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Photo of Ruthella LoganPhoto of Ruthella LoganTerry King, Director

The Summer Institute is WILD's signature program.

Every summer, it brings together over 100 women from unions and and social and economic justice community organizations across Massachusetts  for a weekend of leadership development and fun. The Institute includes skills training, introductory and advanced leadership workshops, an anti-oppression workshop, topic-based plenaries and caucuses.  

A full-day childcare program allows mothers to fully participate.  

Since we set up the weekend with interpretation in Spanish and Portuguese, we have women from immigrant organizations and union women who don’t have access to union training programs because of the language barrier.  Women also come from our partner organizations such as MassCOSH and Jobs with Justice.  

Many women come back year after year.

Click on the tabs for the different years to see what we did at last year's Summer institute and what we are planning for next year.

In 2023, we'll have workshops and trainings on things like

The Gig Economy

The Role of Racism

Reproductive Justice

The ABCs of Labor

Collective Bargaining

Organizing a Strike!

Environmental Justice


More information is coming soon, so come back and visit this page again soon.


You can register here if you will be attending