NETWORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Pride Party Fundraiser: Loud and Proud

The Network held our first ever Pride-themed fundraiser last Friday, and what a blast we had! From ripping up the dance floor with DJ Philly2Illy and Covering New England entertainment, to raising a glass in the Griffin Museum for Photography’s phenomenal building, we partied the night away! We are so grateful to our sponsors who … Read more

PRIDEfest Returns to Winchester!

On Tuesday, June 6, the Network for Social Justice—along with event co-sponsors the Winchester Cooperative Bank and Crawford United Methodist Church—will host PRIDEfest 2023 on the Winchester Town Common. Now in its third year, PRIDEfest draws hundreds of people from Winchester, Woburn, Arlington, Lexington, and surrounding towns for an educational, inclusive, joy-filled, family-friendly celebration. The … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2023: Tenisha Colbert

Tenisha Colbert lives in the large grey house that, every year for over 50 years, has been home to eight high-achieving young men selected to be scholars in the National Program for a Better Chance, an organization founded in 1963 to advance the opportunities of young men of color. She and her husband Antoine first … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2023: Caroline Crocker Otis & Elizabeth Mooney

When Caroline Crocker Otis and Elizabeth Mooney moved to Winchester in 2010 and 2021, respectively, they were drawn to the area by the promise of a warm community feel and great schools.  When their children enrolled in Lynch Elementary School, both women got involved as volunteers with the Lynch Parents Association. Elizabeth became involved with … Read more

Tyre Nichols and Revisiting Police Violence

Liora Norwich, Executive Director of the NFSJ, with NFSJ staff In early June of 2020, days after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, the Network issued this statement, which was endorsed by hundreds of community leaders and Winchester institutions. Since last Friday we have found ourselves once again grappling … Read more

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