March Social Issue Talk Series

March Social Issue Talk Series

This March, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will hold eight free, educational events across the city as a part of our annual March Social Issue Talk Series where funders and community leaders can hear from leading experts and our 2018 Social Innovators about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields.

Social Issue Talk Series



Breaking the Cycle of Youth Incarceration by Increasing Equitable and Appropriate Policing
Track Partner: Stifler Family Foundation
Thursday, March 1
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
at District Hall
 
  • Panel: Leonard DiPietro, Deputy Superintendent, Cambridge Police Department, and Dr. Richard Dudley, MD, Private practice psychiatrist
  • Facilitated by: Representative James Cantwell, MA State Legislature
  • Featured Innovator: Strategies for Youth

Learn more here.



Investing in the Grassroots to Achieve Environmental and Social Justice
Track Partner: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Tuesday, March 6
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
at Foley & Lardner LLP
 
  • Guest Speaker: Mariella Puerto, Co-Director of Climate, Barr Foundation
  • Featured Innovator: GreenRoots

Learn more here


Building an Inclusive Society for Young People with Disabilities
Track Partner: Liberty Mutual Insurance
Thursday, March 15
8:30 am - 10:00 am
at Liberty Mutual Insurance (*new location*)

Learn more here


Advancing Education in New Bedford
Track Partner: Schrafft Charitable Trust
Tuesday, March 20
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Reynders McVeigh Capital Management LLC

Learn more here



Eviction Prevention: A Model for Homelessness in Massachusetts
Track Partner: Highland Street Foundation
Thursday, March 22
8:30 am - 10:00 am
at Cooley LLP 
 

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Healthy Father, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities: Addressing Father Absenteeism as a Public Health Matter
Track Partner: Boston Open Impact
Tuesday, March 27
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
at Brown Rudnick LLP 
 
  • Guest Speaker: Monica Valdes Lupi, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission
  • Featured Innovator: Fathers' Uplift

Learn more here



Financial Education as a Building Block for Success
Track Partner: MassMutual Foundation
Thursday, March 29
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
at Fiduciary Trust
 
  • Guest Speaker: Alayna Van Tassel, Deputy Treasurer, Executive Director of the Office of Economic Empowerment, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Featured Innovator: ACT Lawrence

Learn more here.



Assuring Access to Justice for Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers
Track Partner: Immigrant and Refugee Funding Collaborative

Details to be confirmed. Check back soon for more information.