Archives: Events

Housing In Wellesley: Our Past, Our Future, Our Values

Date: January 14, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online Event
Join us for a community discussion with:  Jennifer Raitt, the Director of Planning and Community Development for the  Town of Arlington, Massachusetts, and   Don McCauley, Wellesley’s Planning Director.     Jennifer has served local, regional, state, and national housing, community development, and planning organizations and she recently became a Climate Reality Leader with the Climate Reality […]

At My Neighbors Table: What Would Our Communities Look Like If We Valued Our Essential Workers?

Date: December 13, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online Event
The discussion will focus on how Covid 19 has highlighted the racial and economic disparities affecting the essential workforce. We will explore who are essential workers and why there are high levels of inequity in how we value and compensate different groups of essential workers. We are planning to have two presenters: Smriti Rao who […]

Good Trouble: 30-Day Countdown to MLK DAY 2021

Start date: December 19, 2020
End date: January 17, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This program is still running, there's still time to register until January 17, 2021.  Please scroll down to see the program lineup for January 18th- MLK Day Good Trouble:  More Than Just a Day - A call to action  Join the GOOD TROUBLE:  30 DAY COUNTDOWN  from December 19th - January 17th RSVP today and beginning […]

“Praying Town” Film and Discussion

Date: August 20, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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 […]

From Smallpox to COVID-19: Microbes, Hate, and History

Date: July 29, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
From smallpox and measles, to cholera, dysentery, and tuberculosis, Indigenous peoples have suffered disproportionate loss of life from disease since European settlers began to trade with them and later occupy their land. The novel coronavirus has impacted Indigenous peoples with a familiar ferocity, flagging their perennial lack of good jobs, housing, and healthcare. Join a […]

“Doctrine of Discovery” Film Viewing & Discussion

Date: July 23, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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 […]

National Day of Mourning 2020

Date: November 26, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
The livestream and pre-recorded content for the National Day of Mourning on November 26 can be viewed beginning at approximately 12 noon EST via the United American Indians of New England (UAINE) website, at the UAINE facebook group, on Youtube, and at the hate5six website.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service led by Wellesley Clergy

Date: November 23, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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 […]

Richard Rothstein – The Color of Law

Date: November 17, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online Event
In, The Color of Law, A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, national best selling author Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state and federal levels. Join us for a moderated virtual plenary session with Mr. Rothstein. Jared Johnson, Executive Director […]

How to Run for Local Public Office

Date: December 2, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online Event
Individuals who are curious, concerned or interested in following the direction of Wellesley’s  current projects are encouraged to consider becoming more directly involved in their  community by running for Town Meeting Member or an elected board. Now’s the time to get organized for the March 2, 2021 Town Election!   The League of Women Voters of […]