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Haiti Movie Awards, Nov. 20

MPAH Movie Award

Motion Picture Association of Haiti, Inc. presents the 2011 MPAH Movie Awards, to encourage and honor Haitian filmmakers at home and abroad. The Awards will take place on November 20, 2011, at UMass Boston (100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA.) from 5:30 p.m. on.  In addition to recognized high-achieving films and their creators, the event will feature a series of special awards, including one for humanitarian figures that gave themselves to the cause of Haiti and the earthquake aftermath. Humanitarian Award recipients are Governor Deval Patrick, State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry and actor Jimmy Jean Louis.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $50 at the door.  To learn more, visit or call (617)848-9017. Purchase tickets online at for only $25 before October 1st, 2011.

"Building Bridges to Business," Aug. 10

On Wednesday, August 10, 2011, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., The Boston, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Black MBA Association’s Leaders of Tomorrow® (LOT), will host its first annual “Building Bridges to Business” reception at the UMass Club (225 Franklin Street, Floor 33) in Boston. Consider supporting this annual fundraising event by becoming a sponsor or attending.

Matthew K. Thompson, Executive Pastor at the Jubilee Christian Church, will give the keynote speech. Carole Copeland Thomas, Co-founder of LOT, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Special invited guests include Governor Deval Patrick and Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson. For more information viist, join the Ning Community, or email >> Read More

IDEAS Boston, Oct. 20

Ideas BostonRegistration is now open for IDEAS Boston 2011! Join Moderator Tom Ashbrook, host of National Public Radio’s On Point, and some of the region’s most cutting-edge thinkers at this unique one-day conference on Thursday, October 20, 2011. Sixteen innovators from the fields of science, arts, medicine, technology, law, economics, and more each present their "big idea" in a fast-paced format that includes time for networking, artistic breaks, lunch, and a gala reception. Conference takes place at University of Massachusetts Boston.

For more information, including a list of speakers, and to register, go to the IDEAS Boston website or call 617-287-5313. >> Read More

UMass Boston National Night Out, Aug. 2

Celebrate National Night Out 2011 on Tuesday, August 2! From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., enjoy kids' activites, food and entertainment at UMass Boston during a fun event presented by Mayor Menino, Commissioner Edward Davis, and the BPD Neighborhood watch unit. Shuttles are available from JFK/UMass on the red line as well as from all BPD district stations. National Night Out for Boston is a citywide celebration that cultivates and strengthens partnerships between the community, youth, police, city agencies and community-based organizations. The event also acknowledges the contributions that Neighborhood Watch groups make to Boston's safety and the eve fosters community participation. 

Community Forum on Opiate Drug Use, Jun. 22

Partnership at DrugFree.orgRepresentative Marty Walsh, Representative Nick Collins, a Partnership for a Drug free America and UMass Boston are cosponsoring "A Time to Act," a community forum addressing the rampant opiate drug use in the Dorchester area. This forum is aimed at "Educating the Educator." The Partnership has found that Dorchester and South Boston have been hardest hit with drug addiction of opiate drugs. Most parents don’t recognize the signs or think their child is old enough to experiment. "A Time to Act" seeks to teach parents, family members, mentors, and educators to recognize some common signs to look for and to know how to respond. It also will offer resources for people who are already dealing with drug problems. 

This free event takes place in the Ryan Lounge at UMass Boston, on Wednesday, June 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Parking will be validated (free) and there is also shuttle service from UMass/JFK Station to the campus for convenience. With questions, please contact Pamela Carver, Office of Rep. Walsh, at (617)722.2020, or Ellen McDonough, Office of Rep. Collins, at (617)722.2080. RSVP's encouraged.

"Dorchester: A Compendium" Book Signing, May 19, Jun. 9, Jun. 21

A few miles south of Boston, along the Neponset River, the small town of Dorchester grew from an industrial center into a thriving and inclusive neighborhood... Learn about the history of Dorchester and its growth and change as a community! A lecture and book signing for the new book by Anthony M. Sammarco, Dorchester: A Compendium, will be held on Thursday, May 19th at 5:30 p.m. at the Healey Library, University of Massachusetts, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA. For more information call (617) 287-5944.

This event is sponsored by the Archives and Special Collections at the University of Massachusetts. Images used in this new book are from their collection. >> Read More

Strengthening Families Award Dinner, Jun. 22

Awards DinnerChildren’s Services of Roxbury will host its 2nd Annual Fundraiser, Strengthening Families Awards Dinner, on June 22 at UMass Boston, 5:30 p.m. The dinner will feature keynote speaker Divisional Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreens, Steve Pemberton, one of the nation’s leaders on issues of diversity and inclusion, and will honor outstanding individuals in recognition of their accomplishments and contributions to strengthening family ties. Location: UMass Boston, Campus Center Ballroom 3rd Floor 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston >> Read More

Placemaking in Action - Great Neighborhoods Summit, Jun. 23

MA Smart Growth AllianceJoin the MA Smart Growth Alliance for the "Placemaking in Action - Great Neighborhoods Summit," a gathering of leaders who are building vibrant, welcoming, healthy, and affordable neighborhoods. Registration is open and free! Event takes place on June 23, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA. The summit features a keynote address by Fred Kent, Founder and President, Project for Public Spaces. Other featured speakers include: Governor Deval Patrick (invited); Mayor Thomas M. Menino; Richard Walker, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Melinda Marble, Barr Foundation; George McCarthy, Ford Foundation.

Visit to register. 

Project Labor Agreement Forum, May 18

A UMass Boston construction update: on Wednesday, May 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., UMass Boston will host an important meeting on how construction will be conducted on campus in the coming years. The meeting, in the Ryan Lounge, third floor, McCormack Hall, is open to the public and the campus community. For more information about construction at UMass Boston, please visit the construction website, email, or call 617.287.4000. >> Read More

ABCs of Clinical Research: An Educational Fair, May 21

Horizon CenterJoin your neighbors, community groups and local health care researchers to talk about how new medications and treatments are developed. Learn how to be informed about your options in medical treatment and ways to advocate for your health care needs. Information tables will provide additional resources on cancer, HIV, diabetes, and HPV. Free giveaways! Free breakfast and lunch provided! Please RSVP to Jennifer Opp at (617)432-1736 or Chioma Nnaji at (617) 595-6888.

Saturday, May 21, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Great Hall at Codman Square, 6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester >> Read More

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