AWI Sanctuary Space presents: What’s Representation Got to Do With It?

Artists + mental health advocates Rebecca Lieb and Calvin Walker will discuss representation and its intersection with art and mental health.

Some topics we will explore together include the challenges for marginalized groups to tell their stories, what it really means for underrepresented folx to see themselves represented, and the inherent limits of those representations for tackling systemic inequality.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance


Date:February 26, 2021
Time:11:00 am


Art With Impact


Workshop Evaluation

83% of participants felt this event created awareness of mental health issues
83% of participants reported that the workshop reduced stigma related to mental illness
100% of participants made a meaningful connection with other people who share similar values
It’s a lot of pressure to put on ourselves to be the sole voice of an issue, but sharing our stories builds our collective voice, and connecting about the intricacies of our struggles is part of the healing process. "
-Sanctuary Space attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Mind Matters
Staging Face
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