The event will launch a ‘COVID and Community’ series to recognize those who brought light to dark times
Las Vegas-based nonprofit Social Issues Theatre will host a fundraiser to support its mission to promote mental wellness and celebrate community unity at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22 inside Becca’s Restaurant at Tuscan Highlands, 12656 Southern Highlands Parkway.
During the event, which is open to the public, the first volume of a three-part printed series, “COVID and Community,” will be released. The series, based on real-life examples and situations, recognizes the persistent dedication of individuals and organizations within the Clark County community who helped bring light to dark times. Volumes of the “COVID and Community” series include, “COVID Community and Cocktails,” “COVID Community and Children” and “COVID Community and Charities.”
The first edition also shares residents’ perspectives on the bright side during the pandemic of moving into real estate developer Robert Schulman’s unique and innovative Tuscan Highlands community with an onsite restaurant. Additionally, at the event local artist Niya Rivera, known for her large-scale abstract art, will unveil her painting “Together.” The painting will be sold at the event, with a percentage of the sale supporting Social Issues Theatre. Rivera’s works have been exhibited in the Mayor’s Gallery at City Hall, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, and at luxury real estate developments, restaurants, and hotels throughout Las Vegas.
The event will also feature light fare, a silent auction, raffles and prizes. Donors include Proximo Spirits, Notoriety Live, Senor Frogs Drag Brunch, Majestic Repertory Theatre, Mobile Medic CPR Training LLC, Becca’s Restaurant and Lounge, and more.
“This fundraiser will support Social Issues Theatre’s continued efforts in raising awareness of social issues through stage and video productions, workshops, and printed publications addressing issues pertinent to the continued well-being of Clark County’s multiple demographics,” said L.A Walker, executive director of Social Issues Theatre. “As John F. Kennedy once said, ‘One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.’”
Social Issues Theatre’s stage performances, workshops, and events are created to serve the needs of community members working in homelessness prevention and women’s and racial equality, as well as dementia caregivers, LGBTQ seniors, and disabled veterans.
For more information about Social Issues Theatre or to RSVP for “COVID Community and Cocktails,” visit the sit.org/home.
About Social Issues Theatre
At Social Issues Theatre, we see the value in everyone. We promote diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence through stage performance, workshops, videos, music, and literature.