JDI Public Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Jane Doe Inc., 14 Beacon Street | Suite 507, Boston MA 02108

    JDI's new Young Philanthropist Giving ImPACT will bring together philanthropists under 40 years old to financially contribute, educate, and cultivate awareness around domestic and sexual violence throughout the Commonwealth. This inaugural cohort will engage Young Philanthropists who will meet for 4 educational salons beginning on June 28, 2017 with a look at the intersections of healthcare and gender-based violence.

    Our speakers, Josephine Pang and Lucy Dagneau, will share their expertise as health care and violence advocates. See their full bios below.

    Lucy Dagneau:
    As the Associate Director of the Communications department, Lucy provides strategic communications support to state advocates and federal partners across a range of Community Catalyst projects. Prior to joining Community Catalyst, Lucy worked for Spitfire Strategies, a communications firm that works with non-profits and foundations committed to social change. Her portfolio included issues such as health care, public health, education, and child welfare. Before Spitfire, Lucy worked for former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd in his Senate office and on his campaign for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination. Lucy holds a bachelor's degree from Williams College and a master's in public health in Maternal and Child Health from the Boston University School of Public Health.

    Community Catalyst works to ensure consumer interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill.

    Josephine Pang
    Josephine currently has the privilege of working at Newton Wellesley Hospital in the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault program as the advocate and counselor providing services to patients, employees and community members. Josephine Pang holds an LCSW and graduated from Boston College’s Graduate School of Social Work and the University of California- San Diego.

    Previously, Josephine worked in youth development and youth mentoring and practiced community-based family therapy. Josephine has also worked in school settings as an adjustment counselor, in agency settings with LGBQ/T* identifying survivors of DV and SA, has trained in inpatient psychiatry settings and has worked in a residential shelter specializing in providing wrap-around care to homeless teen-aged mothers.

    For more information, please contact JDI Board Member Nicole Castillo: nicole.p.castillo@gmail.com

    • Thursday, June 29, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • NonProfit Center, 89 South Street Boston, MA 02111

    The Disability Policy Consortium is hosting an exclusive viewing party for The Wounds We Cannot See, the award-winning documentary directed and produced by Alexander Freeman. Tickets available here.

    The Wounds We Cannot See, tells the story of former US Navy Airman Nancy Ross of Hingham, Massachusetts who was violently raped during her service in 1988, which she likened to “friendly fire”. She has since struggled with addiction, mental illness and depression. She continues to battle Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a direct result of her attack. She was honorable discharge from the Navy.

    At the heart of the film is the idea that people must look past appearances and understand someone’s story before judging them. The evening promises to provoke meaningful conversation, and serve as a celebration for those who believe in greater rights for people with disabilities, especially those from the peer support and recovery movement.

    Alexander Freeman is an award-winning filmmaker with cerebral palsy. His work focuses on disability and other social issues. Alexander is a graduate of Emerson College, where he majored in Film Production with a concentration in Directing. He will discuss his work after the film.

    John Winske, Executive Director of the Disability Policy Consortium says, “The stigmas that society places on people who need or have needed mental health services are far more limiting than the actual disability, our brothers and sisters who are psychiatric survivors and trauma survivors need our love, support and friendship. The Wounds We Cannot See reminds us of these facts in a compelling way “

    Additional information about this event can be obtained from Colleen Flanagan at 617 435-0486 or cflanagan@dpcma.org

    • 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

    • 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

    • Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Town of Palmer Administrative Building/Police Department Parking Lot: 4417-4419 Main Street, Palmer, MA


    Come be a part of this fun community event! Palmer's Domestic Violence Task Force, Inc. will be in attendance.

    There will be:

    • Public Safety Officials and Displays
    • Firetrucks
    • K-9 Demonstration
    • Entertainment
    • Food
    • Face Painting
    • And more!

    Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Palmer Food Share.

    For more info, call: 413-283-2614

    • Monday, August 07, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 11, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 942 W. Chestnut St., Brockton MA 02301

    Do you want to make a difference?

    As a Volunteer Advocate, you can.

    Volunteer in our Violence Intervention & Prevention program! Learn to:

    • Support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
    • Answer the 24 hour hotline
    • Provide childcare at Penelope’s Place shelter
    • Facilitate trainings on important life skills
    • Provide community outreach at events

    Come to Health Imperatives' next 40-hr Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Advocate Training, offered free of charge!

    Call 508-583-3005 ext. 1005 or email volunteer@healthimperatives.org to sign up!

    Additional information: Volunteer Today_DVSA Training1.pdf

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


    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.

    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.


    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

    • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA 02210


    Join us for an evening to benefit the Victim Rights Law Center

    For sponsorship opportunities and more information, please contact Stacy Malone at 617-399-6720 x20or smalone@victimrights.org.

    Formal invitation and details to follow

    • Monday, October 02, 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Charles River Country Club, 483 Dedham Street, Newton Centre, MA