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The Boston Women’s Fund is pleased to announce our first Getting Proximate Conversation Series event of 2024 — "Healing Our Legacies Of Generational Trauma" with Dr. Jennifer Mullan Psy.D., founder of Decolonizing Therapy and renowned psychologist, author, scholar-activist, international public speaker, and facilitator.


We know that mental health is a vital component of building a liberated future for women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals. As we continue our 40th-anniversary programming, the Boston Women’s Fund invites you to embark on a journey to make sense of the psychological, emotional, and societal pain that impacts our communities and often eludes our understanding. Unlock the doors to healing by delving into the profound exploration of historical and transgenerational trauma at our next Getting Proximate event with renowned psychologist, author, scholar-activist, international public speaker, and facilitator, Dr. Jennifer Mullan, founder of Decolonizing Therapy

Often, the systems that grassroots leaders and people of color are pushing back against are the very systems that impact their day-to-day lives in significant ways. Bearing this weight can take an extraordinary toll. Join us as Dr. Mullan helps us pave the way for collective healing and liberation.

Sponsored by United Way of Massachusetts Bay, this free workshop will encompass a range of formal educational components, including reeducation, storytelling, the practice of ancestral reverence, accessible exercises, as well as structured writing/drawing and tapping exercises.

*Because of the interactive and sensitive nature of this workshop, capacity will be limited. If you're interested, secure your spot, and sign up today!


Monday, May 13, 2024

6:00pm - 7:30pm ET

On Zoom


Thank you to our sponsor, United Way of Massachusetts Bay!

We are excited to announce that The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund (NCF) is joining as a collaborator on our upcoming event, “Where Do We Go From Here? A Reproductive Justice Symposium”! 

Improving maternal health equity isn’t solely about mothers and birthing people — making lasting strides in this movement will require all of us. NCF will facilitate a panel on our collective responsibility to participate in conversations about maternal health. Focusing on how to engage audiences besides mothers in conversations about maternal health, NCF grantees will discuss their work and a series of conversation guides created in partnership with community organizations and Mass General Brigham to guide these critical dialogues.

About NCF

NCF was founded in 2020 by nineteen Black and Brown executives devoted to dismantling systemic racism in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Just this year, NCF announced their fourth cycle of investment in nonprofits serving Black and Latino communities, bringing the total to more than $13 million in grants made to more than 150 organizations over the nearly four years since their founding. NCF staff have also dedicated over 6,380 hours of direct technical assistance, over 2,000 hours of virtual and in-person site visits, and over 100 hours of culturally relevant capacity building to their partners.

Thank you NCF for your continued support and collaboration! 

Where Do We Go From Here? A Reproductive Justice Symposium

As part of the Boston Women's Fund 40th anniversary celebrations, we are excited to host a day of learning, awareness building, and rejuvenation as we look at the local and national reproductive justice movements and ask ourselves, “Where do we go from here?"

Date: Monday, April 22, 2024

Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building; 2300 Washington St, Roxbury, MA 02119

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As we celebrate our 40th year, we're committed to convening today's most innovative thought leaders and our community to tackle the issues most impacting liberation for women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals. With this in mind, we're excited to announce "Where Do We Go From Here: A Reproductive Justice Symposium."

"Join us for a day of learning, awareness, building, and rejuvenation as we look at the local and national reproductive justice movements and ask ourselves, where do we go from here?"


Featuring a keynote address from the international Queen Mother of Midwifery, Shafia Monroe, this symposium will uplift crucial grassroots perspectives, including a panel featuring BWF grantee partners, and event advisors, Birth Equity and Justice MA, Melanin Mass Moms, and Propa City Community Outreach. The day will also feature an interactive action session where we’ll discuss together, with policymakers and funders, what’s next in the movement while carving out time for relationship building, wellness, and joy.

Whether you're an advocate, organizer, parent, or student, this event is for you. Together, we can explore the context and challenges we face and find ways to move forward. Space is limited. Get your tickets today! Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to be a part of the future of reproductive justice!


  • Entry for the public is available with a donation to The Boston Women's Fund

  • Free childcare (limited availability)

  • Wellness and movement session

  • Lunch and refreshments provided

  • Networking time


April 22, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

2300 Washington St., Roxbury, MA 02119


Boston Women’s Fund is committed to accessibility and will do our best to provide all accommodations submitted by April 1. If we cannot support an accommodation we will be in touch. Please email any accommodations that will support your participation in this event (e.g. ASL interpreter, flash photography sensitivity, etc.) to


Boston Women’s Fund is partnering with Mamastay to offer free on-site childcare services for children ages two years and older to a limited number of attendees! If you have an infant, we invite you to bring your baby with you! We will only be able to support 20 children, so this opportunity will be first come, first served. To ensure folks are able to take advantage of this childcare service, each attendee will be limited to requesting childcare for a maximum of two children. If you’d like to request on-site childcare, you may select an “add-on” while securing your ticket.


For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Hallie Boyce at

Hope to see you there!

— The Boston Women's Fund Team

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