NETWORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Women’s History Month Honoree 2022: Kayla Harrison

While other seventh graders were just learning about where to place England on a map, WHS senior Kayla Harrison was interested in the more nitty-gritty facts. She questioned her teacher why families of the past had been so much larger. She asked, “did they not have birth control back then? Didn’t they use animal intestines … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2022: Luz Palou Garcia

Our honoree this week uses she/they pronouns. As such, we have used them interchangeably throughout this piece. By Grace Bettencourt, NFSJ Intern Luz Palou Garcia, a senior at Winchester High School, has been organizing since 8th grade and has been aware of social issues since she was young. “I was always a heavily opinionated kid … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2022: Grace Bettencourt

By Arya Ramachandran, NFSJ Intern Grace Bettencourt, a junior at WHS, got involved with social activism in just 6th grade, after the 2016 election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. According to Grace, “I couldn’t wrap my head around how the country could choose someone so hateful.” She educated herself on many of the social … Read more

Women’s History Month Honoree 2022: Lucy Patalano

While many of her peers spend time on YouTube watching influencers, a chance interaction with a YouTube video when Lucy Patalano was 13 influenced her life in an unexpected way. She described how a video of the way homeless women lived on their period impacted her. “It seems so straightforward that, obviously, people who can’t … Read more

Winchester’s First Pridefest

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 for Social Justice has spent years fighting for social change in Winchester — from advocating for affordable housing to providing support to individuals who have faced injustices of all kinds. We need your help to continue to advance an inclusive and equitable community. 

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