Archives: Events

Building Cultural Bridges Program

Start date: April 1, 2021

End date: June 1, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Zoom

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The Building Cultural Bridges Program (“BCBP”) is a Wellesley High School student-led virtual cultural exchange program for 4th and 5th graders in the Wellesley community. The program consists of two main parts for the students: a regular after school group meeting and a bi-weekly call with their "bridge" partner.  The after school Zoom meetings will […]

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

Date: March 20, 2021

Time: 2:00-3:00

Location: Zoom

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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 […]

At My Neighbors Table Event; Fault Lines: Grappling With Segregation In Our Schools

Date: March 21, 2021

Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

Location: Online Event

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Following short presentations by Liam Kerr and Rep. Chynah Tyler, we will explore and discuss the high levels of K-12 school segregation in our communities, the detrimental impacts and what can be done to build a better educational experience for our children. Liam Kerr, MA State Dir., Democrats For Education Reform. Organized report on school segregation Needham resident […]

4th-8th Grade Book Club Author Visit with Erin Yun

Date: February 23, 2021

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Zoom

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Join Wellesley Free Library for a special treat! Author Erin Yun will visit to discuss her book Pippa Park Raises Her Game. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the process of writing and ask questions about the book. You can check out the book online on Hoopla here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13036685 or stop by the […]

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

Date: February 25, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Zoom Webinar

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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: 7:00-8:30 PM

Location: Online Event

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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 […]

Meet the Candidates Night Hosted by LWV of Wellesley

Date: February 11, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Live via Wellesley Media

The League of Women Voters of Wellesley will host Meet the Candidates Night virtually on Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m.  Voters are invited to watch live on local cable TV channels Comcast 9/Verizon 39, or online live and on demand at https://www.wellesleymedia.org/live-streaming.html.  The League of Women Voters of Wellesley is nonpartisan; it neither supports […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2021 Fundraiser

Date: January 18, 2021

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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

Time: 8:30 - 10:00

Location: Online Event

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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

Time: 2:30-3:10

Location: Online Event

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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 […]