About We Are Boston Gala

Throughout history, Boston has been a destination for people from all over the world. The We Are Boston Gala creates an environment of inclusiveness that embraces and celebrates all of Boston’s diversity.

The Eighth Annual We Are Boston Gala

A Celebration of Boston's Diversity, Immigrant Heritage and Contributions

Honoring the Legacy of Mayor Thomas M. Menino

And the Achievements of

Geroge A. Russell, Jr., Executive Vice President, State Street Corporation 
as well as Other Outstanding Leaders

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Ballroom East/West

5:30 pm Reception

Directions to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
2013 We Are Boston Gala Sponsorship Information

The We Are Boston Gala is about:

  • Creating an environment of inclusiveness that embraces and celebrates all of Boston’s diversity;

  • Lifting up Boston’s immigrant heritage;

  • Celebrating Boston’s immigrant contributions;

  • Affirming and connecting new and old Bostonians of different ages, from different nations, those who came freely, as well as those who were brought here against their will;

  • Acknowledging and appreciating Boston’s Native American Populations;

  • Inspiring Bostonians to reclaim and take pride in Boston’s immigrant roots and history; and

  • Engaging diverse communities and sectors as participants in embracing Boston’s multicultural richness.

Event Proceeds

Proceeds from the We Are Boston Gala help support the English for New Bostonians Initiative, a city-private-community partnership providing access to English classes and other crucial programs to more than one thousand New Bostonians, enabling them to be full participants in Boston.  The event also supports the New Bostonians Summit initiative, which brings together leaders from various sectors to address key issues faced by immigrant communities: ESOL, Jobs, and Education.

More Information on ENB Initiative
More Information on New Bostonians Summit

Video & Multimedia

  • Being Boston

    A showcase of Boston's diversity through personal stories.

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  • We Are Boston Gala 2011

    Mayor Menino and the MONB celebrate the cultural diversity of Boston and recognize Boston's immigrants at the sixth annual We Are Boston Gala Awards.

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  • We Are Boston 2010

    Mayor Menino and the MONB welcomes Victoria Kennedy as well as community and corporate leaders to the fifth annual We Are Boston Gala Awards.

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  • We Are Boston 2009

    View a photo slideshow and video from the We Are Boston Gala 2009.

    2009 We Are Boston Gala Slideshow

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  • We Are Boston 2008

    View a photo slideshow and video from the We Are Boston Gala 2008.

    2008 We Are Boston Gala Slideshow

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  • We Are Boston 2007

    View a photo slideshow from the We Are Boston Gala 2007.

    2007 We Are Boston Gala

  • We Are Boston 2006

    View a photo slideshow from the We Are Boston Gala 2006.

    2006 We Are Boston Gala