UPRISE: 45th Anniversary Event

We are so excited for our 45th Anniversary Event Saturday, May 19th. Online ticket sales have ended. But don't worry -- if you haven't bought a ticket and want to attend, just come! We'll be selling tickets at the door for a suggested $45 or $120 donation. We'll see you there!


Event Information: 

WHEN: 6pm to 10pm, Saturday, May 19th

WHERE: 7 VFW Parkway, W. Roxbury, at the Melkite Catholic Cathedral

TRAVEL THROUGH THE DECADES of a multimedia art installation illuminating City Life/Vida Urbana's 45 years of struggle and victories, winning social justice and stopping evictions. The gathering will also include food, a light program, and hundreds of incredible fighters like you.

Founded in 1973 by local residents with roots in the civil rights, feminist, and anti-Vietnam War movements, City Life/Vida Urbana has focused on stabilizing Boston's neighborhoods of color by stopping evictions and displacement.

This is YOUR movement celebration. CELEBRATE your struggles and victories at UPRISE with us!


Shuttle Information: 

Also, thanks to our friends at Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), we'll have free shuttles to the event from Forest Hills station. Here are details:

Getting to the event from Forest Hills - from 5:30-7:30pm:

Starting at 5:30pm, SURJ will be providing car shuttle service from the Forest Hills T stop to the Uprise! venue. This shuttle service will continue until 7:30pm (the last pickup from Forest Hill T stop). We will be picking people up from the Hyde Park side of Washington Street (downstairs from the train, across the street from Dogwood restaurant). Look for us in the neon green City Life tshirts! If, for any reason you are having trouble locating us at the train station, please text "Uprise" to 617-870-0066.


Returning to Forest Hills from the event - from 9:30-11:00pm:

At the end of the night, there will also be shuttle service to the Forest Hills T stop from the UPRISE event. The shuttle will depart at 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, and 11pm.