JDI Public Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • YWCA of Central Massachusetts in Worcester

    2nd Quarterly #ReimagineManhood Convening

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

    Where: YWCA of Central Massachusetts in Worcester

    About the Convening: While ending violence in our communities is going to take all of us, it is also critical that men and male identified folks connect with one another and unpack understandings of masculinity together in order to deepen knowledge, skills, and awareness at the personal, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels of social change.

    To that end, instead of our regular #ReimagineManhood Convening, we are going to try something new on August 21st and host a Reimagining Manhood Circle. The Circle is designed to co-create a space for male identified folks doing gender-based violence prevention work that promotes healthy masculinities in order to deepen our own individual, cultural, and institutional understandings of masculinity through storytelling and sharing in the circle process. To learn more about Circle process, please click here.

    This meeting is intentionally designed for male identified folks only, We think it is important to create this space in order to have authentic discussions about our work and commitment to changing these dynamics.

    If you’d like to learn more before the Circle, we are hosting a call Tuesday, August 14th at 3:30pm.  You do not need to register in advance for this call or participate in the call in order to attend the Reimagine Manhood Circle itself.  To join the call, please click this link https://zoom.us/j/539882470 or dial 1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: Meeting ID: 539 882 470


    #ReimagineManhood Simposyum

    When: Friday, December 14, 2018

    Where: TBD

    An event where EVERYONE  will get to explore the meaning of #ReimagineManhood.  Attendees will have the opportunity to examine healthy manhood and the intersections of gender equity, racial justice and the impact that these issues may have on survivors of gender-based violence.  We will build off of last year’s Summit and gear up for the 2019 White Ribbon Day Campaign.

    This convening has been developed for JDI member programs, DPH funded rape crisis centers, WRD AmbassadorsWRD Affiliates and JDI invited guests.

    Questions? Please contact JDI at 617-557-1821 or dmancera@janedoe.org

    • Friday, August 24, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 6 Frontenac Street Dorchester MA 02124

     If you would like to have your organization/business represented, please reserve a space as soon as possible.

    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Hyannis Green

    Independence House is hosting an International Festival on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 1:00-8:00pm on the Hyannis Green. The intercultural community is invited to attend and enjoy this free event.


    A variety of non-profit tables will also be set up to answer questions about the services they provide. 


    • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Friday, September 14, 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Arlington Unitarian Universalist Church - 630 Massachusetts Ave. Arlington, MA 02476

    Who should attend?

    This course is intended for anyone working with families affected by domestic violence. This course is especially useful for those who wish to become Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program (IPAEP) group facilitators. Past participants have included IPAEP group leaders, supervisors and administrators, social workers, victim advocates, correctional staff, psychologists, violence prevention educators, substance abuse counselors, healthcare workers, probation and police officers, clergy, military personnel, and program managers. Over the past 6 years, over 1,000 people from 45 states and 15 nations have taken this course.

    Participants will learn the Emerge curriculum and how it compares to other models. The training is structured to be highly interactive and includes several participant role plays. This interactive structure allows participants to acquire and practice skills to be used in leading groups. For participants who work with victims and do not intend to lead groups, this training will help to inform them about what happens in abuser education groups. The course meets IPAEP group leader training requirements in Massachusetts and in many other states.


    Course tuition is $250 for the first person and $175 for each additional person from the same agency. Tuition includes continental breakfast and refreshments, as well as an Emerge program manual.

    Click here to register

    • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Kendall Square Theater

    The film goes behind the headlines of sexual assault, using the Steubenville case to witness the social media-fueled “boys will be boys” culture that allows it to happen. Premiered at Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and currently on the festival circuit, the film is widely being considered an opportunity to open up dialogue with men and boys around healthy masculinity and accountability. 

    About the film

    After the film, there'll be a Q&A with filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman

    Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance here: Globe.com/GlobeDocs

    • Thursday, September 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Neighborhood Club of Quincy

    Join us at DOVE's Annual Meeting for appetizers and drinks to commemorate DOVE's 40th Anniversary. 

    We will honor 40 exceptional people who have shown their dedication and commitment to our mission to end domestic violence.

    Come meet our team and hear about the exciting things happening at DOVE!

     Free & Open to the Public

    Please RSVP to dawn.hayes@dovema.org

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Shipley Conference Center Newton Wellesley Hospital 2014 Washington Street Newton, MA 02462

    Información en Español:

    noche de sanacion.pdf

    Para RSVP o para más información, por favor contacte: takingbackourselves@gmail.com ó (617) 734-2007 ext.5 

    Information in English:

    night of healing.pdf

    To RSVP or for more information please contact: takingbackourselves@gmail.com or (617) 734-2007 ext.5 

    • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    • Omni Providence Hotel, Providence RI

    Join advocates, survivors, and others for the Voices Rising conference, where the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence will focus on HOW we do our work. The intention is to delve deeper into the causes of violence and its impact and effect on individuals, communities and our nation as well as also highlight how we can continue to use our voices to make change.

    WHEN:  This multi-day conference runs from Sunday afternoon to Wednesday.

    LOCATION: Omni Providence Hotel, Providence RI

    COST: Starts at $490 and varies depending on NCADV membership and registration date.

    Visit site to register and for more info!

    • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Alba Restaurant in Quincy

    Hosted by B.Boutique of Milton, the 2nd Annual Walk Tall for DOVE Fashion Show will showcase a fashion show featuring fantastic local designers, as well as food, music and raffle.

    General Admission: $75 -includes brunch, a glass of champagne, fashion show and entrance into a door prize.

    VIP Seating-only 23 seats left: $100, includes brunch, a glass of champagne, fashion show and entrance into a door prize. VIP tickets also ensure seating along the stage and a swag bag filled with fashion forward gifts.

    Purchase Tickets!

    For questions please contact Danielle Scanlon-Hill at 

    All funds raised go towards supporting DOVE (DOmestic Violence Ended), Inc. DOVE has been helping survivors of domestic violence reach safety and live happier lives.

    • 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)

    • Friday, October 12, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Boston Marriot Quincy

    This year we are thrilled to welcome John Terrio as our Harvesting Hope emcee. The night will feature a cocktail hour, live and silent auction, inspirational speakers, as well as live music from Java Jive!

    Special VIP Reception for all sponsors on or above the 1978 Club Level!​​​​​​​

    Become a Sponsor

    Purchase Tickets

    • Sunday, October 14, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Waterfront Park located behind Firehouse Center for Arts 1 Market Square Newburyport, MA

    "We walk because it could be your best friend, your younger sister, the man who works in the office next to you, your child's best friend, or the teenage girl who works in the local coffee shop. We walk because domestic violence doesn't have a face, because it could happen to anyone, at any time. 

    We invite you to stand with us against domestic violence."

    Register to walk here.

    Sponsorship information here.

    Donate here.

    • 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

    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School

    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis

    Independence House, Inc. and the Cape Cod Synagogue are joining together for a 2nd year in a collaborative fundraiser that benefits both organizations.

    Mark your calendars for a fun-filled evening as Captain Fantastic entertains us in an Elton John tribute concert, with special guest appearances by Billy Joel tribute, Jimmy Buffet tribute, the Rascal Flats tribute and more...

    When: Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Where:  Barnstable Performing Arts Center

    $25 per person advanced purchase

    $20 per person for groups of 10 or more.

    $30 per person at the door

    Tickets available online athttps://eltonjohntribute.brownpapertickets.com/

    • Thursday, November 01, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, November 02, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Emerge Main Office 2464 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 101 Cambridge, MA 02140

    Who should attend?

    This training is designed for people who have experience leading abuse education groups. At this training, participants will grapple with the complexities of group leadership, learn new skills and interventions, and tackle cutting edge issues in the overall field of abuse education.

    The advanced training uses videos of live group sessions at Emerge.

     Topics include:

    • Broadening the role of abuser education programs as resources in the community
    • 14 ways to enhance client engagement and accountability
    • Cultural adaptation of engagement and accountability strategies to particular populations of abusers
    • Examining the strengths, weaknesses, and compatibility of nine group leader styles
    • Challenging cases encountered when working with abusers
    • Building parenting awareness for abusers
    • Heterosexual women who use force
    • Responding to difficult questions from clients
    • Risk assessment and management

    This training would be beneficial to those who use any model for intimate partner abuse education.


    Course tuition is $200 per person. 

    For further information, contact Ted German at 617-547-9879 orted.german@emergedv.com.

    Register here.

    • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    • Friday, November 16, 2018
    • St. Pete Beach, Florida

    Join WOCN for the Fourth National Call to Action Summit and Conference in Florida!

    November 14-16, 2018

    Reserve your seat here.

    • 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).

    • Friday, December 14, 2018
    • TBD


    #ReimagineManhood Symposium

    When: Friday, December 14, 2018

    Where: TBD

    An event where EVERYONE  will get to explore the meaning of #ReimagineManhood.  Attendees will have the opportunity to examine healthy manhood and the intersections of gender equity, racial justice and the impact that these issues may have on survivors of gender-based violence.  We will build off of last year’s Summit and gear up for the 2019 White Ribbon Day Campaign.

    Look Out for More Information Regarding This Event In The Upcoming Months!

    The symposium has been developed for JDI member programs, DPH funded rape crisis centers, WRD AmbassadorsWRD Affiliates and JDI invited guests.


    Questions? Please contact JDI at 617-557-1821 or dmancera@janedoe.org

    • 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.

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