Events Calendar 

Filter the events calendar with the categories and tags tabs below! We understand the importance of supporting community residents and leaders in gaining the skills to be well-informed and successful advocates for systemic change. To encourage diverse representation at workshops and trainings, we offer scholarships and daily stipends to our resident members. To learn more, please go to Scholarships & Grants

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Jan
18
Thu
Webinar: A Strengths-Based Approach to Screening Families for Health-Related Social Needs
Jan 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This webinar will highlight strengths-based strategies to enhance health-related social needs screening practice.

Panelists:
Renee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD| Vital Village Network | Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center
Rita Fernandes, Community Health Worker
JoHanna Flacks, JD, Legal Director, MLPB
Baraka Floyd, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University

In the healthcare field – especially in pediatrics – significant work is being done to refine screening approaches to detect health-related social needs (HRSN) and to develop effective strategies to help meet family’s needs when they are identified. Whenever screening is undertaken, it is critical that families are respected and not diminished in the process. This panel discussion will highlight strategies for bringing a strengths-based approach to the administration of screening tools deployed in the healthcare setting — tools that promise to grow in number and variety as healthcare systems take increasing responsibility for addressing the health-related social needs that drive both unsustainable cost and intolerable inequity. Panelists will share key recommendations for operationalizing a strengths-based approach to screening. Participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities confronting healthcare systems that increasingly acknowledge the powerful impact of social determinants of health on families’ overall health.

Research, Race and Trust Symposium
Jan 18 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
DESCRIPTION

The Boston BRI…DGE and CCHERS invite you to a Community Symposium on Research, Race, and Trust.

Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Nancy Krieger and her presentation titled Scientific Racism, Embodiment & Fighting for Health Equity: Black Health Matters. Dr. Krieger’s presentation is followed by a panel of Researchers, Community Members, Patients, and other Stakeholders responding to this important topic.

We will end with small group discussions and a networking reception.

Questions? email Project Coordinator, Yareliz Diaz, at y.diaz@northeastern.edu

Jan
19
Fri
Racial Equity Leaders Learning Circle
Jan 19 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

The non-profit sector, like the rest of society, faces a big challenge when it comes to racial equity. Many organizations and leaders struggle to have open and honest conversations about race. And it goes beyond dialogue–How do we build authentic relationships across race? Address the practices and biases of board and staff leaders of non-profit organizations? Transform systemic racial inequity in the mission-driven organizations we love? The Trinity Boston Foundation (TBF) is hosting a group, which meets for seven sessions, with the goal of honest communication and strategic thinking among senior leaders and executive directors (both People of Color and White) of non-profits. This group will become a safe and trusted container for leaders to bring their most vexing racial equity challenges. We will unpack the biases that we each carry that get in the way of leading this work even more powerfully. We will have separate caucus time for the White and People of Color leaders to unpack the differing personal and professional challenges each group faces.

Data Storytelling
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This day-long data storytelling workshop will build data and information literacy, mapping, and data visualization skills for people looking to get started in using data, or more-experienced users looking to brush-up on their skills. The workshop will have two parts:

Session 1: Back to Basics

The ability to tell a good story with data is a powerful skill. Yet, it can be overwhelming to know where to start or how to finish. A single dataset can contain many different stories depending on the values of the storyteller and the context of their experiences. This workshop will introduce the typical kinds of stories that can be found in data and give you practice in finding your own data-stories. Going back to basics, this first session will be paper-only. No prerequisites and no technology required.

Session 2: Visualizing your Data Story

Now that you have the skills to find a data-story worth telling, this workshop will help you bring it to life through visualization. We will provide some guidance on visualization do’s and don’ts, and introduce some free and easy to use web-based tools to show your information spatially on a map, or find insight through a chart. Computers will be available, but feel free to bring your laptop.

Jan
22
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Let's Be Honest - Sex and Sexuality Workshop @ Family Enrichment Site, UP Academy School | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Let’s Be Honest is a free workshop for parents to help them learn how to create a comfortable environment of trust for talking about sex and sexuality. Adolescents have questions about their bodies, relationships, contraceptives, sexually transmitted infections and sexual decision making.  Research shows that they want to get answers from their parents. Help them make the right choices by being prepared with this informative and interactive workshop for teens and trusted caregivers. We will provide techniques for talking about sexual health issues in a comfortable manner as well as useful information and resources to help teens make healthy choices.

Jan
23
Tue
Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar
Jan 23 – Jan 25 all-day
Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar @ Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

SECS is our most popular training opportunity for foundational information about sexuality education. SECS is designed for educators, youth-serving professional, and individuals interested in entering sexuality education who are seeking a basic foundation of knowledge in sexuality and sexual health information that they can share with their populations. Participants receive up-to-date information about protection methods, anatomy, puberty, sexual and gender identity, communication, and sexually transmitted infections; they also develop the knowledge, skills, and practice needed to deliver information and answer questions related to sexuality. Each session of this lively, interactive, 3-day seminar combines discussion and hands-on practical experience in specific subject areas.

Youth Work Supervisor Training
Jan 23 – Feb 13 all-day

This four-session, 16-hour training focuses on supervision and program management in youth work.  It addresses the roles and responsibilities of supervisors, communication, work relationships, program management and the specific supervision of youth workers within a youth development framework.

Jan
24
Wed
Understanding Immigrant Rights
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Action and other human services staff work with individuals and families in need from all walks of life, and from all corners of the globe. In today’s world, it is important that staff who work directly with those served by human services organizations are familiar with the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers who come through your doors for help.

The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project provides free legal services to asylum seekers and promotes the rights of detained immigrants. In this session, a PAIR lawyer will share resources and information you can use to empower the people you serve by helping them to:

Understand the current situation on the ground

Understand their rights when encountered by immigration officers

Understand what they can do to prepare themselves and their families

Understand where to go for help

Community Meditation Night at The Mel King Institute
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Gena Bean, Mindful Boston

Please join us on the evening of the 24th for a Community Meditation Night, lead by Gena Bean of Mindful Boston.

Mindful Boston community meditation nights are the perfect way to give mindfulness a try. They are designed to be an easy beginner-level intro to mindfulness.  These events are laid-back, welcoming, and completely free!

Local organizations such as Marathon Runbase and Ten Thousand Villages partner with Mindful Boston by donating their spaces for meditation events.

DESCRIPTION

The length of the meditation itself is usually about 15 to 25 minutes long. No previous experience is required; the meditation will be easy for beginners to understand.

We begin with a brief discussion about meditation, where participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their thoughts.

The styles of meditation currently practiced at community nights include Lovingkindness (metta) Meditation, Seated Awareness Meditation, and Mindful Beat (Drumming).  These are all different formats for mindfulness practice.

Jan
25
Thu
Beyond Diversity to Inclusion
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

How do organizations create an environment where people feel they can actively participate, where their contributions are respected and valued? This workshop is about taking that next step toward moving beyond the individualism of diversity to the systemic and cultural change needed to build inclusive organizations

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