On Tuesday, March 23, over 250 individuals gathered behind the Winchester Public Library overlooking Mill Pond on a clear and mild spring evening to grieve for those murdered in Atlanta on March 16th and to unite in solidarity against hate and racism. The vigil was co-hosted by the Chinese American Network of Winchester, the Network … Read more
Laura Rotolo, Staff Counsel and Community Advocate for Immigrants’ Rights for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, has been advocating on behalf of immigrants for over two decades. While her advocacy work occasionally brought her to Winchester over the years, since 2019 she has worked closely with the Network’s Immigrant Justice Committee around issues … Read more
The Immigrant Justice Committee (IJC) of the Network for Social Justice celebrates the Winchester Select Board for its approval of a motion to include references to “country of origin” and “immigration status” to the town’s Human Rights Statement. The IJC submitted the proposed inclusions to the town’s Human Rights Statement for the Select Board’s consideration … Read more
The coronavirus epidemic has brought to everyone’s attention how the health and safety of us all depends on the well-being of every individual. We have quickly learned new terminology such as “social distancing” and are doing our part to slow the spread of the virus through minimizing social interactions, hand washing, embracing working from home (for those of … Read more
The Safe Communities Act (SCA) will have its hearing before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security on Friday, January 24 at 11AM. Join members of the Network’s Immigrant Justice Committee and SCA advocates from around the Commonwealth at the Statehouse to show your support for immigrant rights.
On Thursday, November 21st, the Network’s Immigrant Justice Committee (IJC) hosted a learning panel entitled “What is a Safe Community?” The program focused on the Safe Communities Act currently being debated by the Massachusetts legislature, including case studies from towns that have adopted similar language to protect immigrants on a local level, and what the … Read more