Traces of the trade

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

movie reelWe at SCI are proud to announce that we will be showing the documentary film "Traces of the Trade" at the Woburn Memorial High School Auditorium this Thursday, Nov. 13th. The screening of Traces of the Trade : A Story of the Deep North will take place  at 7 pm. The film tells the story of one New England family's role in the slave trade. The powerful film moves viewers to reconsider issues of race. A facilitated discussion with "Traces"  family member Dain Perry and his wife Constance will follow our screening. The film is open to the public, and we encourage all to attend and take part in this exciting and important dialogue.

film projectorSave the Date! On Thursday,  November 13th at 7 PM., Social Capital Inc. and St. John's Baptist Church will be showing  "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North" at the Woburn Memorial High School auditorium. Following our screening of this provocative Sundance Film Festival entrant we will be holding a discussion of the film led by SCI Board Chair and "Traces" family member Dain Perry and his wife Constance. Please join us for this exciting and important event.