Since 1991 the Winchester Multicultural Network has worked to build inclusive community. One admirer describes it as “the conscience of Winchester.” Another underlines the word “Network,” recognizing the bridges continually building among differences and similarities at many levels—interpersonal, intrapersonal, systemic and institutional, and cultural.
Founder Sandy Thompson, who discovered purpose and inspiration through attending a VISIONS, Inc. workshop in 1990, worked with others who had a vision of Winchester’s potential to create a new civic organization, the Winchester Multicultural Network. The VISIONS’ principles and philosophy, with adaptations for our Town, continue to serve as the group’s foundation.
From a small group of inspired individuals to today’s dedicated activist Board, Community Advisors, a part-time office administrator, and a new Executive Director, the Winchester Multicultural Network moves forward in educating, advocating, and responding around issues of social justice.
Here are a few highlights: