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Dedicated to making Wellesley an inclusive community for all

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. 

Posts & Upcoming Events

Documentary Discussion: "13th" a film by Ava DuVernay


(“13th” is available to stream free on Netflix or YouTube)

Please join the World of Wellesley for our Documentary and Discussion: 13th, on January 31st: 6:30-8:30 PM. Masks are optional. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE admission. 

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads ‘Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.’ The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing
lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.
Culture Duration: 1:40:02
Related Searches: Current Topics, Politics, History, Racism, U.S., Prison

Support Sam Sanchez’s Marathon Fundraiser for WOW!

A message from Sam:

I’m excited to share that I’ll be running the 127th Boston Marathon on April 17th for World of Wellesley. As a lifelong runner, being able to run the Boston Marathon is a big deal for me. To run it and also raise funds for this amazing non-profit makes the race that much more exciting. 

As a local non-profit, World of Wellesley remains committed to uplifting issues of social justice and to making Wellesley a more inclusive community. World of Wellesley has hosted numerous community discussions centering topics such as voting rights, anti-racism practice, and Native American history detailed from Indigenous perspective.

Additionally, World of Wellesley continues to promote and support the initiatives of many community organizations who share in the vision of a more inclusive community.  

You can contribute to my campaign using the link below, any contribution helps!
You can follow my running journey on Strava @
And if you happen to be in the Boston area on April 17th, 2023 please join in cheering and celebration of the 127th Boston Marathon!
Thank you!

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