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Healed People, Heal People | June 25- August 13

June 25- August 13, 2013

Every Tuesdays 6-8pm

Healed People, Heal People

An 8-week summer writing journey for family and friend survivors of homicide victims.

Dorchester (exact location TBA to group)  

If you are interested, see this flyer.
RSVP by Friday, June 7th via email to

For any questions , contact Corina at 857-222-3554

Post-Walk Gathering: An Opportunity to Reflect and Process | June 5

Post-Walk Gathering: An Opportunity to Reflect and Process 
Participating in the Mother's Day Walk is a powerful experience and some first time walkers are struck by the difference between it and other more commercial charity walks they've participated in. Want to process this powerful experience with others who participated in this year's Walk? We'd love to spend some time with you!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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Free Community Gentle Yoga Classes | June 15

Saturdays, June 1, June 8, and June 15

9:45am- 10:45am 
Free Community Gentle Yoga Classes

Offered by The Justice Resource Institute

Where: The Peace Institute

1452 Dorchester Ave., 3rd Floor, Dorchester, MA 02122

With Nicki Mosley

*** All activities are optional and easily modified to accommodate different levels of ability and comfort***

To reserve a spot, please contact Deborah Levans;, 617-667-5658

Kroc Center Open House | May 30

The Kroc Center is hosting a Parent Information Night and Open House this THURSDAY, May 30th from 6-8. Learn about Summer Camp and other exciting programs this summer!

Memorial Celebration at the Jermaine Goffigan Peace and Healing Park | May 26th

Join the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation at the Jermaine Goffigan Peace and Healing Park, Sun 5/26, 2-6pm, to memorialize our youth lost to violence.

The mission of The Jermaine Goffigan Peace and Healing Park is to remember our children in the Boston community who have died before their time. The Park will provide a safe space to commemorate these lives through facilitating a community healing process.

ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshop | June 15

The watercolor painting workshops enable artists of all skill levels to create their own green-space inspired masterpiece. Learn how to capture Boston’s landscape with tips and techniques provided by local artists. Materials provided.
All ages are welcome from 12-2pm at Geneva Cliffs Urban Wild, Dorchester.

275 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA
This is a FREE event brought to you by Boston Parks and Recreation.
Sponsored by Bank of America.

Dorchester Descendants Celebration | June 21-22

The Dorchester Descendants 2013 Celebration Schedule:
Friday, June 21, 5-7 pm:  reception at The Commonwealth Museum Columbia Point, Hors d'oeuvres & soft drinks.
Saturday, June 22:
@ 10-11 am: Talk about midwifery at the William Clapp House, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester. By Patti Violette, Executive Director of the Shirley-Eustis House in Roxbury.
Participants experience how one learned the skills and abilities required to become a midwife (by identifying medicinal plants and preparing simple remedies).
@ 11:30 - 1:00 pm: Walking Tour to the Old Dorchester North Burying Ground, meet at the Blake House >> Read More

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Hometown Comfort | May 19

On May 19, 2013, join members of the community to take part in Hometown Comfort, a day for our community to honor victims and first responders by collecting needed blood for the Red Cross, raising money for The One Fund-Boston, and supporting one another with the embrace of a hometown.

IBEW Local 103 has generously donated the use of its facility at 256 Freeport Street, Dorchester, for this event. The Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. inside the hall. From noon to 4 p.m., in an outdoor event tent, there will be games, food, raffles, and other activities for adults and children. From 6-9 p.m., the tent will be converted for an evening of comfort food, live entertainment, and a live auction. >> Read More

Making Planning Processes Public | April 29th - May 5th

The "Making Planning Processes Public" pop-up exhibit aims to do just that, as Upham's Corner is slated for multiple types of investment and redevelopment. This interactive exhibit is another chance to put "creative placemaking" in the hands of community members and to use the skills and creativity of local artists to invite residents deeper into the planning processes.

For updated info:!/events/500310676689273/

Song for Peace @ Trinity Church | April 28

Song for Peace @ Trinity Church.

This Sunday at 3pm

Portion of the proceeds will benefit the Peace Institute. Please share widely!

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