Together We Rise–a diverse collective of artists, activists, and community members–aims to catalyze creative and participatory actions that will help make Boston a more just and resilient community. We stand in solidarity with people from across the United States who resist policies of oppression and work, side by side, to build a more peaceful and creative world.


Scott Challener, Poet

Charles Coe, Poet and Co-Chair National Writers Union

Debka Colson, Writer and Program Director, Writers’ Room of Boston

Jason Corral, Immigration Lawyer, Law Office of Jason M. Corral

Jenn De Leon, Boston Artist-in-Residence and Writer

Maria Finkelmeier, Musician, Composer, and Project Leader

Mindy Fried, JP Porchfest / Hoopla Productions

Lauren Friel, Writer

Karin Goodfellow, Public Art Advocate, Curator, and Artist

Ashleigh Gordon, Violist, Educator, and Arts Organizer

Wes Hazard, Comic and Storyteller

Daniel Johnson, Poet, Educator, and Nonprofit Leader

Katie Liesener, Storyteller

Kristin Metz, Writer and Educator

Debra Shigley, Marketing Professional

Adam Stumacher, Author and Educator

Kim Szeto, Community Member and Arts Administrator

Matt Watson, Filmmaker