“Wake Up, Wellesley,” the third of four conference-style discussions on racism in Wellesley, will consist of a Zoom webinar broadcast live to YouTube via this channel, Tuesday, July 14, at 6pm. Audience members may contribute insights, advice, and support through the chat function. Community members may also register to be participants in the webinar. All are welcome including Wellesley residents; town government members; and the public school community.
The forum, titled Where Do We Go From Here?, will feature experts, educators, and allies at the forefront of “Wake Up Wellesley’s” national anti-racist efforts and will focus on identifying systemic changes that can make Wellesley a community that attracts, rather than repels, individuals of color and minority groups.
Some topics covered will be: drawing up a community action plan; how to tap resources to further an anti-racist trajectory; and prioritizing actions.
Dr. Selwyn Cudjoe, professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College
Dr. Brenna Greer, Assistant Professor in the History Department at Wellesley College with a focus on the intersection of race, gender, and culture
Ms. Ashley Dennis, Ph.D. candidate in African American studies at Northwestern University with a particular interest in Black women’s history and education.
Other invitees include graduate students, professors, and administrators from local universities and other academic institutions across the country such as Wellesley College, Babson College, MassBay Community College, Northwestern University, Smith College, and Williams College.
WHAT: “Wake Up, Wellesley” panel discussion, Part 3 of 4
DATE: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
From the organizers:
“Wake Up, Wellesley”, led by Liliana Sydorenko and Kayla Reid, is a series of online conference-style discussions on racism in Wellesley, intended to illuminate the injustices and microaggressions that permeate various dimensions of our children’s and our neighbors’ everyday lives. We hope to incite a collaborative effort among our community members in developing an action plan for eradicating racism in our town.