NETWORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

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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

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

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 2020 Donations Requested

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

Network Hosts Learning Panel on What it Means to be a “Safe Community”

On Thursday, November 21st, the Network’s Immigrant Justice Committee (IJC) hosted a learning panel entitled “What is a Safe Community?” The program focused on the Safe Communities Act currently being debated by the Massachusetts legislature, including case studies from towns that have adopted similar language to protect immigrants on a local level, and what the … Read more

Network Schools & Youth Committee Announces 2019-2020 Micro-Grant Awards

The Network for Social Justice’s Schools & Youth Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2019-2020 micro-grant awards. The Committee is grateful to Winchester Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Elineema for her guidance and consultation. The Committee awarded $2,005 to five applicants, resulting in one full and four partial awards. Congratulations to the … Read more

AMERICAN MOSAIC AND CONTEMPORARY IMMIGRATION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AND DISCUSSION

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