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"We need to wake people up to the attitudes and actions that continue to keep victims at risk and our cities, towns and cultural communities unsafe." ~ Paulo Pinto, MPA, Executive Director, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers

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.

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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10th Annual Program to Honor Homicide Victims


Hosted by the Garden of Peace A Memorial to Victims of Homicide. Guests may visit the Garden prior to the 10th Annual Event. We encourage you to join our beloved community by attending an informal potluck supper, immediately following the ceremony. Diane MacDonald at 781.258.3540. Please R.S.V.P. by e-mail to: info@gardenofpeacememorial.org or by phone at 617.923.0402.
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: The Garden of Peace (On the upper plaza between the McCormack State Office Building and 100 Cambridge Street, Boston)
Contact Information: Please R.S.V.P. by e-mail to info@gardenofpeacememorial.org or by phone at 617.923.0402
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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


Turning the Orange Line Purple in Awareness Of Unsolved Homicides


Join Women Survivors of Homicide Movement for this event that will bring awareness to the hundreds of Unsolved Murders. We will bring photos of our loved ones whose murders have gone cold, in hopes that a thawing will take place!
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Forest Hills Station. Meet at the upper level train area. Will ride from Forest Hills to Oak Grove and back.
Contact Information: wsohmovement14@gmail.com
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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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Improving the Road to ACA Coverage


Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Outreach and Enrollment Summit
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation (1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005)
Contact Information: For more information about this event, please contact Priscilla Huang at phuang@apiahf.org.
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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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LatinasRepresent BOSTON


This event will connect Latinas interested in pursuing elected and appointed office to resources and mentors who can help make their aspirations a reality. It also aims to support allies and stakeholders working to advance the public leadership of Latinas.
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: University of Massachusetts Boston Campus Center Ballroom, 3rd Floor 100 Morrissey Boulevard Boston, MA 02125
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This Far By Faith


We hope you will join Safe Havens, Dr. Oliver Williams, and distinguished guests on September 30 and October 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This 2-evening training event is especially designed for clergy and lay leaders who are called to support victims of domestic violence. As a follow-up to the very successful Speaking of Faith last August, This Far By Faith will provide important information about how to increase safety for victims of domestic violence in our own congregations. For more information, please contact Safe Havens at 617-951-3981.
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00pm
Location: Morning Star Baptist Church (1257 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan)
Contact Information: For more information, or to reserve your spot please contact Safe Havens at info@interfaithpartners.org
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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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The Money Conference: Financial Empowerment for Individuals & Families


The Money Conference | Featuring Keynote Speaker Dee Lee, CFP. | Do you feel your need for financial education and empowerment is urgent? You are note alone! Americans are saving less, spending more and carrying credit card debt over from month-to-month, suggesting that the painful financial lessons of the recent past may quickly be forgotten.
Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: UMass Boston (100 Morrissey Blvd) Boston, MA 02125
Cost: Free
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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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HAWC 4th Annual Breakfast


Domestic violence affects us all. Everyday survivors face frightening and life changing decisions. As a community it’s our responsibility to confront the issue and create safer communities. HAWC’s Breakfast brings together like minded individuals and organizations that are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of individuals experiencing domestic violence. United we can create systemic change.
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Danversport Yacht Club (161 Elliott Street, Danvers, MA 01923)
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"A Celebration of Survival"


Honoring Mrs. Diane Patrick for her many years of dedicated service and commitment to victims and families across the Commonwealth impacted by domestic violence.
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Northeastern University Alumni Pavilion (716 Columbus Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA)
Contact Information: For more information contact the Center for Community Health and Education Research and Service (CCHERS) at info@cchers.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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Independence House, Inc. Commemorates 35 Years of Service to the Cape Cod Community


Come Celebrate with Independence House, Inc. Please join Master of Ceremonies and Honorary Chair Matt Pitta, News Director & Morning Anchor of WXTK/Qantum Communications. A fun evening of dinner and dancing to music from the past 35 years. 70's-80's attire encouraged (prizes awarded!). Cash Bar. Other surprises too! Click the "Find Out More" link for more information and to learn how to register!
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Cape Codder Resort & Spa Emerald Room (1225 Iyannough Road Hyannis, MA)
Cost: $35/per person, $250/ table of 8. Purchase tickets at ( https://indhouse.ejoinme.org/?tabid=548518 )
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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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Envisioning A Future Without Violence


Hosted by Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc. | Featured speakers: Esta Soler, founder, Futures Without Violence; Diane B. Patrick, First Lady of the Commonwealth; Marian Ryan, Middlesex District Attorney | Domestic violence continues to be a public health crisis that requires a community-based, collaborative response from all stakeholders. Nationally recognized as a pioneer of the domestic violence prevention movement. Esta Soler will share her 30 years of experience fighting for victims of violence. She will present what has proven to be effective in prevention programming, discuss the complex dynamics of domestic violence, and explore steps that need to be taken to reduce violence in our communities.
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: The Warren Conference Center, Ashland
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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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