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Disrupting Racism Three Part Learning Series 

Social Capital Inc. is partnering with Network for Social Justice to bring you the Disrupting Racism Series on Tuesday, February 9th, 23rd, and March 9th.  Participants will map out their own anti-racism journeys, learn key concepts and theories surrounding racial justice, and gain practical tools they can use to disrupt racism in their everyday lives. Priority for this event will be given to those who live, work, and/or worship in Winchester and Woburn, but those from other communities are welcome to attend as well.

 Each session will begin at 7PM and run for 2 hours. It is recommended that participants attend all 3 sessions but the option to register for one day is also available. 

Click here to register for the series

For more information please email SCI AmeriCorps member Sophie Ichizawa at sichizawa@socialcapitalinc.org

Dinner with a Movie, Traces of the Trade: A Story of the Deep North  

Join us for a screening and discussion on Friday, February 26 from 6-9pm! Traces of the Trade: A Story of the Deep North is a compelling documentary which not only offers its audience the opportunity to reflect on the often untold story of the North's role in the slave trade. Dain and Constance Perry, who appear in the film, will be there to help moderate the post-film discussion. Dain Perry served as SCI’s first board chair! 

More information on the film can be found here.

Click here to register.

For more information please email SCI AmeriCorps member Sophie Ichizawa at sichizawa@socialcapitalinc.org


Woburn Parent Support Forum

On Wednesday, February 17th at 6PM, the Woburn Parent Network is hosting its next Parent Support Forum. These forums are designed to give resources and support to Woburn parents. We will have a short presentation followed by a moderated discussion where parents will be able to discuss any challenges they are facing, as well as share any parenting tips or resources they may have.

Click here to register for the support forum.

The Woburn Parent Network (WPN) is a collaboration between SCI Woburn, Woburn Public Schools and The James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club. Created by Social Capital Inc., the WPN’s mission is to support local parents by fostering spaces for connections and community building, while also offering relevant programming and resources. 
 

If you would like to take part or wish to be put on our new WPN email list, please email SCI AmeriCorps member Sophie Ichizawa at sichizawa@socialcapitalinc.org

Volunteer Needs

With the inclement weather approaching SCI is hoping to match volunteers with seniors for the remainder of the winter.

If you can commit to shoveling out a senior in or near your neighborhood please contact Liandra at lreyes@socialcapitalinc.org and she can match you with a senior in need.

We just need you to make sure their walk is clear, their driveway is clear and any heating or ventilation vents on the outside of their homes are cleared of snow.

If you are interested in volunteering please email Liandra Reyes at lreyes@socialcapitalinc.org or text SHOVEL to (339) 298-7789.

Seeking Translators for WPN Parent Support Forum 

The Woburn Parent Network is seeking translators for our next Woburn Parent Support Forum on Wednesday, February 17th.  We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to translate outreach materials and/or who would be willing to help lead the forum. 

We are seeking volunteers who speak Spanish and/or Portuguese but are also interested in recruiting volunteers who know French or Hatian Creole. 

If you know any of these languages and would be interested in translating for us, please email SCI AmeriCorps member Sophie Ichizawa at sichizawa@socialcapitalinc.org 

Disrupting Racism series starting in February

The series, presented by the Network for Social Justice and Social Capital Inc, is designed as a number of intentional conversations around core tenets of a racial justice approach. The aim is to give participants, regardless of their past experience (or lack thereof) with the subject matter, the language and tools to have grounded conversation around race and racism, taking steps to disrupt it on the micro level (challenging perceptions within themselves, and also in small scale conversations with family, friends and colleagues).

Two co-facilitators will lead participants through terms, theoretical models, and actionable concepts, and each session will conclude with a series of practical applications of antiracism which can be applied to their own personal and/or professional work. An outline can be found here.

It is recommended, though not required, for participants to attend all 3 sessions. This program is geared toward those who live, work, and/or worship in Winchester and Woburn, but those from other communities are welcome to attend as well. The content is appropriate for adults and students in high school level or beyond.

The sessions will take place 2/9, 2/23 & 3/9. 

Please indicate which of the sessions you plan to attend when you register. Registration for each session will remain open until the scheduled date of that session. Each session will begin at 7PM and run for 2 hours.

Click here to register for the series

For more information please email SCI AmeriCorps member Sophie Ichizawa at sichizawa@socialcapitalinc.org

Dinner with a Movie, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North

Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. Traces of the Trade offers a new and provocative perspective on the slave trade. The film follows ten descendants as they journey along the Triangle Trade route.  Traces of the Trade is a compelling documentary which not only offers its audience the opportunity  to reflect  on the often untold story of the North's role in the slave trade, but also provides a context to discuss ways in which citizens can work to build connections among diverse individuals and organizations today.

This event will take place on Friday, February 26 from 6-9pm. We’ll be spending the first 90 minutes or so watching the film, so grab yourself a casual dinner to enjoy during the presentation. After which we will have a discussion with other community members about the issues raised in the film. Dain and Constance Perry, who appear in the film, will be there to help moderate the post-film discussion.

Learn more about the film at tracesofthetrade.org

If you would like to take part please email SCI AmeriCorps member Sophie Ichizawa at sichizawa@socialcapitalinc.org

Woburn Parent Network Support Forum

On Wednesday, January 20, WPN will host the second Parent Support Forum on Zoom. The goal of these programs is to help foster connection and mutual support among Woburn parents. We encourage you to come ready to share your concerns as well as encouragement for others!

The Woburn Parent Network (WPN) is a collaboration between SCI Woburn, Woburn Public Schools and The James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club. Created by Social Capital Inc., the WPN’s mission is to support local parents by fostering spaces for connections and community building, while also offering relevant programming and resources.

We plan to have discussion leaders and outreach material in multiple languages.

If you would like to take part please email SCI AmeriCorps member Sophie Ichizawa at sichizawa@socialcapitalinc.org

Woburn Volunteers Shoveling

We're still in need of volunteers to make it through the rest of the winter!

We are recruiting volunteers to help shovel driveways, walkways, and to make sure snow is cleared from other important access points for seniors in need this winter.

The program will pair a volunteer with a senior for the duration of the winter so we can make sure our seniors are able to stay safe and mobile for the duration of the season.