MJE’s Trauma Training with Victor Santana

This past Wednesday, Mothers for Justice and Equality introduced a different approach to our usual Wednesday mornings. On May 16th we invited Victor Santana from Boston Public Health Commission to join us in teaching our participants about how to manage stress.trauma 4

Victor went above and beyond teaching women how self-care is important. He taught them techniques they can take in their own ...

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5th annual Mothers of Courage and Conviction Event – Congratulations Awardees

Congratulations to our Community Heroes!

At Mothers for Justice and Equality we would like you to join us to the event of the summer. Our  5th annual Mothers of Courage and Conviction event where we will commemorate our Community Heroes and celebrate their work in the community.  Moving pain into purpose by showing courage in the face of adversity. These individuals have accomplished so much in our Community it is only right we honor them with the ...

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Welcome to MJE Rotarians from Across the World

This Monday, Mothers for justice and Equality had the pleasure of meeting with Richard Dening one of Rotary’s student exchange students visiting organizations in Boston that are focused on Restorative justice. Richard, who is originally from Australia shared his story of how he came to Boston and his experience here thus far. He arrived bright and early and we received him with many warm welcomes. We talked with him about the history of violence in the Boston area and how ...

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Support Our Youth Gala Through Baked Goods

This month the youth at MJE have been working vigorously to gain support for their youth gala event coming up May 5th, 2017. This year Mothers for Justice and Equality wanted to bring something different to its youth program.

In 2017 the youth leadership program proposed its annual youth event to encompass “Beyond Your Community”. The goal, to motivate youths to seek and experience opportunities outside of their neighborhoods and communities. Our youth program consists of high school students ranging in ...

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You Matter Personal Leadership Training Graduation Ceremony March 2017

 

 

Last Wednesday at Mothers for Justice and Equality, we witnessed a beautiful ceremony, one that will be remembered for time to come.  The 2017 You Matter Graduation ceremony was heartfelt, inspiring and moving, to say the least. 11 women came into the You Matter program seeking haven, a place where they could encompass change where they weren’t put down or judged for past mistakes, troubles, or trauma experienced.  You can come into the office, ask ...

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Three Strikes, Who’s Out?

Mothers for Justice and Equality (MJE) is a group founded by women who have lost children to violence. Because of our unfortunate circumstances, we are in a unique position to comment on the “Three Strikes you’re out” bill under consideration by the legislature. This bill will profoundly and unfairly impact Black and Hispanic/Latino urban communities where poverty precludes retaining a good defense attorney and where judicial distrust hinders consideration of alternative approaches to non-violent crime. In fact, for ...

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