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2019 #ReimagineManhood Symposium

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • DCU Center (50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608)
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  • This category is for STUDENTS only. Faculty and admin at either of these would have to pay $55.00
  • This category is for anyone outside of a JDI member program and/or who doesn't work for a DPH-funded program.
  • This category is for ALL staff at JDI member programs & DPH funded programs that may/may not be JDI members.

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2019 #ReimagineManhood Symposium

Jane Doe Inc. (JDI) is excited to bring anti-violence educators and preventionists, activists, community organizers, human services, youth development and health care providers, educators, employers, coaches, and allies to a day-long summit to learn, share, and network to our annual #ReimagineManhood Symposium as we grapple together with one of the most entrenched systems: patriarchy.


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Registration & Light Breakfast (granola bars, coffee/tea)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Welcome Address
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Keynote - Richie Reseda
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Lunch (provided boxed lunch)
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Affinity Groups

Three Affinity Groups (female-identified facilitated by Indigo Mateo, male-identified facilitated by Richie Reseda, and  non-binary/ gender fluid identified facilitator to be announced)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Affinity Groups Report
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Closing

WHEN: Thursday, December 12
TIME: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

(Registration begins 8:00 am)
50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608


Sexual assault and domestic violence are rooted in systems that perpetuate violence against women and/or gender-based violence. This year's symposium will focus on addressing these systems - Patriarchy. A term rarely heard in mainstream conversations, patriarchy is a systemic power structure that infiltrates governments, societies, schools, workplaces, and families and encourages male leadership and power over others. As a result, men - especially cis-gender men - are both perceived and treated as though they are better than, are more respected than, and hold more privileges than women and non-binary people.

Through an interactive keynote and affinity discussion groups, we will engage in conversations and creative thinking around how we can work collectively to identify ways to challenge patriarchy and move us closer to ending sexual assault and domestic violence.

You don't want to miss it.


Richie Reseda. Freed from prison in July, 2018, Richie Reseda is a feminist ally, community organizer, recording artist, and founder of the social-impact record label, Question Culture. The anti-patriarchy organization he started while incarcerated, Success Stories, was chronicled in the CNN documentary "The Feminist on Cell Block Y". He leads conversations about patriarchy and prison abolition all over the country. He changes California prison policy with Initiate Justice, an organization he co-founded in prison.

Richie will also be facilitating the Male-Identified Affinity Group.


Performer and Female-Identified Affinity Group Facilitator

Indigo Mateo is a Jersey-risen, Afro-Latinx vocalist who creates art for the world to heal and transform. Her debut album"Intuition" invites listeners to look within through storytelling and spirit work. 

Indigo is co-owner of her social impact record label, Question Culture, and founder of Soul Showers, a space where survivors of sexual violence cleanse shame and 'heal in the sun.' 

Check out Indigo's YQYG music video with Lauren Jimenez at and her Op-Ed in AfroPunk about Combating Sexual Harassment with Creativity. 

Non-Binary/ Gender Non-Conforming Affinity Group Facilitator

Sol Martinez Guevara (they/she/he) is an Outreach Specialist for Boston Gay Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS) and is committed to building and sustaining intentional spaces for people of color, especially queer and trans folks. A 2019 graduate of Wheaton College and recipient of Wheaton’s MLK Legacy award, Sol is a first-generation Salvadoran-American and the first in his family to graduate from college. Passionate about creating safe spaces and dialogues to discuss common experiences we face, Sol wants queer and trans people of color to build their chosen families, to unlearn forms of oppression, to make connections and mistakes and most importantly, simply be.


  • FREE to staff at JDI member programs, Massachusetts RPE funded programs, and high school/ college/ university students. 
  • $55/ person for staff at allied organizations and the public.
  • Each person must register individually. There is no group registration or group discounts. 

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 617-557-1801 or avaldes@janedoe.orgat least 48 hours in advance of the program date.


Food will be served. Light breakfast (granola bars and coffee). Lunch will be a boxed lunch. 

Dietary Restrictions: If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please contact Jane Doe Inc. at 617-557-1801 or by Monday, November 25, 2019. In your message, please provide your contact information and request. 

Interpretation Services (D/deaf, hard of hearing, language interpretation): If you are a D/deaf or person hard of hearing with a disability who requires an accommodation, or are someone who would benefit from language interpretation in a language other than English (ex: Spanish, Portuguese, etc.), please contact Ariel Valdes at 617-557-1801 or by Monday, November 25th. In your message, please provide your contact information and accommodation request. 

Questions? Please contact JDI at 617-557-1801 or

Funding for JDI's 2019 #ReimagineManhood Symposium was made possible with generous support from the Massachusetts Department of  Public Health. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Massachusetts Department of Health, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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