LOWELL WOMEN'S WEEK BREAKFAST
On March 2, we started off our morning by celebrating 25 Years of Lowell Women's Week at Lenzi's! We had a great breakfast among Lowell's most inspiring and influential women who empower our community every day. Congratulations to all of the "Because of Her" Award Recipients, thank you for all that you do for Lowell. And a special shout out to our Community Impact Manager, Masada Jones, who was the best emcee!
WOMEN OF COLOR OPEN MIC
This is just one of the amazing events going on in Lowell this March. Hosted by our Community Impact Manager, Masada Jones, this open mic is an opportunity for women of color to come together and share their stories! Performers may bring their words, songs, stories, and wholeness. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Masada Jones, 978-452-7721 or [email protected] Masada Jones is Founder and Executive Director of The Kindred Project, an organization creating visible community with Black people in Lowell. She is the co-founder of Free Verse! A group focused on enriching the lives of young people by fostering their love of poetry and performance. Masada is a Lowell native dedicated to investing in her people and community. Becoming Broken, her first full-length collection of poetry was released March 2016.
SAVE THE DATE: TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
Take Back the Night is an event for our community to join together against sexual violence. It is an annual event where we rally at Lowell City Hall and march to UMass Lowell's University Crossing. This event also includes an open mic for survivors after the march. To be a part of the planning committee or to volunteer email [email protected]
WELCOME NEW HEALINGCORPS ADVOCATES!
Congratulations to our brand new HealingCorps Advocates!!! This group (and two other folks not pictured) completed our 40 hour Rape Crisis Counselor training and now will be supporting survivors via hotline and at the hospital. We are so excited and lucky to have you on our team! If you are interested in completing this training and becoming a HealingCorps volunteer, please email Marta at [email protected]
The Brotherhood of Strength is a dedicated and passionate group of men in the Greater Lowell community that work towards encouraging healthy masculinity, providing mentorship, and empowering other men and boys to become active in their communities. This year, the Brotherhood of Strength is looking to mentor young men ages 19-24 from the Lowell community. The idea is to give young men the opportunity to participate in trainings focused on masculinity through our Youth Leadership Corps program and to receive 1 on 1 mentorship with a Brotherhood of Strength member that will help young men with job and college readiness.
CONGRATULATIONS BUZZ4SAFETY GRADUATES!
On February 20, The Brotherhood of Strength held its first graduation from the Buzz4Safety Program at Billy's Barbershop. We are excited to bring on the barbers and graduating members to co-facilitate the next group of barbers which will consist of trainings, community events, and circle up discussions to deepen the learning. The Buzz4Safety campaign focuses on training barbers to facilitate conversations about masculinity and gender roles.