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Calendar of Events

 JDI publishes event notices for JDI members and our allies. If you'd like to submit an event for consideration, please email the details.

Women of Ararat - Saturday Reception and Performance

A play by Judith Boyajian. Directed by Judy Braha. Presented by the Armenian International Women's Association to benefit the Women's Support Center of Yerevan, Armenia. A discussion will follow the performance.
Time: 7:00 pm (Reception) | 8:00 pm Performance.
Location: Charles Mosesian Theater (321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472)
Cost: $55.00 for Reception and Performance | $40.00 for Performance Only
Contact Information: For information visit arsenalarts.org or call 617-923-8487
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Women of Ararat - Sunday Performance

A play by Judith Boyajian. Directed by Judy Braha. Presented by the Armenian International Women's Association to benefit the Women's Support Center of Yerevan, Armenia.
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Charles Mosesian Theater (321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472)
Cost: $40.00
Contact Information: For information visit arsenalarts.org or call 617-923-8487
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Make It Your Business Network Reception

Join us Casa Myrna for their second annual Make It Your Business Networking Reception. Governor Baker will give remarks. The evening engages Boston’s business leaders to learn more about the impact of domestic violence on the workplace and community. The Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence will be presented to Carol Churchill, Director Communications at Distrigas of Massachusetts – GDF SUEZ, and Sam Adams – The Boston Beer Company.
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: 1071 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston (Metro Credit Union)
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Network of GentleMen Happy Hour

Years ago, the Network of GentleMen formed to unite male supporters of the Elizabeth Stone House. Help take this group to the next level by meeting to ask questions and share ideas about what a group of men can do to support individuals and families who have experienced homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse and mental illness.
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Canary Square (435 S. Huntington Avenue | Jamaica Plain, MA 02130)
Contact Information: For more info about the Network of GentleMen and this event, please contact Sam Schultz, ESH Development/Operations Administrator at 617-409-5415 or sschultz@elizabethstone.org
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Zumba Fitness Master Class

Join for a 90-minute dance fitness party to fight domestic violence! All proceeds benefit Jane Doe Inc. | 21+ ONLY
Time: Doors open at 2:30 pm
Location: Jacques Cabaret | 79 Broadway, Boston, MA
Cost: $15.00 in advance | $20.00 at door | Send PayPal payment to: keane.shannon@gmail.com
Contact Information: For more info, call (781) 439-3193
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Hope Out Loud IV: Bridging Communities and Families through Praise and Music

Event hosted by Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry. | A Praise Celebration with Music, Dance and Spoken Word Performances. | Reception with food and beverages to follow.
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: UU Urban Ministry 10 Putnam Street Roxbury, MA 02119
Cost: Free to all!
Contact Information: Contact Rev. Rebecca Hinds for more information rhinds @ uuum.org or 617-318-6010 x214
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7th Annual Day of Remembrance

A memorial to honor the lives of children who have been lost to child maltreatment.
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Folkman Auditorium | Enders Research Building | 300 Longwood Avenue
Contact Information: Boston Children's Hospital Child Protection Program - 617-355-7979
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Immigrants' Day at the State House: When We Unite We Win!

Immigrants' Day at the State House is an annual event that celebrates the progress and contributions immigrants have made to Massachusetts. It also has traditionally been one of the largest advocacy days inside of the State House—and the single largest immigrant advocacy day in the state.
Location: Massachusetts State House, Gardner Auditorium 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 01233 Boston, MA 01233
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The 5th Women's Health Forum: Getting Healthy, Staying Healthy: Knowledge is Everything

Hosted by the Massachusetts Health Council.
Time: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Westin Copley Place Essex Ballroom (Boston, MA)
Contact Information: (617) 965-3711 or visit www.mahealthcouncil.org
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The Power of Women 8th Annual Celebration

A night of community, with galvanizing speakers, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction, live jazz, and the amazing Surrvivor Theatre Project. | The Friends of NELCWIT’s annual fundraiser is one of two annual special events that raise needed dollars for program operations direct from the community. Show up to rejuvenate yourself on April 16 and rejuvenate NELCWIT at the same time. Guests will be asked to make a financial contribution at the event.
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Greenfield Community College (1 College Drive | Greenfield, MA 01301)
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Take Back the Day

Hosted by The Center for Hope and Healing. Focuses on CHH's new Youth Access to Support and Services (YASS) program with a training on tech safety from sexual violence for parents and youth providers.
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Middlesex Community College
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MAPS 2015 Awards Gala

Make your reservations now for the MAPS 2015 Awards Gala.
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel (606 Congress Street - Boston)
Cost: $90 per seat or $900 for a table of 10.
Contact Information: Please call Lucinda Morais, (617) 864-7600, Ext. 17, or email lmorais@maps-inc.org
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Paint the town (la) red: A Celebration of Survival | Pinta la ciudad de rojo: una celebracion de supervivencia

Stay tuned for more information on tickets and the The Network/la Red's on-line silent auction.
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: Center for the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA)
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2015 Victim Rights Conference

In honor of Victim Rights Month in Massachusetts and National Crime Victims Rights Week, the Victim and Witness Assistance Board and the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Victim Rights Conference.
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Check in/ Morning Refreshments 8:15 am - 9:00 am)
Location: Seaport World Trade Center (200 Seaport Blvd. | Boston, MA 02210)
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23rd Walk for HAWC

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the Walk for HAWC. Over the past 23 years, the WALK has become an integral part of the Salem and North Shore community happenings and has contributed to bringing awareness about domestic violence and the programs and services provided by HAWC. To date, the event is the largest of its kind here in Massachusetts. Over 1000+ Walkers come together to share the message of hope, love, and peace, and to continue to make domestic violence its business. Over the years, the event has coined the phrase: It’s our community. It’s our responsibility! ||| Featuring speaker Lovern Gordon, President of Love Life Now Foundation, Inc.
Time: Registration 9:00 am - 11:55am. Walk begins at 12:00 pm
Location: Salem Common, Salem, MA
Contact Information: 978.744.2299 x 114
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MACA's 5th Annual Statewide Conference

Join the Massachusetts Children's Alliance (MACA) for MACA's 5th annual statewide conference Healing, Hope & Justice: An Advanced Conversation. The conference will feature a full day of education on best practices and innovative methodologies for responding to children who have experienced sexual or physical abuse.
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Elizabeth Stone House Golf Tournament

The Elizabeth Stone House welcomes golfers of all skill levels to participate in their second annual golf tournament to raise money for Building with a Mission: The Campaign for the Elizabeth Stone House. This year’s tournament will be held at Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon, Massachusetts. The par 72 course at Spring Valley has been ranked among the top courses in the state.
Location: Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon, Massachusetts
Contact Information: For more information on the tournament, please email golf@elizabethstone.org.
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Battered Mothers Custody Conference

This year’s theme is Hands Across the Water! The agenda will include information, interviews, and presentations by battered mothers’ and children’s advocates from countries from across the pond in Europe. This is NOT a Jane Doe Inc. event, please select "Find Out More" for more information.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: EMPIRE HOTEL CLARION MEADOWLANDS 2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, NJ, US, 07094
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2015 Women of Color National Call to Action Summit and Conference

Coming Full Circle: Survivors and Communities of Color Leading the Way to Justice and Healing. | This National Summit and Conference is the result of over 25 national Call to Action Calls that began in April 2007 with over 700 women of color, male and mainstream advocates across the country to raise awareness regarding the workplace challenges that women of color advocates and activists face in their violence against women programs and the lack of women of color leadership within the anti-violence against women movement as a whole.
Time: Registration opens on Wednesday, May 20th at 12:00 PM PST. Summit begins at 3:00 pm PST. Ends May 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST.
Location: Town & Country Resorts & Conference Ctr 500 Hotel Circle North San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: Early Bird (ends March 30th): $150.00 | General Registration: $175.00 ends April 30th. | Late Registration: $200.00 ends at the event on May 23rd.
Contact Information: Shasme Jackson, Program Coordinator Women of Color Network, Inc. ncta@wocninc.org 844-962-6462 ext. 701
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Transforming Access: Understanding and Supporting LGBQ/T Communities Impacted by Violence and Abuse

The GLBT-DVC Transforming Access Conference is a one-day conference put on by the GLBT Domestic Violence Coalition to increase knowledge about the ways in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and/or transgender people and communities experience violence and abuse, as well as increase access to domestic and sexual violence services. Workshops throughout the conference will help to equip our community with the knowledge and skills necessary to support LGBQ/T survivors and to have critical conversations about community accountability and transformation within our movement. Goals: •To increase knowledge about lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender communities •To increase knowledge about the ways in which LGBQ/T people experience domestic and sexual violence •To problem solve around the barriers that survivors in community and the movement face •To strategize around community accountability within our movement
Location: Fenway Health | 1340 Boylston Street
Cost: $40.00
Contact Information: For questions email: info@glbtdvc.org
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New Hope: 5K & Family Fun Walk

The New Hope 5K and Family Fun Walk is a community celebration of healthy lifestyles, healthy relationships and healthy communities.
Time: Registration opens at 7:45 am. 9:00 am 5K Run Starts and Family Health Fair
Location: Remington/Jefferson School ~ 628 Washington Street Franklin, MA 02038
Cost: Adults = $25 | Students w/ ID = $15 | Children 12 and under = $25 | Corporate/ Social Team of (10) = $250
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8th Annual Shannon's Run

Please join in memory of Shannon Lee Meara, a dating violence homicide victim. Proceeds will help raise awareness about the devastating effects of dating violence.
Time: Registration tent from 9:00 am - 10:45 am | Kickstands up at 11:00 AM
Location: Sons of Italy | 168 Lexington Street Woburn, MA 01801
Cost: $20.00 donation includes a FUN motorcycle ride through scenic North Shore, followed by a cookout, dancing, music, raffles, 50/50 and much more. Cars are welcome.
Contact Information: evans1775@hotmail.com
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Batterers' Intervention Program

The Family Safety Project at Holy Family Hospital will be conducting a MA Department of Public Health approved Batterer Intervention Certification training. This course is designed for individuals who are concerned about domestic violence and men who batter. Participants will learn how a MA DPH approved certified batterer intervention program operates. We will discuss the behavior of abusers and its impact on victims. We will also review the new MA DV statute and discuss risk assessment/management strategies. Past participants have included probation officers, protective service workers, police officers, nurses, social workers, domestic violence advocates, corrections staff, mental health and substance abuse counselors. This training is a pre-requisite to work in a MA DPH certified program.
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (June 12, 19, and 26)
Location: To Be Announced
Cost: $250.00 for the first person from an agency. $200.00 for each additional person attending from that agency.
Contact Information: Doug Gaudette (978) 989-0607
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Wilderness Heals

Wilderness Heals is a three-day pledge hike to raise funds for the Elizabeth Stone House. The Stone House helps homeless individuals and families rebuild their lives after experiencing domestic violence, substance abuse and mental illness. The Stone House provides residential and non-residential programs and services, as well as an emergency shelter for those who are in immediate need. As the Stone House's largest fundraiser, Wilderness Heals raises crucial, flexible funding that helps meet the needs of the families it serves.
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