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The World of Wellesley is a 501(3)(c) NPO that engages in activities and educational programing, by community request, serving public interests, without pursuing goals of commercial or private monetary profit. The board of directors is made up of volunteers whose responsibility is to provide stewardship and governance to the organization’s cause. The World of Wellesley is committed towards keeping Wellesley Welcoming. 

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Wellesley Civil Discourse Initiative

Dear Wellesley community member:

Take part in an in-person community dialogue on race on Thursday, June 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  

Space is still available for this two-hour discussion. To participate, please email:

Confirmation and location information will be emailed to you when you register. 

In small groups, participants will reflect on racial identity and racism, and explore how we might be inspired to create a community where every individual who lives, works in, or visits our town, feels valued and accepted.  

This opportunity is presented by the Wellesley Civil Discourse Initiative. Launched in March 2021 by a group of volunteers, the Civil Discourse Initiative was created to help our community engage in open and inclusive conversations that strengthen our sense of connection and build understanding. 

Since that time, the group has held a number of reflective structured dialogues including discussions on COVID-19, values, and education.
Over the past two years, the group has heard from residents, Town employees, and visitors who experienced racism in Wellesley or heard about racist incidents in town from others, and who requested a structured dialogue on race.

Dialogue groups:
The dialogue groups will be composed of five to seven members of the Wellesley community. Civil Discourse Initiative volunteers hope to create opportunities for people to speak candidly about their experiences and to listen open-heartedly to others. 

For more information, email or visit the Wellesley Civil Discourse Initiative Facebook page @WellesleyCivilDiscourse.  


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