WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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World of Welesley Not surprisingly, given WOW's mission to explore and celebrate this in mind, WOW works hard to get its message across in as many "many cultures, religions, and ways of life," the organization has part- venues and mediums as possible. For instance, here is a partial list of nered with virtually all of Wellesley's institutions, including the library, programming for the coming year: Babson College, Wellesley College, MassBay Community College, the n THE Wellesley Public Schools, and local houses of worship. It has sponsored Wellesley Cable Channel that explores issues of diversity in our vast and varied programming that aims to challenge citizens to peek community over the walls of their own leafy neighborhoods to explore some of the nA colorful, complicated cultures and issues that impact our world. Historical Society LEARNING TREE, a series of TV programs currently airing on the LECTURE ON THE "CIVIL WAR IN BOSTON" co-sponsored by the Wellesley nA CELEBRATION OF IRISH MUSIC of library services at the Wellesley Free Library who also liaisons with nA MUSIC PROGRAM with WOW to plan joint programming. "I can't imagine a town that doesn't music and its influence on world music need an organization like WOW." MacLennan and her counterparts at nA WOW co-sponsor approximately six events a year. Many are family n DIVERSITY programs, complete with international music and food, where others nA might be a lecture on a new book that explores issues of diversity or a We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 "It's a really noble mission," says Elise MacLennan, assistant director book The Pact at the library and at MassBay Community College foreign film series. "We try to mix it up. The great thing about n THE Crocodile River, which will explore African NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE PROGRAM TRAINING for parents co-sponsored with the library COMMUNITY CONVERSATION on race through a series of lectures on the ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BREAKFAST Wellesley is that people love learning about almost anything," she says. The idea is to instruct through entertainment. "You can't just lecture to people," says Melissa Clemence, the current Chair of the Board events. Since 2001, it has been a well-attended celebration complete of Directors of WOW. "It is the perennial problem of finding the right with bold face names acting as keynote speakers and performances mix of consciousness raising and education and entertainment." With 112 The Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast is one of WOW's marquee by high-energy school groups. It's a true gathering of all ages, nation-

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