2019 #ReimagineManhood Symposium

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • DCU Center (50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608)
  • 107


  • 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.


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.

AGENDA (tentative): 

Registration & Light Breakfast (granola bars, coffee/tea): 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Welcome Address: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote - Richie Reseda: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Lunch (provided boxed lunch): 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Affinity Groups - Three Affinity Groups (female-identified, male-identified, non-binary/ gender fluid identified): 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Affinity Groups Report: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Closing: 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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


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.


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.



  • 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.

Tabling Opportunities: 

  • If you would like to table at the summit, please indicate so in your registration
    • Member organizations can table for free with advance registration
    • Allied organizations can table for an additional $45
  • If you were unable to indicate your interest in the registration form, but would still like to table please contact avaldes@janedoe.org.


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 avaldes@janedoe.org 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 avaldes@janedoe.org by Monday, November 25th. In your message, please provide your contact information and accommodation request. 

Questions? Please contact JDI at 617-557-1801 or avaldes@janedoe.org

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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