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NDI  and Olin College invite you to "Conversations in Health, Race, and Equity" with Linda Villarosa, author of Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation.
Thursday, March 30 at 4pm (on Zoom)
For more information and to register, use this link

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Diversity Initiative

Creating a Culture of Inclusion for All

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Needham's First Annual Multicultural Festival was a stunning display of the diversity and talents of our Needham Community! 

Events like these rely on our community members for organization, participation, and financial support.

 Please consider making a donation to help defray the costs of the Festival. All donations during the month of March will be used specifically for the Multicultural Festival. Cash, checks, and online donations are welcome.



What we believe at NDI


NDI believes that we can make the world better through personal commitment to change and ongoing service to our community. It is our collective and individual responsibility to right acts of injustice and to work toward the elimination of all forms of prejudice and marginalization. We acknowledge the long history of socio-political forces that have created systemic racism and sustain current inequities.


We believe that the path to a more peaceful, just, and equitable society can be created by fostering genuine relationships and amity among individuals, communities, and institutions.



NDI engages at the grassroots level with individuals, groups and communities of all identities in constructive discourse to make Needham more understanding and welcoming of diversity.

Join us for Needham Connects book discussions at the Needham Public Library.



Through collective action NDI empowers the participants in our programs to recognize that each and everyone can be an agent for positive change.

Above, Rev. Catie Scudera speaks at the community observance of the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder in May 2021.



We endeavor to develop and present programs that will inspire, educate and lead to understanding of the essential oneness of humanity.

Learn from acclaimed speakers such as Dr. Gary Bailey, keynote speaker at the 2021 Needham Diversity Summit.


Our Collaborators

We are grateful for the support and collaboration of these organizations

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