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Artists and Healers as Essential to Recovery from Crisis

May 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Artists and Healers as Essential to Recovery from Crisis
A discussion organized by The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC)
Part of WE RISE 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 3 pm-4:30 pm PT/6 pm-7:30 pm ET
Online

What is the role of artists, healers, and artists as healers during a crisis such as COVID-19? A People’s WPA is a cultural organizing and storytelling project by the US Department of Arts and Culture that seeks to uplift essential forms of labor in an effort to build an inspiring vision of our shared future. This conversation brings together artists and healers from backgrounds such as mutual aid, birthwork, anti-incarceration, and somatic embodiment, to consider how we can support and scale the work of artists and healers embedded in our communities. Featuring jackie sumell (The Prisoner’s Apothecary), Auntie Sewing Squad, Ana Rodney, and Taja Lindley.

This program is presented by 18th Street Arts Center in partnership with WE RISE 2022.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) is a people-powered department—a grassroots action network inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. Since 2013, the USDAC has engaged more than 36,000 artists, activists, and allies in 40+ states in arts-based dialogues and actions.

ABOUT WE RISE 2022

WE RISE 2022: BY US, FOR US is a series of community-led events that support health and healing across Los Angeles County. A collaborative impact initiative, WE RISE 2022 invests in local organizations, artists and leaders to strengthen community wellbeing. Throughout Mental Health Awareness Month in May, community partners provide access to resources and opportunities for connection through art installations, cultural experiences and other community engagement projects. As the ripple effects of the pandemic, social injustice and global pressures continue, WE RISE 2022 emphasizes positive programming that connect youth and those who love them, while amplifying our collective strength. WE RISE TOGETHER.

IMAGE CAPTION: LEFT to RIGHT: The Prisoner’s Apothecary by Lisa Solomon. Digital Poster. Courtesy of USDAC and the artist.; Auntie Sewing Squad by Kate DeCiccio. Digital Poster. Courtesy of USDAC and the artist.; Ana Rodney by Lehna Huie. Digital Poster. Courtesy of USDAC and the artist.

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