United State of Emergency

Charlottesville Statement from Aba Taylor, Executive Director When Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe told “all the white supremacists and Nazi’s who came into Charlottesville” to “go home,” I wondered what “home” he was speaking of—because the ugliest of truths is that “those”...

Locked Up in the Land of the Free

Emotions washed over the audience gathered to screen Ava Duvernay’s 13th, a documentary involving noted scholars, activists, and politicians analyzing the criminalization of African-Americans and the resultant prison boom. The Racial Justice Committee of the Winchester Unitarian Society led the...

The Multicultural Network celebrates Pride Month

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month*, and the Network celebrated by offering a program on June 22 featuring three panelists from the organization SpeakOUT. SpeakOUT volunteers are committed to “working to create a world free of...

Bystander Training Workshop focuses on what it means to be an active bystander

Thirty individuals from Winchester and other towns gathered at Temple Shir Tikvah on Thursday evening, June 8 for a two-hour bystander workshop given by Dan Ottenheimer, Dan Lieber, and Marion Magill, Temple members who have received training from the Quabbin...

The Network was part of a focus on immigration at WorldFest 2017

This year the Network was a community partner for WorldFest, an annual multicultural event in Woburn presented through a collaboration of Social Capital, Inc. and the YMCA International Learning Center.  Participants enjoyed food, music, and dance performances from countries around...