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.
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
415 Summer Street
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.
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.
A showcase of Boston's diversity through personal stories.
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.
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.
We Are Boston 2009
View a photo slideshow and video from the We Are Boston Gala 2009.
We Are Boston 2008
View a photo slideshow and video from the We Are Boston Gala 2008.
We Are Boston 2007
View a photo slideshow from the We Are Boston Gala 2007.
We Are Boston 2006
View a photo slideshow from the We Are Boston Gala 2006.