Together We Rose…and it was an evening to remember
|January 31, 2017||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Just wanted to check in and say that the inauguration eve event that I helped organize, Together We Rise: a Counter-Inaugural Celebration of Resistance, was a huge success and I’m so thankful to everyone who was able to make it out. Attendance exceeded what we hoped for, the performers were on fire, and those that came out were truly committed to the cause…and remain so as there’s quite a bit of work to do in the next few months, years, and beyond.
The TWR planning committee is working to determine what we can do to keep momentum going since the first week of this administration have made it abundantly clear that this must remain an urgent and ongoing fight to preserve the freedoms afforded by the constitution, justice for the most vulnerable people in this country, and basic human decency in politics at every level of the country.
I also wanted to share some clips related to the event.
Fellow organizer Mindy Fried and I were thankful to have the chance to talk to Chris Lovett of the Boston Neighborhood Network prior to the event to discuss both its spirit, purpose, and the role of comedy in political protest.
Here’s the promo video we released prior to the event and which we played during intermission.
And here’s the piece that appeared in the the Boston Globe a few days later.
Thanks again to everyone who could make it, and if you couldn’t: stay tuned! We have a whole lot more to do…