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Bread and Roses: The Social Documentary of Milton and Anne Rogovin
After appearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1957 (inspiring his local paper, the Buffalo Evening News, to label him “Buffalo’s Top Red”), the optometrist and social activist Milton Rogovin turned to photography as a means of continuing his commitment to social equity, a commitment echoed by the political slogan “Bread and Roses.” This exhibition explores how Rogovin, together with his wife, Anne, built on the legacy of social documentary photography in the United States in subtle ways that expanded the potential of the medium to reach and affect audiences, as well as their subjects—the workers of the world.

When: May 26, 2019 11am to May 26, 2019 5pm in Wellesley, MA

Youth in Philanthropy Spring Graduation

Join us for the YIP Spring Graduation Celebration to recognize the students who participated in our YIP programs in Needham, Sudbury, Wellesley and Weston this spring. They've learned a lot, worked really hard, and became grantmakers to support our local communities!  You'll hear directly from a handful of students as they reflect on their experience and present their grants to deserving MetroWest nonprofit organizations. 

When: May 28, 2019 6pm in Wellesley, MA

In Search of Greatness- Wellesley Screening

This event is free and open to the public.  Please register so we can plan accordingly.  Parents, children, and coaches are encouraged to attend. Our community goal is to raise awareness around the importance of play and experiential social / emotional development of children. Through this film we will be focusing on Challenge Success's concept of PDF--- playtime, downtime, and family time. Young children need ample time for their most important job: unstructured play. Kids of all ages need restorative time to reflect and dream. And families need time together: at meals, on weekends, and during vacations to connect and form lasting bonds. Challenge Success Parenting Tips PDF - K thru 5 PDF - Teens Gabe Polsky, who directed this movie said, "Youth sports and child development is at a crossroads. As more kids join sports leagues and pursue the arts, the pressure to specialize comes at a younger age. Training hours increase, and kids lose the freedom to play." Gabe's mission with this film is to inspire a nationwide movement that encourages creativity, freedom, and positivity as the foundations of greatness and positive mental health. As a community we are personally invested in this cause and we hope you will join us in supporting this important community initiative. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ "This documentary is a riveting, perceptive look at how a champion goes beyond good to become great. Coaches, sports fans, and hopeful athletes will definitely lean in, but since the theories discussed here apply to achieving excellence in all areas, it's just as captivating to non-sports enthusiasts." —Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media “Wayne Gretzky. Jerry Rice. Pele. In Search of Greatness gives us unprecedented access to – and understanding of – the true source of their athletic genius. A must see for athletes, parents, coaches, and just about anyone interested in the upper limit of human achievement.” —Ben Reiter, Sports Illustrated “This documentary explores the origins of individual excellence, focusing on sports icons Wayne Gretzky, Jerry Rice, and Pelé.  —Peter Keough, The Boston Globe “ The film studies unlikely champions like Brady, along with other maverick competitors and late bloomers, exploring how creativity, compulsion and other tough to measure factors play in sports. ” — John Jurgenson The Wall Street Journal

When: May 29, 2019 7pm in Wellesley, MA

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About Wellesley, MA
Wellesley, MA Local information, discount coupons, event listings and local Business directory. Wellesley Mass was founded in 1881 and is located in the Norfolk County area about 13 miles west of Boston. When the area was first settled it was originally named “Contentment”.

Points of interest in the town include the Davis Museum & Culture Center as well as the Walter Hunnewell Arboretum and the Elm Bank Horticulture Center. For those who enjoy the theatre there is also The Wellesley Players.

Wellesley is also a college community. Within its boundaries you will find Wellesley College and Babson College as well as Massachusetts Bay Community College. The town has been a leader in environmental issues and the town’s attractive appearance is sufficient evidence of that philosophy.