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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 […]

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 […]

JUNETEENTH 2021: World of Wellesley Challenge

Start date: June 19, 2021
End date: August 19, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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 […]

Making the Invisible -> Visible Part 2

Date: May 2, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
The World of Wellesley and Wellesley Chinese Language School remain vigilant in raising awareness and combating increased racism, violence and discrimination faced by Asians since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. This discussion features three expert presentations along with a Q&A, community discussion. Presenters include: Elisabeth Chan, Educator and Ph.D. candidate, Jennifer Nwachukwu, Council, Lawyer’s […]

Wellesley Multicultural Festival 2021

Date: April 10, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
The Wellesley Multicultural Festival (WMCF) is a town-wide, annual event, organized in partnership with Wellesley Public Schools which raises important questions for citizens, public administrators, and political leaders by asking for recognition of and respect for cultural differences. Every year the community engages in a growth mindset by organizing and participating this event. Growing and […]

Frederick Joseph Author Visit: The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person

Date: March 20, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Join celebrated author Frederick Joseph for an incredible event - a presentation of his bestselling book 'The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person' including an engaging question and answer session! Best for grades 7 and up. 'Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with […]

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

Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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 […]

Making the Invisible Visible: A Dialogue to Stop the Hate

Date: February 14, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online Event
Join this community forum aimed at 1) developing a shared understanding of the historical context of anti-Chinese discrimination in the US, and 2) gain information, resources and support for community members who became the target of racism and xenophobia. This event is sponsored by the Wellesley Chinese Language School, the Wellesley Chinese American Network (WECAN), and […]