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Past Partner Events

Talking about Race with Children: Why It Matters and How to Start Doing It

Date: October 17, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Wellesley Middle School - Cafeteria
Talking to young children about racism, anti-racism and bias can be daunting, even for parents who have experience with these issues in other contexts. Feeling ill equipped to engage is common, but waiting until children are developmentally ready for adult discussions misses an important window, since the roots of racism and bias can start extremely early. Come learn about the impact on children and how to get started with teachable moments for children from preschool through middle school age. The event will be led by Meredith Moore from the group Kids for Racial Justice.
Light refreshments to be provided. For more questions and information please contact info@worldofwellesley.org

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

Date: October 9, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Virtual event
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The Committee for Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley, WOW is honored to welcome back Native American Cultural Educator, Larry Spotted Crow Mann of the Nipmuc Nation. Please join us as this award winning speaker details the untold history and continued presence of Indigenous Peoples in what is presently called Massachusetts. In advance of this year’s Indigenous Peoples Day on October 10th, the speaker will also detail why Indigenous Peoples Day should be a national day of remembrance, education and celebration.

Sponsored by The Committee for Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley, World of Wellesley

Rally Against Gun Violence

Date: June 2, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Wellesley Town Hall - Front Lawn

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

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

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.