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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

2nd Annual Winchester Indigenous Peoples’ Day Family Celebration

All are welcome to join us for the 2nd annual Winchester Indigenous Peoples’ Day Family Celebration at Wright-Locke Farm! The event is designed to honor Indigenous people by highlighting their historical accomplishments and innovation and will include a tour of the farm; planting activities; an interactive activity underscoring Indigenous peoples’ innovation; opportunities to learn about … Read more

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

Yazhi Guo with Shin Daiko

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with this special performance by Yazhi Guo, musician at the Berklee School of Music and considered the best suona (Chinese oboe) player of all time. He has played for presidents and was principal suona and featured soloist of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. He will be joined by … Read more

PRIDEfest 2022

Celebrate Winchester’s LGBTQ community at our 2nd annual PRIDEfest. This is an outdoor, community-centered Winchester-based event featuring multiple ways for attendees to educate themselves about LGBTQIA rights and issues and engage around Pride-related themes as it is celebrated in the US and internationally. This FREE event is for ALL AGES.

Unity Amongst Diversity

By Arya Ramachandran, NFSJ Intern On Dec. 16, 2021, the Network for Social Justice (NSFJ), in collaboration with the Winchester High School Social Justice Club (SoJust), hosted an event called “Unity Amongst Diversity” on the Winchester Town Common. The tagline was “Festivities of light that delightfully transform the world together.” The goal was to bring … Read more

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