NETWORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Panel Discussion Examines how Health Begins at Home

On Wednesday, September 21, the Winchester Housing Coalition hosted Health Begins at Home, a panel discussion examining the link between quality affordable housing and community well-being. The Coalition was incredibly fortunate to welcome Dr. Megan Sandel, associate professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine and associate professor of environmental health at the Boston University School … Read more

Seeking Fall NFSJ Interns

The Network is thrilled to be continuing our very popular internship program with another cohort of high school students in the Fall of 2022. Positions require a weekly commitment of 5 hours and will begin in October. Students will support the Network’s youth programming and community engagement activities.

PRIDEfest 2022

NFSJ student intern Alice Wang contributed to this article June is the time for LGBTQ+ Americans and their allies to celebrate Pride Month! Pride Month coincides with the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in June 1969, a monumental event for the gay rights movement. Pride parades and events now occur around the world and signify … Read more

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Yazhi Guo and Shin Daiko 

Wednesday evening, May 18, was a beautiful one for our special Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month concert, featuring taiko drumming ensemble Shin Daiko and suona (Chinese oboe) player Yazhi Guo. We are so grateful to our co-hosts — CAN WIN and the Chinese School of Art and Culture — as well as the Griffin … Read more

Non-Citizen Voting is One Step Closer in Winchester

On Thursday, April 28, members of the League of Women Voters of Winchester and NFSJ presented Article 8, “An Act to Extend Local Voting Rights to All Adult Residents of the Town of Winchester,” before Winchester Town Meeting members. The article allows the town to send a Home Rule Petition to the state legislature for its and the governor’s consideration to … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2022: Kayla Harrison

While other seventh graders were just learning about where to place England on a map, WHS senior Kayla Harrison was interested in the more nitty-gritty facts. She questioned her teacher why families of the past had been so much larger. She asked, “did they not have birth control back then? Didn’t they use animal intestines … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2022: Luz Palou Garcia

Our honoree this week uses she/they pronouns. As such, we have used them interchangeably throughout this piece. By Grace Bettencourt, NFSJ Intern Luz Palou Garcia, a senior at Winchester High School, has been organizing since 8th grade and has been aware of social issues since she was young. “I was always a heavily opinionated kid … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2022: Lucy Patalano

While many of her peers spend time on YouTube watching influencers, a chance interaction with a YouTube video when Lucy Patalano was 13 influenced her life in an unexpected way. She described how a video of the way homeless women lived on their period impacted her. “It seems so straightforward that, obviously, people who can’t … Read more

NFSJ Selected for Affordable Housing Grant

The Network for Social Justice is pleased to announce it has been selected as a Municipal Engagement Initiative (MEI) Lite 2022 grantee by the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA). MEI Lite provides technical assistance to support communities advancing affordable housing initiatives, including forming coalitions and building campaigns. With local expertise at the forefront, MEI … Read more

2022 MLK Day of Service

After months of planning–including weekly 7:30AM meetings with a dedicated group of WHS students–we were very excited to bring our 3rd annual MLK Day of Service to the community in person. Of course, the pandemic had other plans, and within just a few weeks, we had pivoted, re-imagined, and reframed the entire event as a … Read more