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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 […]

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 […]

Wellesley Multicultural Festival 2021

Date: April 10, 2021

Time: 5:30-7:30

Location: Zoom

The Wellesley Multicultural Festival (WMCF) is a town-wide, annual event, organized in partnership with Wellesley Public Schools which raises important questions for citizens, public administrators, and political leaders by asking for recognition of and respect for cultural differences. Every year the community engages in a growth mindset by organizing and participating this event. Growing and […]

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 […]