World of Wellesley

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Working collaboratively with other institutions and organizations to host events, projects and programs that will foster an anti-racist and anti-bias community where diversity, equity and inclusion are fully embraced

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Upcoming 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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND THE BOOK

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

 

NOVEMBER to MARCH 

 

WELLESLEY COMMUNITY MEMBERS

 

ALL LEADERS AND PARTICIPANTS

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

  1. WILKERSON WILL SPEAK TO THE WELLESLEY COMMUNITY IN A VIRTUAL WEBINAR

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.

 

Good Trouble: Civil Rights Are Not a Waiting Game

Date: January 17, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Zoom
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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 Will Smith’s Netflix series “Amend: The Fight for America,episode titled “Wait,” 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 students and World of Wellesley board members will co-facilitate the discussion.

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 scholarship fund of the Boston NAACP, an organization that practices “Good Trouble”, coined by the late Senator John Lewis.

If you would rather send a check, please mail to World of Wellesley, P.O. Box 812381, Wellesley, MA 02482. In addition, donations can be made to WoW online: https://worldofwellesley.org/about/donate/

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.

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