MLK Day events in Wellesley, 2022

WOW event

The World Of Wellesley’s annual Dr. MLK Day 2022 virtual program, Good Trouble: Civil Rights are Not a Waiting Game, will take place virtually, Jan. 17, 9am-11am. Events are free, and everybody is welcome. Register here.

Participants will be invited to engage in small- and large-group conversations about Will Smith’s Netflix series “Amend: The Fight for America,” the episode titled “Wait,” and its relevance to the challenges we all continue to face today. Topic suggestions will include actions that can be taken individually and collectively to bring about change. Wellesley Public School students and World of Wellesley board members will co-facilitate the discussion. Watching the series episode ahead of time is not required for participation in the discussion.

EVENT: Good Trouble: Civil Rights Are Not a Waiting Game
DATE: January 17, 2022
TIME: 9am – 11am
COSTS: Events are free. Donations accepted here.

Wellesley MLK Day
The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College celebrate Black creativity and spirituality at the MLK Breakfast at Wellesley College, 2020.

Community members who are interested in volunteering can contact WOW at

Town of Wellesley schedule

All Town of Wellesley offices and departments will be closed all day on Monday, January 17 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

The Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) will also be closed all day.

Regular business will resume on Tuesday, January 18. Please check individual department webpages on the Town website for specific hours open to the public.

Wellesley High School Diversity Club

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MLK movie screening

The Wellesley Free Library will hold a virtual screening of Legacy of Love, a 2020 documentary film by Boston filmmaker Roberto Mighty, on Thursday, January 13, 2022, 7pm-8pm.

Hosted by EMMY- award winning newscaster Reverend Liz Walker, Legacy of Love tells the story of how Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott met in 1952, fell in love, dreamed a new world together, and resolved to dedicate their union to the civil rights movement, no matter what the cost.

The screening will be followed by a live Q & A with Mighty.

Register here.