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"Educating our communities and elected officials about the needs of survivors in our local cities and towns requires year round focus. JDI is our pathway to informing and influencing the state and national agenda to end sexual and domestic violence." ~ Karen Cavanaugh, JDI board member and Executive Director of Womanshelter/Companeras, pictured here with a JDI delegation meeting with Congressman Niki Tsongas

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.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

She's Beautiful When She's Angry is the first theatrical documentary about the founders of the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. The film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution. ||| MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.
Location: Coolidge Corner Theatre | 290 Harvard Street | Brookline, MA 02446
Cost: More Information to follow.
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NELCWIT Bowl-a-thon

This year NELCWIT will be offering TWO bowling options - the French King Bowling Center, and the Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley! This important fundraiser directly supports NELCWIT's operating budget and helps maintain their 24 hours crisis line and counseling and advocacy center in Greenfield. ||||| Plan for each team to have five members, including the team leader. Please let NELCWIT know if you have a partial team or more than 1 team.
Time: Slot One - 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm | Slot Two - 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm | Slot Three - 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Location: Location One: French King Bowling Center, Route 2, Erving MA | Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley | Location Two: 43 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA
Contact Information: If you have any questions, please be in touch with Betsy Cobb, Administrative Coordinator 413-772-0871 x 118 or betsy@nelcwit.org.
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Healing Through Yoga Dance

A free Cambridge Women’s Center monthly workshop series offered by the Survivor Theatre Project! Experience an emotional dance journey in a safe and welcoming space. Release tension and feel joyful, empowered, and full of self acceptance through this blend of meditation, slow movement, and invigorating user-friendly dance. Facilitated by Jackie Vanase. Jackie Vanase has been teaching Yoga Dance since 2008 and focuses her classes on body image, healing, and happiness. She has served as a Dating Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor and Advocate and facilitated violence prevention workshops. All levels of experience welcome.
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cambridge Women's Center (46 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139)
Cost: Free
Contact Information: Reservations required/space is limited. Call 978-408-9233 or email: martharogersmusic@gmail.com

Understanding Trauma and Caring for the Caregiver

Please join Riverside for the 16th annual Mini-Conference for professionals & educators working with families exposed to violence.
Location: The Charles Hotel One Bennett Street, Cambridge
Cost: Earlybird Deadline: 1/1/2015 at 5:00 is $55.00. | Regular Reg. of $65.00 due by 2/20/2015 at 5:00 pm | Late Reg. of $85.00 due by 2/24/2015 at 5:00pm.
Contact Information: jmontes@riversidecc.org
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2015 International Women's Day Breakfast: Making Women's Rights Real

Everyone is welcome! Cost should not prevent you from attending! Please RSVP by March 2
Time: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Location: Simmons College, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center (300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115)
Cost: Suggested Donation: $9.00
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International Women's Day Celebration - Mattapan

Join the association of Haitian Women in Boston (AFAB) in celebrating WOMEN and their economic achievements in our very own city! Come and learn about women's economic empowerment strategies.
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Boston Public Library - Mattapan Branch | 1350 Blue Hill Avenue | Mattapan, MA 02126
Cost: Free
Contact Information: For more information, please contact AFAB: (617) 287-0096 or email office@afab-kafanm.org
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International Women's Day at Flavours of Malaysia Restaurant and Indulgence Raffle

Celebrate International Women’s Day with scrumptious food, fabulous company, and great fun – all to raise money for Elizabeth Freeman Center.|||| Buy tickets for the Berkshire Pure Indulgence Raffle - this year only $5 each or 5 for $20 and over a dozen chances to win a pair of tickets, a season pass or a family membership to one of the famous Berkshire summer venues! Tickets available at Bagels Too, Flavours of Malaysia, and Elizabeth Freeman Center offices, or contact 413-499-2425 or info@elizabethfreemancenter.org. All proceeds to benefit Elizabeth Freeman Center, providing leadership and services to address domestic and sexual violence in Berkshire County.
Time: 2 Dinner Times. 1st seating at 5:30 pm and 2nd seating at 7:30 pm.
Location: Flavours of Malaysia Restaurant in Pittsfield (75 North Street) Use McKay Street Entrance.
Cost: $35.00 buffet dinner (plus tax and tip). Cash bar.
Contact Information: For reservations, call Flavours of Malaysia at (413) 443-3188. For all other information, contact the Elizabeth Freeman Center at contact 413-499-2425 or info@elizabethfreemancenter.org
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International Women's Day Annual Dinner and Silent Auction

Delamano Inc. cordially invites you to the International Women's Day Annual Dinner & Silent Auction in honor of Vilma Lora for her outstanding contribution to domestic violence awareness in the Merrimack Valley.
Time: At 5:00 pm
Location: Andover Country Club (60 Canterbury Street | Andover, MA 01810)
Cost: $50.00
Contact Information: For information call 978-242-7788

International Women's Day Networking Event

#MakeItHappen | Network with other accomplished women who are making a difference in the Southcoast! The Women's Center, YWCA of Southeastern MA, the Women's Fund of Southeastern MA, UMass Dartmouth Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality and the Bristol County Commission on the Status of Women (BCCSW) are co-sponsoring this annual event. All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: The Wamsutta Club (427 County Street, New Bedford, MA)
Cost: $5.00 at the door or Register Online.
Contact Information: (508) 999-3255
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7th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

The Conference features 3 days of activities: Pre-Conference Institutes: March 19, 2015 Two-day Conference: March 20-21, 2015 Futures Without Violence is excited to announce that Sir Michael Marmot will be speaking at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence!
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel | 999 9th NW, Washington, DC 20001
Contact Information: If you have questions or problems registering, please call Amber Martin at 888-211-1108 between the hours of 8:30 am - 5:00 pm CST
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Preventing Abuse of People with Disabilities: A Statewide Summit

Triangle's IMPACT: Ability program will bring together self-advocates, disability service leaders, direct service providers and disability rights activists to identify priorities for preventing abuse against people with disabilities in Massachusetts.
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: UMASS Boston | McCormack Building | 3rd Floor
Contact Information: For more information please contact Meg Stone, IMPACT: Ability Project Director (781) 388-4337 or mstone@impactboston.org | To register for the summit, contact Meagan Anderson at (781) 321-3900 or manderson@triangle-inc.org
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Nuestras Voces National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference

Join Arte Sana in Laredo, TX for the 7th national conference. A Bilingual Conference The 2015 Nuestras Voces Conference will offer workshops in English and Spanish, and is the only national sexual assault or IPV conference to offer a complete workshop track en español!
Location: Laredo, Texas
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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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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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5th Biennial Women's Health Conference

Getting Healthy, Staying Healthy, Knowledge is Everything!
Time: 7:30 am (Registration) - 3:00 pm
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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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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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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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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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