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

Public Forum on Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: April 29, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Town Hall

Public Forum on Indigenous Peoples Day

The Wellesley Board of Selectmen will hold a public forum during its regular meeting on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Town Hall to begin consideration of a request from World of Wellesley to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.

Please make every effort to attend this public forum. The Board of Selectman have planned this first community opportunity to hear our voices in support of Indigenous Peoples Day. We need ALL of our voices to be heard, stories to be told and connections to be made. Your support is needed now and and we ask that you commit to attend and share in the support of honoring Indigenous Peoples Day in Wellesley.

Community Dialogue with Young Ethnic Scholars (YES)

Date: May 6, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wellesley Free Library

Community Dialogue with Young Ethnic Scholars (YES)

On April 2nd, the students of Wellesley High School’s Young Ethnic Scholars (YES) sent an amazing and courageous message to the community of Wellesley, “Wake Up Wellesley.” The World of Wellesley supports these students and allies who are challenging all of us to listen, come together, support and work together in making Wellesley and Wellesley Public Schools a place where every child belongs. 

YES has asked for the community to engage and we invite you to answer that call. Everyone is invited to peacefully engage with our students together at this community dialogue.

Learn more about the walkout.

Sarah Prager: The ABCs of LGBTQ

Date: May 9, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room

Sarah Prager: The ABCs of LGBTQ

Sarah Prager is dedicated to raising awareness of LGBTQ history through writing, speaking, and her app, Quist. Her first book, Queer, There, and Everywhere, tells the stories of 23 individuals from queer history for a young adult audience. It has received critical praise including three starred reviews. Learn more about Sarah Prager.

This program is offered in partnership with Wellesley Free Library.

Multicultural Festival

Date: May 17, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: TBD

Multicultural Festival

Explore activities showcasing the wide range of cultures represented by Wellesley elementary school students. Food, demonstrations, games, performances, arts and more! This is NOT a drop-off event. FREE admission.

Some festival workshops will require pre-registration so we have sufficient materials for all participants. Workshop registration will be available soon. RSVP now to get early notification when workshop registration is available.

This event is organized in partnership with PAWS, Hardy, Hunnewell, Schofield, Sprague, Fiske, Bates and Upham elementary schools.

Help us make the 2019 Wellesley Multicultural Festival a huge success by signing up to share your cultural experience. Conduct a workshop, organize a performance, present a poster exhibit and/or contribute a cultural food item. All cultures are welcome! Exhibit set up will start at 5 PM. Sign up to exhibit now!

Race Amity Day

Date: June 9, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Needham

Race Amity Day

Come celebrate Race Amity Day, a time to reflect and affirm the dignity of the diverse racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds of the human mosaic. Join us at this FREE event for people of all ages.

Co-hosted annually with the Needham Diversity Initiative.

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.

MLK Breakfast 2019

2018 Program Book

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!

Community Connections