Rev. Cheng Imm Tan, Director

Message from the Director

Rev. Cheng Imm Tan

This event is an inspiring reminder of the many identities our community represents...Of all the identities I have, the one I am most proud of is being an immigrant.

- Yo-Yo Ma, world renowned cellist and the recipient of the 4th Annual We Are Boston Leadership Award

Each of you play a crucial role in building a greater Boston that is truly inclusive and leaves no one behind. Our future and common wealth depends on giving everyone the opportunity to fully participate in the social, economic, civic and cultural life of the city and beyond. Your participation and support of the fourth We Are Boston Gala helps to ensure and realize the continued vitality and prosperity of our city and beyond.

Change does not come easy. It takes commitment, dedication, perseverance and hard work. And, it takes a large group of people willing to work together on an on-going basis to realize the common goal. Thank you for being with us at this year's We Are Boston Gala and at previous Galas. Mayor Thomas Menino and I look forward to your continued support, participation and involvement in next year's We Are Boston Gala and building a more inclusive city and beyond.

Yours Sincerely,

Rev. Cheng Imm Tan
Director, Mayor's Office of New Bostonians

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