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Students Drive Successful AANHPI Celebration!

The thunder outside the Griffin Museum of Photography on Wednesday evening was outmatched by the claps of applause for the performers in the Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Celebration. Renee Lubomirski led off with a Chinese classical dance, “The Peacock Flies Southeast,” followed by an extremely energetic demonstration by students from Mr. Ku’s TaeKwonDo … Read more

The Network for Social Justice seeks permanent Executive Director

Executive Director of the Network for Social Justice, Winchester, MA The Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1991 (as the Winchester Multicultural Network). Our mission is to foster a movement for systemic change to advance equity and inclusion in the town of Winchester and beyond. We seek an Executive Director with a deep … Read more

Women’s History Month 2024 Honoree: Erika Gorgenyi

Women’s History Month 2024 Interview Before growing food locally, Erika spent many years as an outdoor educator, guiding groups on wilderness adventures and teaching rock climbing. She then moved into the realm of environmental education and worked on several farms over the course of a decade. With a graduate degree from Antioch University in Environmental … Read more

Women’s History Month 2024 Honoree: Amanda Lewis

Women’s History Month 2024 Interview Amanda leads in the professional publishing world as Managing Editor of the weekly Pangyrus Literary Magazine, as well as being dedicated to the Winchester community causes of Swim Winchester and the Winchester A Better Chance program.  She believes in building bridges and working hard to accomplish goals, finding joy in … Read more

Women’s History Month 2024 Honoree: Laurie Russell

Women’s History Month 2024 Interview Laurie brings over 30 years of arts administration experience to her current role as Executive Director of the Winchester Community Music School. She has enjoyed being in this role for over 20 years. Laurie is a past president and board member of the Rotary Club of Winchester and serves on the Winchester … Read more

Women’s History Month 2024 Honoree: Marianne DiBlasi

Women’s History Month 2024 Interview Marianne DiBlasi grew up in Winchester. She works with nonprofits in various capacities including board chair of the Winchester Farmers Market Community Hub, editor of Disability Issues newsletter, steering committee member of Mystic River Watershed Association’s Mystic Lakes Path Improvement Project, speaker bureau member for Green Burial MA, certified trainer of the Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshop for Minuteman Senior Services, and, … Read more

Women’s History Month 2024 Honoree: Hilda Wong-Doo

Women’s History Month 2024 Interview Hilda Wong-Doo is a 30+ year resident of Winchester. She serves on three local nonprofit boards including the Winchester Cultural District as President, the Network for Social Justice as Vice-President, and the Winchester Historical Society as Programs Director. She is a Founding Partner at GreenLine Consultants, LLC focused on the … Read more

NFSJ Welcomes Interim Executive Director

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The Network for Social Justice Board of Directors is pleased to announce that NFSJ Steering Committee member Rebecca Slisz will be coming on board as our interim Executive Director!  Rebecca brings skills in building teams and partnerships from her diverse marketing roles in the healthcare and technology sectors and a strong passion for social justice … Read more

NFSJ Leadership Change

Following a nearly five-year term, Liora Norwich is leaving her position as Executive Director of the Network for Social Justice.  The organization will miss her transformative leadership. She brought boundless positive energy, a creative and collaborative approach to problem-solving, and deep knowledge and professional expertise in both nonprofit management and social justice advocacy.  Taking on … Read more

MLK Winchester Day of Service 2024

We are so grateful to our co-hosts Winchester ABC and our sponsors at the En Ka Society and Winchester Community Music School, plus everyone who attended, for making MLK Winchester Day of Community Service 2024 such a beautiful program and successful day. With a children’s room featuring learnings by Story Starters and local leaders reading children’s stories, … Read more