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The Black Experience

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 7:00pm

The Black Experience in Middlesex County from the 1640s to the 1870s. Our guests will each briefly present on their research into the lives of both free and enslaved Black people, which will then provide the context for the evening's panel discussion.

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Race Relations Forum

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 7:00pm

St. John's Baptist Church is holding a Forum to discuss Race Relations on Friday October 28, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The purpose of the Forum is to discuss the state of race relations in the community and to identify steps to improve upon issues raised to the discussion. The event will feature a panel discussion with a number of community leaders, moderated by Ron Walker from St. John's along with SCI's David Crowley. Community members of all ages are welcome to attend. 

St. John's Baptist Church
40 Everett St.
Woburn, MA 01801

Tour the world in your own backyard!  WorldFest is returning to Downtown Woburn on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 2-5 PM. Visitors can enjoy artwork, crafts, activities, cultural displays, and of course food from around the world. Entertaining the crowd this year will be Eastern Star Children’s Choir, the Bunker Hill Bag Pipe Band, the Merry Minstrels, Cuban musician Coco Torres, Japanese Drummers from Odaiko New England, Brazilian Dancers, Ku’s Taekwondo Academy, Fan Dancers from the Korean School of New England, the Woburn Memorial High School A Cappella Singers, and Nadia Sophia with Middle Eastern Belly Dancing.

Children’s activities and performances will delight the little ones. Kids of all ages can try their luck at a piñata, learn Polynesian poi, practice their martial arts skills with Rising Storm Training Academy, take a soccer clinic, and learn origami while getting passport stamps that will earn them a free treat from Hot Breads of Woburn. Bring your family and enjoy an afternoon of culture! 

WorldFest will take place on the Woburn Public Library Lawn at 45 Pleasant Street. The rain location will be the Senior Center in Woburn on 144 School Street. 

Free parking for the afternoon may be found in the Library Field lot behind the library, or in the City Hall parking lot across Pleasant Street. There is also a municipal lot behind the Bowladrome in Woburn Center.

To see the schedule of performances, click here.

To see the schedule of children's activities, click here.

This year’s WorldFest is being planned by members of the YMCA International Learning Center’s Leadership Team, in partnership with Social Capital, Inc. For more information, please call 781.935.2244 or email cmclaughlin@socialcapitalinc.org

Proudly sponsored by: One World Boston, a Cummings Foundation affiliate, Woburn Cultural Council, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Have you ever wanted to travel abroad? You can explore the world right here in Woburn!  The YMCA International Learning Center (ILC) and SCI Woburn are working together to bring you WorldFest Woburn.  On Sunday, May 22, from 1-4 p.m., visitors to WorldFest will find international food, crafts, music, dance, art, traditional dress, children's activities, and more.  This outdoor festival will be held in Woburn center, and admission is free.  Some food and craft items will be available for purchase.  For more information, email wfw AT SCIWoburn.org or call 781.935.6499.

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