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, have put forth Citizen’s Petition 42—Resolution to Support the Establishment of Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley.

Wellesley’s Advisory Committee voted 8-2 in favor of this petition and Town Meeting will vote on it at the  Spring 2020 meeting beginning March 30th. Email your Town Meeting Members to show your support for Indigenous Peoples Day in Wellesley.

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

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Start date: March 30, 2020

End date: April 19, 2020

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Dr. Charmie Curry, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Wellesley Public Schools, invites everyone to join the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge: You (along with thousands of other people from across the US) will commit to deepening your understanding of and willingness to confront racism for 21 consecutive days (just a few minutes a day of reading, watching and listening.) At the very least, the Challenge will raise your awareness. But for many participants it goes beyond that and changes they way they see and interact with the world.

Music, Dance and Skit—A Tagore Collage

Date: May 15, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wellesley Community Center

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Rabindranath Tagore is a 19th Century Nobel Laureate poet of Bengal, India. He was a poet, composer, philosopher, environmentalist, activist and the volume of his works is simply unbelievable.

Tagore was influenced by the mystic philosophy and by Rumi. Some of the topics that he wrote and composed about are universalism, love, gender discrimination, women, colorism, the connection of human to nature – among other things. We Bengalis have a saying that we can literally find a Tagore poem/song about any emotion experienced by human.

This event will include a skit by adults and live music, a skit by kids with dances and songs, and a musical written by Tagore will be recreated with dances by professional dancers of New England.

30th Anniversary Gala Event

Date: June 13, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Alumnae Hall and Patio, Wellesley College

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Let’s Celebrate Together 30 Years of Building Community

Please join us for appetizers, wine/spirits, music, dancing and celebration! Recognition for our community leaders, past and present board members and members of the community will be honored. Please bring a friend and let’s celebrate for striving to make Wellesley a welcoming place for everyone.

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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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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