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Mother's Day Walk for Peace, 2024

Thank You Watertown!!


Together we raised $7500 for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute 

during our annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace,

smashing past our goal of $6000.


!If you'd like to donate, you can still do so.

Every dollar makes a difference.

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Let's make 2024 a great year!

Dear World in Watertown friend,


It's been a year since new leaders transitioned to the board of World in Watertown, with the invaluable support and wisdom of past leaders and members. In 2023, we were busy 

  • Promoting the establishment of the Watertown Human Rights Commission,

  • Sponsoring the Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Unity Breakfast, and

  • Partnering in the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace, Watertown Pride, Juneteenth, and the Multicultural Fest at Noche de Dominó.


Now, as we enter 2024, we're excited to reveal our new logo—a heron standing in water, symbolizing Watertown's connection to the Charles River and our commitment to a thriving, interconnected, and sustainable community for all.


2024 promises to be a vibrant and exciting year! We intend to be full and active partners with the new Human Rights Commission, supporting their work. We will also continue to lead or support hallmark Watertown events like Unity Breakfast, Mother's Day March for Peace, and Pride.


We are now mapping our priorities for 2024. We invite you to share your ideas for programs or projects that promote human rights and celebrate diversity using this form.


Please join us in our work by sharing your skills, energy, and time. Our next two meetings are on Thursday, February 22 and Thursday, March 28 at the Library's Lucia Mastrangelo Meeting Room from 6-8pm. No need to RSVP, but please respond to this note if you need accommodations and we'll do our best. We hope to see you there!

Finally, World in Watertown relies on financial support from people like you to fund our work. Please consider making a financial contribution via Venmo or Paypal (QR codes below) or check (send to World in Watertown, c/o Nicole Gardner, Treasurer, 18 Winsor Ave, Watertown, MA 02472). 


You can also vote for World in Watertown as your favorite local non-profit  in Watertown Savings Bank’s 25th Annual Customer Choice Awards by February 17. Everyone can vote!


Together with your support and involvement, we look forward to promoting human rights and social justice in our beloved city for many years to come.


Warm regards,


The World in Watertown Board

Our Mission

World in Watertown is a civic organization founded in 1999 to protect and promote non-discriminatory practices in Watertown, Massachusetts. In the years following, we expanded our mission to:

  • Create and support local educational programs and other initiatives to honor our city’s diversity,

  • Bring together members of the community to celebrate our cultural differences,

  • Advocate for fair and equal treatment for all, and

  • Sponsor the annual Watertown Unity Breakfast on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Together with individuals, community organizations, faith communities, schools, businesses, and city agencies, we have worked to build bridges of cooperation to further strengthen Watertown as a welcoming place for all.

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