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.

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

Black Lives Matter Vigil August 2020

Date: August 4, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Location: UU Wellesley Hills at 309 Washington St.

Black+Lives+Matter

Members of the UU Wellesley Hills Advocacy & Witness Interest Group invite you to stand with us for racial justice and human rights. Please join us for a 15-minute silent vigil–unless you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are considered at risk.  Find us on the sidewalk in front of our church at 309 Washington St.

Participants are expected to wear masks and remain 6 feet apart. Signs will be distributed in the courtyard or feel free to bring your own; we will provide hand sanitizer to use before and after you handle them. We look forward to this opportunity to join together to demonstrate our commitment to promoting racial justice.

Held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in July through September, and the first Sunday of the month at 12:30 pm in October through June.

If you have any questions, contact info@uuwellesley.org.

Hosted by our partner UU Wellesley Hills.

Black Lives Matter Vigil September 2020

Date: September 1, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Location: UU Wellesley Hills at 309 Washington St.

Black+Lives+Matter

Members of the UU Wellesley Hills Advocacy & Witness Interest Group invite you to stand with us for racial justice and human rights. Please join us for a 15-minute silent vigil–unless you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are considered at risk.  Find us on the sidewalk in front of our church at 309 Washington St.

Participants are expected to wear masks and remain 6 feet apart. Signs will be distributed in the courtyard or feel free to bring your own; we will provide hand sanitizer to use before and after you handle them. We look forward to this opportunity to join together to demonstrate our commitment to promoting racial justice.

Held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in July through September, and the first Sunday of the month at 12:30 pm in October through June.

If you have any questions, contact info@uuwellesley.org.

Hosted by our partner UU Wellesley Hills.

Support Our 2020 Marathon Runner

Running the Boston Marathon for the third year in a row and excited to support World of Wellesley! In 2016, my family and I were targeted by some students in our town and surrounding towns in a racially motivated incident. Click here for national public radio (WBUR) news coverage. Our town’s response completely surprised us—people from across the political spectrum stood against racism and supported our family stance of confronting the scourge of racism with courage, grace and determination. It is with those three virtues I will run to celebrate all the people, who live in our town and beyond, regardless of race. That is why I am running for the World of Wellesley in their aim to make “Wellesley, Massachusetts a welcoming community where diversity is celebrated.” 2020 also happens to be their 30th year!

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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