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Documentary Discussion: “13th” an extraordinary film by Ava DuVernay

Date: 2023-01-31
Time: 06:30 - 08:30
Location: Wellesley Friendly Aid, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley
Register ("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. Please click on the image to stream on YouTube. The title of Ava DuVernay's […]

Documentary Discussion: Just Mercy

Date: 2022-12-13
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: 219 Washington St Wellesley MA
The World of Wellesley invites you to join us for a discussion about movies and documentaries! We ask that you watch the movie or documentary at a time that is convenient for you and then join the in person conversation. Our first movie is "Just Mercy". Watch Just Mercy on Amazon (please consider purchasing via Just Mercy […]

When the Land Speaks: An Untold History and Living Presence of the Indigenous of Massachusetts; and the Importance of Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: 2022-10-09
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Location: Virtual event
The Committee for Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley, WOW is honored to welcome back Native American Cultural Educator, Larry Spotted Crow Mann of the Nipmuc Nation. Please join us as this award winning speaker details the untold history and continued presence of Indigenous Peoples in what is presently called Massachusetts. In advance of this year's Indigenous […]

Talking about Race with Children: Why It Matters and How to Start Doing It

Date: 2022-10-17
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Wellesley Middle School - Cafeteria
Talking to young children about racism, anti-racism and bias can be daunting, even for parents who have experience with these issues in other contexts. Feeling ill equipped to engage is common, but waiting until children are developmentally ready for adult discussions misses an important window, since the roots of racism and bias can start extremely early. Come learn […]

Rally Against Gun Violence

Date: 2022-06-02
Time: 17:00
Location: Wellesley Town Hall - Front Lawn
Thursday, June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and we’re teaming up with the Wellesley Democratic Town Committee and the Wellesley Action Alliance for a protest in support of Gun Control and Black Lives. We want to honor the lives lost in Buffalo, Uvalde, and countless other incidents of gun violence with ACTION. Included […]

International Night 2022

Date: 2022-05-18
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Location: Wellesley High School Auditorium
Young Ethnic Scholars, WPS present: International Night 2022 on May 18th, at 6 PM at the Wellesley High School auditorium. International Night is a school and Wellesley community-wide event to raise cultural awareness among students, parents, and the community as a whole. This day of cultural exposure will give participants a place to begin their […]

The Documentary Project by the WPS, Evolutions Program Students

Date: 2022-05-03
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Location: Zoom
Wellesley Public School, Evolutions Program students, to present three documentaries about their journey to gain more understanding about historically marginalized groups. These documentaries are a reflection of the steps these students have taken towards the promotion of a more accepting environment in our town. In partnership with the World of Wellesley, this event will take […]

Book Talk Event – “The Sum of Us” by Heather McGhee

Date: 2022-05-01
Time: 02:00 - 02:00
The LWVW and World of Wellesley invite you to a VIRTUAL discussion about Heather McGhee's NYT bestseller and National Book Award Longlist "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together" (focus on Chapters 1 and 2). This book can be found at the Wellesley Free Library and Wellesley Booksmith. […]

Virtual Concert to Benefit the Resettlement of Afghan Families in the United States

Date: 2022-02-11
Time: 20:00 - 21:00
Location: Online Event
The Immigration Justice Group at Temple Beth Elohim presents a virtual CONCERT on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 at 8:00 pm to benefit the resettlement of Afghan Families. You need to register in order to get the link to the concert: registration information. If you can't attend the concert, but wish to donate: Click here, scroll down […]