Toiletry donations are requested for our upcoming Winchester MLK Day of Service 2020. Donations will be used for the creation of Personal Care Kits, to be donated to the Woburn Council of Social Concern. Donation boxes are stationed in all Winchester Public Schools. Donations can also be made through our Amazon Wish List. Items we … Read more Winchester MLK Day of Service 2020 Donations Requested
On a glorious fall Sunday over a long Veterans Day weekend, we were thrilled that 19 engaged folks from Winchester and surrounding towns took a full day from their busy schedules to learn new skills around facilitating dialogue. Given the demand for the course and the positive feedback received from attendees we will be repeating … Read more Network Brings New Facilitated Dialogue Training to Winchester
Members of the Network for Social Justice’s Board and Response and Advocacy Committee attended the Winchester Zoning Board of Appeal’s meeting on Wednesday, December 4th, to publicly endorse the proposed housing development at 19-35 River Street. In particular, the Network supports the 37 units that would be designated as 40B rental units. Steering Committee Member … Read more NFSJ Supports Affordable Housing Development
On Thursday, November 21st, the Network’s Immigrant Justice Committee (IJC) hosted a learning panel entitled “What is a Safe Community?” The program focused on the Safe Communities Act currently being debated by the Massachusetts legislature, including case studies from towns that have adopted similar language to protect immigrants on a local level, and what the … Read more Network Hosts Learning Panel on What it Means to be a “Safe Community”
Joining the MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda, Mass Peace Action, and Senator Jason Lewis’s office, the NFSJ organized a State House Lobby Day for the Agenda, which includes five bills addressing Native American concerns. There was a public committee hearing that included one of those bills, a resolve to establish a commission to evaluate the flag … Read more The NFSJ at the State House!
The Network for Social Justice’s Schools & Youth Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2019-2020 micro-grant awards. The Committee is grateful to Winchester Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Elineema for her guidance and consultation. The Committee awarded $2,005 to five applicants, resulting in one full and four partial awards. Congratulations to the … Read more Network Schools & Youth Committee Announces 2019-2020 Micro-Grant Awards
On Wednesday, November 6, Network ED Liora Norwich and Winchester Unitarian Society (WUS) pastor Heather Janules addressed members of the Winchester Chamber of Commerce about a joint campaign between our two organizations to make Winchester more outwardly welcoming toward individuals identifying as LGBTQIA+. In the wake of the repeated thefts of the WUS’s rainbow flags, … Read more Network and Winchester Unitarian Society Present LGBTQIA+ Town Welcome Campaign to Winchester Chamber of Commerce
In collaboration with the Winchester Community Music School and Wright Locke Farm, the Network for Social Justice organized Winchester’s first ever convening of non-profit leaders on Monday, October 21. Over a dozen nonprofit representatives gathered on a chilly evening for a potluck dinner in Wright Locke Farm’s historic 1827 Barn for an evening of facilitated … Read more NETWORK CO-HOSTS CONVENING OF WINCHESTER NON-PROFIT LEADERS