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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. 

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Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America


Join the World of Wellesley, in partnership with The League of Women Voters, Wellesley College and Wellesley Books, for our 2023, IN PERSON Community Book Read, “Give Us the Ballot”, on March 21st at Wellesley College, 6:30-8:30 PM. You will have the chance to meet and hear directly from Ari Berman. In the interim, please recommend this book to your friends and neighbors and ask yourself why is the right to vote still under debate? For more information and reviews of “Give Us the Ballot”, go to: Review by New York Times, Macmillan Publisher review

Ari Berman is an award-winning journalist, national voting rights correspondent at Mother Jones, Reporting Fellow at Type Media Center and author of GIVE US THE BALLOT: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. Through meticulous research, in-depth interviews, and incisive on-the-ground reporting, Give Us the Ballot offers the first comprehensive history of its kind, and provides new insight into one of the most vital political and civil rights issues of our time.

Purchase “Give Us The Ballot” from Wellesley Books (click here)
The event is mask optional. Wellesley College, Tishman Commons is wheelchair accessible

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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