JDI Public Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 180 Old Colony Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170

    High School Summit: July 23-26, 2018

    Click HERE to register!

    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Thomas Crane Public Library Quincy, MA


    Contact Lindsay at (617) 770-406 x103 to RSVP!

    • Monday, August 06, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave., Boston MA 02215

    Consent: Promoting Healthy Relationships

    With increased public dialogue about #MeToo, discussions of consent abound: What is it? How do you know when you have it? What’s “informed consent”? Join this workshop for a dynamic conversation on consent and how to promote healthy relationships.

    • Develop a fuller understanding of sexual consent within a relationship
    • Learn and discuss factors that might influence someone’s ability to make an informed and healthy decision to engage in sexual activity
    • Explore and discuss a variety of scenarios involving consent
    • Find out how to know that you’re giving and receiving consent

    This event requires an RSVP (scroll to the bottom of the page).

    • Tuesday, August 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 4417-4419 Main Street, Palmer, MA

    Come join the Palmer Domestic Violence Task Force for their annual National Night Out. Public safety officials and displays will be in there as well as other activities. 

    For more info call: 413-283-2614

    • Monday, August 13, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 180 Old Colony Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170

    Middle School Summit: August 13-15, 2018

    Click HERE to register!

    • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD

    2nd Quarterly #ReimagineManhood Convening

    When: August 21, 2018, 2pm-4pm

    Where: TBD

    A quarterly meeting with anyone who works on #ReimaginingManhood, our convenings are meant to build from everyone's knowledge and experience and increase attendees awareness, capacity, and proficiency in achieving gender equity, racial justice, and healthy masculinities in their local communities.  


    Requesting Accommodations:  If you are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a disability, and would like to request an accommodation, please contact Ayana Murakami-Freeberg at phone: 617-557-1802, fax: 617-248-0902, email: amurakamifreeberg@janedoe.org  preferably three weeks prior to the event you are attending.  In your message, please provide your contact information and specify what accommodation you are requesting.


    This convening has been developed for JDI member programs, DPH funded rape crisis centers, WRD Ambassadors, WRD Affiliates and JDI invited guests. Please note: there is no fee for registration, but pre-registration is required; space is limited. 

    • Saturday, September 22, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Mastodon Moving, 200 Homer Street, Ashland, MA

    Join us for this night of fun, dancing, music, and the unexpected.

    Hosted by Mastodon Moving and Dr. Green's Indoor Golf

    Watch for more details.

    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, One Courthouse Way, Boston, MA 02210

    For tickets and more information, please contact Margaret Movelle at 617-399-6720 ext. 21 or at MMovelle@victimrights.org

    Visit www.victimrights.org/gala

    • Monday, October 01, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave., Boston MA 02215.

    Tools to Take Action: Bystander Intervention Training

    October 1, 2018, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    This workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn concrete tools to support survivors. BARCC’s Bystander Intervention training will prepare you to notice when something is not right, assess the situation, and take action to disrupt and prevent violence or harassment in our communities. Creating a safer culture starts with you, and we will help you practice techniques to intervene safely.

    During this bystander training, you will have the opportunity to do the following:

    • Build skills for safely acting to challenge inappropriate sexual and violent behaviors
    • Practice intervening in a variety of scenarios pulled from news of recent events so that you feel prepared for what you may encounter
    • Learn more about BARCC services and ways you can get involved

    This event requires an RSVP (scroll to the bottom of the page)

    • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Beauport Hotel Gloucester - 55 Commerical Street, Gloceester MA 01930

    Save the Date! 

    Thursday, October 18, 6 - 8 pm

    Trailblazers & Torchbearers

    Anniversary Celebration

    Honoring our History & Shaping Our Future


    Beauport Hotel Gloucester

    55 Commercial St.

    Gloucester, MA 01930

    • Monday, December 03, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave., Boston MA 02215

    Sustaining Yourself through the Holidays: A Self-Care Workshop

    December 3, 2018, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    The holidays can be a challenging time of year for anyone, and sometimes especially for survivors of sexual violence. Busyness, travel, interrupted routines, being around family (or not), being separated from regular support systems; it can all add up. In the midst of all this, you—survivors, significant others, and advocates—may find it challenging to take care of yourself.

    So let’s take a minute (or a couple hours) to nourish ourselves! This self-care workshop is an opportunity to meet other survivors and community members involved in the movement to end sexual violence and support survivors—while also learning skills to be your best self. A few members of our Survivors Speakers Bureau will join us to share their stories and thoughts about self-care.  We’ll also practice some self-care through a crafting activity!

    This event requires an RSVP  (scroll to the bottom of the page).