NETWORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

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2023 MLK Day of Community Service

By Harrison Zeiberg, SCI AmeriCorps Fellow serving with NFSJ On Monday, January 16th, the Network for Social Justice and our community partners were honored to welcome hundreds of residents from Winchester and the surrounding area to the 4th annual MLK Day of Community Service at Winchester High School! Attendees of all ages were able to … Read more

Turtle Island Art Project Unveiling

On a rainy Sunday morning, the NFSJ — together with our friends at Wright Locke Farm — were thrilled to welcome folks into the Farm’s beautiful All Seasons Barn for the unveiling of Turtle Island artwork, which was collaboratively created at our Indigenous Peoples’ Day Family Celebration in October. The work will be on display at … Read more

Panel Discussion Examines how Health Begins at Home

On Wednesday, September 21, the Winchester Housing Coalition hosted Health Begins at Home, a panel discussion examining the link between quality affordable housing and community well-being. The Coalition was incredibly fortunate to welcome Dr. Megan Sandel, associate professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine and associate professor of environmental health at the Boston University School … Read more

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Yazhi Guo and Shin Daiko 

Wednesday evening, May 18, was a beautiful one for our special Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month concert, featuring taiko drumming ensemble Shin Daiko and suona (Chinese oboe) player Yazhi Guo. We are so grateful to our co-hosts — CAN WIN and the Chinese School of Art and Culture — as well as the Griffin … Read more

2022 MLK Day of Service

After months of planning–including weekly 7:30AM meetings with a dedicated group of WHS students–we were very excited to bring our 3rd annual MLK Day of Service to the community in person. Of course, the pandemic had other plans, and within just a few weeks, we had pivoted, re-imagined, and reframed the entire event as a … Read more

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

The Network for Social Justice has spent years fighting for social change in Winchester — from advocating for affordable housing to providing support to individuals who have faced injustices of all kinds. We need your help to continue to advance an inclusive and equitable community. 

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