World of Wellesley

In partnership with local institutions and organizations, we organize events, projects, and programs that emphasize the value in exploring our many cultures, religions, and ways of life.

Order Yard Signs for Antiracist Activism

Congratulations Tendai Musikavanhu!

Congratulations to Tendai Musikavanhu on completing the 2020 Boston Marathon! Musikavanhu ran on behalf of WOW and completed the virtual race with an impressive time of 4:51:27. Congrats Tendai!

Support Indigenous Peoples Day

World of Wellesley, together with community members, put forth Citizen’s Petition 42 to Support the Establishment of Indigenous Peoples Day in Wellesley.

Wellesley’s Advisory Committee voted 8-2 in favor of this petition and Town Meeting voted 63% in favor but first added an amendment requiring a town-wide vote. 

Indigenous Peoples Day will be on the ballot in March 2021. Stay tuned for information about how you can help with this town-wide campaign!

We as people who reside, work, and engage in Wellesley acknowledge this town is located on the traditional territory of the Massachusett TribeLearn more about Native Land.

Join Us at an Upcoming Event

30 Day+ Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge

Start date: October 1, 2020

End date: October 30, 2020

IP Challenge

World of Wellesley is proud to launch the 30 Day+ Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge aimed at breaking down barriers and biases by collectively and individually:

  • Increasing our awareness and appreciation for the diversity of Indigenous people
  • Deepening our understanding about the history of Indigenous people
  • Deepen our understanding about the current issues faced by Indigenous people in North America

How it works:

  1. Sign up to receive a daily email through October 30th with three ways to access content each day (e.g. reading, watching or listening).
  2. Choose one or all of the suggested daily options. It’s all up to you. You may also add other options, if you choose.
  3. Reflect: Create your own copy of this journal template to privately record your thoughts.  Your journal will not be shared.
  4. Collaborate: If you want to share reflections in community, you may post them on our Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge padlet. Please follow our guidelines for all public reflection posts.

White People Challenging Racism—Moving from Talk to Action

Start date: October 14, 2020

End date: November 11, 2020

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Zoom

white people challenging racism

White People Challenging Racism: Moving From Talk to Action is a five-part workshop that guides participants through the inner work and self-reflection necessary to embark on the lifelong journey toward being antiracist. In five weekly two-hour online Zoom meetings led by a pair of facilitators, a small group begins to build skills and confidence in confronting racism in each person’s sphere of influence. Timely readings, challenging discussions, exercises, role plays, and real-world assignments culminate in the presentation of individual action plans with real impact and accountability. Prepare for an intensive commitment for the five weeks, and for the rest of your life. Everyone is invited to participate. The cost of this course is $150. This session runs Wednesdays, October 14, 21, & 28 and November 4 & 11 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. To register contact Michelle Chalmers at moh23321@gmail.com.

Facilitators:
Steve Pereira, Member of METCO, Inc. Board of Directors
Michelle Chalmers, MSW

Black Lives Matter Vigil November 2020

Date: November 4, 2020

The members and friends of UU Wellesley Hills invite you to stand with us this fall to honor Black lives harmed and lost, those victims of racial violence and injustice, known and unknown. Please join us for our monthly, 15-minute silent vigil on the sidewalk in front of 309 Washington Street. All are welcome to join us!

Questions? Contact us at info@uuwellesley.org. Learn more about us at www.uuwellesleyhills.org.

World of Wellesley Celebrates 30 Years

What Do Wellesley High School Students Think About Race?

Blog Posts

2019 Program Book

Coming to your home on October 10th with the Wellesley Townsman or download your copy now.

See our full calendar of events for the year along with notes about World of Wellesley from institutions across the town. Thanks to our sponsors for making this book possible and supporting all of our work!

In the Media

Read about World of Wellesley in the June 2019 issue of Living Well Wellesley magazine.

Thank you Hometown Weekly Newspaper for your continued support of World of Wellesley!

Community Connections