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(DAY 1) Advocates' and Directors' Institute: "We Are In This Together"

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021
  • Zoom (link will be shared with registrants the day before event)
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  • Group registration is strongly encouraged for Day 1. Before you register, please check in with your organization about sending a team of 3+ to the institute. Individuals are welcome.
  • Registration for those who will only be attending Sonya Renee Taylor's Keynote starting at 2PM EST. Individuals and groups are invited to register.

Registration is closed


"Building a Resilience Ecosystem and Thriving Together"

JUNE 23 - JUNE 25

Day 1: "We Are In This Together"
June 23rd from 9 AM - 3 PM



FEE: Free

ACCESSIBILITY: ASL Interpreting and Closed Captioning (CART) will be made available. See the description section about accessibility for more information. 

Audience: General Public and Everyone at JDI Member Programs (Advocates, Directors, Executive Directors, Preventionists, Admin, HR, Volunteers, and Interns, etc.) 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS for FULL DAY Registration (Only applies to Day 1)  Registration for day 1 will occur in teams of 3 or MORE staff at different levels in the organization. Please make sure you assign ONE person to register your team.

The general public is invited to attend Day 1 ONLY. Registration opens June 1, 2021 and will a registration type reading "KEYNOTE Registration." Please select this option if you want to register to just for Sonya Renee Taylor's keynote in the afternoon. include checkboxes to indicate whether or not you'll be attending the full day or only Sonya Renee Taylor's Keynote.


Jane Doe Inc. (JDI) is excited to bring advocates, directors, executive directors, anti-violence educators and preventionists, activists, community organizers, human services,  health care providers, administrative, and allies to a three-day institute to learn, share, and network to our Advocates' and Directors' Institute "Building a Resilience Ecosystem and Thriving Together". 


Performance by Bella
Workshop I with Courage of Care
Hour Break
Workshop II with Courage of Care
Closing Keynote with Sonya Renee Taylor



IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A bust, side shot of artist and performer Bella in front of a light grey background. Bella has brown skin and a crown of braids that go past her shoulders. Blocks of writing on the image read, "2019 Portland Poetry Grand Slam Champion - BELLA". Another block of writing reads "Performing June 23 thru June 25." A quote from Bella's poetry is inserted at the bottom right of the image and reads, "I'm good can't you tell by the way my teeth clench into a smile. Become the jail cell for the tongue that always gets caught saying too much." 

Bella is a published author, writer, educator, performer and creator. Her debut book Side Effects of Remembering the Little Things was released in 2019 and since then she has performed on stages all over the country and has been featured in campaigns, anthologies and more. Her passion is to create connection through art so we all feel a little less alone.

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courage of care coalition

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Image contains two bust shots and dates and times already highlighted in this email. The left bust shot is of Brooke D. Lavelle who is a person with light skin, shoulder length wavy brown hair, and smiles at the camera. The right bust shot is of Miko Brown who is a Black person with their brown hair styled into dreadlocks that extend past their shoulders. Miko wears two nose piercings and smiles at the camera. 

Courage of Care is a nonprofit dedicated to building communal and collective liberation through hands-on workshops. Their approach and and model is captured by the acronym CourageRISE:

  • Reveal the causes of injustice and oppression
  • Initiate reparative, restorative, healing
  • Sense into alternative possibilities for a more just world; and
  • Embody Beloved Community via transformative cultures of practice
These five CourageRISE training modules are woven in and through all of their education, training and consulting work. To learn more please download their brochure 

The workshops offered by Courage of Care at the Advocates' and Directors' Institute are designed for teams in order to meaningfully help:

  • Strengthen the organization's social change culture
  • Solidify learning and professional growth
  • Create opportunity to absorb learnings agency-wide

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Sonya Renee Taylor

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A bust shot of Sonya Renee Taylor who is a Black woman wearing a dark blue top. Sonya's eyes are dark, her head is shaved, she wears indistinct makeup and has a Monroe piercing above her lip and wears gold earrings and necklace. Sonya looks at the camera with an expression of pride and determination. 

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IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black and white symbols of American Sign Language and Closed Captioning.

  • ASL Interpreting and Closed Captioning will be made available for the entirety of the Advocates' and Directors' Institute. We still ask that you indicate your access need in your registration.

  • Other Interpretation Services (D/deaf, hard of hearing, language interpretation): If you are a D/deaf or person who identifies as Hard of Hearing, or are a person 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 In your message, please provide your contact information and accommodation request.  

  • Privacy: Attendees names and images may become visible during the event. You're welcome to use the "rename" function on Zoom if you do not want your name to appear. All private chats between organizers and attendees are not recorded. By registering for this , 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.

  • Community Accountability: By signing up for this training, you agree to review our Community Accountability Guidelines 

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Funding for the Virtual Advocates' and Directors' Institute 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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