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Welcome America Initiative Welcoming Week

Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity. The Needham Community Council will be hosting a Needham Community Wide Coloring Contest to coincide with events all over the country.  The coloring contest will encourage […]

What is Critical Race Theory Anyway, and Why are So Many People Talking About It?

Needham High School 609 Webster Street, Needham Heights, MA

In collaboration with: Needham Diversity Initiative, Needham Human Rights Commission, Equal Justice Needham, League of Women Voters-Needham, Needham Unite Against Racism Initiative In-person Instructor: Joshua Frank In this four-session course, we will explore the popular impact of the work of a few of the founding scholars of Critical Race Theory such as Derrick Bell, Kimberlé […]

What is Critical Race Theory Anyway, and Why are So Many People Talking About It?

Needham High School 609 Webster Street, Needham Heights, MA

In collaboration with: Needham Diversity Initiative, Needham Human Rights Commission, Equal Justice Needham, League of Women Voters-Needham, Needham Unite Against Racism Initiative In-person Instructor: Joshua Frank In this four-session course, we will explore the popular impact of the work of a few of the founding scholars of Critical Race Theory such as Derrick Bell, Kimberlé […]

Rotary District 7910 Fall DEI Summit

Rotary District 7910 is pleased to announce our Fall 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit  Join us on October 22 from 11:30 am -1:30 pm to connect, network, and share ideas with other DEI stakeholders at our Fall 2022 virtual DEI Summit. Learn about available resources, actions you can take, and programs you can plan […]

What is Critical Race Theory Anyway, and Why are So Many People Talking About It?

Needham High School 609 Webster Street, Needham Heights, MA

In collaboration with: Needham Diversity Initiative, Needham Human Rights Commission, Equal Justice Needham, League of Women Voters-Needham, Needham Unite Against Racism Initiative In-person Instructor: Joshua Frank In this four-session course, we will explore the popular impact of the work of a few of the founding scholars of Critical Race Theory such as Derrick Bell, Kimberlé […]

What is Critical Race Theory Anyway, and Why are So Many People Talking About It?

Needham High School 609 Webster Street, Needham Heights, MA

In collaboration with: Needham Diversity Initiative, Needham Human Rights Commission, Equal Justice Needham, League of Women Voters-Needham, Needham Unite Against Racism Initiative In-person Instructor: Joshua Frank In this four-session course, we will explore the popular impact of the work of a few of the founding scholars of Critical Race Theory such as Derrick Bell, Kimberlé […]

A Conversation with Jennifer DeLeon, Author of Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From and White Space

Mitchell Elementary School 1330 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, United States

In an effort to build community and an understanding of the diverse world we live in, Mitchell Elementary School is hosting local author Jennifer De Leon to discuss two of her books, Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, and White Space. Through the power of storytelling, Ms. De Leon will share her insight about a METCO student […]

Needham’s 11th Annual Diversity Summit

Needham High School 609 Webster St., Needham, MA, United States

We are delighted to invite you to Needham's 11th Annual Diversity Summit with the theme: "Building Our Future Together: Act for Justice". We have a terrific and exciting program planned for you. Professor Chad Williams, a Needham resident, will be the keynote speaker. There will also be a panel discussion and 6 breakout sessions. The […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Needham High School 609 Webster St., Needham, MA, United States

The MLK Day observance is poignant and inspiring.  After two years of virtual gathering, we hope to be able to celebrate the legacy of MLK in person this year!  Check back for details as we get closer to the event.

Needham Connects: Building Empathy through Books and Conversation 

Zoom call

The Needham Diversity Initiative invites you to join a virtual discussion of Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation by Linda Villarosa on Thursday, March 2 at 7 pm via Zoom. Journalist Villarosa expands on her 2018 groundbreaking New York Times article regarding maternal health and infant mortality […]

Needham Multicultural Day

Needham Town Hall 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, United States

Please join us at this Multicultural Festival in Needham Town Hall as we celebrate many different cultures in our Needham community! There will be 20+ countries represented! Any donations to NDI (DONATE HERE) in the month of March will be earmarked to help support this event. Hope to see many of you there.

12th Annual Needham NDI Diversity Summit

Pollard Middle School 200 Harris Avenue, Needham, United States

This year the NEEDHAM DIVERSITY SUMMIT will focus on the state of belonging in Needham and the extent to which people who live, study and work in Needham are welcomed and included.   “Belonging is about the quality of fit between oneself and a setting. When one belongs, they feel emotionally connected, welcomed, included, and satisfied in their relationships.” (Belonging Barometer: […]