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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.

Heels on the Ground

Join Women Survivors of Homicide Movement in a One Hour Silent Stand Against Minority Violence. In Remembrance of Dawnn Jaffier and Every Life Taken by Homicide.
Time: 8:00PM-9:00PM
Location: Corner of Washington Street and Norfolk Street in Codman Square
Contact Information: wsohmovement14@gmail.com
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Strategy Meeting

Join Women Survivors of Homicide Movement for a Strategy Meeting.
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Location: True Vine Church, 40 Norfolk Street, Dorchester, MA
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1st Annual Qivana for Casa Myrna Golf Tournament

Please join us on September 9th for our first annual Qivana for Casa Myrna Golf Tournament being held at Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland, Massachusetts. All proceeds for this tournament will benefit Casa Myrna greater Boston’s leading non-profit delivering solutions to end domestic and dating violence. Tournament details: Scramble style of play | Lunch, greens fees, cart, cocktail hour and raffle prizes included in registration fee | Mulligan and Raffle tickets will be available for purchase | Final tournament winner will be determined by Shoot Out on the 18th Hole | Cocktail Hour Immediately after the 18th Hole Shoot Out
Time: 11:30am
Location: Sandy Burr Country Club, Wayland, MA
Cost: $100.00 per person
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Emotional Well-Being and Positive Mental Health Awareness Symposium

A dynamic gathering of experts, professionals and community members on an issue that is rarely addressed in the South Asian Community: emotional well-being.
Time: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Location: 93 Worcester Street, Wellesley MA 02481
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HarborCOV's Taste of Chelsea 2014 - A Community Solution to End Domestic Violence

HarborCOV is turning 15! Celebrate at the annual Taste of Chelsea 2014!
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Location: 99 Marginal St., Chelsea, MA
Contact Information: 617.884.9799
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2014 Shining Star Gala

Join us for an evening to celebrate Victim Rights Law Center. It's sure to be an exciting evening!
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse (One Courthouse Way, Boston)
Cost: $150.00 per ticket
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11th Annual International Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work Conference

Presenters from around the world are invited to share their knowledge and personal stories about human trafficking, prostitution and sex work. Many have engaged in research, programming, activism and advocacy while others have had first hand experience as victims and survivors.
Location: University of Toledo 2801 W. Bancroft Street Toledo, OH 43606
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Healing Through Creative Arts Workshops

This nurturing monthly workshop series is free at the Cambridge Women's Center and is presented by the Survivor Theatre Project. Each workshop offers a different art form to explore the power of creative expression in healing from sexual trauma. | | The first workshop is led by Cynthia Mochowski who will bring her wit and wisdom to a second sharing of her inspiring Equinox Writing workshop, "Finding Balance For Ourselves." Those who experienced this workshop last year came away energized and connected. This year will tune up the balance for the fall with writing and creative arts. Past and new participants welcome!
Location: Cambridge Women's Center, 46 Pleasant St., Central Sq. Cambridge
Cost: Free
Contact Information: To register in advance email Martha at martharogersmusic@gmail.com

NOVA Victim Assistance Academy

Offered through the National Advocacy Leadership Center, the NVAA is a 40-hour “live” distance learning training training. Designed for aspiring and new victim assistance professionals, the training provides comprehensive, skill-based training through an innovative virtual platform. Students directly interact with faculty, participate in role plays and group exercises, and talk to fellow classmates in “real time” from their home or office. The NVAA is pre-approved by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP).
Time: The next NOVA Victim Assistance Academy scheduled for Wednesdays, September 24 through November 19, 2014. You will register for either the morning class (9:00AM-1:00PM ET) OR the afternoon class (5:00PM-9:00PM ET) on the registration form.
Location: This is a online program.
Contact Information: Claire Selib at claireponderselib@trynova.org or 703-535-6682
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SAHELI: 5K Walk Against Domestic Violence

Save the date for this annual walk to raise awareness of domestic violence in the South Asian communities.
Location: 61 Center St, Burlington, MA 01803
Contact Information: More information please call Rita Shah at 339-234-0738
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Break the Silence

This fall, Lexington's Munroe Saturday Nights, in collaboration with the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund and Waltham-based REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, is creating an evening of original artistic performance focusing on relationship violence. The program, “Break the Silence” will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:30pm at Clarke Middle School. It is free and open to the public and will use drama, music, poetry, and dance to shine a light on how relationships become violent, how victims and observers can recognize the signs, and how concerned friends and family can intervene in the cycle that leads to violence.
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Jonas Clarke Middle School (17 Stedman Road, Lexington, MA)
Cost: The performance is free of charge but donations to support the Monroe Center for the Arts are encouraged.
Contact Information: For more information: munroe.saturday.nights@gmail.com
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14th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Community Breakfast

The honor of your presence is requested as Independence House, Inc. hosts the 14th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Community Breakfast. Living Free From Abuse... Immigration and Its Challenges. Special Guest Speaker: Immigration Attorney, Jane Romney. Survivor Speaker. Candle Lighting Ceremony.
Time: 8:00AM-10:00AM
Location: Double Tree by Hilton, 287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA
Contact Information: RSVP by email (donnag@indhouse.net) or phone(508.771.6507 x228) only.
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Walk for Victims' Safety

The Annual Family and Community Resources (FCR) Walk for Victims' Safety brings together our friends, neighbors, relatives, staff, volunteers, and community partners to honor those families whose lives have been impacted by a traumatic event at home, school or in their community. This year, FCR is sponsoring the Walk to bring attention to the alarming number of children living in our communities who are witnessing violence on the streets and in their homes--the one place they should feel safe. All proceeds will be used for direct services to children who are victims of violence, including supportive counseling and advocacy to children, adolescent and non-offending parents.
Time: 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Location: Raymond School, 125 Oak Street Brockton, MA 02301
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Theatre Performance Project

Coordinated by the Survivor Theatre Project. Create exceptional art that empowers and engages our communities in the movement to END SEXUAL VIOLENCE. 8 Week Performance Project, Monday & Thursday Nights. For women identified survivors of all types of sexual abuse and violence. Project culminates in a performance for an invited audience.
Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Cost: Free
Contact Information: For more information or to apply: Email: survivortheatreproject@gmail.com or Call GaBrilla at (617) 453-8318 or Asher at (617) 684-5551
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BARCC Champions for Change Gala and Auction

Join us for an entertaining Friday evening of libations, fine food, unique auction packages, and celebratory dancing! As our 2014 Champion for Change, we are thrilled to be honoring Nancy M. Davids, Esq., Partner at Goulston & Storrs, for her decade of dedicated service as a member of BARCC’s Board of Directors. Don’t miss out.
Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel (606 Congress Street - Boston)
Cost: $200 (Individual) / $1,750 (Table of 10)
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Reach for the Stars Gala

Please join REACH in building healthy communities by ending domestic violence. REACH provides intervention and advocacy services for those who experience domestic and relationship violence. Our education, prevention and community programs operate in 27 communities in Greater Boston, and our emergency shelter and 24-hour hotline serve individuals and families from Massachusetts and beyond.
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel (606 Congress Street - Boston)
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Targeting the Truths About Gun Violence & Gun Control

This two-day conference seeks to separate fact from fiction and to provide critical information from recognized experts on this complex issue. The first day centers on gun violence - its various manifestations and social costs; the second day of the conference focuses on gun control arguments and initiatives.
Time: 9AM - 3PM
Location: Bridgewater State University Rondileau Campus Center
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8th Annual Elevating Lives Breakfast

Exploring YWCA Boston's work to promote gender, racial, and social equity.
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: Metcalf Ballroom, George Sherman Union (Boston University)
Contact Information: for more information email Rachel at rkeir@ywboston.org
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RESPONDing to Domestic Violence 40th Anniversary Gala

Celebrate 40 years with RESPOND!
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Hotel Marlowe (25 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02141)
Cost: Gala Ticket Price: $125.00
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Massachusetts Nonprofit Network Annual Conference

In order to overcome the challenges and seize the opportunities of the rapidly changing nonprofit sector, this year’s conference will present participants with the information, skills, and tools they need to bring new tactics and energy to their organization. Storytelling, interactive idea labs, and leading-edge workshops led by some of the biggest names in the sector will introduce emerging practices, innovations, and tools to help nonprofit leaders and their organizations succeed today, and thrive in the future.
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center
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2014 Silk Road Gala

A masquerade event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of New England's only emergency shelter for pan-Asian families and communities. All proceeds help ATASK support survivors and raise awareness about domestic violence.
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New England Women's Policy Conference

Sponsored by: Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies | Connecticut's Permanent Commission on the Status of Women | John F. Kennedy Library Foundation | John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum | Maine's Permanent Commission on the Status of Women | Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women | New Hampshire Women's Initiative | Vermont Commission on Women | Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA
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