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We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance

We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance

PUBLIC FORUM
In Collaboration with the Resistance Revival Chorus

Featuring appearances by Jojo Abot, Jocelyn Bioh, Lori Brown-Niang, Abby Dobson, Flor de ToloacheNona HendryxValerie JuneDeva MahalIndya MooreJess MoralesAngel Nafis, Shakina NayfackAdepero Oduye, Diana OhMoist Paula, the Rebel Verses EnsembleAlyssa Reiner, the Resistance Revival Chorus, and Shaina Taub.

“When the movement is strong, the music is strong.”  Harry Belafonte

"Women have been at the center of resistance and social justice movements throughout history ̶ it’s thrilling to honor and celebrate that legacy with an evening amplifying the voices of female artists and activists." — Stephanie Ybarra, Director of Special Artist Projects at The Public Theater  


Join Public Forum and the Resistance Revival Chorus for a joyful look at the past, present, and future of resistance and civic engagement as the country starts to turn its attention to the midterm elections. We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance puts both the music and the movement onstage for a one-night-only event with performances, speeches, and more. 

About Public Forum

About Public Forum

The Public Theater’s Public Forum is a space where art, ideas, and action collide. Public Forum creates exciting opportunities for communities to engage deeply with current events, explosive ideas, and the most pressing questions of our time. We energize civic responsibility by inviting people from all backgrounds to share, converse, and connect with each other in person and digitally.

Public Forum hosts one-night-only events, special performances, post-show discussions, and town hall conversations, as well as programming curated with the Public Shakespeare Initiative.

About Public Forum
Digiturgy

Digiturgy

Public Forum brings the larger conversations of The Public’s stages online as well with Digiturgy, an online resource exploring the themes and ideas of The Public’s plays via byte-sized digital content— photos, links, songs, videos, GIFs, and more—pulled together to make a collage of information and experiences that extends beyond the edge of the stage.

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