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Network Interns Lead Community Conversation and Flag Re-Raising Ceremony

Written by Network Intern Jessie Lewis On Tuesday, August 4, Network interns hosted a community conversation via Zoom in response to the theft of the Black Lives Matter and Pride flags from the Winchester Town Common. This conversation focused on the meaning of the flags and what they stand for in Winchester. The conversation was … Read more Network Interns Lead Community Conversation and Flag Re-Raising Ceremony

Network Call for Civil Discourse Following Mascot Vote

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NFSJ logo We at the Network for Social Justice understand the intensity of emotions evoked by the School Committee vote on Tuesday evening to discontinue the use of the Sachem mascot. There are youth and adults on both sides who feel strongly about their perspectives. While the differences appear stark right now, we believe that there are … Read more Network Call for Civil Discourse Following Mascot Vote

Pride, Black Lives Matter Flags Stolen from Winchester Town Common

On June 19th, the town of Winchester, in collaboration with the Network for Social Justice, celebrated the raising of Pride and the Black Lives Matter flags to commemorate Pride month and Juneteenth. On July 3rd, as Americans prepared to celebrate the 244th anniversary of the document upholding “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” for … Read more Pride, Black Lives Matter Flags Stolen from Winchester Town Common

Winchester Sachem: An Inclusive Dialogue about Native Mascot Change

By Katherine Herlihy, Network Intern On Wednesday the 17th, the Winchester Student Allies for Native Mascot Change (WSANMC), in conjunction with the Network, hosted a discussion about racism and the Winchester Sachem mascot. Panelists included: Elizabeth Solomon, Ed Harris and Rhonda Anderson. Nearly one hundred people attended the event, including some Winchester Public School administrators … Read more Winchester Sachem: An Inclusive Dialogue about Native Mascot Change

Winchester Flag Raising Ceremony

On Friday, June 19th the Town of Winchester Select Board, in collaboration with the Network for Social Justice, will raise a rainbow pride flag and a Black Lives Matter flag on the Winchester Town Common. “This is a welcome symbolic gesture from the Town of Winchester that reaffirms its commitment to equality, inclusion and progress,” … Read more Winchester Flag Raising Ceremony

Reflections on Vigil for Peace, Unity, and Justice

Tommy Bellaire is a long-term Network intern. He shared these reflections from Sunday’s vigil for victims of systemic racism. As a white man who grew up in Winchester, I have been sheltered from and ignorant of much of the systemic injustice that exists in America. These past few weeks, egregiously racist videos circulating on Twitter … Read more Reflections on Vigil for Peace, Unity, and Justice

Joint Statement on Police Brutality and Systemic Racism

We condemn hate crimes, police brutality, and the systemic and pervasive institutional factors that have led to the recent violence and trauma impacting communities of color across the country. Taking our lead from NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, we reiterate that “The uprising spreading across this country is fueled by systemic racial issues that … Read more Joint Statement on Police Brutality and Systemic Racism

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!

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 Winchester MLK Day of Service 2020 Donations Requested