Response & Advocacy Committee
Have you felt discriminated against or bullied because of your race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, religion, or any other aspect of your identity? Have you been the target of offensive remarks or harassment? Would you, or someone you know benefit from a confidential conversation about how to deal with bias or exclusion?
The RAC provides:
Support, consultation and advocacy for individuals who have experienced or witnessed intolerance, bias, harassment, hate or discrimination. Our response is planned in collaboration with the individual(s) requesting our services and is determined by their needs or wishes.
Examples of RAC responses include:
- Support for and sensitivity to experiences and practices of religious minorities.
- A private, confidential consultation
- A public statement of support
- A meeting with the individual(s) who have had a negative impact
- A facilitated conversation
- An action requesting change in a policy or practice of a local business or town department
Affordable Housing Advocacy in Winchester
The Network for Social Justice is committed to putting equity and inclusion at the center of the conversation around housing -seeking to build support for diversifying Winchester’s housing stock. In the spring of 2021, we started the community conversation with a two-part educational program focused on why housing policies and zoning has become such a critical driver of inequity, and what can be done to address these problems in the town of Winchester (Part 1 & Part 2).
In collaboration with a cross section of community stakeholders, local housing experts, and the support of the Citizen’s Planning and Housing Association (CHAPA) we are building a community coalition to address these long-standing issues.
Our goal in this work is to create organized, sustained, and broad community support to advance diversified and affordable housing in Winchester, through efforts that include:
- organizing targeted educational programs;
- leading grassroots advocacy;
- supporting affordable housing policies, implementation approaches, and projects; and
- identifying other engagement opportunities that move our agenda forward.
Join our community coalition!
Learn more about NFSJ’s housing equity work:
Affordable housing position paper