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.

Join Us at an Upcoming Event

RACE: The Power of an Illusion – Part 1: The Difference Between Us

Date: January 16, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Community Center

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Community viewing and conversation of the three-part PBS documentary “RACE – The Power of Illusion.” Check out the preview or read more about the series. Join us for one, two or all three parts: January 16, 23, and 30. Offered in partnership with the Wellesley Community Center.

Part 1: The Difference Between Us
Episode one in this three-part series follows a dozen students, including African American athletes and Asian American string players, who sequence and compare their own DNA. The results surprise them—and us—when they discover their closest genetic matches are as likely to be with people from other “races” as their own. Much of this episode is devoted to understanding why. Looking at skin color differences, disease, human evolution, even genetic traits, we learn there’s not one characteristic, one trait, or even a single gene that distinguishes all members of one “race” from another. One by one, our myths about race—including “natural” superiority and inferiority—are taken apart.

MLK Family Event 2020

Date: January 20, 2020

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Bates Elementary School

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Come celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Wellesley. Join us for crafts, games, activities and pizza! Escape the cold weather. Please RSVP now to let us know you plan to attend.

Co-sponsored by the World of Wellesley and the Wellesley High School Diversity Club.

MLK Community Breakfast 2020

Date: January 20, 2020

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Alumnae Hall, Wellesley College

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Annual breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Co-sponsored by World of Wellesley and Wellesley College. This year’s keynote speaker will be XXX. Special performances by the Kuumba Singers of Harvard and the Wellesley High School Cheer Team.

What Do Wellesley High School Students Think About Race?

Support Indigenous Peoples Day

World of Wellesley, together with other community members, invite you to participate in a community signature drive. Your signature would support a resolution being created and accepted, by the Wellesley Board of Selectman, for Wellesley to honor Indigenous Peoples Day and no longer recognizes Columbus Day, on the second Monday of October.

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

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!

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