World of Wellesley

We are dedicated to making Wellesley, MA an inclusive community for all

Working collaboratively with other institutions and organizations to host events, projects and programs that will foster an anti-racist and anti-bias community where diversity, equity and inclusion are fully embraced

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Stop the Hate

World of Wellesley (WOW) is committed to fostering an anti-racist and anti-bias community where diversity, equity and inclusion are fully embraced. On February 14, 2021,

Upcoming Events

Community Book Read 2021

Date: March 7, 2021

Time: 3:00-5:00

Location: Online Event

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Attend our author event for our Community Book Read: When Getting Along Is Not Enough, Reconstructing Race in Our Lives and Relationships by Dr. Maureen Walker. Race is a powerful, societal qualifier and by reading this book you will discover how Dr. Walker provides ways by which to enter into discussions about race and race relations.

Everyone is welcome—even is you haven’t read the book. Dr. Walker will speak to her vast experience, reflection, and research on race relations and invite you into conversation. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Dr. Walker and to reflect on ways for transforming fear into courage and for building relationships and connections to others.

Are you uncomfortable talking about race? You are not alone. Dr. Maureen Walker, a licensed psychologist, educator and writer understands the complexity of race relations and inspires her audience to bridge the cultural differences of race, religion, gender and other social status markers.

As a former Wellesley resident Dr. Walker understands the challenge of addressing race in predominantly white community. Dr. Walker, a highly trained facilitator, provides a safe and engaging environment for her audience to enter into conversation about race and race relations.

For more information on Dr. Walker, go to: https://maureenwalker.com/speaker-and-educator/

 

Support Local Independent bookstores: Wellesley Books has this title in stock. For curb-side pick-up or to have the book shipped directly to your home, visit https://www.wellesleybooks.com​​ or call 781-431-1160​. Hours for in-store shopping: Monday–Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM.

At My Neighbors Table Event; Fault Lines: Grappling With Segregation In Our Schools

Date: March 21, 2021

Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

Location: Online Event

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Following short presentations by Liam Kerr and Rep. Chynah Tyler, we will explore and discuss the high levels of K-12 school segregation in our communities, the detrimental impacts and what can be done to build a better educational experience for our children.

Liam Kerr, MA State Dir., Democrats For Education Reform.

  • Organized report on school segregation
  • Needham resident with 2 children

Rep. Chynah Tyler (D), 7th Suffolk, Chair, Black & Latino Legislative Caucus.

  • Chair, Boston Delegation
  • Filed bill to create commission studying school segregation

For information or assistance, please email:  atmyneighborstable@gmail.com

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