifer@asafeplacenantucket.org
    Phone: 508-228-0561
    • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel: 40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA


    Please join the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers for their 2017 Awards Gala!

    Red carpet arrival, black tie optional. There will be a cocktail reception, banquet, awards ceremony, auction, entertainment, and dancing! 

    Gala seating is $100 per person to support MAPS Programs & Services.

    Make your reservations now – Seating is limited

    RSVP Deadline Friday, April 14th

    For Reservations questions, please call 617-864-7600 or email Lucinda Morais at lmorais@maps-inc.org

    RSVP and event details here: http://www.maps-inc.org/events/annual-gala/2017-gala/


    • Tuesday, May 02, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center: 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701


    Registration opens March 1st. Register by April 4th for the early bird rate!

    Featuring...

    Keynote Speaker and One With Courage Award recipient, Kayla  Harrison

    Plenary Speaker and One With Courage Award recipient, Kevin Mulcahy

    Workshops on: child victims with disabilities, social media and child abuse crimes, responding to and interviewing commercial sexually exploited children, research on CACs, children with problematic sexual behaviors, and more.

    Visit www.machildrensalliance.org for more information, or register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edqrw3v1c376153d&llr=ncbrezcab

    • Friday, May 05, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Thorny Lee Golf Club, Brockton, MA 02301



    Join Family and Community Resources, Inc. as we celebrate women who are making a positive impact in the community!

    There will be Mexican food and drinks, a silent auction, and more!

    For more information please call: 508-583-6498

    • Saturday, May 06, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Wong Auditorium, MIT 2 Amherst Street Cambridge, MA 02142

    Did you, your parents, your grandparents or your ancestors come to this great nation by land, sea or air? Well, then this event is for you! 

    Join us in this discussion moderated by Dr. V. Kasturi Rangan, Professor of Marketing and co-chair of the Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard Business School.

    We are honored to have an outstanding panel consisting of:

    • Commissioner William Evans - Boston Police Department

    • Genevieve Nadeau - Chief, Civil Rights Division, Office of Attorney General of Massachusetts

    • Kashif Syed - Community Outreach, Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC)

    • Robert Trestan – Executive Director, New England Region Anti Defamation League

    In light of rising hate crimes and a sense of fear among residents who could be the target of such crimes, the panel will discuss effective strategies and tactics to help you. Learn about your rights, how to reach out to law enforcement officials when needed and live a normal life without fear.

    This is an opportunity for concerned citizens, including all segments of the South Asian community, to come together to share your experiences, learn from the panel and develop your community's coordinated response plan.

    The event is FREE but seating is limited, please register to ensure attendance. Colors of the Commonwealth is presented by the Indian American Forum for Political Education (IAFPE).

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colors-of-the-commonwealth-building-alliances-to-combat-hate-tickets-33361323617

    Event Flyer: Panel Event May 6 2017 flyer - final (00000002).pdf

    • Saturday, May 06, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • North American Indian Center of Boston 105 South Huntington Avenue Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


    The North American Indian Center of Boston’s (NAICOB) Circles of Support Women’s Program will be hosting Doors Unhinged: An Exhibition of Untold Native Women's Stories. This gala will draw attention to the violence perpetrated against Native women and the hundreds of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women across the U.S. and Canada. In addition, this event will raise funds to support NAICOB and the Circles of Support program. 

    Tickets for this event are $100.00 person and guests will enjoy light refreshments, live performances by Native American musicians and dancers, and an exhibition/live auction of doors that share the stories of Native women who have experienced domestic violence. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the building and view each artist’s door. 

    For Doors Unhinged: An Exhibition of Untold Native Women's Stories, a door symbolizes opening and closing, allowing the transition from one place to another. For one survivor, a door might represent leaving  an abusive situation and opening the door to a new life. For another individual, a swinging door might represent leaving an abusive space and entering another abusive space. A door could represent boundaries that a woman has created to protect her body as well as her heart. There are many different meanings a door can hold for a survivor and the ones in our exhibit are just a few. An unhinged door, gives the perception of what once could close and confine,  but now has the ability to allow things to flow freely and unhindered.

    If you are unable to attend our gala but would like to donate to Circles of Support, please feel free to contact Sonya Isaac, Circles of Support Director, sisaac@naicob.org or 617-232-0343


    • Saturday, May 06, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • The Collings Foundation Museum, 137 Barton Rd, Stow, MA

    The 3rd Annual Celebration of Hope Benefit to support Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc. will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Collings Foundation Museum in Stow, MA.

    This year we honor recently retired Acton Police Chief Frank Widmayer. Chief Widmayer is a co-founder and former board member of DVSN and a leader in public safety in our communities.

    The Collings Foundation Museum organizes and supports "living history" events that enable Americans to learn more about their heritage through direct participation with national "Wings of Freedom" tours and "Vietnam Memorial" flights across the U.S. The Stow facility houses a splendid aviation museum and an incredible automobile collection that pay tribute to a number of historical eras in U.S history.
    The Collings Museum is only open to the public three times a year or for special charity events. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy this exceptional facility.

    Our event starts at 6:30 PM, but Sponsors and VIP ticket holders are invited to join us at 5:30 PM for the VIP reception

    Event details and to RSVP visit:
    http://dvsn.org/collings-2017/
    • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Seaport Hotel Boston


    Join My Life My Choice for their 7th Annual Turn on the Light Benefit. There will be a silent auction, light dinner, cocktails, and dancing. Don't miss out on this gathering of Boston’s most influential leaders, business heads, change-makers and community members committed to ending the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

    Honoring 2017 Beacon of Light award recipients:
    John Montgomery, Former Managing Partner of Ropes & Gray
    Nacole S. and Kubiiki Pride, Activist Mothers of Expolited Children

    For tickets, please visit:
    https://portal11.bidpal.net/Portal/bpe307941/main/home.html;jsessionid=35858D9E1138BD80FD5C860672F33E2A

    • Friday, May 12, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Sturbridge Host Hotel


    • Saturday, May 13, 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Hope Central Church | 85 Seaverns Avenue | Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    "Listen to Your Mother" aims to support
    motherhood through artistic expression, and
    through contributions to non-profit organizations
    that support families in need.  Proceeds from
    this year's production will benefit ATASK's
    programs.

    In celebration of Mother's Day, "Listen to
    Your Mother" will be performed on Saturday,
    May 13th at 2pm at the Hope Central Church in
    Jamaica Plain.  It is a live production that takes
    the audience on a journey that celebrates and
    validates mothering by giving voice to
    motherhood -- in all of its complexity, diversity
    and humor.  Original readings are performed
    live on-stage by their authors.

    Come and join ATASK as all gather and share
    the stories that empower us, make us laugh,
    and make us cry.  We look forward to sharing
    some amazing stories about motherhood with
    you.  Tickets will be available at a later date.

     

    • Sunday, May 14, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Pine Banks Park, Melrose MA

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    A unique way to celebrate Mothers Day, the Melrose Running Club invites you to participate in the 20th running of the Melrose Run For Women on Sunday, May 14th, 2017.

    This family event honoring mothers and children has quickly become a Melrose Mothers Day tradition drawing over 1000 women. The festivities kick off with a series of kids races followed by the main event: a 3.5 mile run/walk which winds through the scenic and peaceful Swains Pond section of the city. The race finishes up with children handing out flowers, a bounty of baked goods and coffee, music, and awards.

    Awards are given to the top finishers, the first mother and grandmother to finish, and best mother/daughter team finishers. Awards are also given to top age group finishers.

    A portion of your entry fee is donated to the Melrose Alliance Against Violence. MAAV is a domestic violence prevention and education organization in Melrose. Since the races inception in 1998 the Melrose Running Club has donated over $170,000 to MAAV.

    This race is truly a celebration of women of all ages and abilities, you won’t want to miss it. Be sure to invite your mother, your sisters, your daughters, and your friends!

    To learn more, visit: http://mrfw.melroserunningclub.com/2015/

    • Monday, May 15, 2017
    • Cape Club of Sharon


    Come to the 4th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit

    Building With a Mission: The Campaign for the Elizabeth Stone House

    Register today for our third annual golf tournament and help us build a new home! 

    Event Flyer.pdf

    For more information, please email golf@elizabethstone.org

    • Thursday, May 18, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Dean College – Guidry Center 99 Main Street Franklin , MA 02038


    New Hope’s Board of Directors invites you to join them for a celebration of their work, their community partnerships and their call to men to engage in creating communities free from violence.

    Phallacies, a men’s performance group from UMass Amherst will kick off the breakfast with a spirited live performance.  The agenda also includes a brief address from key note speaker Rilwan Feyisitan – Deputy Director at Community Action Partnership, followed by a survivor story and awards presentation.

    Highlights of Hope is a fundraiser, and all donations directly support New Hope's work in the community. Tickets are complementary, simply RSVP here: http://www.new-hope.org/event/highlights-of-hope/.

    Questions or for details, please contact development@new-hope.org


    • Friday, May 19, 2017
    • Sunday, May 21, 2017
    • Enders Island, 1 Enders Island, Mystic, CT, 06355


    Open to ALL women veterans: Regardless of age or service period including those that are Active, Reserve, Guard, Separated, and Retired. Women Veterans Build Supportive Community at Project New Hope Inc.

    Miyoko Hikiji, a passionate veteran’s advocate and takes special interest in supporting and mentoring veterans through the transition period after deployment. She is an expert on the issues of military sexual trauma, posttraumatic stress and suicide.

    These retreats are about peace, calm, healing and just getting back to basics. There is ample time for quiet reflection, hiking, biking, kayaking or sitting around the camp fire. Lodging and meals are provided at no cost. Everything is FREE. Our retreats are a 100% alcohol and drug free. Transportation to or from retreat not included.

    Details and registration: https://www.projectnewhopema.org/retreat/women-veterans-retreat/

    • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    • 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
    • Boston College Club, 100 Federal Street, Boston
        

    Presenting the Justice in Action Awards to:

    Yvonne Abraham, Boston Globe Columnist

    A columnist for the Metro section of the Boston Globe, Yvonne has been a clear and consistent voice that has helped inform public understanding and shape public policy to improve the responses to victims and advance efforts to prevent violence.


    Matt Fishman, Vice President of Community Health at Partners Health Care

    A veteran public health advocate, Matt has worked to strengthen communities by improving responses to victims, furthering efforts to prevent violence, and collaborating with community health centers and other community-focused organizations to make measurable progress on public health and economic opportunity.

    Are you ready to Spring into Action?

    Sponsorships start at $2500.
    Individual tickets $250, $500 and $1000.


    For more information on how you can be part of the action, visit www.JaneDoe.org or contact Toni at ttroop@janedoe.org or 617-557-1807.

    • 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.


    • 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

    • 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.


    • 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/

    • 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