NETWORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Inaugural Winchester Indigenous Peoples’ Day Family Celebration

On Monday, October 11, the Network and co-sponsors Family Action Network (FAN) of Winchester and Wright Locke Farm welcomed around 150 people to Wright Locke Farm for a family-friendly celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (what is currently recognized in Massachusetts and nationally as Columbus Day), the first of its kind in Winchester. Attendees of the … Read more

Juneteenth Commemorative Event Panel Discussion

On Tuesday, June 15th, we were thrilled to host 50 attendees for an informative and inspiring panel discussion with criminal legal reform advocates Sean Ellis, Helina Fontes, and Donna Patalano, moderated by Winchester resident Patty Shepard. Each of the panelists was able to speak from his/her own lived experiences; Sean as a recent exoneree who … Read more

Network, Planning Board & Housing Partnership Board Present Affordable Housing Program Part I

On Wednesday, April 28, over 80 people participated in the program “Who Lives in Winchester? Housing Options – Past and Future.” This was the first of a two-part series brought forth by a collaboration between the Network, Planning Board, and the Housing Partnership Board. A recording and comprehensive slide deck are being prepared and will be disseminated … Read more

#StopAsianHate Lantern Ceremony and Candlelight Vigil

On Tuesday, March 23, over 250 individuals gathered behind the Winchester Public Library overlooking Mill Pond on a clear and mild spring evening to grieve for those murdered in Atlanta on March 16th and to unite in solidarity against hate and racism. The vigil was co-hosted by the Chinese American Network of Winchester, the Network … Read more

Wee the People holds Racism Workshop in Winchester

On Tuesday, January 28th, the Network and Town of Winchester welcomed racial justice educator Francie Latour, co-director of Wee the People, to present a workshop for parents and educators entitled, “The ABCs of Racism: Starting the Conversation about Race and Racism with Children.” Latour began the evening by encouraging attendees to introduce themselves by stating … Read more

Winchester MLK Day of Service a Huge Success!

Engaging in conversation about Safe CommunitiesAssembling personal care kits for the Council of Social ConcernRecycled craft fun for all agesNaomi Bethune, 11th grade climate activist, addresses the crowdStudents created service learning projects, including on whether the Sachem logo is offensive Previous Next On behalf of the Network for Social Justice-School and Youth Committee, please accept … Read more

Winchester MLK Day of Service 2020 Donations Requested

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

The NFSJ at the State House!

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

Network and Winchester Unitarian Society Present LGBTQIA+ Town Welcome Campaign to Winchester Chamber of Commerce

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