Event categories: Events

“Praying Town” Film and Discussion

Date: 2020-08-20
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Zoom
“Praying Town” is a documentary that explores the history of Natick’s Praying Indians tribe from the 1630’s to the Civil War. We will watch part one of the film will be followed by facilitated dialogue and discussion. Everyone is welcome and invited to continue to learn our history and deepen our understanding about the origins […]

“Doctrine of Discovery” Film Viewing & Discussion

Date: 2020-07-23
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Zoom
How did European explorers and colonial settlers use the Doctrine of Discovery to justify the taking of Native peoples’ land in what became the United States? "We study the Doctrine of Discovery to listen to voices that have been silenced and disregarded for centuries. These voices tell a frequently overlooked story about the origins of […]

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service led by Wellesley Clergy

Date: 2020-11-23
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Online Event
During this time of year, we feel the need to gather in unity, return to our values, and offer gratitude. Wellesley area clergy invite you to join them in fellowship for a Zoom Interfaith Thanksgiving service. Our clergy will lead us in prayer, scriptural readings, song, and words of comfort. Rabbi Saphire will deliver the […]

Community Book Read 2021

Date: 2021-03-07
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Online Event
Attend our author event for our Community Book Read: When Getting Along Is Not Enough, Reconstructing Race in Our Lives and Relationships by Dr. Maureen Walker. Race is a powerful, societal qualifier and by reading this book you will discover how Dr. Walker provides ways by which to enter into discussions about race and race relations. Everyone is welcome—even is […]

At My Neighbor’s Table: What Kind Of Communities Do We Want To Live In?

Date: 2020-10-18
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Zoom
Examining Housing Policies Through a Lens of Equity Join us for an interfaith conversation on how we can bring ourselves closer to a larger and more inclusive community. We will explore and discuss the drivers of structural inequality that have led to high levels of racial, ethnic, and economic segregation in our communities and what […]

30 Day+ Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge

Start date: 2020-10-01
End date: 2020-10-30
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
World of Wellesley is proud to launch the 30 Day+ Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge aimed at breaking down barriers and biases by collectively and individually: Increasing our awareness and appreciation for the diversity of Indigenous people Deepening our understanding about the history of Indigenous people Deepen our understanding about the current issues faced by Indigenous […]

Indigenous Peoples Day Virtual Film and Community Dialogue

Date: 2020-10-12
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Zoom
Please join us for a short film presenting Lyla June, an Indigenous environmental scientist, educator, community organizer and musician. Lyla June, who is of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineage is from Taos New Mexico.  She inspires personal, collective and ecological healing through her multi-genre presentations on the topics of climate crisis, Indigenous rights, […]

Indigenous Peoples Day Land Clean Up

Start date: 2020-10-10
End date: 2020-10-12
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Let's honor Mother Earth by working together to clean up our town! Join us this weekend for the 2nd Stewards of the Earth event where you will SAFELY gather with family, friends and neighbors and clean your neighborhood, local trails and ponds. The brook near Whole Foods is in need of our special attention. If […]

Wake Up, Wellesley—Part 1 of 4

Date: 2020-06-16
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: YouTube
Young Ethnic Scholars invites everyone to “Wake Up, Wellesley” a series of four biweekly, online conference-style discussions on racism in Wellesley, intended to illuminate the injustices and microaggressions that permeate various dimensions of our children’s and our neighbors’ everyday lives. We hope to bring the national dialogue to our home and incite a collaborative effort […]

Interfaith & Multi-Congregational Witness

Date: 2020-06-07
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Front Lawn of Wellesley Village Church (corner of Routes 135 & 16)
United in the conviction that Black Lives Matter, that police brutality and racial injustice must end, and that we are called to pray and work for justice and joy for all people. You are invited to gather safely* in solidarity on the church lawn, sidewalks, church steps and driveway for music, reflection and prayer. We'll […]