“We Rise” is a ten-day interactive event featuring artists, musical performances, speakers and workshops promoting wellbeing and mental health. “We Rise” seeks to create a movement for change in the mental health system and break down barriers to care.
WE RISE, a large-scale pop-up art exhibition, cultural convening, and community organizing event, will open in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, May 19 and will run through Monday, May 28th in honor of Mental Health Month, which occurs nationally each May. WE RISE is free and open to the public. For more details, go to WeRise.LA.
Over the course of the 10-day festival, the event will feature over 150+ artists presenting original pieces of art, over 50-hours of creative programming and workshops with some of the biggest names in pop culture, activism and art along with other performances and panels
Participating artists and activists include: Common, Yara Shahidi, Jesse Williams, Kobe Bryant, YG, Madame Gandhi, Yance Ford, Dolvett Quince, MuMu Fresh, Syncopated Ladies, Raja Kumari, Kehlani, Nick Cannon, Jabbawockeez, Metta World Peace, Cheryl Dunn, Cyrcle, El Mac, Erin Riley, Ernesto Yerena, Estevan Oriol, Favianna Rodriguez, Glenn Kaino, Jessi Jumanji, Jess X Snow, Mel Kadel, Patrick Martinez, Sage Vaughn, Shepard Fairey, Swoon and many more.
Saturday, May 19 through Monday Memorial Day, May 28
Saturday, May 19: 10am – 10pm
Sunday, May 20: 10am – 10pm
Monday, May 21: 5pm – 10pm
Tuesday, May 22: 5pm – 10pm
Wednesday, May 23: 5pm – 10pm
Thursday, May 24: 5pm – 10pm
Friday, May 25: 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, May 26: 10am – 10pm
Sunday, May 27: 10am – 10pm
Monday, May 28: 10am – 10pm
About the sponsor:
WHY WE RISE and WE RISE are calls to action, asking you to join a movement to smash barriers and defy old assumptions about mental health care and the many related social conditions that compound problems and hurt our communities. Together we can fix a broken system.
This campaign is an ongoing project of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) launched during Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2018. LACDMH provides a wide variety of mental health-related services to hundreds of thousands of people each year, offering hope, recovery, reconnection and wellbeing.
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, with a budget of approximately $2.4 billion, is the largest county-operated mental health department in the United States, directly operating programs in more than 85 sites, and providing services through contract programs and DMH staff at approximately 300 sites co-located with other County departments, schools, courts and various organizations. Each year, the County contracts with close to 1,000 organizations and individual practitioners to provide a variety of mental health-related services. On average, more than 250,000 County residents of all ages are served every year.