JDI Public Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Health Imperatives, 942 West Chestnut Street, Brockton, MA 02301

    Health Imperatives' Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training will prepare volunteers, interns, and staff to assist survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as their families and support systems. Training covers psychosocial, emotional, medical, and legal aspects of sexual assault and other related issues. 

    You must attend ALL of the following dates in order to receive a certificate of completion at the end:

    • Tuesday, April 10th 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday, April 12th 5pm-8pm
    • Saturday, April 14th 9am-3:30pm
    • Tuesday, April 17th 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday, April 19th 5pm-8pm
    • Saturday, April 21st 9am-3:30pm
    • Tuesday, April 24th 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday, April 26th 5pm-8pm
    • Saturday, April 28th 9am-3:30pm
    To register, please visit the event on EventBrite or through e-mail or call 508-583-3005 ext. 1005
    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street, Plymouth

    This very special event will bring together 200 influential individuals from across the South Shore, including the people we serve and many of our partners in health care, law enforcement, education, and business. We will hear from three extraordinary women about how we all can prevent violence, and support and empower survivors.

    For more information and to purchase your ticket, click here!

    • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Wellesley Centers for Women - Cheever House, 828 Washington Street (Route 16), Wellesley, MA

    Wellesley Centers for Women invites you to their Lunchtime Seminar Series Spring 2018 

    "Exploring the Impact of Gratitude Practices in Teacher Wellbeing" with Jim Strouse, M.Ed.

    Bring friends, colleagues, and your lunch. Enjoy tea and coffee on us. This event is free and open to the public.

    Schedule is subject to change. Please call 781-283-2500 or visit our website to confirm the schedule, review program descriptions, and or driving directions

    For accessibility questions, contact Disability Services at Wellesley College: disabilityservices@wellesley.edu or 781-283-2434


    • Friday, April 27, 2018
    • TBA

    Save the date! Stay tuned for details. 

    For more information go to www.respondinc.org


    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA


    Preparations are well underway for our MAPS 2018 Awards Gala, which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the beautiful Royal Sonesta Hotel, in Cambridge.

    Our 2018 Gala will be a wonderful evening of celebration of our communities’ cultures, success and diversity.

    In addition to a glamorous red-carpet reception, an exciting silent auction, a sumptuous banquet, and lively and multicultural entertainment, the MAPS 2018 Awards Gala will honor five outstanding individuals for their contributions to our communities. We can’t wait to announce their names and have you join us as we celebrate their stories and their outstanding contributions.

    Please save the date – it will be an exciting, lively and colorful event!

    MAPS 2018 Award Recipients:

    Dr. Lorenco Garcia , Principle of Revere High School

    Osvalda Rodrigues, Former MAPS Program Director

    Fernando Castro, Owner of Income Tax Plus, Inc.

    Regina Rodrigues, MAPS Volunteers

    MAPS Person of the Year 2018: To be announced soon!

    Find out more here!

    • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA, 01701

    Join us for our 8th annual multidisciplinary conference for a full day of learning, professional development, and networking with colleagues from across the state! The conference will also feature a full day of breakout workshops.

    Keynote Speakers:

    • Mary Mazzio, Writer/Director/Producer "I AM JANE DOE"
    • Jessica Sotto, Associate Ropes & Gray, Featured in the 
    Register by 11:59pm on March 31st to get the "early bird" rate of $150 per person! On April 1st, the registration fee will go up to $175 per person.
    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Social Work, Licensed Mental Health Counseling (LMHC), and Nursing may be purchased for an additional $25 per person.
    REGISTER NOW! 
    • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    • 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
    • Boston College Club, 100 Federal Street, Boston
    Register
      Join us for the 2nd Annual Breakfast to benefit JDI

    Co-Hosts

    Jill Calabrese Bain
    Chair of Bank of America’s Domestic Violence Task Force

    Nurys Camargo
    Founder of the Chica Project

    Special Guest

    Diane Patrick, Former First Lady of Massachusetts

    Presenting the Justice in Action Awards to:

    Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor-At-Large

    Throughout her life and since joining the Boston City Council in 2010, Councilor Pressley has been a stalwart and visionary leader working to advance opportunities for women and girls, build healthy communities, and break cycles of poverty, violence, and trauma.

    Domestic & Sexual Violence Council

    Over the years, the Domestic and Sexual Violence Council has been a strong and consistent voice for policies and practices that ensure the rights of victims and survivors and further accountability for those who offend. Whether through direct representation, amicus briefs, legislative advocacy, or trainings, members of the DSVC have demonstrated a tireless commitment to supporting survivors and being an ally to end gender-based violence.

    Sponsors

    Diamond Sponsor:   


    Platinum Sponsors:
    Eastern Bank, Mintz Levin, Partners Health Care, The TJX Foundation, Verizon

    Bronze Sponsors:
    Bay Windows/South End News, Boston Globe, Faros Properties, Foley Hoag LLP, The Rendon Group

    Benefactors:
    CSI Boston, The Delahunt Group, Fenway Health, The Karol Group, MassPort Authority, South Middlesex Opportunity Council

    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)



    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.

    • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Steaming Tender Restaurant, 28 Depot Street, Palmer, MA 01069


    • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Granite Links Golf Club, Quincy MA

    Join Us for the 8th Annual 

    Divas Dance for DOVE!

    "The Ultimate Girls' Night Out"

    Get ready to dance the night away as we celebrate our 8th annual Divas Dance! The legendary Susan Wornick will join us once again as our emcee. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, appetizers, raffle, and of course lots of dancing! 

    All funds raised from Divas Dance will go towards supporting DOVE's critical programs and services for victims of domestic violence in the communities we serve.

    For further information please contact Dawn Hayes, Director of Development & Communications, at 617-770-4065 ext. 109 or email dawn.hayes@dovema.org.



    • Friday, May 04, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Wellesley Centers for Women - Cheever House, 828 Washington Street (Route 16), Wellesley, MA

    Wellesley Centers for Women invites you to their Lunchtime Seminar Series Spring 2018 

    "Unfinished Business: Old Challenges in New Law Reform on Child Marriage" with Rangita de Silva de Alwis, S.J.D.

    Bring friends, colleagues, and your lunch. Enjoy tea and coffee on us. This event is free and open to the public.

    Schedule is subject to change. Please call 781-283-2500 or visit our website to confirm the schedule, review program descriptions, and or driving directions

    For accessibility questions, contact Disability Services at Wellesley College: disabilityservices@wellesley.edu or 781-283-2434


    • Saturday, May 05, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA

    Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc. proudly celebrates 20 years! 

    Dinner is complimentary - Wine and Beer Bar

    Private VIP Reception will begin at 6:00pm

    VIP Tickets - $150

    Class Tickets - $100

    For more information or to become a sponsor, Call DVSN at 978-318-3421 / dvsn.org

    • Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Revere Hotel Boston Common


    Celebrate the courage of survivor mothers and the resilience of  the families they nurture with Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Reverend Liz Walker at Casa Myrna's premier annual event.

    Get tickets here!

    • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Salem Common

    Love should not hurt. That is why HAWC is dedicated to providing comprehensive domestic violence services to our community. 

    SAVE THE DATE! 

    Make sure you mark May 12 in your calendar as the 

    Walk for HAWC! We are excited to hold our largest fundraiser and awareness raising event once again this year. 

    Join hundreds of your fellow community members,

     and show your commitment to ending abuse.


    Saturday, May 12, 2018 
    Registration: 10:30

    Walk kicks off at noon! 

    Complimentary lunch donated by 

    Registration is now open! Start fundraising now, 

    and help us reach our $100,000 goal.

     Learn more or register today!

    HAWC | 27 Congress St., Salem, MA 01970 | 978.744.8552 | walk@hawcdv.org | hawcdv.org/walk


    • Sunday, May 13, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TOWN FIELD PARK, FIELDS CORNER 1520 DORCHESTER AVENUE DORCHESTER, MA 02122

    Walk with us toward peace!

    The Mother's Day Walk is a beloved Boston tradition and celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities.

    Every year families from across the state and region walk together toward peace. Join us on Mother's Day to demand dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder.

    The Mother's Day Walk is also the Peace Institute's most important fundraising event. Help us raise our goal of $400,000 so we can expand the services, training, and advocacy work we do!

    Registration for the 22nd Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace is now open - we invite you to sign up and start a Walk Team Today!

    Learn more about the Mother's Day Walk for Peace by watching this video!



    • Monday, May 14, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • MIAA/MSAA Office, 33 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA 02038
    • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St, Lowell, MA 01852

    This year may very well be known as the year of #metoo with countless survivors of sexual assault coming forward from Hollywood, the business sector, and politics. At CHH, we have supported survivors of sexual assault for over 40 years and know the devastating impact of sexual assault and the courage it takes to come forward. 

    Children, however, are silent victims. Research shows 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before age 18. There are little to no services in our area. For this reason, this year we expanded our child and adolescent programming. Children heal and thrive after abuse with support and services. We need your support to create a different future for our children. Please join us at our annual event to raise funds for our Child an Adolescent Program. The evening will be filled with great fun, food, and entertainment.

    Tickets available here!

    • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Waltham Woods Conference Center at Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451
    • Monday, June 18, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave., Boston MA 02215

    What Do I Say? Ways to Support Survivors

    Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you that they’ve experienced sexual violence and not known what to say? Join us at this free workshop to learn an innovative model for responding when someone in your life shares with you that they’re a survivor.

    In this training, you’ll learn the importance of a supportive response to reduce trauma, how you can offer that response, and ways to support survivors in seeking further care and resources.

    This event requires an RSVP (scroll to the bottom of the page).


    • Monday, August 06, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave., Boston MA 02215

    Consent: Promoting Healthy Relationships

    With increased public dialogue about #MeToo, discussions of consent abound: What is it? How do you know when you have it? What’s “informed consent”? Join this workshop for a dynamic conversation on consent and how to promote healthy relationships.

    • Develop a fuller understanding of sexual consent within a relationship
    • Learn and discuss factors that might influence someone’s ability to make an informed and healthy decision to engage in sexual activity
    • Explore and discuss a variety of scenarios involving consent
    • Find out how to know that you’re giving and receiving consent

    This event requires an RSVP (scroll to the bottom of the page).



    • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register


    2nd Quarterly #ReimagineManhood Convening

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

    Where: TBD

    A quarterly meeting with anyone who works on #ReimaginingManhood, our convenings are meant to build from everyone's knowledge and experience and increase attendees awareness, capacity, and proficiency in achieving gender equity, racial justice, and healthy masculinities in their local communities.  

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    Requesting Accommodations:  If you are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a disability, and would like to request an accommodation, please contact Ayana Murakami-Freeberg at phone: 617-557-1802, fax: 617-248-0902, email: amurakamifreeberg@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!

    This convening has been developed for JDI member programs, DPH funded rape crisis centers, WRD Ambassadors, WRD Affiliates and JDI invited guests. Please note: there is no fee for registration, but pre-registration is required; space is limited. 




    • 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)


    • 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).