Give Liberty a Hand is MIRA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and our celebration of champions for immigrants in our Commonwealth – leaders in government, business, and advocacy who “give liberty a hand” by working to advance the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees.

As with last year, we’ll be going virtual, with an online celebration and recognition of our supporters, our communities, and our constituents, who have continued to work for equity and justice throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Annual Gala provides crucial core funding for MIRA, enabling us to respond quickly and effectively to our communities’ needs. If you missed out on GLAH’21 watch the program here.

We look forward to sharing this celebration with you.

Presenting our first honoree:


Beth Huang and her team at MAVT work with over 25 community organizations to increase voter turnout and civic leadership in communities of color and working-class people in MA. Beth’s commitment to serving through civic engagement has made a critical change for thousands. Join us to on June 2nd to present Beth with the Community Champion Award at Give Liberty a Hand 2022. 

Presenting our second honoree:

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal is the Executive Director at Lawyers for Civil Rights Boston. Iván is an expert in legal protections for people of color and immigrants. He has filed and won dozens of life-changing and law-changing cases across the country and some right here in the Commonwealth. We are excited to celebrate this recognition with Iván for his leadership in bringing down two out of four 287(g) contracts with ICE in MA with lawsuits in Bristol County and Plymouth County.

Please join us on June 2nd to recognize and celebrate Iván with the Community Champion award at Give Liberty a Hand 2022.

Presenting our final honoree of the night:

Representative Ronald J. Mariano (D-Quincy)has represented the 3rd Norfolk District, comprised of Quincy, Weymouth, and Holbrook in the MA House of Representatives since 1991. He was elected Speaker of the House in December of 2020 after serving as Majority Leader since 2011. As Speaker, his top priority is continuing to bolster the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response and position Massachusetts for sustainable, long-term economic recovery.

We are excited to recognize Speaker Mariano with the Change Maker Award for his leadership in advancing the Work and Family Mobility Act to a historic House vote, and for his continued allyship to our immigrant and refugee communities in MA.

Please join us on June 2nd to celebrate our three honorees at Give Liberty a Hand 2022!

Our past Honorees include: