Community diversity displayed at recent International Day Celebrations

On September 16, 2017, there were performances, activities, and crafts from many corners of the globe, for a celebration of International Day at Farmers Market on the Winchester Common. Performers included Phil Scarff, master jazz saxophonist, leader of world-jazz ensemble,...

Grooversity’s high energy performance showcased rich offerings of Latin-American culture.

“Ole! Ole!”— the Portuguese shout of approval, triumph, and encouragement— ricocheted back and forth across the auditorium on the afternoon of September 28. For one hour the Grooversity troupe brought the rhythm, energy, and joy of Brazil to a room...

Advancing the Progress of Building a Caring and Connected Community 

At Civic Gathering #4, the Select Board, the School Committee, and the Winchester Multicultural Network hosted around 60 residents at the Sons of Italy Hall on Monday evening, September 18. David Errico, Selectman, had generously provided the meeting site. An original acrylic painting...

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...