About

One Love is a transformative 3-day multi-media art event that is a celebration of life and our diverse artistic community. The event is designed to give artists a platform to perform, share and leverage their art to the betterment of the community, while raising awareness for the available life-lines within the Northern Virginia community through the use of art; including life-lines for suicide prevention, mental health, and therapeutic artistic practices.

One Love celebrates the gift of life by engaging with organizations within the community such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) (https://afsp.org/) and ACTION in Community Through Service (ACTS) (https://www.actspwc.org/), and creating an atmosphere of hope through artistic expression.

Each exhibit, film, photograph, and performance at One Love will be featuring the theme of Celebrating Life in, around and amongst our community.  


Events

 
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Talks Save Lives

SATURDAY, MAY 19TH, 11:30 AM & 4:00 PM –  JIRANI BEAN BOX

A community base presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.

2018 Manassas Out of Darkness Kick Off Party

FriDAY, MAY 18TH, 6:30 PM –  CENTERFUSE

Join us for the 1st-ever Manassas Out of the Darkness Community Walk Kick Off Party! Join fellow walkers, volunteers, walk chairs, chapter board members, and community leaders as we celebrate the start of walk season. Socialize with other members of our community, enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, play games, win prizes, discuss walk pre-events, National Capital Area Chapter updates, and share creative fundraising ideas. This event is free to attend and food and beverages will be complimentary.

More than Sad (Parents)

SUNDAY, MAY 20TH, 1:00 PM –  Centerfuse

The program teaches parents how to recgonize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a sonversation about mental health with their child, and get help.

More than Sad (Teen)

SUNDAY, MAY 20TH, 1:00 PM –  JIRANI BEAN BOX

This program teaches teens to recognize the signs of depression in themselves and others, challengers the stigma surrounding depression, and demystifies the treatment process.


Pursuing a Heroic Ending

LEAD BY AARON WELTY

SATURDAY, MAY 19TH, 4:00 PM –  JIRANI MAIN STAGE

In a culture so focused on achieving success and chasing the "Hollywood happy ending", is there an alternative, something else worth embracing? Though an understanding of heroic characters from across geek culture, as well as stories of real-life experience, this talk presents the idea of "the heroic ending", pursuing a path focused less on self and more on others because "that's what heroes do".


Doodle Your Way Through: Healing w. Art

LEAD BY KIMBERLY FAULKNER, BLUEMONARCH CREATIVE, LLC

SATURDAY, MAY 19TH, 10:00 AM –  JIRANI BEAN BOX

Are you looking to have a more healing outlook on the way you view and make art? Interested in melting away tension in a matter of moments? Join Kimberly Faulkner, of BlueMonarch Creative, LLC for this one-time, experiential and interactive workshop. Enjoy making art while you learn tips to promote relaxation and reduces stress along with other mindfulness-art techniques. Ideal for all levels (adults and children 10+); no artistic background required.


Living & Loving Recovery

RECOVERY GROUPS

SUNDAY, MAY 20TH, 2:30 PM –  JIRANI BEAN BOX

Presentation of recovery literature such as books, brochures, phamplets and meeting lists in the City of Manassas and Prince William County. We are available to answer questions about meetings and the different recovery programs. Catalogs are available for ordering literature and DVDs.