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Visual Arts Gallery - Dese'Rae Lynn Stage Opening Reception

Event Type
Reception/Open House
Sponsor
Visual Arts Gallery
Location
Visual Arts Gallery, Health and Science Building, Room 201
Date
Sep 28, 2017   5:30 pm  
Views
6
Originating Calendar
Visual Arts Events

Dese'Rae Stage is a photographer, writer, and suicide prevention activist. She's the creator of Live Through This, a multimedia-based storytelling series that aims to reduce prejudice and discrimination against suicide attempt survivors. Live Through This reminds us that suicide is a human issue by elevating and amplifying survivors' voices through raw, honest stories of survival and pairing them with portraits, putting faces and names to the statistics that have been the only representation of attempt survivors in the past. Dese'Rae has received awards for her work, including the SAMHSA Voice Award, the SXSW Community Service Award, Investigation Discovery's Inspire a Difference Everyday Hero Award. Dese'Rae is featured in an upcoming documentary about suicide prevention advocates called "The S Word," due out later this year. 

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