NETWORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

Educate, Engage, Activate

OUR MISSION

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


We are thrilled to present our 2020-2021 Annual Report. We invite you to take a look to learn about how we continue to grow, not only within Winchester—with student internships and efforts to expand affordable housing—but beyond it as well. You can also learn about the Network’s 30 year history by checking out this short video.

We are incredibly proud of how much we are able to accomplish—both through our programs and campaigns—with a budget under $200,000 and a staff of three, two of whom work part-time. 

None of our accomplishments would be possible without the generous support of our donors. If you have given a gift during our current appeal, thank you so much! If you have not, but would like to support the Network, you can do so here.

ISSUES WE SUPPORT

SCHOOL & YOUTH

seeks to broaden acceptance for diversity and equity in Winchester Public Schools by building a strong base of teachers, parents, and students in an effort to generate a culture change towards inclusion in the school. 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 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.

Check out our 2021 Women's History Month Honorees!

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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

Since its inception, the Network has been profoundly inspired by the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and sought to thoughtfully engage the community in honoring all that he stood for. For the past three years, this has taken the form of the MLK Day of Service, the last two of which have been held virtually.
Make a donation to the NFSJ today to fund these accessible and creative community-wide celebrations and similar programs to advance an inclusive and anti-racist community in Winchester!

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