Archives: Events

Good Trouble: Civil Rights Are Not a Waiting Game

Date: January 17, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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 […]

Community Book Read: CASTE

Start date: November 1, 2021
End date: March 10, 2022
Time: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Event
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND THE BOOK Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, was published in August 2020 to critical acclaim and became a Number 1 New York Times bestseller. Dwight Garner of The New York Times called it, “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.” […]

At My Neighbor’s Table Series

Date: January 23, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Online Event
  Register by emailing atmyneighborstable@gmail.com by January 20.

Myth Busting Thanksgiving

Date: November 22, 2021
Location: Zoom
The Committee for IPD Wellesley, World of Wellesley and Equal Justice in Needham for Families are excited to announce our virtual event: Myth Busting Thanksgiving on November 22, 2021 at 7:00PM EST! Kisha James (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah and Oglala Lakota) will be debunking the settler narrative of Thanksgiving that remains pervasive in our […]

Natick Is United: Racial Justice Series

Start date: October 20, 2021
End date: November 10, 2021
Please join Natick Is United for a unique three night experience. Each session will build on the last, as we work together to create shared language, and forge deeper connections by telling our stories and listening to the experiences of others. By the end of the third evening we will have a deeper understanding of […]

Family Storytime with Carole Lindstrom (Anishinaabe/Metis, enrolled with Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe)

Date: October 11, 2021
Location: Zoom
We are so excited to be sponsoring Equal Justice in Needham for Families' storytime event on Indigenous Peoples Day, October 11, along with Wellesley Free Library! New York Times bestselling author Carole Lindstrom (Anishinaabe/Metis, enrolled with Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe) will be reading her children's book We Are Water Protectors inspired by Standing Rock […]

League of Women Voters Fall Opening Meeting

Date: October 7, 2021
Location: Powers Hall, St. John the Evangelist Church and ZOOM
The League of Women Voters of Wellesley is hosting their Fall Opening Meeting on October 7th. Their guest speaker this year is Catherine Simpson Bueker, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology Emmanuel College. The title of her talk is Beyond White Picket Fences: The 2020 Census and Wellesley's Changing Demographics. In the last 50 years, […]

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

Date: September 29, 2021
Location: Zoom
The Committee for Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley (WOW) and the Wellesley Public Library are excited to announce Wellesley's first event to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day this year! This virtual event will feature Larry Spotted Crow Mann of the Nipmuc tribe detailing the untold history of what is presently called Massachusetts and why Indigenous Peoples Day […]

Wee Got the Jazz: A Celebration of Jazz Music!

Date: July 28, 2021
Location: Online Event
What is jazz? Where did it come from? Who are its heroes? In this unique interactive workshop created by the Boston group Wee The People, kids will swing, scat, and storytime with jazz musician Myrish Spell! They will play along with kazoos, provided by Wellesley Free Library.  Kids will listen to a terrific read-aloud of […]

JUNETEENTH 2021: World of Wellesley Challenge

Start date: June 19, 2021
End date: August 19, 2021
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 […]