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JUNETEENTH 2021: World of Wellesley Challenge

Start date: June 19, 2021

End date: August 19, 2021

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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 […]

How to build an anti-racist organization

Date: June 23, 2021

Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Location: Zoom

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At a time when Diversity, Equity, Inclusion is a priority for most organizations, it can be hard to know where to start: Reflecting on your internal racial, gender and power dynamics? Updating policies? Building culture? Solving specific problems? Join us for “How to build an anti-racist organization” where the team from the Wayside Equity Training Center will speak […]

Needham Human Rights Committee Countdown to Juneteenth!

Start date: June 1, 2021

End date: June 19, 2021

Location: Facebook

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Save the date, countdown to Juneteenth 2021 kicks off on Tuesday, June 1. Juneteenth is a national holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Our daily Facebook postings will feature activities, events and resources leading up to June 19. Please join us in recognizing and celebrating this pivotal Holiday of […]

Wellesley Free Library – Incredible Acrobat Performance: Liu Li!

Date: June 5, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Zoom

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Kick off summer reading with an incredible acrobatic performance by professional Liu Li! Liu Li will bend, spin plates, twirl ribbons - and more! She will also touch on various aspects of Chinese language and culture during the performance. At the end, she will teach a few ribbon twirling tricks to attendees! Wellesley Free Library […]

The Musikavanhu Wellesley High School-WOW Unity Essay Awards 2021

Start date: May 1, 2021

End date: May 20, 2021

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Calling all High School Students in Wellesley! Here is an opportunity to win your share of over $2000 of prizes and make your voice heard against Racism, by submitting a Tik Tok video, a YouTube video or a written Essay! Last year, World of Wellesley's celebrated its 30th Anniversary. In recognition of this, for the […]

Wellesley Free Library is accepting Book Donations pertaining to AAPI Community Education

Start date: May 1, 2021

End date: May 31, 2021

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, in recognition and acknowledgement of contributions towards, and influence upon, our national history and culture. The One Book One World fundraiser, sponsored by the Wellesley Chinese Language School (WCLS) in partnership with Wellesley Free Library (WFL) seeks to encourage the donation of AAPI related book and multimedia […]

Webinar: The Importance of Ethnic Studies for Education

Date: May 19, 2021

Time: 7:00PM

Location: Virtual Event

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May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The Wellesley Chinese Language School, in partnership with the Wellesley Free Library, New England Chinese American Alliance and the World of Wellesley invites the community to attend "The Importance of Ethnic Studies for Education" Webinar featuring esteemed speaker and award winning author, Min Hyoung Song, Professor of English and Director of the […]

National Race Amity Conference (A Virtual Event)

Start date: May 21, 2021

End date: May 23, 2021

Location: Virtual Event

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The National Center for Race Amity is hosting a virtual event; National Race Amity Conference. The conference will be held from May 21, 2021 (Friday) through May 23, 2021 (Sunday).The registration fees are as follows: Registration- May 1-15Late Registration- May 16-23High School$85$105Senior Citizens 65+$105$150College Students$125$150Regular$175$225

Screening of “All In: the Fight for Democracy”

Date: May 11, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Online

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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 […]

Making the Invisible -> Visible Part 2

Date: May 2, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM -8:30 PM

Location: Zoom

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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 […]