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The Public Theater Announces Free Public Forum, We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance

Shaina Taub, Shakina Nayfack, and more will join the Resistance Revival Chorus in this free one-night-only event.

Shaina Taub will appear at the Public Theater's Public Forum event We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance.
(© Allison Stock)

The Public Theater has announced a special free one-night-only Public Forum event, We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance, to take place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on Monday, August 13.

The event will feature appearances and performances by Shakina Nayfack, Valerie June, the Resistance Revival Chorus, Shaina Taub, Flor de Toloache, and more. It is described as "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."

Previous Public Forum events have included the 2016 Welcome Home: A Celebration of World Refugee Day, which featured a naturalization ceremony for new American citizens led by US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, and the 2014 Public Forum: Shakespeare in America, featuring James Earl Jones, Alec Baldwin, and Jessica Chastain celebrating Shakespeare's body of work.