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.