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Past Partner Events

Rally Against Gun Violence

Date: June 2, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Wellesley Town Hall - Front Lawn
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Thursday, June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and we’re teaming up with the Wellesley Democratic Town Committee and the Wellesley Action Alliance for a protest in support of Gun Control and Black Lives. We want to honor the lives lost in Buffalo, Uvalde, and countless other incidents of gun violence with ACTION. Included in
this demonstration is our standing weekly protest for abortion rights.

International Night 2022

Date: May 18, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Wellesley High School Auditorium
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Young Ethnic Scholars, WPS present: International Night 2022 on May 18th, at 6 PM at the Wellesley High School auditorium. International Night is a school and Wellesley community-wide event to raise cultural awareness among students, parents, and the community as a whole. This day of cultural exposure will give participants a place to begin their journey of cultural acceptance, diversity, and anti-racism. 

The goals for International Night include giving students the space to showcase their cultures for participants willing to educate themselves; to increase cultural awareness, decrease bias, microaggressions and racism within our schools and community and create a safe climate for students of color; to create an environment wherein students feel comfortable expressing their cultures and identities; and participants will have the chance to immerse themselves in music, food, and a variety of activities such as a fashion show, privilege walk, poetry, and more. 

While YES hopes these activities will provide glimpses into the cultures we represent, as a group, we recognize that we cannot represent every culture or every aspect of each culture. We must also not tokenize the cultures we present, and education and reflection are highly encouraged. This event is free and open to the community. Donations are welcome.

The Documentary Project by the WPS, Evolutions Program Students

Date: May 3, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Zoom
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Wellesley Public School, Evolutions Program students, to present three documentaries about their journey to gain more understanding about historically marginalized groups. These documentaries are a reflection of the steps these students have taken towards the promotion of a more accepting environment in our town. In partnership with the World of Wellesley, this event will take place virtually, via Zoom, on May 3rd (Tuesday) at 7PM. A Q&A session will follow afterwards. 

The representation of Muslim Americans in Educational systems

Diva Productions has created a documentary that highlights Muslim educational experiences regarding intersectionality within Islamic identity and school systems. Our documentary walks viewers through each team member’s journey as we explore the experiences of those who practice Islam and the lack of representation in Wellesley’s educational curriculum.

The 2 Year Program Turned 56: The Black/African American METCO experience

This documentary explores how suburban Wellesley students such as ourselves contribute to the marginalization and empowerment of METCO students. The film is composed of the experiences, stories, and beliefs of current and former Black and African American students in the METCO program and contrasts them with that of our own.

The impact of media on the Hispanic and Latino community

This documentary focuses on the Latino and Hispanic community, as well as identifies the lack of accurate Latinos/Hispanic portrayals in the media. This film addresses the what, why and how media has such a large impact on the Latino/Hispanic community. 

Please ensure you register to receive the meeting link, this event is free admission and open to the Wellesley community.

Book Talk Event – “The Sum of Us” by Heather McGhee

Date: May 1, 2022
Time: 2:00 am - 2:00 am
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The LWVW and World of Wellesley invite you to a VIRTUAL discussion about Heather McGhee’s NYT bestseller and National Book Award Longlist “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” (focus on Chapters 1 and 2). This book can be found at the Wellesley Free Library and Wellesley Booksmith.

Sunday, May 1, 2022 – 2:00pm.

League of Women Voters Wellesley LWVWellesley2@gmail.com

 

Virtual Concert to Benefit the Resettlement of Afghan Families in the United States

Date: February 11, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Online Event
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The Immigration Justice Group at Temple Beth Elohim presents a virtual CONCERT on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 at 8:00 pm to benefit the resettlement of Afghan Families.

You need to register in order to get the link to the concert: registration information. If you can’t attend the concert, but wish to donate: Click here, scroll down and you will see a black/gray box on the right where it says “Donate” and click on “The New Americans Immigration Fund”.

If you prefer to send a check donation, please send to Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Road, Wellesley, MA 02481 with a notation “New Americans Fund.” Every dollar raised will go directly toward the Afghan families’ rent and any immediate needs.

 Thank you to all who have registered and/or donated already!!! These families will be incredibly thankful for your kindness! Hope you can curl up on the couch, grab a drink and/or dessert, and enjoy the performance this Friday night!