NETWORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

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NFSJ Names Rebecca Slisz as Permanent Executive Director

The Network for Social Justice Board of Directors is delighted to announce Rebecca Slisz as our permanent Executive Director. The decision followed an extensive recruitment and interview process this spring. Ms. Slisz has served as the Interim Executive Director since February 2024 and successfully led the Network’s Spring programs including an inaugural Women’s History Month … Read more

Students Drive Successful AANHPI Celebration!

The thunder outside the Griffin Museum of Photography on Wednesday evening was outmatched by the claps of applause for the performers in the Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Celebration. Renee Lubomirski led off with a Chinese classical dance, “The Peacock Flies Southeast,” followed by an extremely energetic demonstration by students from Mr. Ku’s TaeKwonDo … Read more

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Family Celebration 2023

We were absolutely humbled by the enormous turnout for our 3rd annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Family Celebration on Monday, October 9. We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors the Winchester Cooperative Bank, Wright-Locke Farm, FAN of Winchester, and Melrose Highlands Congregational Church; and our dozens of volunteers representing the Arlington Human Rights Commission, Lex Farm, NFSJ, Winchester … Read more

NFSJ’s Juneteenth: Frederick Douglass’s Democracy

On June 21st, the Network for Social Justice and community partners welcomed over 60 people to Mill Pond to celebrate Juneteenth! The event began with a community reading of the Frederick Douglass speech, “What to the Slave is the 4th of July?” Following the community reading, the Network was excited to welcome back to Winchester … Read more

PRIDEfest Returns to Winchester!

On Tuesday, June 6, the Network for Social Justice—along with event co-sponsors the Winchester Cooperative Bank and Crawford United Methodist Church—will host PRIDEfest 2023 on the Winchester Town Common. Now in its third year, PRIDEfest draws hundreds of people from Winchester, Woburn, Arlington, Lexington, and surrounding towns for an educational, inclusive, joy-filled, family-friendly celebration. The … Read more

2023 MLK Day of Community Service

By Harrison Zeiberg, SCI AmeriCorps Fellow serving with NFSJ On Monday, January 16th, the Network for Social Justice and our community partners were honored to welcome hundreds of residents from Winchester and the surrounding area to the 4th annual MLK Day of Community Service at Winchester High School! Attendees of all ages were able to … 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

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