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.

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, Big Sean, 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.

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

Guests should register for a general admission pass in order to enter the campus and view the gallery. Event specific advance RSVP is also strongly advised in order to attend all programmed events (performances, panel discussions, activations, etc). Advance RSVP for events grants priority entry, but does not guarantee seating. Please check back for a calendar of events. Parking will be available.

WE RISE challenges us to see that creativity, community and collective action has the power to change culture, climate and systems. The event will be a time to take action and the systemic failures and inequities that leave many people feeling unsupported and hopeless. Every American deserve the tools, access and resources needed to navigate our lives and cultivate our best selves. Together, we have the power to spark change in our communities and revolutionize the way we perceive and approach mental health.

For a calendar and full list of details regarding WE RISE programming, please visit: http://werise.la. Additional special performances and events will be announced in the coming weeks.

WE RISE is a project of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and its WHY WE RISE campaign supporting a movement to smash barriers and defy assumptions about mental health care and the many related social conditions that affect our youth and communities.

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