JDI Public Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, December 06, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Nantucket Boys & Girls Club 61 Sparks Ave, Nantucket

    The Date Smart program is intended to increase young people’s understanding and to build the skills they need to achieve healthy relationships free of violence and abuse. Our goals with the Date Smart program are:

    · to provide an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for establishing fun, safe and mutually supportive dating relationships

    · to increase members’ ability to help their friends and family members who may be experiencing dating, sexual, or domestic violence

    · to encourage youth to participate in preventing dating, sexual and domestic violence in their communities by confronting the attitudes and behaviors that contribute to abusive relationships and promoting relationships based on equality and respect

    · to connect members and their families with community-based resources for dating, sexual and domestic violence and its prevention

    This is offered for grades 6th thru 8th and meets on Thursdays

    • Friday, December 14, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center (14 Mechanic St, Southbridge, MA 01550)
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    #ReimagineManhood Symposium


    Updates: 

    Registration and the wait list is now CLOSED! For those of you who registered, we look forward to seeing you on December 14th! 

    Agenda
    Registration & Breakfast 8:30AM-9:30AM
    Welcome 9:30AM-10:00AM
    Tony Porter 10:00AM-11:30PM
    Lunch 11:30PM-12:30PM
    Panel  12:30PM-1:30PM
    Q&A 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 
    Closing 2:00PM-2:30PM




    WHEN: Friday, December 14

    TIME: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    (Registration begins 8:30 am)

    WHERE: Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center

    14 Mechanic St, Southbridge, MA 01550

    Keynote Speaker:

    Tony Porter is an author, educator and activist working to advance social justice issues and Chief Executive Officer of A CALL TO MEN.  Porter is internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood.  He is a leading voice on male socialization, the intersection of masculinity and violence against women, and healthy, respectful manhood.  Porter’s 2010 TED Talk has been named by GQ Magazine  as one of the “Top 10 TED Talks Every Man Should See.”  

    Porter is an adviser to the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer and Major League Baseball, providing policy consultation, working extensively with player engagement, and facilitating violence prevention and healthy manhood training.  He is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department, having extensive global experience including Brazil, India and Africa, and has been a guest presenter to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.  Porter has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.  

    He is sought after for his in-depth understanding of the collective socialization of men, and has served as a script consultant for the Emmy Award-winning television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”  Porter is the author of “Breaking Out of the Man Box” and the visionary for “NFL Dads: Dedicated to Daughters.”  

    The Symposium:

    Gender-based violence is NOT a women's issue. Sexual violence is NOT about women vs. men.  Years of attitudes and beliefs rooted in patriarchy like "boys will be boys" are NOT only dangerous to all of us but they create a culture of misogyny.  The solution to ending sexual violence and rape culture requires that men and boys be actively involved in promoting gender equity, racial justice, and healthy masculinity.  Too often the focus is on teaching women and girls, trans and queer people how not to get raped, rather than teaching perpetrators not to rape and changing the culture that fosters violence in the first place.  

    Join us as we build upon last year's #ReimagineManhood Prevention Summit.  The timeliness of engaging men and boys in cities and towns, schools and workplaces across MA to address sexual violence cannot be overstated.

    IT IS TIME TO STEP UP!

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    Interested in attending #ReimagineManhood? 

    REGISTRATION DETAILS:

    • FREE for staff at JDI member programs, MA RPE funded programs, and high school/ college/ university students
    • $55 per person for staff at allied organizations
    • Each person must register individually. There is no group registration or group discounts.
    • On- site registration is available at $60. No cash please. Only checks and credit/ debit cards.

    A few important notes about registration:

    1. Space is limited. Registration is REQUIRED. If necessary, JDI may create a waiting list.
    2. No refunds will be issued.
    3. If you are unable to attend, please notify JDI at dmancera@janedoe.org at least 48 hours in advance of the program date.

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    Food will be served.  If you have any dietary restrictions or accessibility needs, please contact Jane Doe Inc. at ph: 617-557-1806, fax: 617-248-0902, email: dmancera@janedoe.orgby November 16, 2017.  In your message, please provide your contact information and accommodation request. 

    Requesting Accommodations:  If you are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a disability, and would like to request an accommodation, please contact Diana Mancera at phone: 617-557-1806, fax: 617-248-0902, email: dmancera@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.

    ALL ARE WELCOME!

    • Saturday, January 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Metro Rock 40 Parker Street, Newburyport MA

    The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center and Girls Inc of the Seacoast Area are thrilled to announce the 5th Annual Girls Rock Climb-A-Thon, a fundraiser to benefit the Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area program that empowers local girls to be strong, smart and bold!

    The event will take place on Saturday, January 26th at Metro Rock, 40 Parker Street, Newburyport, MA. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and climbing will take place from 6 – 8 p.m..

    The Girls Rock-Climb-A-Thon is open to girls ages 9-18. It will be a fun, energetic night with music, pizza, ice cream, snacks and prizes.

    Save the date! Online registration will open soon on /jeannegeigercrisiscenter.org.

    For questions, reach out to Nicole Frizzo at nfrizzo@jeannegeigercrisiscenter.org.

    Advanced registration online is $25.
    Pay $30 at the door, day of.

    Online registration will close on Wednesday, 1/23 at 8:00 p.m.

    • Monday, April 08, 2019
    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • Sheraton Hotel, Dallas, Texas


    The goal of the Conference on Crimes Against Women is to provide practical instruction, using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies, to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against women.

    The conference will host numerous trainings regarding domestic violence, human trafficking, tribal crimes, etc., all from the perspectives of law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates, and survivors. 

    For more information about the conference, please visit www.conferencecaw.org

    Additionally, scholarships are available to attend -- apply here.


    • Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Nelson Memorial Park 235 Water Street Plymouth, MA 02360


    Suzanne's Sea Glass Sprint has partnered with the South Shore Resource and Advocacy Center for a 5k run/walk to end domestic violence. 

    For more information on how to register or donate please visit: http://seaglasssprint.com/event-info/