JDI Public Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, November 18, 2018
    • 4:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St, Boston, MA

    This years Boston Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) marks the 20th anniversary of Rita Hester's death. 

    This year, in addition to hosting our traditional service at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, we will be taking the streets to remember and memorialize Rita Hester, as well as our trans and GNC family we have lost over the years. 

    * We will gather people who want to march at 4:45pm at Dewey Square. The march will step off at 5pm. The march is optional if you only want to attend our traditional TDoR service.

    * Our traditional indoor service will begin at 6pm, with a potluck following at 7pm

    To view the save the date,  click here: TDOR 2018 Save the Date - Nov. 18.pdf

    • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Massachusetts State House 24 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02133

    Every year, to kick off the holiday season, the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Association hosts a luncheon at the State House for newly sworn-in U.S citizens and other immigrants and refugees.

    All are welcome to join, at no cost, but we ask you to please register so we can plan for food and seating needs https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-shared-table-miras-14th-annual-thanksgiving-luncheon-tickets-51226782686 

    • Thursday, November 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, November 30, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Fenway Health Center

    This 2 day intensive will teach participants to screen to determine who is the abuser and who is the survivor in a relationship where abuse is happening.

    Spanish and ASL interpretation available.

    See the attached flyer for more information and how to register 

    Screening tool conference flyer English Nov 2018.pdf

    • Thursday, November 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, November 30, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Fenway Health Center

    Este intensivo de 2 días enseñará los participantes como evaluar para determinar quién es el abusador y quién es el sobreviviente en una relación donde abuso está ocurriendo.

    Interpretación en español y ASL disponible.

    Screening Tool Conference Flyer Spanish Nov 2018.pdf

    • 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).

    • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Andover Police Station Training Room 32 N. Main Street Andover, MA 01810

    A 3-hour workshop for Social Workers, Counselors, School Personnel and Law Enforcement.

    Participants will learn about domestic violence from the perspective of the abuser. Training will provide information on characteristics of people who use violence in a relationship, recommendations and effective interventions.

    Presented by the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program.

    $50 per attendee, and space is limited

    Advanced Payment and pre-registration is required

    For more information contact: Lindsey Smagula


    To view event flyer, please click here: Understanding DV Abusers Flyer 12.12.18.pdf

    • Friday, December 14, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center (14 Mechanic St, Southbridge, MA 0155)
    • 29

    #ReimagineManhood Symposium

    WHEN: Friday, December 14

    TIME: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

    (Registration begins 8:00 am)

    WHERE: Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center

    14 Mechanic St, Southbridge, MA 0155

    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.



    Download flyer to share with your colleagues, classmates
    and friends! [PDFWORD]

    Interested in attending #ReimagineManhood? 


    • 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.


    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.


    • 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/

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for staff at JDI and JDI member programs as well as the JDI Board of Directors and
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