“Together We Rise” is a new group of like-minded individuals from the Lower Connecticut River Valley and surrounding areas who believe that “no one is free while others are oppressed.” We aim to exemplify solidarity and to work as peaceful advocates for justice.

Using tools of open-communication, art, personal testimony, community building, political advocacy, and education we work to address issues of social, economic and environmental justice at the local, state and national levels.

Our ultimate goal is to build and strengthen an engaged and egalitarian community, with respect towards all humanity.

We work in collaboration and conjunction with The Valley Stands Up

Definitions

Solidarity: the affirmation of the bonds we share as humans, based in the belief that what affects one affects all of us and therefore that it is our collective responsibility to take action, with and for each other

Advocate: a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc. (usually followed by of): ex. an advocate of racial justice.

Egalitarian: 1:  a belief in human equality especially with respect to social, political, and economic affairs 2:  a social philosophy advocating the removal of inequalities among people