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Uprise Theatre

San Diego, CA | http://uprisetheatre.org
Joined in July 2021

About Us

The Mission of Uprise Theatre is to use art and activist lawyering to disrupt systems of oppression and reclaim power with the people. The Vision of Uprise Theatre is that now will be the time in history in which all peoples are treated by the legal system as full human beings with corresponding full human rights. We maintain the Values of Uprise Theatre by being authentic in the way we relate to ourselves and others; we are unapologetic in our desire of liberation for all people; and we are a community-based organization.


A direct answer to the realization that many are unaware of how the law is in place to protect/punish them, Uprise seeks to disrupt cycles of trauma & disenfranchisement. At Uprise we are solving distinct, yet pervasive, community issues using specialized tools to fight socio-political inequity. We intend to solve 3 distinct problems: over policing & overzealous prosecution of historically oppressed peoples; lack of community empowerment within the legal process; and sparsity of art programs in marginalized communities. Uprise combats these plights using a two-pronged approach: first, educating individuals on their constitutional rights; and second, arguably most important step, empowering the community to assert those rights. Throughout the programming there is an emphasis on trauma-informed care and healing in a safe and collective way.

The Mission of Uprise Theatre is to use art and activist lawyering to disrupt systems of oppression and reclaim power with the people. The Vision of Uprise Theatre is that now will be the time in history in which all peoples are treated by the…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Legal Assistance
  • Prison Reform

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Current listings by Uprise Theatre

Volunteer +LocationDate Posted
Uprise Legal VolunteerSan Diego, CAJuly 29, 2021

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