The Network held our first ever Pride-themed fundraiser last Friday, and what a blast we had! From ripping up the dance floor with DJ Philly2Illy and Covering New England entertainment, to raising a glass in the Griffin Museum for Photography’s phenomenal building, we partied the night away! We are so grateful to our sponsors who … Read more
What a day! For as much as we worried about the weather, the skies cleared and the sun shone down (and maybe even the Canadian wildfire haze dissipated?) on Tuesday, June 6th on the Winchester Town Common for our 3rd annual PRIDEfest. With more than 20 faith communities, businesses, organizations, and student groups; drag queens … Read more
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
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
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.
On Wednesday, June 9th, we sat on the Winchester Town Common absolutely bursting with pride as we celebrated Winchester’s first ever Pridefest, organized and run by the NFSJ interns and McCall student members of the McCall Social Justice Club and QSA. The event, with over 300 community members in attendance, was inclusive, poignantly honest, and celebratory. It was also … Read more
The Network is once again celebrating Pride Month remotely by hosting a fun evening of bingo featuring LGBTQIA Pride terms. Prizes will be available for winners! All are welcome–this is a family-friendly event appropriate for those of all ages. Register in order to receive a bingo sheet, an optional Pride Zoom background and the Zoom … Read more
Written by Network Intern Jessie Lewis On Tuesday, August 4, Network interns hosted a community conversation via Zoom in response to the theft of the Black Lives Matter and Pride flags from the Winchester Town Common. This conversation focused on the meaning of the flags and what they stand for in Winchester. The conversation was … Read more