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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Good Trouble Short Story Book Group (Grades 8-12)

Date: January 18, 2021

Time: 1:30-2:30

Location: Online Event

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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 […]

Good Trouble: 30-Day Countdown to MLK DAY 2021

Start date: December 19, 2020

End date: January 17, 2021

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This program is still running, there's still time to register until January 17, 2021.  Please scroll down to see the program lineup for January 18th- MLK Day Good Trouble:  More Than Just a Day - A call to action  Join the GOOD TROUBLE:  30 DAY COUNTDOWN  from December 19th - January 17th RSVP today and beginning […]

“Praying Town” Film and Discussion

Date: August 20, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Zoom

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“Praying Town” is a documentary that explores the history of Natick’s Praying Indians tribe from the 1630’s to the Civil War. We will watch part one of the film will be followed by facilitated dialogue and discussion. Everyone is welcome and invited to continue to learn our history and deepen our understanding about the origins […]