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Community Program Aims to Contribute to Suicide Prevention

LGBTQ+ Youth Represented In Art Exhibition “Project Contrast”

September 20, 2018

During Suicide Awareness month, the City of Albuquerque is aiming to contribute to the dialogue and prevention of suicide through a series of events during a two-week art exhibition entitled “Project Contrast.” The exhibition by photographer Maxwell Poth sheds light on suicide prevention and mental health awareness.

Albuquerque’s Cultural Services, Family and Community Services, and Parks and Recreation are joining forces, in true One Albuquerque fashion, with local 5G Gallery to display Project Contrast, host a community dialogue facilitated by Ane Romero, and hold a teen night with a DJ set by REIGHNBEAU and art activities.

“Sadly, many in our city have lost a loved one to suicide,” Mayor Tim Keller said. “Suicide prevention awareness month is an important time for us to come together to contribute to the dialogue, community support and awareness in seeking solutions to these tragedies.”

Project Contrast will be displayed in the 5G Gallery through the end of September. Hours and programming are as follows. All events are free and open to the public.

Gallery Viewing

Location:

5G Gallery, 1715 5th St NW

Times:

September 20 and 27 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

September 21 and 28 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Project Contrast Community Dialogue

Location:

5G Gallery, 1715 5th St NW

Time:

September 20 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Project Contrast Teen Night

Location:

5G Gallery, 1715 5th St NW

Time:

September 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 pm

 

Project Contrast is a traveling photo exhibit that aims to share the stories of LGBTQ+ youth across the country and raise awareness of the amount of suicides among LGBTQ+ youth. Project Contrast has created communities and given struggling LGBTQ+ youth hope for the future.

The 5G Gallery is owned and operated by Jerry Miller and David Cudney as part of the Factory on 5th art space.

This program is part of Mayor Tim Keller’s commitment to a safe, innovative and inclusive Albuquerque.