Event categories: Events

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 extraordinary and galvanizing […]

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

Date: 2023-03-21
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Wellesley College
Purchase from Wellesley Books (click here) 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 […]

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 https://smile.amazon.com/) 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 […]

Good Trouble: Civil Rights Are Not a Waiting Game

Date: 2022-01-17
Time: 09:00 - 11:00
Location: Zoom
Join in a community multi-generational and multi-racial discussion where you are invited to engage in small and large groups for brave conversations about Will Smith's Netflix series "Amend: The Fight for America," episode titled "Wait," and its relevance to the challenges we all continue to face today. Most importantly, we will discuss actions we can individually and collectively […]

JUNETEENTH 2021: World of Wellesley Challenge

Start date: 2021-06-19
End date: 2021-08-19
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Hidden in plain sight, New England is overflowing with rich, diverse African-American and African diaspora cultural traditions and history. Select from a multitude of in-person and virtual exhibits on African-American and African diaspora art, movement, song, history to bring yourself, a partner, or the entire family to explore, experience, and engage. You will not be […]

Making the Invisible -> Visible Part 2

Date: 2021-05-02
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Zoom
The World of Wellesley and Wellesley Chinese Language School remain vigilant in raising awareness and combating increased racism, violence and discrimination faced by Asians since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. This discussion features three expert presentations along with a Q&A, community discussion. Presenters include: Elisabeth Chan, Educator and Ph.D. candidate, Jennifer Nwachukwu, Council, Lawyer’s […]