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JDI makes global connection to end violence against women


In June 2013, JDI's Policy Director Maureen Gallagher traveled to Egypt as a Fellow through Hands Along the Nile (HANDS).  She reflected on the activism to end women’s oppression and advance women’s rights.

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In October 2012, JDI welcomed a delegation from Pakistan through World Boston.  The exchange was lively, enlightening and memorable.

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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

JDI Board of Directors 2012 Annual Meeting Program

Envision. Act. Prevent.
A social justice framework for ending sexual and domestic violence.

JDI Board of Directors Annual Meeting Program
October 25,2012

2:00 - 5:00 PM
Federal Reserve Building, Boston


Panel: Exploring our vision for prevention in our work

  • Monika Johnson Hostler, Executive Director, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
  • David S. Lee, Director of Prevention Services and Manager of PreventConnect, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Joan Tabachnick, Executive Director, MASOC (Massachusetts Adolescent Sex Offender Coalition) and Policy Consultant to MATSA (Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers)
  • Isa Woldeguiorguis, Executive Director, Center for Hope and Healing

Panel:  Building campus environments and youth leaders for social change.

  • Jannette McMenamy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychological Science and Director of FAVE, Fitchburg State College
  • Delilah Rumberg, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
  • Rebecca Lockwood, Associate Director, Center for Women and Community, U Mass Amherst
  • Duane de Four, Project Manager at MIT’s Program for Violence Prevention and Response

Because of security procedures at the Federal Reserve Building, pre-registration is required.
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Special instructions for staff at JDI member programs and JDI Board of Directors:  Click here to register.

The JDI Board of Directors Annual Meeting Program is free and open to the public.

This event is supported by Cooperative Agreement VF1/CE001105, Rape Prevention and Education Program, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Catalog for Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.136, through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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