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PHOTOS: Westford’s first International Block Party


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WESTFORD — Westford Remembers hosted its first International Block Party with over a dozen cultures and organizations represented.

The event was the first of its kind, with organizations representing South Asia, area indigenous peoples, China and Europe. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee hosted its own table.

Westford Remembers hosted the event at the Franco American Club to “recognize the culturally diverse community” of Westford.

The event was held on Oct. 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Bollywood members dace on stage at the Franco American Club. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • A doll with a traditional indigenous dress. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • State representative candidate Raymond Xie (left) traces Mandarin Chinese characters. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Westford and District Pipes and Drums perform at the Franco-American Club. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • A traditional decorative Native American shield. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Luis Menendez hosts a table with Wutan New England Martial Arts. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Sue Guillemette (left) and Paul Casparro hosted a table representing Indigenous peoples of Westford and the surrounding areas. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Westford Academy's South Asian Student Association with members Mysha Khan, junior (left), Mahitha Yerabothu, junior, President Tanvi Kodukulla, junior, Tanya Joshi, senior and Srinivas Sriram, junior.
  • Lynne McEwan hosts a table representing Scotland, unaffiliated with any specific organization. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Westford's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee with Patricia Reppucci (left) and Anjali Rajput. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Congregation Shalom, an area synagogue located in Chelmsford represented by Caren Boroshok (left) and Liz Denly. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Mikayla Wagner, a Westford Academy Senior, hosts a showcase on the Westford Academy Human Rights Club. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)

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Ben Domaingue
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Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is the Managing Editor covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.