Event Categories: Antiracism

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

Date: February 25, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM

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

Time: 8:30 - 10:00

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

Time: 2:30-3:10

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

Time: 1:30-2:30

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 […]

Richard Rothstein – The Color of Law

Date: November 17, 2020

Time: 6:30-8:00

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 […]

Community Book Read 2021

Date: March 7, 2021

Time: 3:00-5:00

Location: Online Event

Attend our author event for our Community Book Read: When Getting Along Is Not Enough, Reconstructing Race in Our Lives and Relationships by Dr. Maureen Walker. Race is a powerful, societal qualifier and by reading this book you will discover how Dr. Walker provides ways by which to enter into discussions about race and race relations. Everyone is welcome—even is […]

Workshops 4 Reparations: A Wee The People Weekend Workshop Marathon

Start date: December 4, 2020

End date: December 5, 2020

Location: Online Event

A weekend of virtual workshops to fund wellness reparations, from Wee The People, 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness, & JP's Massage Therapy Center The year 2020 has delivered bodyblows of collective trauma to Black and Brown communities -- trauma that is sure to continue after the election. In response, the Boston-based social justice project Wee […]
Black Lives Matter UU Wellesley

Black Lives Matter Vigil December 2020

Date: December 2, 2020

Time: 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

Location: UU Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington St

Black Lives Matter UU Wellesley
Members and friends of UU Wellesley Hills invite everyone to protest and honor the Black lives harmed and lost, those victims of racial violence and injustice, known and unknown, this fall as part of 2020 Congregational Resolution to strengthen our antiracist commitments and affirm that Black Lives Matter – that they always have and always will. Please join […]