Our first annual "Know More. Do More." event was a huge success. The crowd was wowed by Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer and activist, author of The Vagina Monologues, and creator of One Billion Rising and V-Day, and Genki Spark, a women's Taiko drumming crew. Enjoy the Photo Gallery. A video of the night will be posted soon.
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While not the typical topic of conversation for those of us working in the sexual and domestic violence fields, we have been talking about the NFL almost non-stop since the news first broke about Ray Rice's assault of his then fiance now wife Janay Palmer Rice. Sexual and domestic violence are not specific to the NFL or its players, and the events of recent months offer profound teachable moments for those who work in the field and for each and every one of us.
Check out the hashtags #WhyIStayed, #WhyILeft, and #HowIHelped for a sampling of the brave and courageous stories of survivors and those who have helped them in their journey to safety and justice.
After years of advocacy, four of JDI's top priorities were passed as part of the comprehensive domestic violence bill signed by Governor Patrick on August 8, 2014. Thanks to all the survivors who shared their stories and inspired us by their courage and strength. Thanks also to the legisature for their leadership in passing this landmark piece of legislation.
Jane Doe Inc. in collaboration with our member program The Network/La Red has created the "I Want A World... Massachusetts" campaign to address sexual and domestic violence in the LGBQ/T (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender) communities. Over twenty JDI member programs have signed on as Champions and Supporters. Thirty Boston University First Year Student Opportunity Program participants learned about the issues and organized throughout Boston.
What kind of world do you envision?
Share your vision through video, art, music, and poetry. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube with the hashtags #IWAWMA or #IWantaWorld. Help spread the word. Join the conversation and help us shape a world free of sexual and domestic violence for everyone.
Didn't make it to the launch party? Check out the speeches by Boston City Councilor At Large Ayanna Pressley, AIDS Action Executive Director Carl Sciortino and Reverend Irene Monroe.