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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.

Domestic Violence in LGBQ/T Communities

Our Youth Education Specialist will lead us in interactive activities exploring domestic violence in LGBQ/T communities and how you can take steps to support LGBQ/T people and survivors. LGBQ/T community members, allies, and those eager to learn are invited to attend.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Address will be provided upon registration.
Cost: Free. Space is limited.
Contact Information: Register by emailing info@reachma.org with your name, phone number, and which evenings you would like to attend.

NNEDV Safety Net’s 2nd Annual Technology Summit

For: State & Territory domestic violence & sexual assault coalitions, victim advocates, attorneys, law enforcement, prosecutors, community corrections, and other professionals working with survivors of abuse. Technology Summit Description This unique 3-day training will focus on the various complex issues and concerns that come from the intersection of technology and domestic & sexual violence, stalking, and trafficking. Covering a wide range of technology-related issues that will be helpful to anyone working with victims, sessions will be organized by advocacy, law enforcement, and legal professionals for participants to easily choose workshops most applicable to them. Participants will be given tools and information to respond to technology abuse, to enhance services for survivors of violence, and to hold offenders accountable. In addition to incredible attendees from all over the United States and internationally, our excellent faculty includes the Safety Net Team; survivors; national experts on technology, confidentiality, and privacy’ technology developers and representatives from technology companies; and leaders in law enforcement, domestic violence, and the legal field.
Location: Dolce Hayes Convention Center, San Jose, CA
Cost: The registration fee includes full access to all training sessions, receptions, and related events, as well as breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon snacks (dinner is not included). Early Bird Registration: $375 Standard Registration: $475
Contact Information: Contact safetynet@nnedv.org or call 202-543-5566 ext. 100 if you have any questions.
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Pilates with Tara Moroney

This event will support our Self Sufficiency Program that helps survivors develop financial literacy, advance their education and secure employment. The program serves 100 women each year from our three shelters and the community. | Tara Moroney has been teaching Pilates for 10 years. She has worked in some of the finest athletic facilities, owned her own studio and now does private home classes.
Time: 5:50 pm
Location: 8D Pleasant Street South Natick, MA 01760
Cost: $15.00
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Break Up Summit 5.0: Exes & Os

This Year's Theme: How to Be a Good Ex Join teens across the city to talk about break ups: FREE one day conference | Interactive discussions & workshops about break ups | Tips on how to have a healthy breakup | Acquire communication & conflict resolution skills | Teen & adult workshop tracks | Lunch provided
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Simmons College (Linda Paresky Conference Room)
Cost: FREE
Contact Information: Please contact Nicole Daley at (617) 534-2269 or NDaley@bphc.org if you need additional accommodations for this day
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Know Your Rights Night on Restraining Orders

The Legal Program at DOVE is hosting a Know Your Rights Night on Restraining Orders. Attached is the information. If you have any clients who are thinking of applying for a restraining order, or who have questions about their orders or upcoming hearings please send them our way. As always we will provide childcare and pizza.
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 162 Old Colony Avenue Quincy, MA
Cost: Free
Contact Information: Call Danielle at 617-770-4065 x103 to register.
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Cooking Class with Wilfredo Cornejo

This event will support Casa Myrna's Self Sufficiency Program that helps survivors develop financial literacy, advance their education and secure employment. The program serves 100 women each year from our three shelters and the community. | Chef Wilfredo has been heating it up in the kitchen since he was a kid in El Salvador. His experience in the culinary field is extensive including a number of culinary competitions and catering for the Governor Patrick. In addition to his work for a large contract food service company, Wilfredo has his own catering business called Fusion Flare Cuisine. Chef Wilfredo will teach us some traditional Latin American cuisine. This event will support Casa Myrna's Self Sufficiency Program that helps survivors develop financial literacy, advance their education and secure employment. The program serves 100 women each year from our three shelters and the community.
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Whole Foods Market (300 Legacy Place Dedham, MA 02026)
Cost: $50.00
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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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