On Friday, June 19th the Town of Winchester Select Board, in collaboration with the Network for Social Justice, will raise a rainbow pride flag and a Black Lives Matter flag on the Winchester Town Common. “This is a welcome symbolic gesture from the Town of Winchester that reaffirms its commitment to equality, inclusion and progress,” … Read more Winchester Flag Raising Ceremony
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 Wee the People holds Racism Workshop in Winchester
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 a Huge Success!
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
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!
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
Many thanks to all who came out on Saturday to check out the 5th annual International Day at the Winchester Farmers Market! We enjoyed connecting with you at our booth, and hope you appreciated the many vendors and performers as much as we did. Thanks to all of the volunteers who made the event so … Read more 5th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY AT THE FARMERS MARKET
Thanks to the Winchester Farmers Market for hosting another fantastic Community Organizations Fair. We loved having the opportunity to connect with so many of you and unveil our new name and look! In the coming weeks you will begin receiving this newsletter from the newly-minted Network for Social Justice. In the meantime, we hope you … Read more 3rd ANNUAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FAIR AT THE FARMERS MARKET
On Wednesday, September 25th, the Immigrant Justice Committee of the Network for Social Justice (formerly the Winchester Multicultural Network) and the Griffin Museum of Photography co-sponsored “American Mosaic and Contemporary Immigration”at the Griffin Museum of Photography’s satellite gallery at WinCam. The exhibit featured the work of Denver-based photographer Melissa Lynn and served as an opportunity for … Read more AMERICAN MOSAIC AND CONTEMPORARY IMMIGRATION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AND DISCUSSION