Live Healthy with Lupus | March 19

Please join in for an educational forum open to the entire lupus community. Physicians from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital will discuss prevention strategies, transitioning from adolescent to adult care, and updates on current lupus research and treatment. Information on support group services will be provided by Women of Courage. 

Where: Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center
950 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124

When: Saturday, March 19th, 2016 from 1:00-4:30pm


A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Sasha Fine by phone at 617-525-8785 or at

Haitian Community Forum with Mayor Marty Walsh | May 18

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You are cordially invited to join the Mayor of Boston Martin J. Walsh at a Haitian Community Forum! Topics to be discussed will include job opportunities and creation, training and business development, access to quality education, workforce development and vocational training, access to affordable housing and MUCH MORE! Come discuss how we can empower one another and improve the Haitian community's station in life. You're encouraged to bring a family member or a friend!


When: Monday, May 18th


Where:  Haitian Adult Day Health Center- Saint Belvi 

6 Frontenac Street, Dorchester

For more info: Contact Bernadette Adonis at (617)955-1988 or Oswald Neptune at (617)288-4155


Community Forum for Friend, Family, and Neighbor Caregivers | June 6

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The Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children (BTWIC) is hosting a community forum for family, friend, and neighbor caregivers at the UMass Boston Campus Center. Family, friend, and neighbor caregivers include grandparents, other relatives, and friends who regularly take care of children while parents work or attend school. 



When: Saturday, June 6th

8:45AM - 12:00PM

Where: UMass Boston Campus Center

Columbia Point, Dorchester

To register: or

For more info: call (617)425-0002


Forum on Social Capital and Health | May 8

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Social Capital Inc.(SCI)  is excited to announce an SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health. The forum will feature keynote speaker Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean of Boston University School of Public Health. Galea’s keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion on the links between social capital and health outcomes featuring local health practitioners, public officials, philanthropists, and community health advocates. Finally, over lunch, attendees will break into small groups to discuss ways to encourage and sustain a culture of health through increased social capital and collaboration.

The Forum is free but requires pre-registration


When: Friday, May 8th


Where: Boston University School of Public Health

715 Albany St, Boston

For more info: please contact SCI Forum committee coordinator, Jordan Caress:

To register:


Municipal Strategies for Financial Empowerment | March 22

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Join Mayor Marty Walsh, Seattle's Mayor Murray, and other mayors from all over the world! Listen to them discuss ways that municipality can help bridge the financial gaps between families in and out of poverty. 


When: Sunday, March 22nd


Where: UMass Boston

Campus Center

For more info: email

A Conversation With Mayor Marty Walsh | April 2

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Mayor Marty Walsh reflects on his first year in office with CNN correspondent John King.

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 one hour before the program begins.


When: Thursday, April 2nd


Where: JFK Presidential Library and Museum

Columbia Point


Open forum with Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz | March 24

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Share Your Questions/Comments/Concerns with Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz! This is your opportunity to reach out to Senator Chang-Diaz with any pressing issues or matters in your community!


When: Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 4pm

Where: Lilla Frederick Middle School Gymnasium

270 Columbia Road, Dorchester

For more information: contact Angela Kim Nhien Vo at (617) 722-1673 ex. 1680

Immigration Changes Forum | March 19

What does President Obama’s executive action on immigration mean for undocumented immigrants? What is the process for applying for a work permit and driver’s license for those who qualify? How can you assist undocumented clients? Come to this meeting and listen and learn about resources available!


When: Thursday, March 19th 


Where: Community Health Education Center

860 Harrison Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston

To RSVP:  Call 617-534-2432 org email

Transition Team Environment, Energy, Open Space Forum | January 7

Fill the room with Franklin Park advocates, Tuesday, Jan. 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, to let the Transition Team know how important Boston’s largest park is! What do you hope Mayor-elect Marty Walsh will do for the park? Think of ideas that fit into the categories of “Keep, Implement, Dream.”
Here are some ideas, what are yours?
Improved and re-paved paths
Tree maintenance
New picnic tables and park benches
A playground for children at the Shattuck Picnic Grove
Fitness equipment for exercise
Much-needed funding for the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park to sustain and expand the series
To better serve open space across the city, the Boston Park Advocates is promoting these ideas. See which ones would impact your use of Franklin Park and other greenspace in your neighborhood.

A Tribute to Mayor Menino | December 3

Tuesday December 3, Peter Meade, Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority; Brian McGrory, Editor of The Boston Globe; and Jack Beatty, WBUR's On Point commentator, pay tribute to outgoing Boston Mayor Tom Menino.
The forum will take place at the 
The John F. Kennedy Presidential
Library and Museum 
Columbia Point
                        Boston, MA 02125 
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 one hour before the program begins.
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