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Read our Summer 2023 Newsletter here!
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Holiday Matching Gift here!
Giving Tuesday 2022 here!
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Pumpkin Carving Competition! Check out details here!
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Sad News

September 23, 2020

Please speak up for asylum seekers

June 23, 2020

PDF letter for posting to Executive Office for Immigration Review for printing and mailing

Standing in Solidarity

June 3, 2020

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Movie Screening and Special Guest, John Wambere!

4:00, November 16, 2019

Please join Dignity in Asylum and Amnesty International Group 15 for a screening of the documentary Call Me Kuchu. Call Me Kuchu is an inspiring film about the gay rights movement in Uganda that mobilized to defeat proposed legislation to make being LGBT punishable by death. John, who is also in the film as a colleague and friend of David Kato, will be introducing the film and answering some questions. 

Saturday, November 16th at 4:00 pm
at The Fine Arts Theatre Place in Maynard
$15 admission goes to benefit DIAS.
Thank you to Amnesty International Group 15 for supporting this event!

Read our Sept/Oct Newsletter here!
Read our April/May Newsletter here!
LUNAFEST supporting DIAS!

7:00, March 30, 2019

Please join us on Saturday, March 30th at 7:00 for the 6th annual LUNAFEST Concord film festival, hosted by Advocates for Women’s Empowerment and Concord Academy’s Community & Equity Department! The films featured are entertaining and inspiring, made by and about women.  LUNAFEST films are chosen from entries submitted worldwide, & often include animation, documentaries, humor, and sensitive topics. Bring your friends & enjoy an evening of moving, funny films and hear more about our work at Dignity in Asylum. Proceeds from LUNAFEST will be donated to DIAS!

There will also be a raffle & refreshments!

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

7:00 PM

Concord Academy Performing Arts Center
166 Main Street 
Concord, MA

Migration, the new exhibit at The Umbrella

January 10 - February 28, 2019

A major fiber arts invitational responding to the theme ‘migration’, curated by Jess Muise of the Umbrella Visual Arts program. A portion of funds raised during this exhibition will be donated to support Dignity in Asylum's work.


Dignity in Asylum Art Fundraiser

Saturday, Nov 17, 6-8:30 pm

At Three Stones Gallery

115 Commonwealth Ave, Concord, MA 01742

Please join us on November 17, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, for an Art Fundraiser to benefit DIAS. The evening features a silent auction of donated works by many local artists. Three Stones Gallery will also donate 10% of the sales of all exhibited artwork which is purchased that night to Dignity in Asylum!


Come and enjoy an evening of meeting local artists, neighbors and community members and join us to make a difference in the lives of those who have

fled their home countries.

Read our September/October Newsletter HERE!
Read our May/June Newsletter HERE!
DIAS awarded grant by Concord Carlisle Community Chest

June 2018


A big THANK YOU, yet again, to the Concord Carlisle Community Chest for its amazing support! CCC Chest gave DIAS a grant of $8,000 at their annual Day of Giving!

Special Announcement

May 2018

This Sunday, May 20, Coro Allegro, Boston’s LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus, presents The Struggle Continues, featuring Aluta Continua: The passion of David Kato Kisule by composer Eric Banks. Banks’ moving musical tribute of the life and legacy of the slain Ugandan LGBTI activist draws upon media accounts, footage from the documentary Call Me Kuchu, and interviews with his Kato’s friend and colleague DIAS Board Member John Wambere (Long Jones).  It bears witness to the persecution, incited by American Evangelicals, that has driven so many from their homes to seek asylum. Coro Allegro is proud to invite Dignity in Asylum to be the Community Partner for this concert. Click HERE to read more.

Read our March/April Newsletter HERE!
Read our January/February Newsletter HERE!
Read our November/December Newsletter HERE!
Read our October Newsletter HERE!
Read our September Newsletter HERE!

DIAS featured on Lincoln panel to explore sanctuary

September 2017

Sharon and Andrea were delighted to participate in a panel offering various viewpoints as residents of Lincoln explore sanctuary status. Click HERE to read more.

DIAS awarded grant by Eastern Bank Charitable Fund

July 2017

We are so grateful to Eastern Bank Charitable Fund for awarding DIAS a grant of $10,000 this year. Eastern Bank was particularly interested in supporting immigrants in the communities they serve. 

DIAS awarded grant by Concord Carlisle Community Chest

June 2017


Thank you to the Concord Carlisle Community Chest for its wonderful support! CCC Chest awarded DIAS with a grant of $10,000 at their annual Day of Giving. 

DIAS Speaks at the Concord Carlisle Community Chest 
6th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon

October 2016


We were so pleased to speak at the CCC Chest's Philanthropy Luncheon! What a wonderful group of people. 

Grant from the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest!

June 2016

Dignity in Asylum received a generous grant of $5000 from the CCC Chest. We are so grateful for their support.

The Cahn Fund for Social Change Matching Challenge

June 2016

The Cahn Fund for Social Change graciously offered to match donations up to $5,000 for the period between Mother's Day and Father's Day. Thanks to our donors' generosity we were able to raise a total of $12,000 in donations and commitments between May 8th and June 19th and exceeded the matching grant goal of $5,000, which is simply amazing.

DIAS in the Concord Journal!

February 2016


Thank you to the Concord Journal for bringing more attention to the plight of asylum seekers! Click HERE to read the article.

First Parish of Sudbury, Unitarian Universalist Shared the Plate

October 2015


A big thank you to First Parish of Sudbury, Unitarian Universalist for Sharing the Plate with us on Sunday, October 25th. We were honored to talk with you and thank you for your interest in helping asylum seekers!


DIAS is now on AmazonSmile!!

June 2015


If you shop on Amazon, please consider using AmazonSmile and selecting Dignity in Asylum as the benefiting charity. It's free for you, your products are the exact same price as they normally would be, but when you buy, DIAS will get a donation of 0.5% of all eligible purchases.

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