Take Action

Forces in the world try to make us feel powerless, but things start to change when you stand up for what you believe in. It’s about showing up and being heard, working together to make things better.

Taking action is how we build a better future — for ourselves and everyone else. Check out the actions below and choose one to tackle today!


The Action Center is where you can take concrete action inspired by what you’ve seen in the Gallery and heard on the Community Stage. Check out the awesome ways to get engaged below:

  • Take part in our 15 Calls To Actions (CTAs) designed in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, which are linked to 15 relevant works of art in the Gallery and allow the audience to directly engage with community resources (see above).
  • We are excited to be hosting a Voter Registration Ballot Box. Visit the Action Center and get registered if you’re not already. Even if you are too young to vote or otherwise unable to vote, our Action Center team can get you looped in to other ways to be involved!
  • We have five posters available which were specially commissioned by the WE RISE curatorial team.

Hotline Bling by Jean Jullien

Everyone Is Going Through Something by Ashley Lukashevsky 

Your Feelings Are Also Your Superpowers by Rommy Sobrado-Torrico  

Let’s Talk About Suicide  by Jessi Jumanji 

None Of us Are Well Enough Until All Of Are Well Enough by Vienna Rye

  • Come to The Action Center for t-shirts, buttons, posters, giveaways, and other resource materials from our community partners!


In partnership with Omaze, we have created a limited edition shirt to raise awareness of the WHY WE RISE campaign and further the local and national conversation on promoting access to mental health care as a civil right. Proceeds from the sale of each tee will be distributed through Charities Aid Foundation of America [a 501(c)(3) public charity] to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which is working to alleviate mental health issues in our communities and provide support for those who are suffering. Shirts are being sold online HERE.