Immigrants' Day (virtually) at the State House 2021

Start: 2021-05-04 11:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: 2021-05-04 12:30:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

This is a virtual event

Immigrants’ Day at the State House is one of MIRA’s proudest traditions, with 25 years of history in advocacy. Each May, we bring together hundreds of immigrants and refugees to the State House to hear from public officials and advocate for our communities’ legislative and budget priorities.

As we did last year, the event will be held we’re in a virtual space for safety and public health reasons, with a ~45-minute speaking program with built-in digital advocacy opportunities, followed by 45-minute regional “roundtables” with legislators co-hosted by MIRA member organizations.

This year, we are privileged to announce that Boston Mayor Kim Janey - the first Black woman to serve in that office - will be one of our keynote speakers. Our legislative hosts are Senator William N. Brownsberger, Senate President Pro Tempore, and Representative Ruth B. Balser, House Second Division Chair. Featured speakers will include Gabriel Camacho, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1445, and Dalida Rocha, Political Director, Service Employees International Union Local 615, among others.

Join us to advocate for an equitable recovery that includes all of our immigrant and refugee communities, and help us advance a pro-immigrant legislative agenda this session!