Boston Come Through: October 16-22

October 17

Millenials: Mix, Mingle and Build a Movement

South End

Let's get together to learn more about Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition (MAWOCC) and meet women of color (ages 20s and 30s) dedicated to eradicating the racial inequities created by structural, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized racism. Our movement will address racial inequities through authentic inclusion for women of color in the areas of politics, education, economic development, criminal justice and health and wellness

October 18

Bread Presents Empowering Communities Through Design w/ Melanie Araujo


Melanie Araujo is a San Francisco-based Product Designer and the founder of Front & Center. She has designed end-to-end experiences for companies large and small. In her design practice, she combines research, organization, aesthetics, and prototyping to enable teams to solve complex problems. She’s had the pleasure to collaborate with and learn from some amazing design leaders, teams, and companies, like John Maeda, YouTube, Honor, CODE2040, Telenav and more. She’s currently improving people’s health through compassionate care and innovation, at Doctor On Demand. When she’s not designing, she mentors new design talent from non-traditional backgrounds at Front & Center. Through Front & Center, she applies her academic background in Behavioral Neuroscience and experience in product design to illuminate education and career opportunities for women of color, primarily through mentorship and design workshops.

Queens Talk


The next Queens Talk will be held on Wednesday October 18th at the Dorchester Arts Collaborative from 5:30pm-9:00pm. This is our last Queens Talk of the year, as we are skipping November, to prepare for the one year anniversary celebration to be held in December. This month's Queens Talk will be a continuation of our conversations in September in relation to Manifestation. The facilitators will be leading presentations and small group discussions with personal development and growth in mind. We are encouraging everyone to bring something that you've learned with you to the space to share with others as we meditate, reflect, connect, and bond over the teachings that have been resonating with us the most and the lessons that we have learned along the way.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Back Bay

We are an Agency that has been serving the Hispanic/Latino communities for decades, and have always been proud to do so. Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures and traditions of those who can trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. The annual celebration is observed from September 15 to October 15. September 15th is the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16 and Chile follows suit on September 18. To show our support and continued efforts to serve more Hispanic/Latino families, we are excited to announce our official launch of the LATINO BIGS webpage. The page will serve as a space to highlight our Hispanic/Latino families, volunteers, and organization working with us. Appetizers will be provided, and it will be a CASH BAR. All are welcome to come and learn more about ways to get involved. Please RSVP!

Freedom House Presents: The Power of One


Your local elections are coming up on November 7th! Do you know what your candidates’ views are? Please join us to discuss your influence on the potential changes that could happen in your neighborhood, your influence on your elected officials, and the power of your voice! Light refreshments and meal will be served!

Voices Rising: An Evening of Storytelling


Voices Rising brings together artists, business professionals, civic leaders, educators and community members to benefit Jeremiah Program Boston. Jeremiah offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Join us for cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and an inspiring program of stories about first steps from members of the Jeremiah community.

October 19

Power in PINK: Breast Cancer Awareness


Join us during Breast Cancer Awareness Month for Power in PINK - a reminder of the power we have when we come together. Our guest speaker Erica T. Warner, ScD, MPH from Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center will present the real Facts & Figures & Disparities within the community. We will have a tribute of those we've lost to cancer, discussions on how we can keep our community safe and support one another. We'll be raffling off some great prizes and dinner will be provided.

RAW Presents: Savor f/ Jourdan Christopher Stories


Come out on October 19th to see my original photography at the RAW Artists Boston SAVOR showcase. It's a GREAT opportunity and I'm beyond appreciative of the opportunity to share my creative journey with fellow artists and appreciators of passion unfolding.

October 20

40 & Under: What Do You Want to See in Boston?


Join the Friends of H.R.I. as we mix and mingle with like-minded individuals to discuss what it looks like to be a black millennial in Boston today. Topics will include housing, politics, networking, black love, etc. We will also discuss equity as it specifically pertains to Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. Food and beverages will be available.


October 21

Mattapan Cultural and Historical Walking Tour


We invite you join for a walking tour and learn about the hidden rich history Boston's original neighborhood. See the cultural diversity of Mattapan. Stops include Wellington Hill, houses of worship, Simcos and many more. This event is part of the Mattapan Open Studios. Please wear comfortable shoes as we are covering different terrain. The tour starts at Young Achievers School (formerly the Solomon Lewenberg School) at 2 Outlook Rd on Wellington Hill.

Steppin’ Out 2017


On Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, join the Dimock Center on the dancefloor and party the night away at the 30th annual Steppin' Out fundraiser. The event will be headlined by Kool & The Gang with VIP special guest Mary Wilson of The Supremes. Hosting the after party will be the one and only Biz Markie! Funds raised from the event will go towards supporting The Dimock Center's comprehensive health and human services programs.

NYO Boston: The Taste of Nigeria


A day of art, culture, food and fashion. This is a family friendly event and welcomed to all!

22nd Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Fest


Join us for the 22nd Annual Boston Veg Food Fest! This Festival brings together an amazing array of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment. It is a chance to talk directly to food producers, learn the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what vegetarian foods are available and where you can find them!

October 21-22

Black Market: Accessorize Pop-Up!


To our Tribe who holds us down! Join us at Black Market's next pop-up October 21st + October 22nd from 11:00am-3:00pm both days! Time to prepare for the gala and holiday party season! Come see the best of Boston's accessories! All kinds of amazing statement pieces! Jewelry featured: crystal, copper, leather, semi-precious beaded items, rings, neckpieces, bracelets, crowns, breastplates, handbags, clutches, waist beads, hats, socks, sunglasses, handkerchiefs, shoes, and much, much more! When you shop Black Market, your dollars spent supports Black businesses, women owned businesses and local businesses in Roxbury and beyond! 

October 22

Soiree Noir Pt. V – Claude Michelle Fashion Show


You're cordially invited Sunday, October 22nd to the 2017 Soirée Noir ~ Claude Michelle ~ Kat Couture Fashion show | powered by Hennessy Black. Come celebrate innovative fashion at its best. Formal black attire is required for this event. Gentleman grab that black tie | Ladies slide on your black dress & let's toast to another great collection by Claude Michelle. RSVP now for your ticket to Soirée Noir Pt. V.