October 15, 2018 - October 21, 2018

 Photo Taken at the Faith & Fashion w/ Stylist J. Bolin Event.| Everett, MA | March 31, 2018

Photo Taken at the Faith & Fashion w/ Stylist J. Bolin Event.| Everett, MA | March 31, 2018

Monday, October 15th

WE BOS Week | Various Locations | Free

Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS) will once again convene Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to host the fourth annual WE BOS Week! Registration for individual events is available at we-bos.com. Follow along with #WEBOSWeek on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. WE BOS Week is a week-long series of curated events for current and aspiring women entrepreneurs. All events are FREE, open to the public, and are designed to help women entrepreneurs get connected to resources and opportunities to launch or grow their businesses. Events are taking place throughout the City featuring high-profile speakers, skill-building workshops, coaching sessions, networking opportunities, and more!

Tuesday, October 16th

Hella Black Trivia | Roxbury | Free

Join us for Hella Black Trivia Night every third Tuesday at Dudley Cafe In Roxbury. Dudley Cafe’s will be serving its full cafe menu with beer and wine. Holla!

Phoebe Robinson at Back Bay Events Center | Back Bay | $-$$$

Harvard Book Store welcomes comedian, writer, podcaster, and actress Phoebe Robinson—New York Times bestselling author of You Can't Touch My Hair—for a discussion of her latest book, Everything's Trash But It's Okay.

Wednesday, October 17th

Grove Hall UCB Network Night | Roxbury | Free

Sponsored by the Grove Hall Trust and the Boston Foundation Grassroots Fund! Potluck dinner and childcare provided. Join us to build relationships, share resources, discuss community concerns, and win our raffle!

Make Bread Presents Dream Big w/ Julissa Calderon | Roxbury | Free

BREAD focuses on the belief that Boston’s communities of color are sufficient and capable of becoming prosperous by investing value in ourselves, while serving others. We believe it is possible to express our strengths and to share these strengths in a mutually beneficial way to help each of us prosper and grow, but only if we create space to collectively nurture our human connections. This installment our featured speaker is Julissa Calderon, a writer and actor currently bringing her Dominican background and comedic flare to BuzzFeed’s Pero Like. Julissa is passionate about Afro-Latino representation and challenging Latino stereotypes. Her overall vision for creating content: bringing the Afro-Latino community to the forefront and opening doors that were never meant to be closed.

Thursday, October 18th

Boston’s Throwback Thursday at Slade’s | Roxbury | Free

If you are looking for a spot where the DJ keeps the music popping from beginning to the end this is the night for you. We have all the old school R&B, Reggae, Hip-Hop and slow jams you could want! Join us as one of Boston's premiere DJ Moe Dee plays all of your favorite roller skating song back in the day.

Sankofa Circle (an Emotional Emancipation Circle) | Roslindale | Free

The EE Circles℠ process is one of many strategies devised by CHN to build the movement for freedom from the lies of white superiority and Black inferiority, and other emotional legacies of enslavement and racism. EE Circles℠ are inspired by the self-help movement and grounded in the principles of Ma’at, the ancient Egyptian understanding of the fundamental order of the universe. This is the first full session of a seven-week journey into healing internalized racial wounds, community-building and activism. Participants will be given the opportunity to share, connect and reflect in a safe, affirming space. Dates are listed.

AiLi Live Presents Black & Indian: Between Celebration and Mourning | Roxbury | Free

Historically Boston, Cambridge and Brookline have determined that October 12th is Indigenous People's Day instead of Columbus Day; it's the law. But what does that mean? Instead of Thanksgiving, Indigenous communities nationwide are embracing the "National Day of Mourning," a national tradition in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Join us as we explore the meaning of being Black & Indian in 21st century. Presentations, film, dialog and an open mic is what we are cooking up for the Experimental Art Lab: AiLi Live.

Divest to Invest - Divesting Boston from the Prison Industry to Invest in Our Communities | Financial District | Free

Please join New Leaders Council Boston and the Corrections Accountability Project on October 18th to discuss a Boston-wide campaign to divest public and private funds from the prison industrial complex. This will be an informational event for the public -- including Boston community organizations, student groups, criminal justice reform advocates, educators, and city employees -- to learn about Boston's connections to the private prison industry and to learn how other jurisdictions, communities, and individuals have managed to align their values with their investments.

Melanin in Medicine Presents What is Question 1? | Downtown | Free

Join Melanin In Medicine for their inaugural event, a night of networking and panel discussion on...What Is Question 1? On Tuesday, November 6, all registered voters in MA will have the opportunity to vote on ballot question 1 regarding Patient-Nurse Limits. A yes vote limits the number of patients that could be assigned to one registered nurse in hospitals and certain other health care facilities. A no vote makes no change in current laws relative to patient- nurse limit. Even if you are not a nurse, you know a nurse, or a patient, or may one day be a patient under care of a nurse. This question involves all of us and all of Massachusetts has a chance to voice their stance Election Day. So, who knows what is safe for patients and nurses? How will this proposal affect communities of color? Why Massachusetts? Why Now? Come out to hear answers to these questions and more as you connect with professionals in the healthcare world and beyond. And of course, learn about the new kids on the block, Melanin in Medicine!

Friday, October 19th

Black Trust w/ Jessica Gordon Nembhard & Charlotte Brathwaite | Roxbury | Free

Join us for Boston Ujima Project’s fourth event in our #BlackTrust Chuck Turner Arts & Lecture Series! We are thrilled to welcome Jessica Gordon Nembhard, acclaimed author of "Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice" and Stage Director Charlotte Brathwaite. Jessica Gordon Nembhard will share with us about her work researching and bringing light to a heavily erased yet vitally important history: the deep roots of Cooperative Economics in Black Liberation struggles, from slavery until today. As Ujima works to build a local economic system that centers Black communities, Black trust, and building Black wealth in Boston, we are thrilled to share this opportunity to learn from Jessica's depth of knowledge, as well as her ongoing practice in the field. The event is free and open to the community. Light refreshments will be provided.  Please email info@ujimaboston.com with any childcare needs.

The Bean Soca N Paint Whine-O-Ween | Randolph | $$$

Art, music, vendor shopping, food, dancing and more! The Bean Soca N Paint is a paint nite developed as a social cultural experience for any and everyone to taste all facets of Caribbean culture. Come Join us for a frightened fete, celebrating love and unity while you paint, party and wave your flags!

MFA Late Nites | Fenway | $$-$$$

Join us at the next event connecting visitors to art, culture, and community and see why Boston magazine named us Best Museum of 2018! The diverse event lineup features late-night programming in partnership with local organizations, artists, and more. Guests can explore the galleries, and engage in art making. There’s something for everyone, from dancing and DJs to pop-up performances, intriguing bites, and much, much more.

Saturday, October 20th

Black Health Movement | Cambridge | $$-$$$

The second annual Black Health Movement Conference at Harvard, to be held October 20-21, 2018, will bring together students and speakers from across the country to explore how past and present socio political climates have impacted the health of Black communities. This year’s theme is Black Health: Cradle to Grave. We will be exploring the various elements of and barriers to Black Health at different stages of life from maternal/infant health to end of life care. We aim to bring together attendees from a variety of backgrounds to discuss interdisciplinary approaches to tackling these issues. Ticketing Info:  $25 regular full weekend price, $15 regular day passes, $15 student full weekend price, $10 student day passes.

Financial Literacy Workshop | Roxbury | Free

Attend a free financial literacy course taught by Nicholas Josey, a Northeastern University alum and Executive Director of the Vincita Institute. During the three-part series, he will share 20+ years of financial planning and advising experience that will help participants set financial goals and follow through plans for economic achievements.

Mel “Hugs” King 90th Birthday Celebration Party & SETC Fundraiser | South End | $$$

The BIG 90th Birthday celebration for Mel "Hugs" King, Husband of Joyce king and father of 6. This wonderful event is also a fundraiser for the South End Technology Center @ Tent City. Mel King is the founder and director of SETC. There will be food, music and much fanfare. Hope to see everyone there. Admission is $90.00. All proceeds will go directly to SETC. Checks can be written out to the "South End Technology Center/90th birthday" Thank you in advance. This is a semi-formal event. The party begins at 5pm and ends at 9pm Saturday October 20th at the Harriet Tubman House 566 Columbus AVE, Boston, MA 02116.

Fall Garden Fest | Roxbury | Free

Join us for a Seed Garlic, Compost, and Supply Sale at The Dudley Greenhouse (11 Brook Ave., Roxbury). You can buy compost, Seed Garlic and Straw. Compost is $5 per bag or $1 per 5 gallon bucket if you bring your own bag or container. Garlic is $3 for 18 seeds, which will grow to 18 heads of garlic. Learn how to plant and care for garlic, preserve your harvest with cold canning from 12 PM - 1 PM (feel free to bring your own jars and produce, but not necessary) and enjoy free kale apple smoothies and children's activities. Also, free soil testing - email us at buildagarden@thefoodproject.org or call Angel at 617-442-1322 x55 for instructions on how to collect samples.

The 23rd Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Fest | Roxbury | $

The Boston Veg Food Fest brings together exhibitors of vegan natural foods and products from across the country and locally, who demonstrate the wide variety of delicious foods and great products that are available in the marketplace that are from purely plant sources. Taste nutritious whole foods, convenience foods, and party foods as well! Learn of new products, taste free samples, try vegan cuisines from around the globe (Latin, Asian, Indian, Caribbean African, and more!). See the latest in animal-free fashions, from T-shirts and caps to winter coats, from handbags to shoes to belts, jewelry, and accessories. This event is a celebration and exploration things that are good for people, and protect animals and our planet. Learn from top national speakers, chefs doing cooking demos, and from our nonprofit exhibitors working for a kinder, more just world.

Boston’s Black Owned Business October Pop Up | Seaport | Free

Join us for our October Boston Black Owned Business (BBOB) Pop-Up Market. This event is free and open to the public in the heart of the Seaport area at District Hall, 75 Northern Ave. Come shop and support local black owned businesses while enjoying music, raffles and community building. The Gather restaurant and bar will be open for our guests with great views of the city.

Making Race & Culture Work in the STEM Era | Chestnut Hill | Free

A two-day interactive conference that brings together scholars, educators, mental health practitioners, researchers, students, community organizers, government officials, and medical and technical professionals. Topics include: Addressing Mental Health and Systemic Barriers: Accompanying Students of Color Along their Educational Journey and How Race Matters in Organizations: What You Do Affects Recruitment, Retention, and Productivity. If you have questions, contact ISPRC at 617-552-2482 or isprc@bc.edu.

20th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch | Downtown | Free

On Saturday, October 20, 10am-1pm, join Fenway’s Women’s Health Team for the 20th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch, a celebration of women of color and their supporters whose lives have been affected by cancer. Started in 1999, the brunch is named in memory of Audre Lorde, a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.” The Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch is a gathering for women of color to share, network, and rediscover their resilience and strength.

Black Market Sit-In Saturday: Self-Care & Nail Pop Up | Roxbury | Free

Black Market is gladly providing a platform for Black Nail technicians and artist in protest of racist acts against Black women at Asian Nail salons. In addition to the Nail Pop-up, we will have a host of Self-Care Vendors who will provide Spa-like services and health and wellness products! Join us!

54th Head of the Regatta | Cambridge | Free

Since its inception in 1965, The Head of the Charles Regatta has attracted hundreds of thousands of rowers to the banks of the charles river. Join us for the 54th Head Of The Charles Regatta!

Sip & Paint a Clutch Bag | Mattapan | $$$

Sip & Paint a Clutch is similar to Paint Night where you paint a painting on a canvas. At Sip & Paint a Clutch you will paint a clutch that you will take home with you! Boston local artist Ayana Mack will guide us and provide instructions on the painting to create your bold head wrap on the the clutch! This clutch is going to be a conversation starter and a unique piece to accessorize your outfits.

AFAB’s 30 Year Anniversary: Strong Women Stand Together | Jamaica Plain | $$$

The Association of Haitian Women in Boston presents "Strong Women Standing Together", a gala to commemorate our 30 years of service in the Boston area. We are proud to announce our keynote speaker for the evening Dr. Yvonne M. Spicer, the Mayor of Framingham. Entertainment for the night includes a live band, folklore dancing, a silent auction, and a fashion show.

Sunday, October 21st

Self Love Supper: Fall Edition | Seaport | $$$

This supper is for women only! Self-Love Supper is a dinner party with a purpose. Women from all walks of life break bread together while engaging in a thoughtful conversation about how they love and celebrate themselves. There is power in shared stories. Come to share yours or be inspired by others. Let's eat some good food, enjoy good wine and great conversations. This supper is about all things self-love and self-relationships. So get all cute for you and let’s celebrate. There will be a photo booth and photographer, so put on that outfit you've been dying to wear.

5th Annual Boston Skate for a Cure | Dorchester | $$

Don’t miss the 5th Annual Boston's Skating for a Cure! Hosted by: 2 Feet 8 Wheels on October 21st, 2018 from 8 PM-12 AM. This event is 18+ and is $15 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local breast cancer survivors.

Black Health Movement | Cambridge | $$-$$$

The second annual Black Health Movement Conference at Harvard, to be held October 20-21, 2018, will bring together students and speakers from across the country to explore how past and present socio political climates have impacted the health of Black communities. This year’s theme is Black Health: Cradle to Grave. We will be exploring the various elements of and barriers to Black Health at different stages of life from maternal/infant health to end of life care. We aim to bring together attendees from a variety of backgrounds to discuss interdisciplinary approaches to tackling these issues. Ticketing Info:  $25 regular full weekend price, $15 regular day passes, $15 student full weekend price, $10 student day passes.

Making Race & Culture Work in the STEM Era | Chestnut Hill | Free

A two-day interactive conference that brings together scholars, educators, mental health practitioners, researchers, students, community organizers, government officials, and medical and technical professionals. Topics include: Addressing Mental Health and Systemic Barriers: Accompanying Students of Color Along their Educational Journey and How Race Matters in Organizations: What You Do Affects Recruitment, Retention, and Productivity. If you have questions, contact ISPRC at 617-552-2482 or isprc@bc.edu.

The Continued Colonization of Puerto Rico with Jasmine Gomez | Back Bay | Free

Jasmine will discuss the history of political inequality and corporate dominance in Puerto Rico. Drawing from that history, Jasmine will show correlations that explain why the U.S.’s lack of response to Hurricane Maria and the financial crisis is unsurprising. Jasmine will then discuss how to currently support Puerto Rican people. Jasmine Gomez is a queer, Puerto Rican attorney and organizer. Music by Boston Music Award-winning Pan-Latin ensemble Sol y Canto. All programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium. The event spaces has a small elevator and is wheelchair accessible.

54th Head of the Regatta | Cambridge | Free

Since its inception in 1965, The Head of the Charles Regatta has attracted hundreds of thousands of rowers to the banks of the charles river. Join us for the 54th Head Of The Charles Regatta!

SOWA Open Market | South End | Free

The SoWa Open Market is back for its 15th season. Celebrate local makers and experience the SoWa Beer Barn every Sunday, now - October. We’ll be featuring over 175 of the region’s best artisans, farmers, specialty food vendors, and food trucks. New this year, experience the SoWa Beer Barn - a beer hall and taproom housed in the iconic SoWa Power Station. Created in partnership with Craft Collective, the Barn will showcase a curated selection of local brews and ciders. Come for the beer, stay for the lawn games and live music. As always, the SoWa Open Market is family friendly, pet friendly, and free.

Central Flea | Central Square | Free

The Central Flea is open every Sunday, May through October! Vintage and antique dealers,  artists and designers, specialty food vendors, food trucks, Lamplighter Brewing Co. Beer Garden and much more! All at our new bigger location - University Park!