JDI Public Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, February 03, 2018
    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • Fiske Public Library 110 Rd, Wrentham, MA


    • Saturday, February 03, 2018
    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • Brockton Public Library 304 Main St, Brockton, MA


    • Saturday, February 03, 2018
    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • Boyden Library 10 Bird St, Foxborough, MA


    • Friday, February 23, 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Granite Links Golf Club, Hannon Ballroom, 100 Quarry Hills Drive, Quincy

    The annual men against domestic violence event is going to be an awe inspiring night...take a look at video HERE to see why.

    The video above was taped a couple months before 2017's White Ribbon Night Gala #wrng on the Common Ground Show and gave an in depth look about why the event exists, as well as an insight why we do the work we do as an organization.

    This year there is a chance to win Southwest Airline Tickets as well as support the work that RESPOND, Inc.'s Domestic Violence Agency is doing, who will also be in attendance that night. 

    See flyer for more details, tickets can be purchased HERE and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Feel free to email for more information.
    Join us on the FB event page, see you on Friday 23rd February, 2018 and continue to Love Life Now!


    • Friday, March 02, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 420 Pearl Street, Malden, MA 02148


    *The dates listed on this event are all part of the 20-hour weekend-long self-defense course, they are not separate event times

    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    • 50 Kearney Sq, Lowell, MA 01852-1902

    Community Dialogue and Panel on Healthy Masculinity

    Rape, sexual assault, and relationship violence can be devastating, and being informed about resources and prevention measures can be empowering. Join us for this powerful panel discussion with members of the Brotherhood of Strength about what is being done by men in Lowell to prevent gender-based violence. At a time of exponentially increased awareness and transparency about the prevalence of sexual assault and misconduct in the United States, this conversation is more relevant and critical than ever. Co-sponsored by Brotherhood of Strength of The Center for Hope and Healing and the Middlesex Community College Office Of Student Engagement. For questions or to register, e-mail studentengagement@middlesex.mass.edu

    • Thursday, March 08, 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 

    "Preventing Youth Depression in a Digital Age: An Internet-Based Approach" with Tracy Gladstone, Ph.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


    • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 50 Kearney Sq, Lowell, MA 01852-1902

    Healthy Relationships 101 Workshop

    Most people want to be in healthy relationships with others, but it’s not always easy to recognize, create and maintain healthy relationships. This interactive, experiential session will explore what a healthy relationship looks/feels like, why it matters, and how to increase your ability to seek and maintain healthy relationships. Co-sponsored by The Center for Hope and Healing and Middlesex Community College Office Of Student Engagement. This workshop will be focused on students at Middlesex Community Collegethough is free and open to the public. 

    For questions or to RSVP, e-mail studentengagement@middlesex.mass.edu

    • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Harborpoint at Root - 35 Congress St. Suite 2350, Salem, MA 01970


    HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) is thrilled to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary as the leading domestic violence agency on the North Shore. We have remained a steadfast resource for survivors for four decades in large part thanks to you, our loyal community partners. Please join us for our Gratitude Celebration and allow us the opportunity to recognize you and your organization for fighting in the trenches with us every day on behalf of a mission to create a safe world for all.

    Light pastries and warm beverages will be served. 

    Please RSVP by March 8 to events@hawcdv.org. We hope you can join us! 

    • Friday, March 23, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St, Worcester 01608


    General admission: $25, VIP Tickets: $100
    VIP tickets include preferred seating and meet & greet with Roxane.
    Roxane will speak about feminism, gender equality, racial bias in the media, sexuality, transgender rights and more. 

    Persons in need of accommodations for this event should contact June Vo at 508.854.4235 before March 13, 2018 (508.502.7647–Video Phone).

    Sponsored by Quinsigamond Community College School of Humanities and Education. All proceeds benefit merit and need-based scholarships for QCC students.

    Get your tickets here!

    • Monday, March 26, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 288
    Register




    When: 
    Monday, March 26, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

    Where: Great Hall, Massachusetts State House 

    Description: Every year sexual and domestic violence advocates, survivors, and allies come together at the State House to advocate with and on behalf of survivors.One of Jane Doe Inc.’s (JDI) highest priorities as the state coalition is to advocate and mobilize support for services and policies that support survivors in the entirety of their lives.    Come learn about our budget and policy priorities and advocate with us to address survivor services, immigrant rights, campus sexual assault, health care privacy and more.   

    Accessibility
    Low-Scent Request: We request that people limit their use of scented products before attending this event. Scented products (perfume, cigarettes, cologne, scented-shampoo, scented lotion, etc.) can make some people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) sick. Click here to learn more.

    Wheelchair Access: The Ashburton Park entrance of Bowdoin Street is wheelchair accessible (click image to right to view location of entrance)Click here for directions from Ashburton Park entrance to the Great Hall.

    Simultaneous Interpretation:  Simultaneous interpretation in American Sign Language (ASL) and other languages is available if requested by 5pm on March 1, 2018. Please contact Ayana via phone: 617-557-1802, fax: 617-248-0902, or email: amurakamifreeberg@janedoe.org with any requests.

    Photography and Videography: JDI may document the event with photography and videography; by registering for this event, you give your permission for your likeness to be included in any and all materials created by JDI, including but not limited to print, electronic, and social media.  JDI will provide a mechanism for you to indicate that you do NOT want to be recorded in any way.

    Questions & Accommodation Requests
    Please contact Ayana Murakami-Freeberg via phone: 617-557-1802, fax: 617-248-0902, or email: amurakamifreeberg@janedoe.org

    • Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton

    The Second Step to
    Premiere Documentary Play
    at 26th Celebrating Success Gala

    Benefit raises critical funds supporting
     those affected by domestic violence

    The Second Step, a nonprofit organization serving and supporting survivors of domestic violence, hosts its 26th annual Celebrating Success Gala on Wednesday, March 28, at Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton.  Cocktail hour and a silent auction kick off the evening at 6 pm, followed by a seated dinner and the premiere presentation of the original documentary play No More Secrets: Survivor Voices from The Second Step, based on a book written by survivors from The Second Step.  All proceeds benefit nearly 800 adults and children the organization supports each year, as they move from abuse to lives of safety, stability, and well-being. The evening’s spotlight honoree is Joyce Kulhawik, Emmy™ Award-winning Arts and Entertainment Critic, for her enduring support of The Second Step’s mission, serving as advisory board member and event emcee for more than eight years.  

    Tickets to the Celebrating Success Gala are $300, a table of 8 seats is $2500.00, many sponsorship packages are also available.  To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.thesecondstep.org.  For sponsorship or advertising information, contact Suzanne Wakefield, Events & Development Manager at swakefield@thesecondstep.org or 617-916-2758; or Deborah Maini, Director of Development at dmaini@thesecondstep.org or 617-467-5637

    • Thursday, March 29, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 50 Kearney Sq, Lowell, MA 01852-1902

    Film Showing: The Mask You Live In

    For many people, men and women both, traditional gender roles can be confusing, restrictive, or unwanted. The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Watch this powerful film, and then join us for an engaging conversation about the implications, challenges, and benefits of gender roles. This event is free, and open to ALL gender identities and all community members. Co-sponsored by Brotherhood of Strength of The Center for Hope and Healing and the Middlesex Community College Office Of Student Engagement

    For questions or to RSVP, e-mail studentengagement@middlesex.mass.edu.

    • Monday, April 02, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave., Boston MA 02215

    Sustaining Yourself in the Age of #MeToo: A Self-Care Workshop

    It’s hard to pick up the paper or sign on to social media without facing a barrage of news stories related to sexual violence. While it’s great that #MeToo has pushed the national dialogue about sexual violence to the forefront, it can also be overwhelming. In the midst of all this, you—survivors, significant others, and advocates—may be finding 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 community members involved in the movement to end sexual violence and support survivors—while also learning skills to be your best self. In addition, a few members of our Survivors Speakers Bureau will join us to share their stories and thoughts about self-care. 

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


    • Thursday, April 12, 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 

    "The Thrive Mosaic: A Tool for Activism for Scholars Across All Areas of Higher Education" with Robbin Chapman, Ph.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


    • Monday, April 16, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sheraton Hotel, Dallas, TX

    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 is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental or non-profit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, social work, victim's advocacy, therapy, probation/parole, campus safety and medicine who work directly with victims of crime. 

    http://www.conferencecaw.org/


    • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    • China Pearl Restaurant, 9 Tyler Street, Boston, MA 02111

    PAINT THE TOWN (LA) RED


    Every Spring, The Network/La Red holds its annual fundraiser, Paint the Town (La) Red: A Celebration of Survival and every Spring, we have the opportunity to enjoy music, delicious food, and amazing performances with our community. Stay tuned for more information about ticket sales and our auction!

    For more information/ Para mas informacion: grassrootsfund@tnlr.org/ 857-310-5016

    • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Wellesley Centers for Women - Cheever House, 828 Washington Street (Routh 16), Wellesley, MA

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

    "Prosecution of Sexual Assault: How Far Have We Come in 40 Years?" featuring Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., with Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Team Members

    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


    • 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!

    • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    • 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
    • Boston College Club, 100 Federal Street, Boston
    Register
        

    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, after becoming the first person of color and the first woman in 30 years to top the ticket, 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/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.

    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.

    • 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


    • 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, 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).



    • 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).