Community Engagement Events

ACTW is committed to engaging the community to strengthen mental health awareness and wellness resources, and we are always striving to enhance connections and form community partners for events and resources. If you would like to reach out about opportunities to collaborate, please email us at

Past Events:

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program - click the image for more details:


REV mental health fair:

NPR Interview with David Fleming for KVCArts:

Vibe 2019 Article:

Y Girls Vibe March 2019 in collaboration with ACTW

University of Redlands ACTW hosts Lisa Klein for a free screening of The S Word September 13, 2018, in honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Learn more.


Directing Change

Interested in directing your own film? The Directing Change Program, as part of Each Mind Matters, has an opportunity for you enter a contest to engage in film making and mental health advocacy! Contest submissions are due March 1st, 2018. Please see The Directing Change Program link for more information.

Out in the Open, 2015, 2016, and 2017
Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Event, May

In 2017, ACTW was pleased by the opportunity to partner with the City of Redlands to present our third annual Out in the Open event alongside the May Movie in the Park! Out in the Open is a mental health resource fair designed to increase mental health awareness while decreasing the associated shame and stigma by offering resources to learn more about mental health and wellness in our Inland Empire community. 



During Out in the Open 2017, ACTW founder, Janee Both-Gragg, and Graduate Student, Lauren Wooster, sang out against stigma while representing University of Redlands' ACTW and Active Minds.



Vibe, Festival of Wellness 
Annual Fundraiser for Alliance for Community Transformation and Wellness (ACTW)

Vibe, Festival of Wellness, 2017 marked the first annual fundraiser for ACTW mental health awareness efforts. Largely funded by grants, ACTW created the fundraiser to generate funds that will help the organizations mission of supporting mental health resources and awareness activities throughout the Inland Empire. Vibe not only serves as  a fundraising event but also an interactive day of wellness that invites community members and their families to experience food, music, wellness activities, and to explore vendor tables representing SAMHSA's 8 Dimensions of Wellness. Follow our Vibe Festival page to stay up to date on Vibe 2018 information and opportunities to be involved!

Vibe, Festival of Wellness, 2017 Live Painting by Ivan Preciado @thewalkingiant