RAM proudly introduced Khalil Bleux in our summer Artifacts newsletter as our California Arts Council Administrators of Color (CACACF) fellow.
As part of Khalil’s fellowship, his goal was to propose a project at RAM to positively impact our community engagement, diversity-equity-inclusion-access strategies, and/or arts administration work.
Due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, we will continue forward with the workshop and pop-up exhibition portion of the Summit on Saturday, September 25, and postpone the larger day-long event to the spring.
The three-hour training workshop uses creativity as a tool to learn and practice the art of life-saving dialogue. Earn a QPR certification that will equip you with skills to identify the warning signs, ask the right questions, and refer someone to the right resources for support. For ages 12 and up. Lunch will be provided.
In Spring 2022, RAM will launch the first annual Suicide Prevention Summit, (I AM) L;ving AART (Attitude, Awareness, and Relationship Training). It is a day-long experience designed to excite, engage, and equip the Riverside community to play their role in suicide prevention. This event is produced by Agency 515, led by Khalil. We invite community members, leaders, and organizations to celebrate and affirm life through art and dialogue. In this space, share stories, build skills, and honor the lived and lost experiences of those impacted by suicide and mental health. A complete schedule will be made available prior to the event.
Khalil is an artist, activist, and educator from Southeast San Diego. He is the founder of The SOULcial Workers, a creative development collective supporting youth and communities through social education and emotional development. Khalil is also the Producing Artistic Director for Agency 515, The Social Education Theatre, a local non-profit that focuses on mental health, social education, and emotional development through the arts.
This program is made possible by: