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Combating Coronavirus through a Non-partisan Response to Immigration

The coronavirus epidemic has brought to everyone’s attention how the health and safety of us all depends on the well-being of every individual. We have quickly learned new terminology such as “social distancing” and are doing our part to slow the spread of the virus through minimizing social interactions, hand washing, embracing working from home (for those of … Read more Combating Coronavirus through a Non-partisan Response to Immigration

Women’s History Month Honoree 2020: Seeme Baqai Moreira

Seeme Baqai Moreira came to the US at age 19 as a foreign student from Pakistan. Fluent in English, she made friends easily and thrived at her college, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Accounting and speaking at her college’s commencement ceremony. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Business.   She met her husband, Mario … Read more Women’s History Month Honoree 2020: Seeme Baqai Moreira

The Inequity of COVID-19: A Network Perspective

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It seems that every business and organization these days is disseminating guidelines or thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Network for Social Justice is no different. Back in early February (that seems like a long time ago, doesn’t it?) our Response and Advocacy Committee penned this statement about the danger of allowing fear and … Read more The Inequity of COVID-19: A Network Perspective

Women’s History Month Honoree 2020: Jennifer Zhang

Jennifer Zhang arrived in the US from China in 1990. At the time, her father was a visiting professor at MIT and Harvard, and Zhang was about to start college herself. Worried about her safety as a student activist, her father brought her to the Boston area to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology.  Soon after, … Read more Women’s History Month Honoree 2020: Jennifer Zhang

Networks Hosts Facilitated Conversation for Students about Mascots and Native American Representation

Written by Lauren McDowell On March 9th, the Network played host to a student organized and oriented conversation about Native American representation and mascots at the Winchester Unitarian Society. The conversation was facilitated by Network Executive Director and lead by Faries Gray, a resident of Woonsocket, RI and Sagamore (or “War Chief”) of the Massachusett … Read more Networks Hosts Facilitated Conversation for Students about Mascots and Native American Representation

Women’s History Month Honoree 2020: Nicole Kassissieh Jones

The child of Palestinian refugees who immigrated to the US from Lebanon in their 20s, Nicole Kassissieh Jones witnessed first-hand the refugee’s ongoing search to find security and comfort, not to mention the pain inherent in feeling invisible, being misunderstood, and confronting the isolation of being “the only one.” This childhood experience created a drive in Jones … Read more Women’s History Month Honoree 2020: Nicole Kassissieh Jones

Women’s History Month Honoree 2020: Erica Rigby

From an early age, Erica Rigby had a passion for human rights and was active in public service in her hometown of Redding, CT. As a student and Civic Scholar at Tufts University, her interest was piqued in understanding how different countries view the US and how the world could benefit from our actions.   After completing … Read more Women’s History Month Honoree 2020: Erica Rigby

Network Statement Against Fear-Based Xenophobia

Reports from China concerning the novel coronavirus that has infected over 28,000 people to date, coupled with the climax of a virulent influenza season, have many concerned about the possibility of a pandemic that is facilitated by our increasingly global lifestyle. However, it is vitally important that fear and concern never give way to racism … Read more Network Statement Against Fear-Based Xenophobia

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 Wee the People holds Racism Workshop in Winchester

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 a Huge Success!