Microsoft New England Picks: 5 Not-to-Miss Events This Week

| MSNE Staff

Untitled design (3)June is in full swing! Here are our top picks for this week.

Microsoft New England Picks: 4 Not-To-Miss Events This WeekSocial Venture Partners Boston Think Tankathon
Tuesday, June 9: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Microsoft New England | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge, MA
Twitter: @SVPBoston

Social Venture Partners Boston invests in Greater Boston nonprofits that are helping children, young adults, and their families thrive. We invest our monetary resources (in long-term grants) and talents (as pro-bono consultants) to support mid-level nonprofits as they hone their service models, invest in their people, stabilize their operations, and think strategically about growth.

During SVP Boston’s Think Tankathon, our Grantees will deliver 1-minute rapid-fire presentations where they will share a specific challenge they are facing. Tapping into the collective knowledge and talent in the room, SVP Partners and their guests will then join in group conversations with up to 3 Grantees – tackling the challenges at hand.

We will begin with a social hour, followed by welcoming remarks, rapid-fire presentations, and 3 break-out sessions.

Research in the Mo(ve)ment: Civic Media, Political Unrest, and the Role of the University
Tuesday, June 9: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
@ Microsoft New England | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge, MA
Twitter: @EngageLab

Join a discussion on the role of research in unfolding movements like #BlackLivesMatter. How can educators provide context and reflection in a rapidly unfolding and politicized media climate? And what role can research and researchers play in the formation of public discourse? With these tensions as our starting point, we will have a discussion with a range of researchers from both academia and activism.

civictechbos-header (1)How Data Helps Neighborhoods Grow
Wednesday, June 10: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
@ Microsoft New England | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge, MA
Twitter: @MSNewEngland | @VentureCafe | #CivicTechBos 

Non-profits, community organizations, civic start-ups and cities are increasingly integrating data into the decision-making process.  As we accumulate additional data and, questions are starting to emerge about how to use this information.  Join us on Wednesday as we discuss these emerging questions and the impact data has on our neighborhoods.

Found in Translation Graduation 2015
Saturday, June 13: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm1432226693
@ Microsoft New England | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge, MA
Twitter: @Found1nt

Found in Translation trains limited-income bilingual women to become medical interpreters, and is very excited to be hosting its 4th annual graduation. This is a special moment for the members of the class to celebrate their hard work and completion of a very difficult course. Graduation is also a time for the organization to reflect on how lucky it is to be working with such amazing women.On June 13, a potluck-style event involving roughly 120 people (including students, family members, staff members, etc.) will be held.

2015 Boston Pride Parade with GLEAM
Saturday, June 13: 12:00 pm 
@ Copley Square | Boston, MA
Twitter: @bostonpride | #wickedproud

Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility, and dignity, we educate, communicate, and advocate by building and strengthening community connections.

GLEAM‘s impact is visible throughout Microsoft. It works to drive LGBT-friendly changes in company policies and the work environment, provide support and networking opportunities for our members, and promote activities within Microsoft that raise awareness about our LGBT community.


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