Event categories: Events

RACE: The Power of an Illusion – Part 3: The House We Live In

Date: 2020-01-30
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Wellesley Community Center
Community viewing and conversation of the three-part PBS documentary "RACE - The Power of Illusion." Check out the preview or read more about the series. Join us for one, two or all three parts: January 16, 23, and 30. Offered in partnership with the Wellesley Community Center. Part 3: The House We Live InThis final episode […]

RACE: The Power of an Illusion – Part 2: The Story We Tell

Date: 2020-01-23
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Wellesley Community Center
Community viewing and conversation of the three-part PBS documentary "RACE - The Power of Illusion." Check out the preview or read more about the series. Join us for one, two or all three parts: January 16, 23, and 30. Offered in partnership with the Wellesley Community Center. Part 2: The Story We TellThe second episode in […]

RACE: The Power of an Illusion – Part 1: The Difference Between Us

Date: 2020-01-16
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Wellesley Community Center
Community viewing and conversation of the three-part PBS documentary "RACE - The Power of Illusion." Check out the preview or read more about the series. Join us for one, two or all three parts: January 16, 23, and 30. Offered in partnership with the Wellesley Community Center. Part 1: The Difference Between Us Episode one in […]

First Light Flashback: A Performance by Annawon Weeden

Date: 2019-10-13
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: 26 Benvenue St, Wellesley
The World of Wellesley invites the community to join for this special presentation. Annawon Weeden explains that “Wampanoag means ‘People of the First Light’ due to our geographic location as the furthest eastern tribe.” Born and raised in the tribal community of Charlestown, R.I., among relatives of both Narragansett/Pequot lineage through his father, Annawon now […]

Indigenous Peoples Day: Land Clean Up

Date: 2019-10-12
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Longfellow Pond on Oakland Street
Please bring your family and neighbors for a walk honoring Mother Earth and clean-up around the pond. We will meet at Longfellow Pond on Oakland Street (parking lot by the pond) and decide the route together. All supplies will be available including gloves and bags. Co-Sponsored by Sustainable Wellesley. 

Claude Kaitare – Rwanda Journey

Date: 2019-11-05
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Wakelin Room, Wellesley Free Library
All are welcome for light refreshments beginning at 6:30 PM. The speaker will start at 7:00 PM. Claude Kaitare was born in the early 80’s in Rwanda. He spent his childhood primarily in Kigali until the Rwandan president was assassinated on April 6th, 1994. This provided the catalyst for what is known as the genocide […]

Indigenous Peoples Day Children and Family Event

Date: 2019-10-14
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Schofield Elementary School
Please join the World of Wellesley in honoring Indigenous Peoples Day with a children and family event that will explore Indigenous culture, traditions, and history. Professional educator Claudia Fox Tree, M.Ed. (Arawak/Yurumein)​, will lead our engagement together with a presentation centered on Native American (First Nations People) identity, culture, and history. Indigenous food options and pizza will […]

Inaugural Wellesley Eid Festival

Date: 2019-06-08
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Wellesley Town Hall Green
Everyone is welcome for some free family fun including arts & crafts, face painting, nails, henna tattoos, lawn games, popcorn, cotton candy and much more! Wellesley Eid Fest is being coordinated by Wellesley resident Nadeem Sarwar. A team of Wellesley youth spanning elementary, middle, high school and college freshmen are helping organize the event. Contact […]

Film Screening & Discussion: The Doctrine of Discovery

Date: 2019-06-18
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room
Join us for a community viewing and discussion of Sheldon Wolfchild and Steven Newcomb's film 'The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code." This film sheds light on how documents written during the fifteenth century influenced doctrines of "ultimate dominion" that are used against native nations to this day. The film is 60 minutes long. […]

5th Grade Essay Winners Honored

Date: 2019-06-04
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Wellesley Town Hall
Winners of the 2019 World of Wellesley and Wellesley Public Schools 5th Grade Essay Contest will be honored at the start of the June 4th School Committee meeting. Join us in celebrating these elementary students and their winning essays on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more about this annual essay contest.