Social Issue Talk Series begins March 2

Hear from social issue area experts on the most pressing issues in greater Boston
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This Spring, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will continue our annual Social Issue Talk Series. We will hold eight free educational events across the city where funders and community leaders can hear from leading experts in our social impact community and our 2020 Social Innovators about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields. The series begins in March and will continue until early April.


Supporting Student Success Through Authentic Family Engagement
Track Partner: Wellington Management Foundation 
Monday, March 2, 8:30-10:00 am at Holland & Knight LLP

  • Guest Speaker: Karen L. Mapp, EdD, Senior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Director of the Education Policy and Management Master's Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE)
  • Featured Innovator: The 1647, Inc.

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Advancing the Whole Picture of Child Health: Centering Equity & Collaboration  ​
Track Partner: Inspire Boston Funder Collaborative 
Tuesday, March 3, 8:30-10:00 am at Holland & Knight LLP

  • Guest Speaker: Megan Sandel, MD MPH, Co-Director, GROW Clinic, Boston Medical Center
  • Featured Innovator: Vital Village Network

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Arts & Social Justice: Youth Led Creations. Youth Led Change.
Track Partner: JAKET Foundation 
Thursday, March 5, 12:00-1:30 pm at Cooley LLP

  • Guest Speaker: Maria Garcia, Senior Editor, The ARTery, WBUR
  • Featured Innovator: Elevated Thought 

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Social Capital: Who has it, why do we need it, and how do we build it?
Track Partner: MassMutual Foundation 
Tuesday, March 17, 12:00-1:30 pm at Nixon Peabody LLP

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Revitalizing Communities Through Historic Restoration
Track Partner: Schrafft Charitable Trust 
Friday, March 20, 12:00-1:30 pm at Nixon Peabody LLP

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Empowering Youth Through Arts Engagement
Track Partner: JAKET Foundation 
Tuesday, March 24, 12:00-1:30 pm at Nutter 

  • Guest Speaker: David C. Howse, Senior Associate Vice President, Emerson College and Executive Director, ArtsEmerson
  • Featured Innovator: OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center

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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic 
Track Partner: Boston Open Impact
Tuesday, March 31, 12:00-1:30 pm at Nutter

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Promoting Physical Activity for Youth with Disabilities
Track Partner: Edith M. Ashley Fund at the Boston Foundation 
Wednesday, April 1, 12:00-1:30 pm at The Boston Foundation 

  • Guest Speaker: Mary Dubon, MD, Attending Physician, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and Attending Physician, Sports Medicine Division, Boston Children's Hospital 
  • Featured Innovator: Adaptive Sports New England 

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If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about SIF, please contact us at rsvp@socialinnovationforum.org or 617.492.2305.

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