Upcoming Partner Events

Community Book Read: CASTE

Start date: November 1, 2021
End date: March 10, 2022
Time: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Event
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Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, was published in August 2020 to critical acclaim and became a Number 1 New York Times bestseller. Dwight Garner of The New York Times called it, “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.” Oprah Winfrey chose it as her 2020 Summer/Fall book club selection, declaring it “the most important book” she had ever selected.


Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her deeply humane narrative writing while serving as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times in 1994, making her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African American to win for individual reporting. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded Wilkerson the National Humanities Medal for “championing the stories of an unsung history.”  Penguin Random House







Community Read events will open up on Sched (Sched is an event scheduler platform; links will be provided to all participants who commit to reading the book by signing up).

On Sched you will be able to sign up to attend events that connect to the themes of the book. For example: Caste addresses the impact of racism; we are aiming to hold a workshop about healing from racial trauma.


MARCH 10, 2022, 6:15-7:30 PM


Participation is limited to the first 500 registered participants; registration will open late January.

The webinar  will be facilitated by Dr. Regine Michelle Jean-Charles, Director of Northeastern University’s Department of Africana Studies, and Dean’s Professor of Culture and Social Justice, and Professor of Africana Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.


At My Neighbor’s Table Series

Date: January 23, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Online Event
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Register by emailing atmyneighborstable@gmail.com by January 20.

Past Partner Events

Myth Busting Thanksgiving

Date: November 22, 2021
Location: Zoom
Mythbusting Thanksgiving

The Committee for IPD Wellesley, World of Wellesley and Equal Justice in Needham for Families are excited to announce our virtual event: Myth Busting Thanksgiving on November 22, 2021 at 7:00PM EST! Kisha James (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah and Oglala Lakota) will be debunking the settler narrative of Thanksgiving that remains pervasive in our classrooms and communities. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A. ⁠

Automatic captions will be provided. This event is not appropriate for children.

Natick Is United: Racial Justice Series

Start date: October 20, 2021
End date: November 10, 2021

Please join Natick Is United for a unique three night experience. Each session will build on the last, as we work together to create shared language, and forge deeper connections by telling our stories and listening to the experiences of others. By the end of the third evening we will have a deeper understanding of each other, and be able to utilize what we have learned to move awaremeness into action in our own lives.

This is a FREE virtual event with limited capacity. In order to attend, you must be able to commit to all three nights. Each session will run from 6:30PM to 8:30PM on Wednesdays: October 20, October 27 and November 10.

Questions can be sent to natickisunited@gmail.com

Family Storytime with Carole Lindstrom (Anishinaabe/Metis, enrolled with Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe)

Date: October 11, 2021
Location: Zoom
IPD Celebration 2021

We are so excited to be sponsoring Equal Justice in Needham for Families’ storytime event on Indigenous Peoples Day, October 11, along with Wellesley Free Library! New York Times bestselling author Carole Lindstrom (Anishinaabe/Metis, enrolled with Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe) will be reading her children’s book We Are Water Protectors inspired by Standing Rock and all Indigenous Peoples fighting for clean water. The reading will be followed by an interactive Q&A and activities to learn about ways to protect the Earth and our waters in everyday life. The event will be held on Zoom and will have ASL interpretation.⁠

League of Women Voters Fall Opening Meeting

Date: October 7, 2021
Location: Powers Hall, St. John the Evangelist Church and ZOOM

The League of Women Voters of Wellesley is hosting their Fall Opening Meeting on October 7th. Their guest speaker this year is Catherine Simpson Bueker, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology Emmanuel College. The title of her talk is Beyond White Picket Fences: The 2020 Census and Wellesley’s Changing Demographics.

In the last 50 years, the population in Wellesley has grown and reconfigured itself
many times over. Dr.Bueker will explore how we can recognize these demographic
shifts and how to use this information to expand citizen participation in our local
town governance.

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Powers Hall, St. John the Evangelist Church, 9 Glen Road, Wellesley, MA
Members of the public invited to attend in person (masks required) or via Zoom.

For more information and Zoom Registration, click on the Register button.

When the Land Speaks: An Untold History of Massachusetts and the Importance of Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: September 29, 2021
Location: Zoom

The Committee for Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley (WOW) and the Wellesley Public Library are excited to announce Wellesley’s first event to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day this year! This virtual event will feature Larry Spotted Crow Mann of the Nipmuc tribe detailing the untold history of what is presently called Massachusetts and why Indigenous Peoples Day should be a national day of remembrance, education and celebration. Be sure to register in advance as spaces are limited!