Give Liberty a Hand 2019
Give Liberty a Hand is MIRA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and our celebration of champions for immigrants and refugees in our Commonwealth – leaders in government, business and advocacy who “give liberty a hand” by working to advance immigrant rights and integration.
More than 400 MIRA members, partners and friends joined us at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel on June 6, 2019, for an inspiring evening to support MIRA’s work across Massachusetts.
Why Give Liberty a Hand?
Family-based migration. Asylum and refugee resettlement. DACA and Temporary Protected Status. Even visas for high-skilled workers. Everything that makes America a land of hope and opportunity is under attack, and only we can protect it. MIRA is on the front lines, fighting tirelessly for the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. This gala is a chance to honor those who are fighting alongside us and championing our communities – from Capitol Hill, to corporate board rooms, to the grassroots. It is also a vital source of funding for MIRA at this time of enormous need. Your support helps ensure we have the resources to fulfill our urgent mission.
Congresswoman Katherine Clark
Presented by Rep. Marjorie C. Decker, D–Cambridge, House Chair, Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery, and Eva A. Millona, Executive Director, MIRA Coalition
Mohamad Ali, president and CEO, Carbonite, and board member of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council
Presented by Abby Maxman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Oxfam America
José A. Palma, co-founder of the Massachusetts TPS Committee and coordinator of the National TPS Alliance
Presented by Hiwaida Elarabi, Jacqueline Landaverde and Kevin Palma of the Massachusetts TPS Committee
2019 Featured Speakers
Sen. Sal N. DiDomenico, D–Everett, Assistant Senate Majority Leader
The Hon. Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston
Rebecca Negreli, immigrant student advocate, MassBay Community College Student Trustee 2018–2019