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2nd Annual World AIDS Day at the State House | Dec. 5

Representatives Carl Sciortino, Gloria Fox, and Sarah Peake invite you to the 2nd annual World AIDS Day at the State House (Nurses's Hall, Beacon St.) from 1-2PM on Wednesday. 

This year's commemoration is in honor of Youth Living with HIV/AIDS and supported by the 187th General Court, the LGBT and Black & Latino Caucuses, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and local AIDS Service Organizations.

For more information, contact Rep. Sciortino's office at ext. 8935, Rep. Fox’s at ext. 8230 or Rep. Peake’s at ext. 7649. >> Read More

Public Voice Project "TELL-EBRATION" | Dec. 10

Come celebrate with the Public Voice Project on Monday, December 10th at 6:30 PM at the Grove Hall Community Center (51 Geneva Ave, Dorchester).

The Public Voice Project, sponsored by the City Mission Society of Boston, provides storytelling and public speaking training for adults and teens. Participants receive hours of training from experienced storyteller Lani Peterson.  The "Tell-ebration" is their chance to share their new skills with family, friends, and CMS supporters.

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Out of School Time: Robotics | Dec. 17

Come on down to the Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library on Monday Dec. 17th for a two-hour robotic workshop.  Students in grades 6-8 will learn how to build a robotic bug. Led by Children’s Technology Workshop Boston. The class is FREE but registration is required. Class limited to 12 participants. To register call 617-436-8214 or email,

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One Voice | Dec. 4

"One Voice"  Tuesday, December 4th 6PM-8:30PM  ​ 

Girls' LEAP Office​​  (Event at St. Mark's Gym, in the same building)

197A Centre Street Dorchester, MA   

Join Girls' LEAP for a night of poetry & performance to raise awareness about violence against girls & women.  Sign & Support the "Voices of Teens & Young Women- A Bill of Rights by Girls' LEAP.  Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councillor At-Large, will be attending to show her  support for our efforts to prevent violence and to sign our Bill of Rights.

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Equity Forum 2012 | Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Equity Forum 2012: Time for Action! will provide a space for people of all races, classes, and levels of access to learn how to create just and sustainable opportunities for investments in low-income areas and communities of color. Come out and engage with fellow community members, policymakers, and organizers from across Massachusetts!

Friday, November 30th, 11-4pm
Saturday, December 1st, 9-4pm
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World AIDS Day | Dec. 1

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

For a full list of events happening in Boston go to:

Upham's Corner Health Center World AIDS Day Event | Nov. 29

Upham's Corner Health Center World AIDS Day Event

Date/Time: Thursday, November 29th, 2012 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Address: 415 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA

Contact: Charles "Poncho" Brown, 617-287-0786 x31

Clients and their families will be able to place the names of their loved one who've passed from HIV/AIDS and their wishes inside of helium ballons and release the balloons into the world. There will be food, information, and giveaways.

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Grove Hall Tree Lighting | Nov. 29

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and After Party

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 6:00p to 7:30p

Come see the Greater Grove Hall Main Street’s holiday tree lighting at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Blue Hill Ave. and Washington St.  Then walk down the hill to the library and celebrate the start of the holiday season. Refreshments will be provided.

More info.

TEDxRoxbury Women | Dec. 2

Sunday, Dec. 2nd | 5:00-7:00pm

NOTE: VENUE CHANGE Due to a passionate public response the event has been moved the event venue from Haley House Bakery Café to the University of Massachusetts Boston, Ryan Lounge in the McCormack building on the 3rd floor.

In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading, TEDxRoxburyWomen is a local, intimate event that brings people together to share a TED-like experience and to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group of people. TEDxRoxburyWomen will be celebrating "Big Ideas" by a diverse group of local women.

Free to attend but registration is required. Space is limited, so sign up quickly to ensure your participation in what promises to be a though provoking and entertaining evening. Registration is available at >> Read More

Sticks, Stones, & Words: a panel discussion at Fenway | Nov. 27

The Boundless series presents a panel discussion on how language affects various aspects of women’s lives. The discussion will focus on language’s damaging effects as well as its ability to heal and empower. Audience participation will be encouraged. Panelists include: Dr. Yvonne Gomez-Carrion—OB/GYN at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Ashley-Rose Salomon—spoken-word poet and mental wellness educator, and Amanda Villani—student of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Harvard University.

Refreshments will be served.

Questions: Please contact Ezekiel Adigun at (617)-927-6443 or >> Read More

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