Tools for Preventing Sexual Harassment: Becoming Active Bystanders

Virtual Newton, MA

Join us for an engaging and educational training on how to create a safe environment by preventing sexual harassment before it happens. The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s expert trainer uses an evidence-based approach that emphasizes the power of bystanders to make change on an everyday basis.  Participants will leave with concrete tools and interventions they […]

Stepping Up to the Challenge of Advancing Racial and Economic Equity

Virtual Newton, MA

People of color face enormous inequities in education, health, wealth and employment opportunities. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion featuring Aixa Beauchamp, co-founder of the Latino Equity Fund, Miceal Chamberlain, managing director for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Markets, and Orlando Watkins, vice president for programs at the Boston Foundation as they discuss how their institutions are rising to meet […]

Unconscious Bias Training

Virtual Newton, MA

We all use our upbringing, values, and past experiences to filter daily interactions and to make sense of our surroundings and environment. This is normal human behavior. At times, the filter is at work consciously, but most of the time the filter is operating unconsciously. Do you prefer to hire people from your alma mater […]

Attracting International Businesses to our Region

Virtual Newton, MA

As the pandemic ends and new business activity begins, what can we do to make Greater Boston’s inner western suburbs attractive to more international companies? Join us for a conversation with three experts with insights into international business from three different nations as we explore what foreign employers look for when seeking a U.S. location. […]

Pop Ups Rising: The driving forces behind short-term retail activations

Virtual Newton, MA

Join our Real Estate Committee for a discussion with some of the area's top experts on the pop-up retail landscape. Our panelists will explore why pop-up shops are moving into the mainstream, what role they play in the retail life cycle and how developers, municipalities and businesses can all benefit from this evolution. Our Panelists: […]

COVID-19 Vaccine – Legal and Practical Implications

Virtual Newton, MA

As COVID-19 vaccines become widely available and business operating restrictions lift – what do you need to know as an employer? Join Joe Lazazzero, Associate at Littler Mendelson, PC for an overview on the legal and practical considerations to be aware of when re-opening your workplace and implementing an employee vaccine program. We’ll start with a quick […]

CAP Parenting to Prevent Child Assault Webinar

We know it can be hard for parents to start a conversation with their child about sexual assault. What can you say without frightening them? That’s why fewer than half of parents do. But, when parents play a role in empowering their child, children are less likely to become targets for abuse and are more […]

A conversation with State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg

Virtual Newton, MA

Join us for a conversation with Massachusetts’ State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. In a moderated Q & A we’ll discuss her key initiatives and priorities as the state looks towards recovery, with a specific focus on economic empowerment. Back in 2015 Goldberg established the Office of Economic Empowerment (at that time, the first of its kind […]

The Road Ahead: What’s next for our region’s businesses and nonprofits

Virtual Newton, MA

Join us for a presentation and discussion about opportunities and top concerns facing our region’s businesses and nonprofits as we look to rebuild our economy. We’ll begin by sharing the results of a recent chamber poll exploring how local business and nonprofits are feeling about the recovery and the issues they’re most worried about for […]

Focusing on Black Lives and Other Oppressed People Through Poetry

Virtual Newton, MA

Join Nate Marshall, writer, rapper and educator for a reading from his recent collection, Finna (2020). These poems consider the brevity and disposability of Black lives and other oppressed people in our current era of emboldened white supremacy, and the use of the Black vernacular in America’s vast reserve of racial and gendered epithets. Finna explores the erasure […]