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


Help dedicate the Urban Farming Institute’s new headquarters at the restored Fowler Clark Epstein Farm!
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The $3.7 million restoration of the 1786 Fowler Clark Epstein Farm is complete and we want to show it to you! Join a festive gathering of friends and neighbors as we dedicate the new complex and celebrate the re-activation of Mattapan’s oldest buildings.
5:00-6:00 p.m. Tours and Family Fun
6:00 p.m. Dedication Ceremonies
6:30 p.m. Community Photograph
Monday, June 25, 2018
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Fowler Clark Epstein Farm
487 Norfolk Avenue, Mattapan
Everyone is welcome to this FREE event!
Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar
Jun 26 – Jun 28 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 professionals, 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.

At the conclusion of the seminar, participants of this course are able to:
–Discuss key sexual health topics.
–Utilize interactive lessons for a variety of topics in sexuality education.
–Implement teaching strategies that address diverse learning styles and experiences.
–Answer questions related to sexuality in a non-judgmental, inclusive, and comprehensive manner.
–List 3 vetted resources for information on sexual health topics.
–Identify key elements of effective sexuality education.
–Define harm reduction theory as it relates to imparting information related to sexuality education.
–Describe the role of facts versus values, attitudes, and beliefs in teaching and learning about sexuality.

Focus On Prevention
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community benefit and healthy food: Massachusetts Roundtable
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please join us for the “Community benefit and healthy food: Massachusetts roundtable” on June 27, 2018, in Worcester, MARegister today. 
Across the country, hospitals are recognizing the vital link between healthy food access and population health, and they are putting their community benefit resources to work on solutions. Inspired by this growing commitment to community health, Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Health Care program conducted a national research project with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to explore how hospital investments are shaping the community food environment.   
This roundtable discussion will highlight our research, resources, and regional examples of best practice. The event will:
  • Introduce participants to the “Delivering community benefit: Healthy food playbook.”
  • Feature presentations from UMass Memorial Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Health Care, and Boston Medical Center about their unique approaches to understanding and addressing food access issues in their communities and their work with community partners.
  • Highlight changes in Massachusetts, with Ben Wood of the Massachusetts Dept. of Health and Elana Brochin of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, discussing updates to the state’s guidelines for community benefit and determination of need.
Lunch will be served directly following the meeting at 12 pm where you can continue networking with other community benefit professionals and community partners.
Register by June 20th!
Northeast Health Equity Consortium (NHEC) – First Annual Health Equity Summit
Jun 28 all-day
Beyond Diversity to Inclusion
Jun 28 @ 9:00 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.

Learning objectives:

  • A share of best practices on how to move from representation to the inclusion
  • Understand the role of implicit bias and impact on leadership, hiring, staffing and decision-making
  • Learn to have courageous conversations about race
  • The role of intentionality — orientation to an inclusive culture that is self-perpetuating through organizational systems, policies, and practices
Can We Talk? Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing
Jun 28 @ 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.

English for Advancement Program
Jun 29 @ 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.

English for Advancement Program
Jul 6 @ 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.

Immigrant Student Success Webminar
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Immigrant Student Success: Strategies and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators, a free, interactive, online workshop on July 10 and 11, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT, is for teachers,administrators, librarians and volunteers to promote the success of immigrant and refugee students through interactive webinars, group activities and live exercises with nationwide experts. We hope you will register for this free professional development opportunity or share it with your colleagues. Certificates of participation are available. Register for free here.
This is the seventh annual online workshop hosted by The Immigrant Learning Center’s Public Education Institute, and it will explore how to:
·         Integrate immigration into the curriculum;
·         Build relationships with immigrant students, families, and communities in perilous times;
·         Use storytelling to educate all students on immigration;
·         Empower both teachers and students;
·         Create more welcoming classrooms, and more.
Click here for more information and the list of presenters.

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