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Dates: March 31st – May 12th on TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS Time: 10am – 8pm Group size 5 – 8 max
Studio Location: Sueños Youth Center, Art Room at Neighborhood Ministries 1918 W Van Buren Street, PHoenix, AZ 85009
“EXPRESSING OURSELVES! IDENTITY, DIVERSITY AND THRIVING IN ADVERSITY” – This mural project is about raising awareness on substance abuse and suicide prevention and asking for help, speaking out, supporting friends and finding the resources and courage to live. We are intentionally engaging and guiding youth and young adults to express theirselves through themes of identity and the diversity amongst each of us and how we can all THRIVE individually and together in this world. This is a mural depicting a RESILIENT world of acceptance amongst our DIVERSITY. We are expressing ourselves because “Tomorrow Needs Us” (a rewording, with permission, on the poem “Tomorrow needs You” found on twloha.com).
A LITTLE ABOUT THE PROCESS: The MURAL project involved community engagement design sessions for design input from various sectors and youth of our community. With the design complete, we are engaging and inviting the community to help us paint the mural. The intention is to garner community involvement and engagement. For us, it’s the engagement process that is important and the results that come out of the discussions and collaboration of ideas acknowledging a representation of our community and prompting courage to seek for help, to express yourself, your feelings and to speak out.
FINAL SITE OF THE MURAL: Arizona Center, top floor of the parking garage at 401 E Fillmore St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
UNVEILING EVENT: MAY 21, 2022 5PM – Arizona Center, top floor of the parking garage
THE COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT is brought to you by Skye’s the Limit Foundation in partnership with Neighborhood Ministries-Phoenix and the Arizona Center and supported in part through grants from the Trauma Informed Substance Abuse Primary Prevention program of the Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth Faith and Family and the Youth Arts Engagement program of the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowments for the Arts.
TALK TO SOMEONE NOW:
National Suicide Prevention HotLine: 1-800-273-8255
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor