Boston had the distinct honor and privilege of being selected to host the 2015 Northeast Regional Conference of the A. Philip Randolph Institute. The conference was held February 27 to March 1 at the Sheraton Boston. A moving ceremony was also held at the statue of labor leader A. Philip Randolph in Boston’s Back Bay Station on Saturday, February 28. Speakers included Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Mass. AFL-CIO President Steven Tolman, Representative Byron Rushing, who received the APRI’s “Keeper of the Flame” award, and several other representatives from the APRI as well as Boston officials and community organizers.