Race and Social Change

Wednesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. – Join us as Dr. Max Klau presents his new book, Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action.

Recent events have turned the spotlight on the issue of race in modern America, and the current cultural climate calls out for more research, education, dialogue, and understanding. This work focuses on a provocative social science experiment with the potential to address these needs. Through an analysis grounded in the perspectives of developmental psychology, adaptive leadership and complex systems theory, the inquiry at the heart of this book illuminates dynamics of race and social change in surprising and important ways.

Dr. Max Klau is a leadership development scholar and practitioner living in Boston. He currently serves as the Chief Program Officer at the New Politics Leadership Academy, a non-profit that is dedicated to recruiting and developing alumni of national service programs to seek political office. Before stepping into this role, he was the Vice President of Leadership Development at City Year, Inc., the national service program headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Max received his doctorate of education (Ed.D.) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2005; his studies focused on civic leadership education. An alumnus of four service programs, he has completed two years of service in Israel and led service programs in Israel, Honduras, Ghana, and the Ukraine. He is on the board of the International Leadership Association, and his writing about leadership has appeared in Fast Company, the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, and the Harvard Business Review.

This event is presented and co-sponsored by the Wayland Community for Social Justice.  WCSJ’s mission is to promote and practice continuous learning about the diversity of our society, its history and current status, and encourage Wayland residents and stakeholders to use this knowledge to advocate for social justice.


Introduction to Jewish Genealogy


Tuesday, February 7 at 1:30 p.m.  Researching Jewish ancestry can be a complex endeavor.  You may be able to find something quickly or you can search for years to find one piece of information requiring persistence, patience, networking and research knowledge. This program is presented by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston.

Our presenter will be Judy Izenberg, a board member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston.  She also serves as Volunteer Coordinator and plans Research Sundays for members.  Judy also serves as the Director on the Board of New England Research Genealogical Consortium.  She is a retired elementary school teacher and volunteers teaching English as a second language and delivering food for Meals on Wheels and Metrowest Harvest.

How Will I Be Remembered: How to Produce a Legacy Video

TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m.  Join us as Hal Slifer shares How Will I Be Remembered: How to Produce a Legacy Video.

Want to create a video to pass on to children or grandchildren?  This talk will help you understand how to write a life script, how to put your life in video chapters and how to use a video camera to produce a legacy video.  Sample videos will be shown to demonstrate different styles of histories to inspire you to create your own.

With over twenty years of producing video histories, Hal Slifer brings an enjoyable and fun way to discuss how to prepare one of your own.  Besides producing videos, he is also a producer of the popular Chagigah Jewish Radio program on WERS radio in Boston.


Tour of SoWa

Sunday, May 7 meet at 10:45 a.m. 1 Paul Sullivan Way.

SoWa is the leading art center of Boston, a community of artist studios, galleries, shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs, businesses and residences that believe in crafting quality, one-of-a-kind products and experiences.  Once known as a rundown warehouse district, the SoWa Art & Design district has experienced a renaissance, blossoming into a world-renowned retail and artist community in Boston’s South End. Because it is where the character in The Art Forger lives and works, we thought we would explore the neighborhood otherwise known as “South of Washington” during its annual art walk when we can visit artists in their studios.

Wayland resident and acclaimed photographer, Nasser K, will serve as our tour guide.

Participants will meet at 1 Paul Sullivan Way between 10:45 – 11 a.m.  Tour will begin promptly at 11 a.m.  Bring a water bottle and wear walking shoes.  Tour will occur rain or shine and will last a few hours with breaks. 1 Paul Sulliban Way is the back door of the Artist’s Building.  You may wait in the lobby if there is inclement weather.  Look for Nasser who will be wearing an Arts Wayland shirt.