Monthly Archives: June 2016

International Connections continues tour of local institutions for international residents at Griffin Museum

On Thursday, June 23, following their weekly coffee and conversation meeting, International Connections committee member and WMCN Community Advisor, Caroline Hirschfeld, herself a noted photographer, led a group of international residents and Board members in a tour of the Griffin...

Building Bridges Iftar Broadens Our Understanding of Ramadan

On Wednesday, June 15th, the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland hosted, a “Building Bridges Iftar.” An Iftar is the breaking of the fast at sundown each evening during the month-long holiday of Ramadan. A small group from the Winchester...

Launch Prize Reading Challenged Personal Concepts of Racism and Sexism

On the evening of Saturday, June 18, the award-winning play The Launch Prize, by MJ Halberstadt, was read by four extremely talented actors, to a very appreciative audience of about sixty community members. The Winchester Multicultural Network brought the play...

The Network’s multiculturalism displayed on Town Day

Saturday, June 4, was Town Day and what a beautiful day it was! The Winchester Multicultural Network had a colorful, inviting booth set up on Main Street in downtown Winchester. Volunteers and Community Advisors helped staff the table along with...

Love in a Time of Hate

Reflections from Aba Taylor, Executive Director For many in the LGBTQI community, the word “family” has been used as code to recognize others in that community. The word “family” substitutes a particular identity, often times veiled or not always evident,...