Grand Park located in downtown Los Angeles will serve as a hub for connection throughout May by bringing together the partners and people at the heart of WE RISE 2022 through healing-centered activities and a special community art installation comprised of 72 live oak trees. Grand Park will be bathed in green (the color associated […]
The conversation around mental health has never been more important. This year's Why I Rise competition provided students with an outlet to share their voice: their struggle and hope, their pain and their joy. Thank you everyone who submitted poems this year! TOP 5 LA POETS $1,000 WINNERS Sierra Leone Anderson - If Memory is […]
Bridging Wellness is a series of events that features a creative alliance of community-focused art centers in southeast and port cities. This series consists of community-focused art centers, nonprofits, and artists who actively use health and wellness as a tool for positive, healthy change in the community. The alliance focuses on participants’ experiential engagement with artists […]
This community art installation at Grand Park comprised of 72 live oak trees will serve as a visual manifestation of community reclaiming their own wellness and a participatory act of healing. Visitors can take part in this interactive exhibit that provides a space for reflection and captures the public’s ideals and aspirations for our shared […]
Green spaces, physical activity and social connections play a powerful role in health, fitness and overall wellbeing. Even the simple act of taking in a sunset can have a positive impact on our mental health. Come fuel your soul by attending a free drop-in activity during sunset at an LA County park near you. Hosted […]
The Peer Resource Center (PRC) is turning five! Join the celebration as we look back at the PRC's impact on the community. There will be fun activities, karaoke, raffles with prizes, and lunch (first come, first served) for our community members. Click here to view flyer. PRC will also be hosting additional events in May: […]
HEAL's Beading & Talking Circle Workshops is a free Native-led, four-part series, featuring a talking circle and art/beading workshop. Participants will learn how to bead and finish a basic beaded rope necklace while focusing on the cultural and healing aspects of Native beadwork (mindfulness, grounding). Attendees will also gather in a talking circle to support […]
Libraries are a place where you can grow your knowledge, feed your imagination and take part in a journey of discovery that strengthens your mental health and wellbeing. Beyond books, these community hubs offer a chance to connect with others and help you become the person you want to be. Discover what free programs are […]
This series of classes will explore historic queer artists and their work, art making as an opportunity for representation and personal storytelling, and how to use art to advocate for social justice. Lessons will concentrate on some well-known, queer artists as well as artists that are creating work that calls outside of the classic, heteronormative […]
Join this 4-part workshop series to learn how to make your own embroidered canvas bag with discussions on mental health and well-being, culminating in a final celebration of the completed projects. Led by artist Carmela Morales. Additional Partners: Carmela Morales, Dani Lunn, Carol Zou / Dan S. Wang / Now-Time Asian America, The U.S. Department […]
A participatory space for immigrant Latina Domestic Workers to discuss health and safety while sharing mental health resources. The wellness circle is an opportunity for the community to gather, provide peer support, knowledge exchange and connect participants to resources.
Abuelita’s Remedios (Grandma’s Remedies) - La Cultura Cura Health Fair is a free culturally-based wellness & health gathering in East Los Angeles for young people and elders. Join us in honoring ancestral knowledge and restorative practices through participatory healing workshops, cultural marketplace, healthy food demonstrations, culturally-relevant mental health resources, and more. Additional Partners Include: Indigenous […]
Free food, music & fun for all! Please join Levitt LA as we share the joy of music at the annual Cultiva LA Spring Health Fair at their Westlake Community Garden. Their mission is to transform healthy food access and wellness through people, social enterprise and environmental justice. This free, all ages community event is […]
Community Care Fest unites over 20 organizations with the common goal of providing healing services for systems impacted communities. Utilizing healing modalities such as sound baths, yoga, reiki readers, reiki practitioners, astrologers, and more will be available to BIPOC-identified members of the community. Medicine and mutual aid bags will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. […]
Join singer, song writer, emcee (rapper), poet, and published author Jessa Calderon for A Writing Wednesday Chat about writing as a form of healing and empowerment. Jessa, of the Chumash and Tongva Nations of Southern California, also identifies with her Yoeme and Mexican roots. Jessa will read from her new book Sisterhood, a coming-of-age story […]
Clients of Bridge to Home creatively complete (color, draw into) line drawings created by Los Angeles County artists whose work deals with healing, nature and social justice. Participants will be invited to lend their voices and vision to the drawing in a collaboration with the artists, and we will share images of the completed drawings […]
Enjoy a morning of wellness by connecting with self, community and nature at Earvin Magic Johnson Park. Start the day with a “Walk to Empower” that celebrates the beautiful ecosystems around the park's newly redesigned lake and walking path. Experience various body-centered wellness offerings that include: yoga, meditation, massage acupuncture, reiki, food demonstrations and art […]
Join in a community celebration of Ancestral Approaches to Community Recovery. The event features healing discussions and environmental advocacy. The community will be invited to participate in the creation of a traveling mural by artist Kristy Sandoval prior to this celebration. Attendees will witness the unveiling of this artistic work. Additional Partners Include: Partnerships to […]
Culture Cures: Gallery Exhibit & Wellness Workshops will feature multidisciplinary installations of local artists and community resident’s work depicting the 30th Anniversary of the Civil Unrest and future of South Los Angeles. Wellness workshops will help facilitate various methods of healing through movement, art, gardening, and more. Please register here.
This event is at full capacity! The Inaugural South Central Film Festival illuminates the beauty, strength, and wisdom of communities of color by amplifying emerging voices of Indigenous, Black, Brown, LGBTQIA2S+, immigrant, and people of all abilities. Recognizing that storytelling is medicine and a tool for cultural preservation, the South Central Film Festival is dedicated […]
Gente’s queer youth-led social action group presents Here & Queer. HQ is a youth-led resource fair for and by queer youth and parents to support the health and wellbeing of queer and trans people in Pomona. The event will feature live music, free food and local QTPOC vendors. Event will be offered in English and […]
A free day-long event for young people featuring spoken word poetry, music, a 1000-book giveaway, book press and comics row, artisan food vendors and a marketplace. The festival provides an accessible, brave, and dynamic space that encourages creativity and supports community wellness, intellectual growth and healing. Additional Partners Include: CSUN Ethnic Studies Education Pathways Project, DIY […]
Toe Fo’i: The Return is a community exhibit in collaboration with 5 Pasifika artists that builds upon a series of story-circles. The project reminds visitors that the stories of those lost to COVID-19 are the stories of those who survived. Toe Foʻi: The Return is anchored to the role of artists as healers who move […]
A virtual cyber-revolution workshop for youth ages 14-18. Participants will share, explore, co-process, alchemize, and transform past and ongoing experiences with digital social media landscapes. The workshop will illuminate the social algorithmic powers that define, censor, and/or limit representation and empower youth to take control of how they utilize this powerful technology. Please register here. […]
Celebrating 25 years of Mujeres de Maiz. Join us for an intergenerational, intercultural and interdisciplinary live art show festival featuring women of color performers. Artivist performances by: Banda Las Angelinas, Lyla June, In Lak Ech and more!
Join us for Concert in the Garden, emceed by Alison de la Cruz, featuring the activist theater dance group Contra-Tiempo, and musical performances by Eddika Organista, Azul Osani Carrillo, Self-Help Graphics Youth Committee members Nadia Olea and Leather Tramp, as well as poetry by Sam Nieves, Féi Hernandez, Moni Perez and Tina Calderón (Gabrielino Tongva […]
Amplifying the creative voices of young people who experience isolation, this festival creates a space to express solidarity, empathy, resiliency and the sharing of wisdom and experience through art and creative expression. The event is focused on youth from ages 12-19.
A community event and showcase featuring three powerful types of creative and artistic expression: spoken word, a visual art exhibition that includes photography and music from youth impacted by the carceral state. From zine-making to mural-building, youth attendees will explore a range of topics such as their roots, dreams, and the future.
A resource fair celebrating wellness by and for the community with a youth art exhibit, DJ and food. Paving the Way Foundation educates and empowers communities in the Antelope Valley through powerful and engaging educational programs. The walk will begin at 44818 Fern Ave. and complete at 44738 Sierra Highway with the Youth Art Exhibit […]
Join LA Commons at Walk the Talk, a biannual parade, presented by LA Poverty Department. The Creating Our Next LA art activation celebrates the lives and stories of those living in Skid Row and is open to all County residents. Walk the Talk brings Skid Row to life with performances along the parade route that […]
Culture Cures: Community Re-Activation & Healing, is a four-week art series that will provide a platform for residents to reconnect through arts and healing practices. Programming will include free workshops, gallery exhibits on the 30th Anniversary of the Civil Unrest, and a community festival with live entertainment, resources and art walk. The series will culminate in […]
This special event holds space for the women of Skid Row who are seeking healing from the trauma and anxiety amplified by the pandemic. The event will provide a variety of healing modalities, wellness activities, and resources for participants to access and further their self-care practice.
Join Union de Vecinos in creating a healthy and welcoming environment for residents who live, work, and play in Boyle Heights. The two-hour event brings neighbors together to advance community wellness by providing food distribution services and beautifying the community. For tenants living on the Eastside.