What’s in store at Together We Rise?

Together We Rise–Boston’s most anticipated counter-inaugural event–promises to inspire attendees with its rousing, participatory format. If you’re wondering what to expect on January 19th, read on for a minute-by-minute description of what’s to come (more details to follow as we confirm additional artists and speakers).

7:00 PM  (On site) Doors open at Strand Theatre. Attendees visit the Together We Rise Mobilization Fair held in the Strand lobby and view the Social Justice Art Show exhibited in the Strand Gallery.

7:00 PM   (Off site) Musicians and members of the public meet up at Mary Hannon Park on Dudley Street in Dorchester for the Together We Rise procession to the Strand Theatre.

7:15 PM  Procession steps off and travels a half mile southeast on Dudley Street from Mary Hannon Park  to the Strand Theatre.

8:00 PM  Call-t0-action concert begins featuring emcee and spoken word artist, Ashley Salomon and headlining musician Larry Watson and his ensemble, comedy with Bethany Van Delft, testimonials by Mexican poet and activist-in-exile, Ari Belathar; housing activist, Betsaida Gutierrez and more.

9:15 PM  Intermission. Attendees view the interactive art exhibition on display in the Strand Gallery and visit the Mobilization Fair to get involved with local activist organizations.

9:30 PM   Call-t0-action concert resumes in theater, featuring performances by spoken word poet Regie Gibson, comedians, step troupes, and testimonial by Black Lives Matter activist, DiDi Delgado.

11:00 PM   Event concludes.

Learn more about participating performers, artists, and activist organizations.

Author: Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson is a Boston-based poet, veteran educator, and the former executive director of 826 Boston. He is the author of "How to Catch a Falling Knife," the executive director of Mass Poetry, and a 2018 Boston AIR Artist-in-Residence with the City of Boston.

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