Events

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month Opening Ceremony

Time:  10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:  Boston City Council, Curley Room 5th Floor Boston City Hall
City Councilor Mike Ross, Chair of the City Council Public Safety Committee invites you to the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute's 13th annual Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month to celebrate and recognize the amazing work taking place on behalf of survivors of homicide victims across the City of Boston and Massachusetts.  The event will feature leaders who are striving towards improving victim services and reducing violence as well as survivors who are transforming their pain and anger into power and action.

Contact Name: Michelle Snyder, Councilor Ross’ Office
Contact Phone: 617-635-4225
Contact Email: michelle.snyder@cityofboston.gov
Event Sponsor:  City Councilor Mike Ross
 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Peace From Within Training

Time:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location:  Plymouth County House of Corrections

Inmates in the Violence Prevention Unit at Plymouth County House of Corrections are participating in a voluntary 4 weeks training called Peace From Writhing :A persona Journey towards inner healing and peace.

Contact Name: Rachel Fazzino, Director of Training and Education
Contact Phone: 617-825-1917
Contact Email: rachel@ldbpeaceinstitute.org
Event Sponsor:  The Peace Institute and the Plymouth County Jail

Friday, November 22, 2013
Prayer Vigil for Ahmir Prince Ariel Lee

Time:  4:00 PM

Location:  Lion of Juda, 62-68 Northampton St., Boston

November 22nd will mark the 3 months since my son was murdered in Downtown Boston on Boylston St. Since this has happened, I see the numbers of shootings and murders of young people in our community of Boston. Let us come together and come against this murdering, violent spirit that is feeding itself from the blood of our children, young people. Let us seek God for strength, focus, and to change this epidemic that exists in our community.

Contact Name: Patti Lee
Contact Phone: 8572212564
Contact Email: Pattilica@gmail.com
Event Sponsor:  Lion of Juda

 

Saturday, November 23, 2014
Celebrating Families in our Community

Location: 301 Harvard St. Dorchester, MA 02124

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Thanksgiving Dinner for displaced families at the Brookview House

Contact Name: Priscilla Flint
Contact Phone: 617 651-5535
Contact Email:  pflint@mothersforjusticeandequality.org
Event Sponsor: Mothers For Justice and Equality

Sunday, November 24, 2013
Pre-Thanksgiving Community Dinner for Peace

Time: 3:00 PM
Location:  Boys and Girls Club, Blue Hill Club, 15 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester, MA

Greater Love Tabernacle Church, in conjunction with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, announces our second Pre-Thanksgiving Community on Sunday November 24, 2013 at the Boys and Girls Club, Blue Hill Club.  We are supporting the survivors of victims of violence by providing an afternoon of fellowship, love, entertainment and good food.  
Contact Name:  Charlotte James

Contact Phone:  617-775-7435 or 617-740-9482
Contact Email:  Blackcat5703@msn.com
Event Sponsors:  Greater Love Tabernacle and the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Peace From Within Training

Time:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location:  Plymouth County House of Corrections

Description:  Inmates in the Violence Prevention Unit at Plymouth County House of Corrections are participating in a 4 weeks training of persona Journey towards inner peace.

Contact Name: Rachel Fazzino, Director of Training and Education
Contact Phone: 617-825-1917
Contact Email: rachel@ldbpeaceinstitute.org
Event Sponsor:  The Peace Institute and the Plymouth County Jail

Friday, November 29, 2013
Hearts of Remembrance Celebration

Time:  7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:  People's Baptist Church, 134 Camden Street in Roxbury

In Honor and Remembrance of Our Loved Ones ... Come Together and Encourage, Comfort, Love, Empower, Inspire and Pray for Another. There will be Live Music, Speakers, Dance and Food.

Contact Name: Clarissa Turner
Contact Phone: 781-964-1184
Contact Email:  Legacyliveson@gmail.com
Event Sponsors: Legacy Lives On and the People's Baptist Church Youth Ministry

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Survivors Leadership Academy Series

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: The Peace Institute, 1452 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 3rd Floor

Event Sponsor(s): The Peace Institute

Contact Phone: 617-825-1917

 

Thursday, December 5, 2013 (Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month through March 20, 2014) 
Life After Women’s Group

Location: 4560 Washington Street, Suite 316, Roslindale, MA

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Exclusively for women who have lost a loved one to homicide

Let us learn to trust and talk together! *All participants must agree to a short interview with the facilitator

Contact Name: Mary Franklin
Contact Phone: 857-600-1623
Contact Email:  melvinsmission@gmail.com
Event Sponsor: Melvin’s Mission-Supporting Women Survivors of Homicide

Saturday, December 7
Home for the Holidays/Sweets for Peace Bake Sale at WWMI Event's Holiday  Bazaar/Festival in the City

Time:  10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location:  Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center

The Peace Collaborative will host an Upscale Bake Sale of Baked Goods, Gourmet Coffee and other gifts to celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, 3 Kings and Chinese New Years. All proceeds will benefit the 2014 Got Peace? Basketball Tournament. If you liked 100 Slices, you’ll LOVE Home for the Holidays!

Contact Name: Cindy Diggs
Contact Phone: 617 230 0291
Contact Email: mscindydiggs@gmail.com
Event Sponsor: The Peace Collaborative
 

Monday, December 9
Exploring the Relationship between Homicide Bereavement and Employment

Time: 10am-11:30am

Location:  Simmons College School of Social Work, 3rd floor, 1 Palace Rd

Exploring the Relationship between Homicide Bereavement and Employment: Homicide Survivors Describe the Meaning, Value, and Challenges of Working Following Traumatic Loss, presented by Denise Hildreth, MSW, Simmons College School of Social Work and  Tina Chery, President, The Peace Institute. Presentation will focus on preliminary findings of a research study focusing on the needs and challenges of homicide survivors who were working at the time of their family member's death

Contact Name: Denise Hildreth
Contact Phone: 617-521-3973
Contact Email: denise.hildreth@simmons.edu
Event Sponsor:  Simmons College Center for Applied and Community Research

 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Survivors Leadership Academy Series

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: The Peace Institute, 1452 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 3rd Floor

Event Sponsor(s): The Peace Institute

Contact Phone: 617-825-1917

 

Wednesday, December 11
Holiday Wreath-making

Time:  6-8pm

Location:  Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, 1452 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester

Spend an evening exploring your creative side.  We will supply all you need to create a holiday wreath or keepsake for your loved one.  

Registration requested:  call Cynthia at 617-667-3227

Contact Name:   Cynthia Kennedy
Contact Phone:   617-667-3227
Contact Email:  ckenned2@bidmc.harvard.edu

Event Sponsor(s):  The Homicide Support Services Project:  a collaborative project of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Bowdoin Street Health Center and the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.

Saturday, December 14, 2013
Annual Mass for Murdered Children

Location: St. Patrick’s Church, 400 Dudley Street in Roxbury

Time: 9:00 AM

All are welcomed to attend the Annual Mass for Murdered Children held at St. Patrick’s Church with enter from Dudley St. and Dunmore St. We encourage everyone to bring a photo of their son/daughter which will be placed in the Sanctuary. There will also be a reception to follow in the Church Hall.

Contact Name: Father Waldron
Contact Phone: 617-445-7645
Contact Email:  stpatrickrox@comcast.net
Event Sponsors: St. Patrick’s Parish

Saturday, December 14, 2013
Boston Remembers Newtown

Location: Boston Common, Parkman Bandstand

Time: 1:30 to 4:30

Moms Demand Action Commemorative Service followed by MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence speakers and walk down Boylston Street for a vigil and service at First Church Boston at 66 Marlborough Street

Contact Name: Ellie Miller
Contact Phone: 857-277-0822
Contact Email:  CAGV@firstchurchboston.org
Event Sponsor: MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence

 

Saturday, December 14, 2013
14th Annual Christmas with Bobby

Due to the recent losses in the Mendes family, they will host a private event for their family to come together to honor those they have lost. 

Contact Name: Isaura Mendes

 

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Survivors of Homicide Sunday Service and Dinner

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm (Service)

Location:  Morning Star Baptist Church, 1257 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA

Worship Service dedicated to the Survivors of Homicide Victims.  Dinner for all attendees provided immediately following the service.

Primary Contact Name: Marilynda Whitney
Primary Contact Phone: 857-251-1627
Additional Contact Name:  Debra Jones
Additional Contact Phone:  617-669-7530
Contact Email: marilynda4@yahoo.com
Event Sponsor: Morning Star Baptist Church Survivors of Homicide Ministry

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Community Candle Lighting

Time:  6:00 to 7:00 PM

Location:  Wediko Children’s Services Boston Office, 72 E. Dedham Street, Boston

We recognize that the holiday season can be difficult when remembering a loss. We invite you to come and share about those you are remembering. The evening will include readings, ritual, a community project, and refreshments. Participants will also have the opportunity to take home a candle to keep through the holiday season.

PLEASE RSVP so that we can plan for the number of people who will be attending

Contact Name: Kate Tetuan
Contact Phone: 617-292-9200
Contact Email: ktetuan@wediko.org
Event Sponsor:  Wediko Children’s Services

 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
5th BPD Annual Survivors of Homicide Victims Holiday Event

Time: 5pm-8pm
Commissioners William Evans & the Boston Police Homicide Unit cordially invite Surviving Families of Homicide Victims to our "5th BPD Annual Survivors of Homicide Victims Holiday Event".
Location: Boston Police Headquarters
Seating Limited: Please RSVP Victim-Witness Resource Officers: PO Marivelle Crespo or PO Zandrina Townsend @ 617.343.4470 by December 13, 201

Thursday, December 19th
SHVAM 2013 Closing Ceremony

Hands of Peace Across Massachusetts: Politics, Prayer, Prisons, Purpose, and PEACE.

11:00am

State House: Hall of Flags

Join State Representative Carlos Henriquez and State Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry for any part of this journey toward peace with seven basic principles:   Love    Unity    Faith    Hope    Courage    Justice    Forgiveness. 

 

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Christmas Party for Children of Homicide Victims

Time:  6:00 to 8:30 PM

Location:  Morning Star Baptist Church, 1257 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA

Gifts, Food, and Games for the children ages 0 to 14 years of age

Primary Contact Name: Marilynda Whitney
Primary Contact Phone: 857-251-1627
Additional Contact Name:  Debra Jones
Additional Contact Phone:  617-669-7530
Contact Email: marilynda4@yahoo.com
Event Sponsor: Morning Star Baptist Church

Friday, December 20, 2013
We love the kids Holiday Celebration & Gift give-a-way for kids and teens

5pm-9pm, Free
Activities, arts & crafts, face painting, music, food and gifts for all kids.
More info: Welovethekids617.eventbrite.com
Contact email: S4mxmas@gmail.com
Sponsored by: Score4more, Inc.

Saturday, December 21, 2013
Celebrating Families in our Community

Location: 301 Harvard St. Dorchester, MA 02124

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Description: Christmas Dinner for displaced families at the Brookview House

Contact Name: Priscilla Flint
Contact Phone: 617 651-5535
Contact Email:  pflint@mothersforjusticeandequality.org
Event Sponsor: Mothers For Justice and Equality

 

Post-Survivors’ Month Events: January 2014

8 Week Day Program for Women Survivors of Homicide.

Time:  10:00am - 1:00pm

Location:  Location: 4560 Washington Street, Suite 316, Roslindale, MA

Description:  To rebuild self-esteem as well as mind, body, and spiritual wellness for women struggling with the impacts of surviving the homicide of a loved one. 

Our goal:  To introduce tools that will support and rejuvenate women during and after completion by creating “A Purpose for the Pain Project” that will benefit themselves and other WSOH.

Contact Name: Mary Franklin
Contact Phone: 857-600-1623
Contact Email:  melvinsmission@gmail.com.
Event Sponsors: Melvin’s Mission-Supporting Women Survivors of Homicide

2nd Session will start:  Monday, January 13, 2014 (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)