Multicultural Day
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Multicultural Day

Join us August 24th on the Natick Common! Multicultural Day celebrates the many cultures within our community through the offering of native foods, music, dance, and performances. This event is free and open to the public and strives to build deeper connections among community members through education, entertainment and fun.

Sponsored by Mutual One Bank

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Film Screening & Discussion: The Doctrine of Discovery
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening & Discussion: The Doctrine of Discovery

  • Wellesley Free Library (Wakelin Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a community viewing and discussion of Sheldon Wolfchild and Steven Newcomb’s film ‘The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code.” This film sheds light on how documents written during the fifteenth century influenced doctrines of “ultimate dominion” that are used against native nations to this day.

Hosted by World of Wellesley

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NIU Community-Wide Gathering & Facilitated Dialogue
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

NIU Community-Wide Gathering & Facilitated Dialogue

****NEW VENUE Due to the large volume of registrants for tonight's dialogue, we are relocating the meeting just across the street to the sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Natick.

How can we act as agents of hope and inclusion in the face of fear and intolerance? What practical actions can we be doing to build a community that welcomes, supports and celebrates all? We invite you to participate in the conversation. All are welcome, and please REGISTER in advance.

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Womanhood and Gender in Tagore's Songs
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

Womanhood and Gender in Tagore's Songs

Womanhood and Gender in Tagore’s Songs is an examination of what it was to be a woman in the late 19th and early 20th century India — and what it is still to some extent, today. The lyrics of the songs in this program push the boundaries of the traditional roles of women and the expectation that a society has on women. The program includes many topics such as colorism, social immobility, and gender fluidity as they relate to womanhood, what it means to be a woman and society’s expectations from the moment she is born.

Hosted by Natick Center Cultural District

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Current Day Systemic/Institutional Racism in the U.S.
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

Current Day Systemic/Institutional Racism in the U.S.

How would you describe systemic racism in America? How can we as individuals work to make systemic/institutional changes? What are you doing now to make some of these changes? Or what do you plan to do? Please join in the conversation as we continue to get real about the problem of racism in our world, and move toward personal and collaborative action. Our Racial Justice Dialogues (RJD) are opportunities to talk openly about racism and other forms of oppression in our society. All are welcome.

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Racial Justice Dialogues: Race and Social Change with author Max Klau
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Racial Justice Dialogues: Race and Social Change with author Max Klau

This month features special guest Max Klau, author of Race & Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action. Please join in the conversation as we continue to get real about the problem of racism in our world, and move toward personal and collaborative action. Our Racial Justice Dialogues (RJD) are opportunities to talk openly about racism and other forms of oppression in our society. All are welcome.

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Open Mosque Day at ICB, Wayland
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Open Mosque Day at ICB, Wayland

"No Walls Between Us" is the theme of the 9th Annual Open Mosque Day at the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. This event is meant to educate residents about Islam and the history of the mosque as well as introduce them to their muslim neighbors, if they haven't already met them. There will be interactive displays, free educational materials, short lectures about Islam with opportunities to ask questions, tours of the mosque, and refreshments. All are welcome!

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Thursdays with Lauri
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Thursdays with Lauri

Special guest Kelly Jenkins will join us to share her story. Stay tuned for more details! Members and allies of the LGBTQ community, stop in and visit, have some food - light fare - and social time with neighbors and members of the community. Hosted by Diversity & Inclusion Natick, part of The Natick Community Services Department.

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An Evening of Culture
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening of Culture

This year the Natick Center Associates Annual Fundraiser on April 6th will be "An Evening of Culture" and featuring some amazing cultural talent from our community! The event begins on with a cocktail hour from 7-8:00 pm and performances at 8:00 pm which is being held at the Walnut Hill School's Delbridge Family Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $60 per person and there sponsorship's available. Get your tickets today HERE!


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The Role Libraries Play in Racial Justice
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

The Role Libraries Play in Racial Justice

Please join in the conversation as we continue to get real about the problem of racism in our world, and move toward personal and collaborative action. Our Racial Justice Dialogues (RJD) are opportunities to talk openly about racism and other forms of oppression in our society. Please join us to continue sharing our experiences, hopes and dreams about living in community beyond race. All are welcome.

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Brothers, Sing On!: A Celebration of The Power of Song
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Brothers, Sing On!: A Celebration of The Power of Song

This concert demonstrates the power of song and life-long singing and celebrates our rich and varied American choral heritage. The headliner for the concert this year is the storied Morehouse College Glee Club. Morehouse College is an all-male, historically black college and university in Atlanta, Georgia, and its stellar glee club has performed internationally, at presidential inaugurations, and throughout the US, all to universal acclaim.

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Racial Justice Dialogues: Interracial Relationships Today
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Racial Justice Dialogues: Interracial Relationships Today

Our Racial Justice Dialogues (RJD) are opportunities to talk openly about racism and other forms of oppression in our society. This month's meeting continues the discussion around that of interracial marriage. This is a requested follow up to our November meeting ...as there was much more we didn't have time for. All are welcome!

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Navigating Conflict in Cross-Racial Conversations
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Navigating Conflict in Cross-Racial Conversations

  • Roots and Wings Yoga and Healing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to heal or reconcile after experiencing cross-racial conversations that led to conflict? Don't know where to go from here? Still want to help? Want to keep that friendship? This workshop is for you! Bring your stories, and let's move toward healing these breaches together. All races and ages are welcome.

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Culturally Informed Assessment in Contemporary U.S. Context
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Culturally Informed Assessment in Contemporary U.S. Context

Attending to clients’ needs and clinicians’ self-care. Wayside Youth and Family Support Network presents a training on how culture interacts with your mental health.

With Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D. Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College

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Racial Justice Dialogues: Our Racial Justice Challenges
Feb
2
2:00 PM14:00

Racial Justice Dialogues: Our Racial Justice Challenges

Racial Justice Dialogues (RJD) are opportunities to talk openly about racism and other forms of oppression in our society. This month we will be sharing the challenges we face as anti-racists working to deconstruct systems of privilege and oppression in our world. All are welcome!

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