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
Each Spring, JDI holds its signature fundraising breakfast to celebrate the Coalition’s accomplishments and rekindle the connection with our individual and corporate supporters. This annual benefit honors our Justice in Action awardees who demonstrate how we can each make a difference.
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!
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.
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.”
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.
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.