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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Dec
12
Tue
BACH 2017 Annual Meeting
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

BACH 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!
Jan
9
Tue
Webinar on Fostering Community Partnerships to Advance Health Equity
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Webinar on Fostering Community Partnerships to Advance Health Equity

Description

On the third webinar of the “Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments” series, we’ll discuss:

  • Why fostering community partnerships is key to advancing health equity
  • How Alameda County in California engages in social justice movements to advance health and racial equity
  • How Kansas City shares power and space with community organizers to change policy
  • How NACCHO is supporting building community alliances to advance equity
  • Resources to help your health department foster community partnerships to advance health equity

We recommend folks read the Alameda County and Kansas City case studies before the webinar.

Jan
18
Thu
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.

Jan
20
Sat
Local Housing Authority (LHA) Resident Board Member Training
Jan 20 all-day

This free two-day training is part of MKI’s Public Housing Training Program for residents of public housing. It is only open to residents who serve on the Board of their Local Housing Authority.

The training helps participants handle challenges unique to their particular role as both a resident and a Board Member. Participants learn about the role of the Board Member, take an in-depth look at budgets and capital improvement plans, and receive a free resource binder. They get a chance to network with each other to discuss experiences and share stories in order build confidence to perform their duties and contribute to a thriving Housing Authority.

Quotes from Past Participants and Stakeholders:

“This Resident Board Member Training was the best I ever took. I have been talking all types of classes for 25 years now. My resource binder is now my Bible for questions and answers.” – Phyllis May, Resident Board Member, Framingham Housing Authority

“I enjoyed this training immensely. The role-playing activities brought the examples home to us and aided us in understanding Board and resident issues. I would recommend this course to anyone who is a Resident Board Member.” – Susan Stanek, Resident Board Member, Ludlow Housing Authority

“I wanted to heap some well-deserved praise on the Mel King Institute’s Resident Board Member training. The Tenant Commissioner of the Halifax Board is a fine example of what the training can do. She is a confident, informed commissioner that brings great perspective and enthusiasm to every meeting. This example is ‘Proof of Concept’ that the program works!” – John McKeown, Executive Director, Halifax Housing Authority

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.

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

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

Jan
30
Tue
Enriching Your Understanding of the Experience of Aging
Jan 30 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm

Through interactive discussion and presentation, participants will come away with a better understanding of their own personal experience of aging and ageism and how that relates to the residents they serve. Expectations about aging will be discussed, both the normal challenges of aging and the problems that can be associated with aging faced by many older adults including dementia, mental illness, and social isolation. The workshop will offer practical strategies to support healthy aging and highlight positive aspects of aging, including the important role that community plays in awakening meaning and purpose during this important stage of life.

Feb
3
Sat
Public Housing Training
Feb 3 all-day

This free two-day training is part of MKI’s Public Housing Training Program for residents of public housing. It is only open to residents who serve on the Board of their Local Housing Authority.

The training helps participants handle challenges unique to their particular role as both a resident and a Board Member. Participants learn about the role of the Board Member, take an in-depth look at budgets and capital improvement plans, and receive a free resource binder. They get a chance to network with each other to discuss experiences and share stories in order build confidence to perform their duties and contribute to a thriving Housing Authority.

Quotes from Past Participants and Stakeholders:

“This Resident Board Member Training was the best I ever took. I have been talking all types of classes for 25 years now. My resource binder is now my Bible for questions and answers.” – Phyllis May, Resident Board Member, Framingham Housing Authority

“I enjoyed this training immensely. The role-playing activities brought the examples home to us and aided us in understanding Board and resident issues. I would recommend this course to anyone who is a Resident Board Member.” – Susan Stanek, Resident Board Member, Ludlow Housing Authority

“I wanted to heap some well-deserved praise on the Mel King Institute’s Resident Board Member training. The Tenant Commissioner of the Halifax Board is a fine example of what the training can do. She is a confident, informed commissioner that brings great perspective and enthusiasm to every meeting. This example is ‘Proof of Concept’ that the program works!” – John McKeown, Executive Director, Halifax Housing Authority

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