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.

 

BACH’s 2017 Annual Meeting & HCL Awards

BACH’s 2017 Annual Meeting will happen on December 12th, 5:30-8PM at the Bruce Bolling Building in Dudley!  This year’s topic is Redistributing Boston’s Wealth: Investing Healthcare Dollars into Communities of Color and will include a panel discussion. We will also present the Healthy Community Leadership Awards to honor Bostonians who have taken on a leadership role to improve the health of the community and address racial and ethnic health inequities. Nominate someone you know for a HCL Award today!  Nominations are due on Monday,  November 20th!

Click here for more details. Register Today!

 

 

Nov
15
Wed
Tackling Gentrification and Displacement in Creating Vibrant Communities
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tackling Gentrification and Displacement in Creating Vibrant Communities

Jobs, affordable housing and transportation are three pillars of providing opportunities and supporting human potential and well-being. As advocates for active transportation and connected mobility options, these pillars are essential to our work and it is important that we continue to explore ways they come together in developing healthy, active, and engaged communities. By doing so, we create opportunities for new jobs, economic vitality, and community cohesion. This webinar assumes a basic knowledge of issues related to walking and walkability.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Expand their knowledge of work being done promoting different forms of community development
  • Learn from those working to address some of these challenges and their views as to how their work intersects with walkability
  • Strategies for public, private, civic, and neighborhood leaders to work together to support these new patterns of growth in their communities
Tackling Gentrification and Displacement in Creating Vibrant Communities
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tackling Gentrification and Displacement in Creating Vibrant Communities

This webinar will discuss jobs, affordable housing and transportation, which are three pillars of providing opportunities and supporting human potential and well-being. America Walks is an advocate for active transportation and connected mobility options, which are pillars essential to their work. This event will explore the ways they come together in developing healthy, active, and engaged communities and create opportunities for new jobs, economic vitality, and community cohesion. This webinar assumes a basic knowledge of issues related to walking and walkability. 

Confronting Systemic Racism
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Confronting Systemic Racism @ Harvard Square | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

This 5-week course will focus on bridging a deep understanding of personal and structural racism into commitments and a solid plan to move forward. Participants will examine their experiential roles in the dynamics of systemic racism and find the next step in framing their roles in social justice movements. This course is geared to move beyond talking about racism and social oppression and set on finding ways to take action, whether in your own personal sphere or in your community.

All are welcome, but please note the course takes an explicit view that transforming both ourselves and our society to be racially just implicates a responsibility in white and privileged folks to engage in this work more robustly.

Nov
16
Thu
MA PTA’s 2nd Annual Health Summit
Nov 16 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
MA PTA's 2nd Annual Health Summit @ The Conference Center at Waltham Woods | Waltham | Massachusetts | United States

The Massachusetts PTA’s 2nd Annual Health Summit will discuss taking actions to keeping children, schools, families and communities healthy. The event aims to initiate robust, community-wide conversations on diversity and inclusion. A panel will focus on assuring that all people have the opportunity to be healthy and safe. Download the event flyers to learn more about the panel speakers!

Can We Talk? Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Can We Talk? Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing @ Roxbury Presbyterian Church  | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

This is a monthly series focused on learning about all the aspects of trauma and how we can connect with and claim healing wisdom. Current mental health understanding for trauma recovery will be presented along with how the healing process is essentially a spiritual one. Dinner will be provided and the evening will continue with a presentation and time for discussion and sharing. Child care is provided.

Nov
17
Fri
Implicit Bias Workshop: proven strategies for raising awareness and counteracting bias
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Implicit Bias Workshop: proven strategies for raising awareness and counteracting bias @ YW Boston Hotel 140 / Kuumba Library | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Implicit Bias Workshop: proven strategies for raising awareness and counteracting bias is co-sponsored by YW Boston and Boston Law Collaborative. This one-day interactive workshop will help participants have a deeper understanding of the implicit biases and specific strategies to manage them. The facilitators will lead interactive presentations and exercises to raise awareness about where biases come from, as well as discussion of stereotypes each of us has encountered in the way we are viewed by others. The workshop will focus on strategies for counteracting bias, with small-group discussions of each strategy and how they might be implemented in the workplace.

Workshop Faculty include: BLC Founder David Hoffman, BLC Senior Mediator & Institute Executive Director Audrey Lee & BLC Affiliate Matt ThompsonTo learn more about the program and faculty, click here.

English for Advancement Program
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
English for Advancement Program @ Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Attend the free program to help people improve their English and get a job presented by JVS. This is an opportunity for people who want to improve their English language skills, can attend weekly classes, and have a social security number.

Hidden Heroes and Sheroes Celebration
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hidden Heroes and Sheroes Celebration @ Great Hall | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The Hidden Heroes and Sheroes Celebration event will recognize individuals in the community who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and commitment to improving the quality of life in the neighborhood.

  • The 2017 awardees are:
  • Sandra Cotterell- Millennium Award
  • Stephanie Crawford-Civic Leadership Award
  • Jeffrey Alkins – Civic Leadership Award
  • Setrena Curry – Neighborhood Leadership Award
  • Gary Wilkins – Neighborhood Leadership Award
  • Rasheed Belus – Youth Leadership Award
  • Sayvion Jones –Youth Leadership Award

 

Email Organizer Contact to purchase tickets.

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Nov
18
Sat
The Essentials of Living and Aging Series
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Essentials of Living and Aging Series @ Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The NAACP Boston Branch, The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital will sponsor a free series of talks for the Boston community on aging. In addition to learning about the differences between normal aging memory loss and dementia, we will also present resources for caregivers, and discuss the simple things you can do now to prevent dementia.

Nov
20
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Nov 20 @ 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.

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