World in Watertown

Working for Diversity, Equality, and
Human Rights

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World in Watertown sponsors Watertown Walks for Peace

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Mission

World in Watertown is a civic organization founded in 1999 to protect and promote
non-discriminatory practices in Watertown, Massachusetts. Since then we have expanded our mission to:

* Create and support local educational programs and other initiatives to honor our town’s diversity.

* Bring together members of the community to celebrate our cultural differences.

* Advocate for fair and equal treatment for all.

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

Unity Breakfast

The Unity Breakfast is an annual celebration, sponsored by World in Watertown, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.  

 

It has become a Watertown tradition that brings together hundreds of people representing Watertown’s diverse population to remember the man who led the fight to end prejudice, racism, and economic injustice.   

Click here to learn more about recent Unity Breakfasts:     

A community volunteer serving breakfast to community participants.
A community volunteer serving breakfast to community participants.
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Participants at the 2016 Unity Breakfast.
Participants at the 2016 Unity Breakfast.
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Guest soloist Francois Clemmons
Guest soloist Francois Clemmons
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Keynote, Justice Geraldine Hines
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Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus, performing at 2016 Unity Breakfast.
Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus, performing at 2016 Unity Breakfast.
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Watertown Middle School student with mural interpreting a principle of Kingian nonviolence
Watertown Middle School student with mural interpreting a principle of Kingian nonviolence
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Middle School student reading her essay about Dr. King.
Middle School student reading her essay about Dr. King.
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Unity Award Winners Ruth Henry (Middle School) and Lt. Dan Unsworth (Police Department)
Unity Award Winners Ruth Henry (Middle School) and Lt. Dan Unsworth (Police Department)
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WHS Watertones
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What We Do

We sponsor public events and educational programs to encourage constructive dialogue about important issues relating to equal rights.

We partner with other local organizations to strengthen our programs and foster greater community participation.

We organize the annual Watertown Unity Breakfast to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We provide information and referrals about community resources, and important rights or responsibilities under anti-discrimination laws.

Faire in Square booth

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Naturalization Ceremony 2012

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Dr. Bernard Lafayette, civil rights leader

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Unity Breakfast speaker, Monalisa Smith

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Unity Breakfast

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Middle School student, Kingian nonviolence project

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Kingian Nonviolence Coordinating Committee

The Kingian Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (KNCC) is a separate working group within World in Watertown.  Its mission is to organize and conduct community initiatives based on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's principles of nonviolence.  

Currently KNCC has recently completed two sucessful initiatives:

  • Creation of a community mural to honor Dr. King

  • Kingian Nonviolent Conflict Resolution training