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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June Posted on Jun 5

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June

In June 1969, police and patrons of the Stonewall Inn clashed at the popular East Village gay bar in New York City. This event is regarded as one of the cornerstone moments that started the LGBT rights movement. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state   …Continue Reading Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June

Celebrating Black History Month Posted on Jan 30

Celebrating Black History Month

Across America, February is recognized as Black History Month – an annual celebration of achievements and advancements by African-Americans, and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in U.S. history. Massachusetts communities honor this historic month in a variety of ways: from art exhibits   …Continue Reading Celebrating Black History Month

How to Celebrate and Serve on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Posted on Jan 14

How to Celebrate and Serve on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Through organized, non-violent and peaceful means, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the world by dedicating his life to the pursuit of basic civil rights for all people. He dreamed of a world where people of all races and backgrounds could live, work, and help   …Continue Reading How to Celebrate and Serve on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly Posted on Dec 17

3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

Make a difference in your community! Volunteering is a great way to be part of something bigger than oneself. It provides the satisfaction of giving back to the community and doing something worthwhile. Many opportunities exist throughout Massachusetts to get involved in communities and improve   …Continue Reading 3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

Highlighting Massachusetts Arts during National Arts and Humanities Month Posted on Oct 1

Highlighting Massachusetts Arts during National Arts and Humanities Month

Do you enjoy the beauty of a painting, the harmony of a musical piece, or the enchantment of a theatrical show? The arts enrich our lives by providing an outlet for self-expression, encouraging creativity and imagination, and fostering self-confidence and self-discipline. Reaching across racial, cultural,   …Continue Reading Highlighting Massachusetts Arts during National Arts and Humanities Month

June is LGBT Pride Month Posted on May 30

June is LGBT Pride Month

Massachusetts has a history of supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, and in 2004 became the first state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage with passage of the Marriage Equality Act. The LGBT civil rights movement is widely considered to have begun   …Continue Reading June is LGBT Pride Month