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

Date: October 9, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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: October 17, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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: June 2, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm
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: May 18, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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: May 3, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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: May 1, 2022
Time: 2:00 am - 2:00 am
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: February 11, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 […]

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.