JDI Public Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Friday, March 08, 2019
    • Monday, April 29, 2019
    • Honan-Allston Library, Allston, MA

    Peace in Her Time

    Visionary Women Against War and Violence

    Presented by Unbound Visual Arts

    This exhibition, with artwork from 20 artists, highlights the voice of women and their word towards nonviolence. Its intention is to create a dialogue about the role of women in advocating and stopping the outbreak of war and reducing the spread of violence throughout the world and in our communities.

    March 8-April 29, 2019

    Opening Program and Reception: March 30, 1:00-4:30pm

    Honan-Allston Library, 300 North Harvard St., Allston, MA 02134

    CLICK HERE to learn more

    • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • MA State House

    #MAToo: Addressing Sexual Assault on College Campuses in Massachusetts

    2019 Massachusetts Family Impact Seminar

    Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am-1pm

    Room 428 of the State House


    Denise Hines, Ph.D., Clark University: Campus sexual assault: An overview of the issue

    Sharyn Potter, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire: Engaging all community members in reducing campus sexual assault: Research on effective prevention strategies

    Alison Cares, Ph.D., Assumption College: Current issues in the investigation and adjudication of campus sexual assault cases: How research can inform policy

    Any questions, contact Julia Tran at Clark University: jutran@clarku.edu


    • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 745 Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA 02111 View Map Attend Event Share this event: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

    You are invited to the following event:

    • Hear about JDI's statewide policy successes of the past year and priorities in the year to come. Our Policy Director, Maureen Gallagher will share her experiences working with the legislature, and give advice on how we can make impactful outreach to our representatives. 
    • Connect with like-minded people committed to ending domestic and sexual violence.
    • Learn about JDI's prevention work with young men and boys.
    • Talk about how you can be a good ally in your community and workplace. 


    JDI is a coalition of 60 local member programs working together with our allies to find lasting solutions that promote the safety, liberty, and dignity for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. We work for social change to help create a world free of violence and abuse.

    Share this event on Facebook and Twitter.We hope you can make it!

    RSVP required.  Space limited so register soon.

    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=57026914035

    • Friday, March 29, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Boston, MA

    Post-Conviction Relief for Survivors of Human Trafficking: Overview of New Massachusetts Law

    Training by the Boston Bar Association


    This program will provide an overview of a new Massachusetts law designed to enable survivors of human trafficking to vacate Massachusetts criminal convictions related to their trafficking.  The panelists will focus on the purpose and history of the law, the specific mechanics of the law, and eligibility for relief.  The event will be informative for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, and is targeted to anyone who may work with survivors of human trafficking.

    Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

    March 29, 12:30pm-1:30pm

    CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

    • Monday, April 01, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cambridge, MA

    Poster Details: You cordially invited to join the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response for Change in the Obama Era, a reunion of high-profile women who worked in gender equity and against gender based violence during President Obama’s administration. The conversation will center on U.S. policy initiatives during the Obama era, particularly around the work of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, the White House Council on Women and Girls, and the Working Group on HIV/AIDS and Violence Against Women. The panel will also cover topics ranging from creating diversity in the workplace to eliminating barriers for gender equity, lethality assessment in cases of domestic violence, and LGBTQ protections. We hope the dialogue will set a tone of hope and aspiration for what passionate and visionary leaders can accomplish when they work together to address complex problems. Featured Speakers: Lynn Rosenthal, first-ever White House Advisor on Violence Against Women and current Policy Director for the Biden Foundation’s Violence Against Women Initiatives Deesha Dyer, former Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary. Co-Founder of beGirl.world Bea Hanson, former Director of the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice and current Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Task Force at the NYC Office of the Mayor Marylouise Kelly, former Director of the Family Violence Prevention Services Act Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM Location: The Memorial Church This event is open to the public

    Change in the Obama Era

    A Conversation about Gender Based Violence and Equity

    April 1, 6:30-8PM; Harvard Memorial Church, Cambridge, MA

    CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

    • Friday, April 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Natick, MA

    Sexual Victimization of Males

    Over the lifespan

    Presented by the National Association of Social Workers

    April 5, 2019; 9am-12:30pm

    Courtyard by Marriott Boston Natick

    Speaker: Steven Procopio, LICW, ACSW, Private Practice

    CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

    • Friday, April 05, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    2nd Annual Standing with Survivors Event

    April 5th, 11:30-12:30 

    Please RSVP via Doodle and let us know if you have any dietary requests.

    • Saturday, April 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Waltham, MA

    Support DVSN and  join us in celebrating hope, collaboration,
    & community partnerships

    Tickets: $100 per person

    April 6, 2019; 6:00-10:00PM

    Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, Waltham, MA

    CLICK HERE to buy tickets

    • 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.

    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Melrose, MA

    Save the Date:

    Men as Allies Workshop Coming April 11

    Join us on Thursday, April 11 for an important workshop for men, and the woman they care about. "Men as Allies: Tools for Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence" will feature a talk by a survivor of sexual assault, and the chance to learn from experts at MAAV and the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center about how men can be a positive and powerful force for good - both in reducing sexual assault and helping survivors heal in the aftermath.

    The event will be held from 7-9pm at the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church.

    • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 11:55 PM
    • Royal Sonesta Hotel, 02142

    MAPS 2019 Award Gala

    Cocktail Reception, Banquet, Silent Auction, Award Ceremony, Entertainment, and More!

    The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will honor Framingham City Councillor Margareth Shepard with the MAPS 2019 Person of the Year Award at the organization’s 2019 fundraising gala. The announcement was made at the MAPS Annual Meeting, held on October 30 at the MAPS Cambridge office.

    MAPS will also be honoring several other outstanding individuals for their great contributions to the Portuguese-speaking communities of Massachusetts at the 2019 Gala. To learn more about the awardees, click HERE


    Royal Sonesta Boston

    40 Edwin H Land Blvd

    Cambridge, MA 02142


    5:00PM; April 27, 2019

    Click HERE for more information and to reserve your seat. $125/person to support MAPS Programs and Services. RSVP by April 16, 2019. 

    Call (617) 864-7600 with any questions about the event.

    • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • DCR's Constitution Beach, East Boston

    Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's Walk for Change

    When: Sunday, April 28, 2019; 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

    Where: DCR's Constitution Beach, East Boston—new location!


    Adult: $20 each—early bird special! Use promo code EARLYBIRD19.

    Ends January 31 at 11:30 p.m.

    Youth (under 12): $10 each 

    Dogs (on a leash, please): free

    For more information visit barccwalk.org!

    • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    • 12:00 PM

    Mark your calendars for April 28, 2019 as the 27th Annual Walk for HAWC. Join us for this treasured community event,where we come together to raise critical funds for HAWC and survivors of domestic violence. 

    Sunday, April 28, 2019
    Registration: 10:30

    Walk kicks off at noon! 

    Complimentary lunch donated by 


    CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

    • Thursday, May 02, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • China Pearl Restaurant - Boston

    SAVE THE DATE: Paint The Town La Red comes back in 2019 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Network/La Red and we're having a big celebration. More details soon!

    GUARDE LA FECHA: Pinta la Ciudad de Rojo regresa este 2019 para celebrar el aniversario 30 de The Network/La Red y vamos a celebrarlo a lo grande. ¡Mas detalles pronto!

    event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/224248405140260/

    • Friday, May 03, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    • 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/

    • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    • 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
    • Boston College Club, 100 Federal Street, Boston

    It's time for the 3rd Annual Breakfast 

    to benefit JDI

    Join hundreds of business and civic leaders committed to gender equity, racial justice and safety for all.  


    Alberto Vasallo III, President and CEO El Mundo Media

    Jacqueline Conrad, Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations at Cambridge College and JDI Board Member

    Presenting the 2019 Justice in Action Awards to:

    Callie Crossley, Under the Radar
    Whether on the air, in the classroom, or behind the camera, Callie Crossley generates critical community conversations around communities of color and current issues with an eye toward the intersections of race, gender and media.  Learn more about Callie here. (PDF) (Word).

    “I have always taken seriously my responsibility – as a journalist, a woman of color, and a public voice – to shed light on issues of sexual and domestic violence, which impact so many people in our communities, When we are intentional about discussing these issues frankly and openly, we can begin the process of understanding them and working towards solutions. I am so honored to receive this award from Jane Doe, an organization doing tremendous work across the state to increase understanding of sexual and domestic violence.” ~ Callie Crossley

    Bob Rivers, Chair & CEO of Eastern Bank
    Eastern Bank, America's oldest and largest mutual bank, has a legacy of championing the spirit of social and economic justice and the pursuit of opportunity for all, so it's no wonder that its Chair and CEO, Bob Rivers, has been described as "an advocate for a more-inclusive local business community" and "a diversity game-changer." Learn more about Bob here.

    "I am humbled to receive this recognition from Jane Doe. The business community has a critically important role to play in advancing social justice, in particular addressing issues of sexual violence and harassment in the workplace, and I am proud of the work that Eastern Bank has done, in partnership with Jane Doe and others, to help make our community a safer and more accepting place for everyone.” ~ Bob Rivers

    Are you ready to Spring into Action?

    Sponsorships start at $2500.
    Individual tickets $250, $500 and $1000.

    • Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF) (Word
    • Sponsorship Response Form (PDF) (Word)

    Thanks to our Breakfast Sponsors

    Platinum Sponsors


    Gold Sponsors

    Bronze Sponsors

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Foley Hoag, LLP

    The Karol Group


    Can't attend but would like to make a donation?

    Visit:  janedoe.org/donate and choose how you would like to make a donation.

    For more information on how you can be part of the action, contact JDI's Director of Communication and Development Toni Troop at ttroop@janedoe.org or 617-557-1807.

    • Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    • Plymouth, MA

    Please save the date...


    Hear from three inspiring panelists who will discuss

    Health Imperatives' new collaborative initiatives for preventing hunger and promoting health and wellness.

    Wednesday, June 5th

    11:30am Registration & Networking; 12pm Luncheon 

    Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street

    CLICK HERE to learn more

    • Friday, July 19, 2019
    • Sunday, July 21, 2019
    • White Mountains

    Wilderness Heals Pledge Hike

    Registration now open!

    We are looking for 60 women to raise money for domestic violence survivors by taking to the trails in this three-day trek through New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

    Click here to learn more and register

    Questions? Contact : clawrie@elizabethstone.org

The JDI Community Portal is a registration site for our public events as well as a password protected site
for staff at JDI and JDI member programs as well as the JDI Board of Directors and
White Ribbon Day  Affiliates and Ambassadors. 

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