The Reach and Abbotsford Community Services held a Block Party on March 21 in celebration of the community’s diversity. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

The Reach and Abbotsford Community Services held a Block Party on March 21 in celebration of the community’s diversity. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Block Party at The Reach celebrates diversity

Event held March 21 in partnership with Abbotsford Community Services

The Reach and Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) celebrated diversity with an event on Thursday, March 21.

The free Block Party @ The Reach was held at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way) and included a range of musical acts, dancers, and multi-talented performers.

Lia Bishop, diversity education program coordinator at ACS, said the goal of the event was to raise community awareness around racism, equality, and the intersectionality of human identity.

“The intention of this event is to build communities across barriers to confront the harms of racism, xenophobia and all other forms of hate, and we’re using musical performances, choreography, fashion, and the support of some key community groups to send the message,” she said.