On Thursday, April 28, members of the League of Women Voters of Winchester and NFSJ presented Article 8, “An Act to Extend Local Voting Rights to All Adult Residents of the Town of Winchester,” before Winchester Town Meeting members. The article allows the town to send a Home Rule Petition to the state legislature for its and the governor’s consideration to … Read more
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
Please join the Network for Social Justice and a panel of experts to discuss the Afghan crisis and learn what you can do here in Massachusetts to help. Panelists include: Aimee Mitchell, Chief Community Services Officer, Ascentria Marianne Boswell, President & Founder, LexRAP Karen Hirschfeld, Former Aid Worker in Afghanistan Deirdre Giblin, Attorney, Mass Law … Read more
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
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