Events, Trainings, and More

Building community is an essential component of building a world free of violence. JDI as well as JDI Member Programs, and our allies host myriad forums, trainings, fundraisers, and a variety of opportunities throughout the year to help us stay connected and grow.

You can learn more about all of JDI’s sponsored annual events below.  Visit our public calendar to find out what’s happening throughout Massachusetts.

Spring into Action 2019 Honorees

Spring into Action

JDI’s signature fundraising breakfast celebrates the Coalition’s accomplishments and rekindles the connection with our individual and corporate supporters. We also honor our Justice in Action awardees who demonstrate how we can each make a difference.

The 2021 virtual breakfast will take place on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.  The Justice in Action Awardees are Representative Katherine Clark and Love Life Now Foundation Founder and President Lovern Gordon. Find out about sponsorship opportunities and get your tickets today:

Our past awardees include the public private partnership behind the #RESPECTfully campaign: Office of Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Bank of America and MORE Advertising in 2020 and Eastern Bank Chair and CEO Bob Rivers and journalist Callie Crossley in 2019.  Stay tuned to meet our 2021 awardees!

Group at training

JDI’s Training Institute

JDI offers myriad learning opportunities throughout the year. These conferences, webinars, summits, and other offerings address the most current issues facing survivors and programs to help advocates refresh and learn new skills, to explore new ideas, and to uplift JDI’s priorities of centering the experiences of survivors, especially those from marginalized communities.

While most Training Institute offerings are open to the public, some are for JDI members or by invitation only. Some of these events are sponsored solely by JDI and others are presented in partnership with other organizations.

Speaker with sign that reads "Who's in the Room"

JDI’s Prevention Summit

Every other year, JDI sponsors a day-long prevention summit. It is attended by a diverse audience including anti-violence educators, preventionists, activists, community organizers, human services, youth development and health care providers, employers, coaches, and allies.

The theme of the 2019 Prevention Summit was: “Communities First: Centering Those Most Marginalized.”

Keynote speaker Tony Porter

JDI’s #ReimagineManhood Symposium

Every December JDI gathers people working to engage men and boys in preventing gender-based violence. High school and college students join with advocates, educators, community service providers and more to deepen our understanding of what it takes to undo negative notions of masculinity and transform gendered power norms.


Speaker White Ribbon Day Launch 2019

JDI’s Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign

Starting in 2007, JDI has spearheaded a statewide campaign to engage men and boys to become part of the solution in ending violence against women and all forms of gender-based violence.  To date thousands of men and boys and hundreds of groups, companies and municipalities have participated in the White Ribbon Day (WRD) Campaign.

The statewide kickoff is typically held the first week of March. Local activities take place throughout the year. Contact JDI for ideas of what you can do.  Take a peak at past events and learn more about the campaign.


JDI’s events are open to the public. The registration fees for the summits and other activities do not fully cover the costs of our training programs.  Your donation will allow us to offer scholarships to those who cannot afford to attend and to expand our reach.

Stay Informed

Get updates from JDI on breaking news, legislation, events, and more.