About

WE RISE 2020: Virtual May is a month-long spotlight on wellbeing and healing through art, music and creative expression to help the entire Los Angeles County community recover. We are stronger together. And, together, we are building a community where everyone feels a sense of belonging, connection, meaning and purpose. This is a safe space where all are welcome.

This May, you’ll find opportunities for creativity, conversation and connection even while we remain physically apart. Let’s look to hope and recovery during Mental Health Awareness Month. Let’s rise together.

Programming

WE RISE 2020: Virtual May offers a wide variety of original events – all month long, all online and all for free. We’re hosting live performances, interactive workshops, theme nights and town halls – featuring some of your favorite artists, musicians and other special guests.

Mark your Calendars

Check back soon for more details, including how to join these virtual events.

Virtual Main Stage
Special Workshops
Events Coming Soon
Friday, May 1
Opening Ceremony
Live performances, words of inspiration and cameos from our favorite artists and mental health supporters.
Saturday, May 2
Mindful Moments
Take a break from the outside noise and ease into the weekend with easy-to-follow mindfulness exercises.
Saturday, May 2
Live Performances
Intimate conversations & live performances with renowned artists, musicians & dancers.
Sunday, May 3
Story Time
Gather round for family-friendly stories + activities the whole crew will enjoy.
Sunday, May 3
Story Time
Let your creative juices flow with our interactive and hands-on artistic workshops.
Monday, May 4
We Rise at Lunch
Workshops that break up the day, including expression through art, poetry and drumming.
Tuesday, May 5
We Rise at Lunch
Workshops that break up the day, including expression through art, poetry and drumming.
Wednesday, May 6
Fireside Chats
Real talk: one-on-one conversations with community organizations and leaders on mental health illnesses, experiences and solutions.
Thursday, May 7
Friday, May 8
TGIFundays
The best way to wrap up the week: exclusive training sessions with one of our famous athletes and dance parties with pros who know how to bust a move.
Saturday, May 9
Mindful Moments
Take a break from the outside noise and ease into the weekend with easy-to-follow mindfulness exercises.
Saturday, May 9
Live Performances
Intimate conversations & live performances with renowned artists, musicians & dancers.
Sunday, May 10
Fam Time Sundays
Fun for the whole family, including story time, game day, arts workshops and more.
Monday, May 11
We Rise at Lunch
Workshops that break up the day, including expression through art, poetry and drumming.
Tuesday, May 12
We Rise at Lunch
Workshops that break up the day, including expression through art, poetry and drumming.
Wednesday, May 13
Fireside Chats
Real talk: one-on-one conversations with community organizations and leaders on mental health illnesses, experiences and solutions.
Thursday, May 14
Friday, May 15
TGIFundays
The best way to wrap up the week: exclusive training sessions with one of our famous athletes and dance parties with pros who know how to bust a move.
Saturday, May 16
Mindful Moments
Take a break from the outside noise and ease into the weekend with easy-to-follow mindfulness exercises.
Saturday, May 16
Live Performances
Intimate conversations & live performances with renowned artists, musicians & dancers.
Sunday, May 17
Fam Time Sundays
Fun for the whole family, including story time, game day, arts workshops and more.
Sunday, May 17
Teen Town Hall
An open conversation led by teens for teens, discussing the mental health issues they most want to explore, especially in the time of COVID-19.
Monday, May 18
We Rise at Lunch
Workshops that break up the day, including expression through art, poetry and drumming.
Tuesday, May 19
We Rise at Lunch
Workshops that break up the day, including expression through art, poetry and drumming.
Wednesday, May 20
Fireside Chats
Real talk: one-on-one conversations with community organizations and leaders on mental health illnesses, experiences and solutions.
Thursday, May 21
Friday, May 22
Saturday, May 23
Mindful Moments
Take a break from the outside noise and ease into the weekend with easy-to-follow mindfulness exercises.
Saturday, May 23
Live Performance Prom
Will you go to Prom with us? We’re celebrating our students who may have missed this year’s Prom, with an exciting event hosted by top-performing musicians and DJs. Let’s dress up and dance!
Sunday, May 24
Fam Time Sundays
Fun for the whole family, including story time, game day, arts workshops and more.
Monday, May 25
Live Performance Memorial Day
A live event honoring the military and veterans.
Tuesday, May 26
We Rise at Lunch
Workshops that break up the day, including expression through art, poetry and drumming.
Wednesday, May 27
Fireside Chats
Real talk: one-on-one conversations with community organizations and leaders on mental health illnesses, experiences and solutions.
Thursday, May 28
Friday, May 29
TGIFundays
The best way to wrap up the week: exclusive training sessions with one of our famous athletes and dance parties with pros who know how to bust a move.
Friday, May 29
Graduation Celebration
Celebrating this year’s graduates with musical performances and inspirational messages for the Class of 2020.
Saturday, May 30
Mindful Moments
Take a break from the outside noise and ease into the weekend with easy-to-follow mindfulness exercises.
Saturday, May 30
Live Performances
Intimate conversations & live performances with renowned artists, musicians & dancers.
Sunday, May 31
Closing
Ceremony
Live performances and special guests that focus on how we keep the momentum going past May, rising up for our mental health and each other.