Building a Better World:Empowering Women and Girls | Dec 16

Join Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli, co-authors of Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose, as they discuss how some of the world's most inspiring women are using economic power to create success, meaning, and a better world. Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times, moderates.

When:  Wednesday, December 16, 2015 6:00pm-7:30pm

Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125 - (617) 514-1600

All forums are free and open to the public. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open approximately one hour before the program begins.

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Girlz Roll | June 14

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GIRLS ONLY! You're invited to the Girlz Roll community bike ride! They'll bike to Pope John Paul II Park on the Neponset River Trail, learn about the benefits of biking, and make new friends. Bring a snack to share with others! Boys and families are welcomed!


When: Sunday, June 14th


Where: Meet at Mattapan Station Parking Lot

Blue Hill Ave at Cummins Highway

For more info/to RSVP: Contact Shavel'le at mattapanonwheels@gmail.com or call (617)433-7050


8th Annual Women's Conference | April 17

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You are invited to the  8th Annual Women’s Conference! The Annual Women’s Conference started 8 years ago organized by The Network for Women in Solidarity and have created a community where local and international women can share strategies, inspiration, and learn how to overcome challenges regarding: education, health disparities, worker’s rights, economic development and activism in our community.
When: Friday, April 17th
Where: Massachusetts State House, Great Hall-2nd Floor

Participation: $25.00 and $20.00 low income families, students, and seniors.  If you mail it out by April 10 will qualify to participate in a free raffle during the event.

For more info: call (857)719-9055 or (617)524-4029


Women in World Jazz | April 30

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Women in World Jazz performs an interactive musical concert in celebration of El Día de los Niños, an annual celebration of children and reading for families of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Audiences enjoy a taste of different cultures from around the globe, such as Cape Verde’s Coladeira and Brazil’s Samba.


When: Thursday, April 30th


Where: Uphams Corner Branch of BPL

500 Columbia Road, Dorchester

For more info: call Uphams Corner branch at 617-265-0139

Women & Girls Leadership Cohort Kick Off Retreat | Dec 20


DOVE's Neighborhood Organizing Program in Fields Corner is creating a Women & Girls Leadership Cohort to engage in deeper conversation and practice on how we value women and girls and what we can do collectively to bring about positive change. If you are interested in participating in this project, please join us!

Friends & family are welcome! Pajamas encouraged! 
Just R.S.V.P. so we have an idea how many participants will be attending! 
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided! Free! Space is limited. 

Where:  ADSL, 1565 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122

When:  Saturday, December 20th

Time:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact: Heather & Danielle to R.S.V.P. and for more details
Phone: (617) 0312-0562    Email: Heather.Dabreu@dovema.org


Healthworks Community Fitness Annual Coat Drive

Healthworks Community Fitness Coat Ddrive

Healthworks Community Fitness hosts our Annual coat Drive on Thursday, December 11th. Women, children and men in need of coats are welcome!

We have two distribution sessions: 

Morning distribution: 10:30am-1pm

Evening distribution: 5:30pm-8pm



Healthworks Community Fitness at Codman site

450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

Phone: 617-825-2800


If you would like to donate coats you may drop them off at HCF Codman through Wednesday (11/10)



Celebrating Economic Independence | April 9


On Wednesday, April 9 Crittenton Women's Union (CWU) will host Live! Work! Thrive! a night to celebrate economic independence within women. This event will take place at the JFK Library located at Columbia Point in Boston beginning at 6 pm. 

The gala celebrates another year of groundbreaking work to find and implement cutting edge anti-poverty approaches that help women on a journey to economic independence. CWU, a Boston based nonprofits assists low income women and their families lift themselves out of poverty. 

For more information about this event, contact Ethel Shepard at eshepard@liveworkthrive.org or by phone at 617-259-2962.

Defensive Aids in Situations of Help | January 22

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins is empowering women* to protect themselves, and each other through DASH ( Defensive Aids in Situations of Help).
D.A.S.H. is a free self-defense training seminar for women who seek a greater sense of security and confidence.
The seminar will be held  Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:30-8:30pm at the Grove Hall Community Center (51 Geneva Ave in Dorchester, Ma 02121).
For more info, contact Zakiyyah Sutton at 617-704-6656 or zsutton@scsdma.org
*Open to women ages 18 and up
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins ● 200 Nashua Street, Boston, Ma 02114

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 www.tedxroxburywomen.com. >> 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 eadigun@fenwayhealth.org >> Read More

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