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Give Liberty a Hand: A Night of Celebration and Impact

MIRA’s 28th Annual Fundraiser

Join us for an unforgettable evening at MIRA’s 28th annual “Give Liberty a Hand” fundraiser on Thursday, June 13th, at the elegant Seaport Hotel. This special night will bring together the community leaders, coalition members, policy makers, business leaders, and allies who work tirelessly to support and advocate for immigrants in our Commonwealth.

A Night of Celebration and Impact
The evening promises to be filled with delightful experiences, including:

  • Enjoy live performances that reflect the rich cultural diversity of our community.
  • Celebrate our community advancements for immigrant rights of the past year, by honoring Lt Gov Kim Driscoll, JD Chesloff of the MA Business Roundtable and Stories Inspiring Movement.
  • Witness the profound impact of MIRA’s work through a powerful video presentation.

This is not just an event but a celebration of our collective efforts to create a Commonwealth where all immigrants and refugees can thrive and fully participate in social, economic, and civic life. Your presence and support are crucial in advancing MIRA’s mission and vision.

Meet Our 2024 Community Champion Award Honorees

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll

Kim Driscoll is the 73rd person, and the first woman, to serve as the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, beginning her term in January 2023.
Exemplified by her extensive and successful career in local government, Kim is focused on working with Governor Healey to create a forward-looking Commonwealth that works for, empowers, and includes all who call Massachusetts home, as well as those who aspire to do so.

JD Chesloff, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable

As President & CEO, JD is responsible for developing and implementing the Massachusetts Business Roundtable’s agenda on public policy matters, and works collaboratively with opinion leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders in pursuit of its mission to make Massachusetts the most desirable place to live, work and do business and ensure access to a robust, diverse and talented workforce that enhances the Commonwealth’s competitiveness in a global economy. We applaud JD and the Roundtable for a commitment to ensuring that businesses have access to a diverse and talented workforce, and to welcoming immigrants as a business imperative.

SIM – Stories Inspiring Movements (formerly Student Immigrant Movement)

Stories Inspiring Movement is creating inclusive spaces for immigrant youth and young adults to foster storytelling as a way to overcome immigration status limitations, foster authentic connections, and amplify voices to create social and political change.  Through events, youth leadership development, mobilizing, mentorship, organizing, and advocacy, SIM brings immigrant youth together to dismantle systemic barriers and ensure that immigrants have a strong voice in sharing their futures. SIM began as a MIRA project in 2005 that grew to become an independent agency, and we are thrilled to see their progress! SIM has been a significant partner in the recent Tuition Equity Act victory, opening opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts young people, now and for the future.

Our Emcee for the Evening: Oscar Margain

We are thrilled to have Oscar Margain as our emcee. Oscar began his journalism career on the Texas-Mexico border and has since reported from around the globe, earning numerous awards, including regional Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow award. His experience and passion for storytelling will add a special touch to our celebration.

Don’t Miss Out!

Join us on June 13th at the Seaport Hotel for an evening of celebration, inspiration, and community. Together, we can make a difference and continue to build a welcoming and inclusive Massachusetts. We look forward to seeing you there!

Purchase tickets here

For more information visit the event page