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Cambridge/Boston Women's March, January 20, 2018

 Lauren Piraino speaking at the Women's March in Cambridge, MA (1/20/18)

Lauren Piraino speaking at the Women's March in Cambridge, MA (1/20/18)

Human Rights Festival was proud to join with other justice and peace organizations in the Boston area to co-sponsor the Women's March on January 20. Lauren Piraino spoke about the current conditions in Puerto Rico and the relief efforts in the United States to help evacuees.

Ongoing Puerto Rico Relief

Since Hurricane Maria, we have organized teams on the island of Puerto Rico to help with relief efforts and supplies for the most vulnerable. We are also helping Puerto Rico evacuees here on the mainland, where many are living in hotels, often with children, facing discrimination and fearing imminent homelessness. For more information and to find ways you can help, see our Puerto Rico Relief page.

Leadership Technology Launch, Spring 2018

This spring we will be hosting a live online summit of Executive Directors and staff of like-minded human rights and progressive organizations, as well as labor unions who represent combined memberships from all fifty states of our nation.

At the summit, we will introduce and launch an innovative technology platform that makes real-time action initiatives instantly available in every town, city, county, state, and capital of our vast nation. Our goal is to build a cohesive Human Rights infrastructure to mold policy, change policy, and give voice to the collective values that we seek to uphold and expand. Stay tuned for more details.


A dynamic, fun-filled, and family-oriented full-day celebration of the beautiful diversity that enriches our nation! Click "Count Me In" to register for the event.

We've invited over 120 organizations. Is yours on the list? If not, we'd love to have you as our partner. Click here to find out more.

Speakers from your favorite human rights and progressive organizations promise face-to-face interactions while world-class musicians play, commemorating a truly patriotic and quintessentially American day.