NETWORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Inaugural Winchester Indigenous Peoples’ Day Family Celebration

On Monday, October 11, the Network and co-sponsors Family Action Network (FAN) of Winchester and Wright Locke Farm welcomed around 150 people to Wright Locke Farm for a family-friendly celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (what is currently recognized in Massachusetts and nationally as Columbus Day), the first of its kind in Winchester. Attendees of the … Read more

Hearts, Minds, Actions: A Community Conversation Exploring Racism Today

This program, for both youth and adults, will be facilitated by leaders from Temple Shir Tikvah, the Winchester Unitarian Society, and Network for Social Justice. We hope that it will bring the community together in conversation to reflect on recent events in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the ways racism manifests … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2020: Seeme Baqai Moreira

Seeme Baqai Moreira came to the US at age 19 as a foreign student from Pakistan. Fluent in English, she made friends easily and thrived at her college, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Accounting and speaking at her college’s commencement ceremony. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Business.   She met her husband, Mario … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2020: Jennifer Zhang

Jennifer Zhang arrived in the US from China in 1990. At the time, her father was a visiting professor at MIT and Harvard, and Zhang was about to start college herself. Worried about her safety as a student activist, her father brought her to the Boston area to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology.  Soon after, … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2020: Nicole Kassissieh Jones

The child of Palestinian refugees who immigrated to the US from Lebanon in their 20s, Nicole Kassissieh Jones witnessed first-hand the refugee’s ongoing search to find security and comfort, not to mention the pain inherent in feeling invisible, being misunderstood, and confronting the isolation of being “the only one.” This childhood experience created a drive in Jones … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2020: Erica Rigby

From an early age, Erica Rigby had a passion for human rights and was active in public service in her hometown of Redding, CT. As a student and Civic Scholar at Tufts University, her interest was piqued in understanding how different countries view the US and how the world could benefit from our actions.   After completing … Read more

NETWORK CO-HOSTS CONVENING OF WINCHESTER NON-PROFIT LEADERS

In collaboration with the Winchester Community Music School and Wright Locke Farm, the Network for Social Justice organized Winchester’s first ever convening of non-profit leaders on Monday, October 21. Over a dozen nonprofit representatives gathered on a chilly evening for a potluck dinner in Wright Locke Farm’s historic 1827 Barn for an evening of facilitated … Read more

3rd ANNUAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FAIR AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Community Organization Day 2019

Thanks to the Winchester Farmers Market for hosting another fantastic Community Organizations Fair. We loved having the opportunity to connect with so many of you and unveil our new name and look! In the coming weeks you will begin receiving this newsletter from the newly-minted Network for Social Justice. In the meantime, we hope you … Read more