NETWORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

Educate, Engage, Activate

Support the NFSJ this Spring!

Your support of the NFSJ allows us to be at “our best,” quickly responding to pressing social justice issues; uplifting and advocating for those who need it most; and forging diverse and intergenerational relationships. Watch the short video to see why your friends and neighbors have supported the Network. 

If you would like more information about what we do, please check out our 2022-2023 annual report here. We have moved our entire annual report to a digital format to conserve money and paper

OUR MISSION

To foster a movement for systemic change to advance equity and inclusion in the town of Winchester and beyond.

ISSUES WE SUPPORT

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

seeks to broaden acceptance for diversity and equity in Winchester by building a strong base of students and adults in an effort to generate a culture change towards inclusion. Learn More >

RESPONSE & ADVOCACY

facilitates confidential conversations and provides support for people who feel they have been targets of, or witnesses to, harassment, bullying, hate crimes, or discrimination. The Committee also conducts responsive advocacy designed to address institutional policies or practices that have resulted in discrimination or exclusion. Learn More >

COMMUNITY EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT

focuses on advancing dialogue and learning through annual NFSJ signature programs and trainings designed to build community capacity to advance racial and social justice work and facilitate ongoing conversations around difficult topics.  Learn More >

IMMIGRANT JUSTICE

advocates for policies to promote the safety and inclusion of all residents, workers, and visitors to Winchester. Learn More >

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S ADVOCACY

promotes critical analysis and understanding of historical representations and contemporary challenges facing Indigenous Peoples, including those who lived on the land now recognized as Winchester. IPAC also advocates with other grassroots groups for the rights of Indigenous Peoples at the town and state level. Learn More >

ONGOING AND RECENT EXPLORATIONS

Click on the icon to read our ongoing series about the impact of language.

The Lived Experience Survey (LES) is a case report for occurrences of discriminatory, marginalizing, harassing, and exclusionary incidents. It is based on similar surveys and seeks to improve how the town of Winchester addresses such identity-based discriminatory behaviors. Click on the icon to take the LES

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HUMAN RIGHTS STATEMENT
Winchester is a community that is grounded in respect for every individual, and therefore protects all residents, employees, business owners, students and visitors in the enjoyment and exercise of human and civil rights. It is town policy to ensure equal treatment and opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, country of origin, immigration status, religion, ideology, socio-economic status, health, sexual orientation, age, military status, or disability.  
September 24 2009, updated August 6 2012 & May 18, 2020