• Maria Duaime Robinson

Framingham High School Student Mira Donaldson Honored

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February 4, 2019

Shannon Alessandroni

Office of Representative Maria Robinson

617-722-2425 (o); 339-545-6819 (c); shannon.alessandroni@mahouse.gov


Framingham High School Student Mira Donaldson Honored at Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus Event

State Representative Robinson Selects Standout Student for Black Excellence on the Hill

(BOSTON) - Framingham High School Student Mira Donaldson attended the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus Black Excellence on the Hill Event today at the State House. State Representative Maria Robinson (D-Framingham) selected Donaldson as the 6th Middlesex District honoree for her demonstrated leadership skills, advocacy, and commitment to uplifting marginalized communities.

“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.”


Donaldson is young community leader. She 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 Indigenous Peoples’ Day as well as marched for gun reform as a part of the national student-led movement, March for Our Lives. In addition to her critical community work, she is an honors student.


“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.”


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. The MBLLC’s thirteen legislators are dedicated to serving communities of color throughout the Commonwealth through legislative, budgetary, and community endeavors.


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