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108 Myrtle St.   4th Floor

Quincy,  MA 02171


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Photo of Ruthella LoganPhoto of Ruthella LoganTerry King, President




WILD in the Winter | WILD en el invierno | WILD no inverno


March 9, 2024

1199 SEIU Union Hall

108 Myrtle St.

Quincy, MA 02171 

9:30am -3:00 pm


9:30 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast | Desayuno | Café da manhã

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop I | Taller I | Oficina I

Weaving Justice for Women Workers around the World

Tejiendo justicia para las trabajadoras de todo el mundo

Tecendo Justiça para Mulheres Trabalhadoras em todo o Mundo

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Lunch | Comida | Almoço

12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Workshop II | Taller II | Oficina II 

Intro to the Poor People’s Campaign: A Call for Moral Revival

Introducción a la campaña de los pobres: un llamado al renacimiento moral

Introdução à Campanha dos Pobres: Um Chamado ao Reavivamento Moral

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Closing Words | Palabras finales | Palavras finais


Do you need childcare to attend?
¿Necesitas cuidado de niños para asistir?
Você precisa de creche para participar?

Free, on-site childcare is available for toilet-trained children ages 3-12, if reserved by March 1.

Hay cuidado de niños en el lugar sin costo disponible para niños de 3 a 12 años que ya saben ir al baño, si se reservan antes del 1 de marzo.

O atendimento infantil gratuito no local está disponível para crianças com idades entre 3 e 12 anos que usam o banheiro, se reservado até 1º de março.


Cost / Costo / Custo

Pay what you can. A $35 donation will help WILD break even on this event, but no one will be turned away. Includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Paga lo que puedas. Una donación de $35 ayudará a WILD a cubrir gastos en este evento, pero nadie será rechazado. Incluye desayuno sencillo y almuerzo.

Pague o que puder. Uma doação de US$ 35 ajudará o WILD a equilibrar as contas neste evento, mas ninguém será rejeitado. Inclui café da manha simples e almoço.

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¡Haga clic aquí para registrarte!

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The Summer Institute is WILD's signature program.

Every year in June, 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.

2019 WILD Summer Institute

With the theme, "Using Our Voices, Building Our Power", the  WILD 2019 Summer Institute was held June 21, 22 and 23 at Worcester State University.

Our 2019 Summer Institute was one of our most successful ever. Over 130 women attended, from close to 20 different unions and several non-profit organizations, workers centers, and community groups. 

There were workshops in English, Spanish and Portuguese. In addition to Leadership Development (introductory and advanced), workshops included "Public Speaking: Speaking Up! Speaking Out!", "Internal Organizing ion thee Workplace", "Bullying and Sexual Harassment", "Working Women Build Power", "Developing an Effective Communications Strategy", Organizing for the Common Good", and "Labor, Trafficking and Immigration in the Global Economy".  Excellent trilingual interpretation was provided by Mass Translations.

Inspiration and food for thought were given by our invited speakers, Kim Marshall from UNITE HERE Local 26 (Marriott striker), Shauna Manning from CSU/MTA at UMass Boston and MTA President Merrie Najimy.

The Saturday evening program included reports from the caucuses and a wonderful open mic session that showcased the many talents of our participants, followed by a rocking dance party.


Here are some photos:

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