Event categories: Antiracism

Screening of “All In: the Fight for Democracy”

Date: May 11, 2021
Location: Online
Join for a group watch party of the documentary "All In: The Fight for Democracy". This documentary, featuring Stacey Abrams, takes a look at the history and current activism against voter suppression. Afterwards, we'll have 15 minutes of social time in break out rooms/small groups. Hope you can make it! Hosted by Wellesley Town Democratic […]

Seizing the Moment Against Racism: What Allies Can Do

Date: April 30, 2021
Location: Online
A frank conversation about the role companies, executives, employees and customers must all play when we witness acts of injustice or bigotry in our places of work and our communities. Being good allies is not only about what we do, but about the insight and understanding that results from better appreciating one another’s lived experiences. […]

#STOPANTIASIANHATE Wellesley Rally and Run

Date: March 27, 2021
Location: Wellesley Congregational Church
What: This is a part of #StopAntiAsianHate rally and run across eight towns along the Boston Marathon Route Where: Sidewalk from Wellesley Congregational Church all the way to the Wellesley/Newton border along Washington St - 3 miles in total. 4 stations will be set up along the route demonstration gathering and water. Any donations to […]

Beyond the Hashtag: Seeing and Understanding the Black Lives Matter Movement

Date: February 25, 2021
Location: Zoom Webinar
This free webinar is generously co-sponsored by the Wellesley Free Library Foundation and World of Wellesley. Through the lens of Philadelphia-based photojournalist Kriston Jae Bethel, gain a better understanding of the driving forces behind the Black Lives Matters movement, including issues of criminal justice, economic inequality and urban development. In addition to looking at social […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2021 Fundraiser

Date: January 18, 2021
This year’s events are all virtual and FREE, but we invite you to join with World of Wellesley in taking action by making a voluntary contribution. All proceeds will go to the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, an organization committed to "Good Trouble." If you would rather send a check, please mail to World of Wellesley, P.O. Box 812381, Wellesley, MA […]

​MLK Virtual “Breakfast” 2021

Date: January 18, 2021
Location: Online Event
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 Dr. King’s speech, “The Other America,” and its relevance to the challenges we all continue to face today. Most importantly, we will discuss actions we can individually and collectively do to bring about change. Wellesley Public School […]

MLK Day Family Story Time

Date: January 18, 2021
Location: Online Event
This virtual event is designed for children and families of all ages to listen together to Vitamin D and Me, an amazing story of how and why human beings have different color skin tones. From dark brown to light, human beings and our evolution have an amazing story to tell and it's all here to learn […]

Good Trouble Short Story Book Group (Grades 8-12)

Date: January 18, 2021
Location: Online Event
Students in Grades 8-12 will engage in a text-based discussion focused on recognizing and combating racism not only in their communities, but also within themselves. The ultimate goal of the session is to commit to Good Trouble by continuing the conversation beyond the Dr. King holiday and committing to meaningful action beyond the day. The Good Trouble: Book […]

Good Trouble Workshop

Date: January 18, 2021
Location: Online Event
Join us for a virtual interactive art workshop for students in Grades K-7. Student art will be displayed at the Wellesley Public Library. More details coming soon. Please RSVP by January 18, 2020.

Richard Rothstein – The Color of Law

Date: November 17, 2020
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 […]