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

ANITA - Now Showing in Boston

The feature film ANITA by Academy Award® winning filmmaker Freida Mock. Just past the 22 year anniversary, Freida Mock revisits one of the most controversial watershed events of the past century, the Anita Hill – Clarence Thomas hearings, the weekend of shocking television that made Anita Hill a household name and smashed the door open on the issues of sexual harassment and gender equality.
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Conference: Domestic Violence Affects Us All - What Employers Can Do To Protect Your Business and Your Employees

Wednesday April 9, 2014 Chandler’s Restaurant at Yankee Candle South Deerfield Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Northampton
Cost: $10.00 Per Person

Bringing in the Bystander: a sexual assault prevention workshop

Presented by A Safe Place, Inc. Do you know what to do if you see or hear something that concerns you? Join us for a free 2-hour workshop to learn the practical skills you need to make a positive difference! The workshop will assist participants to become part of the solution in ending sexual assault and domestic violence by helping them to: -Understand the concept of Bystander Intervention -Understand the impact of bystander intervention when community members make a commitment to intervene in cases of sexual and domestic violence before, during and after an incident -Develop practical skills to safely intervene as a positive bystander. DATES: Saturday, April 19, 2014 9am - 11am AND Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6pm - 8pm The same workshop is offered on two different days and times to accommodate participants' schedules. Registration is required at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop you plan to attend. Free childcare is available in the Early Childhood Center (EEC) at Nantucket High School for children of parents who wish to attend either workshop, but it must be requested at registration. Babysitting slots are limited.
Time: 9am - 11am OR 6pm - 8pm
Location: Nantucket High School - Conference Room
Cost: Free
Contact Information: Register by emailing Jennifer@asafeplacenantucket.org or calling 508-228-0561

YWCA Boston Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism is a national day of action to raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and we cannot ignore or tolerate it.
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Tiana Angelique Notice Hockey Fundraiser Tournament

In Memory of Tiana Angelique Notice. Department of Correction/ Law Enforcement Staff Players. All proceeds to benefit the Tiana Angelique Notice Foundation And American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Team LUC
Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: North Star Youth Forum Ice Rink, 15 Bridle Lane, Westborough, MA 01581
Cost: $10.00 Donation
Contact Information: Alvin A. Notice: 978-696-7360 aanotice@hotmail.com
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Raise Your Voice: Boston's 2nd Annual Day of Empowerment

For survivors of sexual violence and allies.
Time: Registration begins at 9am. Summit from 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Cabral Center at Northeastern University
Cost: Free

Elizabeth Stone House Golf Tournament

A golf tournament to benefit Building with a Mission: the Campaign for the Elizabeth Stone House. Join the Elizabeth Stone House for a day of golf and good company, and help them raise funds for their new facility. There will be an auction, raffles, contests, and more.
Location: Granite Links, Quincy, MA
Contact Information: golf@elizabethstone.org

Norfolk Advocates for Children Open House

Please join Norfolk Advocates for Children and Michael W. Morrissey, Norfolk District Attorney for an OPEN HOUSE as they introduce One with Courage Public Awareness Campaign Join for a short presentation at 4:30 p.m., with a cook out to follow! Please RSVP by April, 23, 2014 to Michele Friel Mullen at 508.543.0500 Ext: 4970 or email Michele.Friel.Mullen@state.ma.us For more information about the NAC please visit: www.NorfolkAdvocatesforChildren.com www.NorfolkDA.com
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Norfolk Advocates for Children, 12 Payson Road | Foxborough, MA 02035

Center for Hope & Healing's 2nd Annual Take Back the Day

This years' daytime event focuses on engaging men and boys in preventing sexual violence, featuring the 1st episode of "The Halls," a web series that highlights contemporary issues faced by men and boys.
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: UMass Lowell
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Contact Information: Email: amrith@centerforhopehealing.org

Lowell's 9th Annual Rally and Open-mic and Take Back the Night

Every year, Greater Lowell comes together in support of survivors of sexual violence. Through a march and rally, hundreds of participants gather in direct action against fear of violence. This year, we invite you to march with us as we continue to speak out against violence and raise community awareness as a preventive measure against future violence.
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Start at City Hall at 6 PM for rally thenmarch to Middlesex Community College
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Contact Information: Email: amrith@centerforhopehealing.org


Come see the offices, have some food and drinks, and network with other community members
Time: 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Contact Information: For further information, please feel free to contact Sally Struble at (781) 477-2313

The Power of Women - Presented by the Friends of NELCWIT

Featured speaker Sheridan Haines - Executive Director, Governor's Council to Address Sexual & Domestic Violence; Commonwealth of Massachusetts. With other special guests offering song and theater -- Hors D’oeuvres, Cash Bar, Silent Auction, Live Music!
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Greenfield Community College Dining Commons
Contact Information: Contact Chery Rogers now to R.S.V.P. crogers@nelcwit.org 413-772-0871 x 106

Center for Hope & Healing's "Designing a World of Healing"

This fundraiser combines fashion, entertainment, and education all into one. At the end of the night, attendees will have an opportunity to purchase merchandise from featured vendors. Featured vendors include Humanity Lowell, Gentleman's District, Boston Fashion Week's Tatiana Tejedor! And many more!
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Location: Portuguese American Reds Club
Cost: Tickets start at $30 each.
Contact Information: Email: amrith@centerforhopehealing.org

Save the Date - Divas Dance for DOVE!

Get your dancing shoes ready and let out your inner diva as we dance the night away at the Divas Dance for DOVE!
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Granite Links Golf Club, 100 Quarry Hill Drive, Quincy, MA 02169

NELCWIT Fundraiser

THE FRIENDS OF NELCWIT host the annual “Power of Women” community gathering. Enjoy speakers, social change conversations, delicious food, and an opportunity to donate to NELCWIT.
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Greenfield Community College Dining Commons

Walk/Run for HAWC

Individual walkers, runners and teams join hundreds of other passionate people in Salem, Massachusetts for a day full of entertainment, fun and, of course, the signature walk! 3 Ways to Get Involved: 1. Walk- or be a walk team captain. 2. Sponsor- or solicit sponsorships from your area businesses. 3. Volunteer- HAWC is seeking volunteers for the day-of the Walk/Run, as well as volunteer help in our development office in the weeks leading up to the event.
Time: Run starts at 9am and Walk starts at 12pm
Location: 30 North Washington Square, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
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Second Annual Trisha Bennett 5K Run / Walk

The Trisha Bennett Anti-Violence Project is proud to announce our their Second Annual Trisha Bennett 5K Run / Walk to Benefit Casa Myrna, on the 4th Anniversary of Trisha’s death, to Celebrate the Life of Trisha Bennett. Pre-Registration commences on February 1, 2014.
Time: 10:00am
Location: Marlborough Moose Lodge # 1129 at 69 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
Cost: Registration in advance is $20, day of event $25
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Parent Workshop Series

BARCC is hosting a workshop series for parents of young children (ages 0-8). Starting Young: Parent Workshop Series What? Parents of children 0-8 discuss how to raise healthy, safe youth; recognize warning signs of abuse; and talk with adults & children about preventing sexual abuse. Why? In order for our youth to grow up safe & know about healthy relationships, we believe these conversations should be starting young. When? This 4 workshop series is from 6-8pm. Participants encouraged to attend all sessions. · May 6: How do I talk to my child about boundaries? · May 13: When should I step in? · May 20: What is a safe adult? · May 27: How do I talk to my child about healthy sexuality? .
Time: 6-8
Location: Waban Library
Contact Information: Contact Lee Doyle at 617-649-1259 or ldoyle@barcc.org

WILD and Precious - written and performed by Steve Cadwell

In this theatrical production of his poems, stories, music and photographs, Steve Cadwell shares what he’s found it means to be a man: a wild and precious boy born in Vermont in the 50’s who becomes a hearty gay man in Concord, Massachusetts. The audience will find “Coming to Terms” themes which resonate with their own journey to adulthood. Engrossing entertainment for adults and mature teens. Performance to benefit PFLAG and Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministries.
Time: 7:30pm
Location: t First Church Boston Unitarian Universalist Community 66 Marlboro Street, Boston
Cost: TICKETS: $20 cash or check made out to PFLAG $15 Seniors & Students
Contact Information: To Reserve: Call 781-891-5966 email: kt@gbpflag.org • website: gbpflag.org
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Book Signing and Special Performance of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Benefits the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Wheelock Family Theatre
Cost: Individual tickets $35, Discounts for 2or more tickets
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Casa Myrna's Annual Community of Conscience Breakfast

Engaging new voices to end domestic violence.
Time: 7:00am - 9:00am
Location: Omni Parker House Hotel, 60 School Street, Boston
Cost: Tickets: $75
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Save the Date: UnGala GAla

To benefit Family and Community Resources.
Time: 6:30pm - Midnight
Location: The Shaw's Center, One Ken Feinberg Way, Brockton
Contact Information: RSVP: 508-583-6498

Domestic Violence Risk Assessment and Management: A Conference on Promising Practices in Promoting Victim Safety and Abuser Accountability

This two-day conference presents the latest findings about intimate partner homicides in Massachusetts as well as promising practices in risk assessment and management. The highly experienced presenters will represent each part of the response system, including police, prosecutors, probation, victim advocacy, child welfare, health care, abuser interventions, legal services, and high risk teams. There is no tuition fee. Begin registration by clicking the registration link below. Please register each person separately.
Location: Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center - Marlborough, MA
Contact Information: David Adams of Emerge at dadams9@aol.com.
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SAVE THE DATE: 8th New England Rural Domestic and Sexual Violence Forum

“Breaking Silos, Bridging Communities” Strengthening Culturally Responsive Practices to Domestic and Sexual Violence.
Location: Northhampton, MA
Cost: Free
Contact Information: amy.waldman@state.ma.us or christa.parulis-kaye@state.ma.us

Wilderness Heals

Wilderness Heals is an all-female, three-day pledge hike through New Hampshire's White Mountains that raises funds for the Elizabeth Stone House. The hike brings together women from all over New England to raise awareness about homelessness, domestic violence and trauma. As the Stone House's largest fundraiser, Wilderness Heals raises the much-needed flexible funding that helps the Stone House meet the needs of the families it serves. Each hiker is responsible for raising a minimum of $1,500, which goes directly to supporting the work of the Elizabeth Stone House. Over $200,000 was raised through the Wilderness Heals 2013 hike!
Contact Information: Erika Whyte at ewhyte@elizabethstone.org.
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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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