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Film Screening & Discussion: The Doctrine of Discovery

Date: June 18, 2019

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room

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Join us for a community viewing and discussion of Sheldon Wolfchild and Steven Newcomb's film 'The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code." This film sheds light on how documents written during the fifteenth century influenced doctrines of "ultimate dominion" that are used against native nations to this day. The film is 60 minutes long. […]

5th Grade Essay Winners Honored

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Wellesley Town Hall

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Winners of the 2019 World of Wellesley and Wellesley Public Schools 5th Grade Essay Contest will be honored at the start of the June 4th School Committee meeting. Join us in celebrating these elementary students and their winning essays on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more about this annual essay contest.

Annual Wellesley Veterans’ Parade

Date: May 19, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Wellesley

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World of Wellesley will participate in the annual Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend parade. Join our parade marching group or watch the parade and cheer us on. The parade starts at the intersection of Route 16 (Washington Street) and Route 9 and continues westbound along Route 16 to Wellesley Square. The reviewing stand is in Wellesley Square.

Public Forum on Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: April 29, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Town Hall

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The Wellesley Board of Selectmen will hold a public forum during its regular meeting on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Town Hall to begin consideration of a request from World of Wellesley to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. Please make every effort to attend this public forum. The Board of Selectman […]

Community Dialogue with Young Ethnic Scholars (YES)

Date: May 6, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wellesley Free Library

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On April 2nd, the students of Wellesley High School’s Young Ethnic Scholars (YES) sent an amazing and courageous message to the community of Wellesley, “Wake Up Wellesley.” The World of Wellesley supports these students and allies who are challenging all of us to listen, come together, support and work together in making Wellesley and Wellesley […]

“All the Real Indians Died Off” Community Read Library Discussion

Date: April 11, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room

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Join us to discuss the book "All the Real Indians Died Off" And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans. Unpack the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. FREE event. Offered in partnership with Wellesley Free Library.

Community Vigil for Christchurch, New Zealand

Date: March 18, 2019

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Wellesley Town Square

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Please join together as the communities of Needham, Natick, Wayland and Wellesley collaborate on a vigil for solidarity, peace, love and mourning in honor of the 49 human beings who lost their lives to terrorism and hate in two New Zealand Mosques. Stand in solidarity with our Muslim community members who are fearful and in […]

Community Conversation on Transgender Equality

Date: October 14, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Temple Beth Elohim

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Join us in a thought-provoking community conversation about the challenges of living in Massachusetts as a transgender person, viewed from several different perspectives. What are the trans rights currently in place? What would be the threat to trans rights if the current law is not upheld by a Yes vote for Question 3 on the […]

Solidarity Vigil

Date: March 17, 2019

Time: 4:30pm

Location: Wellesley Town Hall

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The communities of Needham, Natick, Wayland and Wellesley come together in solidarity, peace and love. We are mourning the loss of 49 human beings who lost their lives to terrorism and hate in two New Zealand Mosques, and stand in solidarity with our Muslim community members who are fearful and in pain.

Film Screen & Discussion: Traces of The Trade

Date: September 26, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Free Library

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Film and discussion with family member James DeWolf Perry. In the feature documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the […]