Upcoming Partner Events

Diversity and Discussion Book Club

Start date: September 12, 2019

End date: June 10, 2020

Location: Needham Free Library

Needham Diversity Book Club 2019-2020

Book group series at Needham Free Library. Multiple dates and books. Copies of each book can be found at the Needham Free Public Library, the interlibrary loan system, as well as Hoopla for those who prefer audiobooks.

Co-sponsored by Trustees of the Needham Free Library, Needham Diversity Initiative, and the Needham Human Rights Committee.

Black Lives Matter Vigil—June 2020

Date: June 7, 2020

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: UU Wellesley Hills courtyard

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Members of the UU Wellesley Hills Advocacy & Witness Interest Group invite you to stand with us for racial justice and human rights. Join us for a silent fifteen-minute vigil held each month, as we proclaim that “Black Lives Matter” and protest white supremacy in America.

Find us on the sidewalk in front of our church at 309 Washington St. Through June 2020, our vigils are held on the first Sunday of the month at 12:30 pm: on Jan. 5th, Feb. 2nd, Mar. 1st, Apr. 5th, May 3rd, and Jun, 7th.

We have placards to share, but please feel free to bring your own.

If you have any questions, contact info@uuwellesley.org.

Hosted by our partner UU Wellesley Hills.

Past Partner Events

Music, Dance and Skit—A Tagore Collage

Date: May 15, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wellesley Community Center

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Rabindranath Tagore is a 19th Century Nobel Laureate poet of Bengal, India. He was a poet, composer, philosopher, environmentalist, activist and the volume of his works is simply unbelievable.

Tagore was influenced by the mystic philosophy and by Rumi. Some of the topics that he wrote and composed about are universalism, love, gender discrimination, women, colorism, the connection of human to nature – among other things. We Bengalis have a saying that we can literally find a Tagore poem/song about any emotion experienced by human.

This event will include a skit by adults and live music, a skit by kids with dances and songs, and a musical written by Tagore will be recreated with dances by professional dancers of New England.

Black Lives Matter Vigil—May 2020

Date: May 3, 2020

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: UU Wellesley Hills courtyard

Black+Lives+Matter

Members of the UU Wellesley Hills Advocacy & Witness Interest Group invite you to stand with us for racial justice and human rights. Join us for a silent fifteen-minute vigil held each month, as we proclaim that “Black Lives Matter” and protest white supremacy in America.

Find us on the sidewalk in front of our church at 309 Washington St. Through June 2020, our vigils are held on the first Sunday of the month at 12:30 pm: on Jan. 5th, Feb. 2nd, Mar. 1st, Apr. 5th, May 3rd, and Jun, 7th.

We have placards to share, but please feel free to bring your own.

If you have any questions, contact info@uuwellesley.org.

Hosted by our partner UU Wellesley Hills.

Black Lives Matter Vigil—April 2020

Date: April 5, 2020

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: UU Wellesley Hills courtyard

Black+Lives+Matter

Members of the UU Wellesley Hills Advocacy & Witness Interest Group invite you to stand with us for racial justice and human rights. Join us for a silent fifteen-minute vigil held each month, as we proclaim that “Black Lives Matter” and protest white supremacy in America.

Find us on the sidewalk in front of our church at 309 Washington St. Through June 2020, our vigils are held on the first Sunday of the month at 12:30 pm: on Jan. 5th, Feb. 2nd, Mar. 1st, Apr. 5th, May 3rd, and Jun, 7th.

We have placards to share, but please feel free to bring your own.

If you have any questions, contact info@uuwellesley.org.

Hosted by our partner UU Wellesley Hills.

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Start date: March 30, 2020

End date: April 19, 2020

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Dr. Charmie Curry, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Wellesley Public Schools, invites everyone to join the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge: You (along with thousands of other people from across the US) will commit to deepening your understanding of and willingness to confront racism for 21 consecutive days (just a few minutes a day of reading, watching and listening.) At the very least, the Challenge will raise your awareness. But for many participants it goes beyond that and changes they way they see and interact with the world.

International Women’s Day Wellesley 2020

Date: March 8, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Village Church

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Wellesley Women’s Initiatives in partnership with the World Of Wellesley invites the community to join them in celebrating International Women’s Day 2020. There will be music, dance, art activities and speakers to inspire girls and women of all ages. This year’s theme is to celebrate women and support equity, inclusive of divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, socio-economic or political, and acknowledge that all women must gain full and equal participation in global development. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Rama K. Ramaswamy, Darlene J Howland or Melinda Arias-Voci at wellesleywomensinitiatives20@gmail.com.

Black Lives Matter Vigil—March 2020

Date: March 1, 2020

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: UU Wellesley Hills courtyard

Black+Lives+Matter

Members of the UU Wellesley Hills Advocacy & Witness Interest Group invite you to stand with us for racial justice and human rights. Join us for a silent fifteen-minute vigil held each month, as we proclaim that “Black Lives Matter” and protest white supremacy in America.

Find us on the sidewalk in front of our church at 309 Washington St. Through June 2020, our vigils are held on the first Sunday of the month at 12:30 pm: on Jan. 5th, Feb. 2nd, Mar. 1st, Apr. 5th, May 3rd, and Jun, 7th.

We have placards to share, but please feel free to bring your own.

If you have any questions, contact info@uuwellesley.org.

Hosted by our partner UU Wellesley Hills.

Steve Pemberton Speaker Event

Date: February 12, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Sorenson Theater, Babson College

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Steve Pemberton will be the keynote speaker for Babson College’s 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day celebration. Steve Pemberton is a successful author, business executive, philanthropist and speaker who has expanded opportunities for many Americans.

Black Lives Matter Vigil—Febuary 2020

Date: February 2, 2020

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: UU Wellesley Hills courtyard

Black+Lives+Matter

Members of the UU Wellesley Hills Advocacy & Witness Interest Group invite you to stand with us for racial justice and human rights. Join us for a silent fifteen-minute vigil held each month, as we proclaim that “Black Lives Matter” and protest white supremacy in America.

Find us on the sidewalk in front of our church at 309 Washington St. Through June 2020, our vigils are held on the first Sunday of the month at 12:30 pm: on Jan. 5th, Feb. 2nd, Mar. 1st, Apr. 5th, May 3rd, and Jun, 7th.

We have placards to share, but please feel free to bring your own.

If you have any questions, contact info@uuwellesley.org.

Hosted by our partner UU Wellesley Hills.

No Place Like Home: Attainable, Affordable, Sustainable Housing—In Our Town?

Date: January 30, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Free Library

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Many young families, seniors, and people of middle, moderate, or fixed incomes are unable to move to — or stay in — our town. What does this mean for Wellesley’s future? Our expert panelists will provide an overview of the challenges and benefits of creating diverse housing. Bring your questions and comments and join us to discuss how we can develop a
broader range of housing choices for the long-term health of our community. Panelists include:

  • Eric Shupin, Director of Public Policy, Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA)—Describing the state of housing in MA.
  • Amy Dain, Consultant, Dain Research—Reporting on two years of research into the regulations, plans and permits in the 100 cities and towns surrounding Boston.
  • Shelly Goehring, Senior Program Manager, Massachusetts Housing Partnership—Sharing the benefits and challenges for our community.
  • Rebecca Winterich-Knox, Net Zero Organizer, Massachusetts Climate Action Network—Focusing on sustainable considerations and impact on climate.

Presented by League of Women Voters of Wellesley and Wellesley Free Library. This event is free and open to the public.

Needham Diversity Summit 8.0: Restoring the Rhythm of Life

Date: November 16, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Pollard Middle School, Needham, MA

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Join neighbors in Needham to celebrate diversity and add your voice to tackle related issues that affect our community.