BOSTON – State Rep. Maria Robinson nominated the President of the Black Student Union at Framingham High School for an “unsung heroes” award.
Mira Donaldson was one of dozens of “unsung heroes” who were honored as part of the “Black Excellence on the Hill,” celebration hosted by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus at the Massachusetts State House today, Feb. 4.
The event, part of Black History Month, celebrates elected officials, neighbors, business owners, and community stakeholders’ achievement in the Commonwealth.”
In nominating Donaldson, Rep. Robinson wrote “Mira Donaldson is a young community leader. Mira is the president of Framingham High School’s Black Student Union. In her role she has supported and advocated for the renaming of Christopher Columbus Day as Indigidenous Peoples’ Day as wella s marched for gun reform as a part of the national movement, March For Our Lives. Additionally, Mira is an honor roll student.”
“Today made my heart happy,” Donaldson said. I’m so grateful to be apart of such a great event with so many people that look like me and have the same agenda. It proves how strong the African American and Latino community is.”
“Mira’s commitment to public engagement and activism is admirable, especially for someone still in high school,” Robinson said. “I hope that others in our community can learn from her leadership and example.”
Two others with ties to Framingham were also honored today there were Rev. J. Anthony Lloyd of the Greater Framingham Church, who was nominated by Sen. Karen Spilka, and District 5 School Committee Member Noval Alexander, nominated by Rep. jack Patrick Lewis.
Since its inception in 1973, the Massachusetts Black & Latino Legislative Caucus (MBLLC) has worked to define, highlight and analyze issues and concerns affecting people of color in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Caucus seeks to develop a sense of political awareness among its constituents and to make the political and legislative process accountable and accessible for those who have been disenfranchised.