320 Festival Online Announces Partnership with Femme Fatale Productions for Gender Empowerment Week

Taking Place May 1 – May 7, 2020

Kevin Lyman (Founder of the Vans Warped Tour, USC Professor, and CEO of the Kevin Lyman Group and Unite the United) and Talinda Bennington (Co-Founder of 320 Changes Direction) announced the pivot from 320 Festival on-site to ONLINE. While the virtual summit is taking place May 8-10, 2020 via KNEKT.TV, today, 320 has announced the partnership with LA-based production company, Femme Fetale for Gender Empowerment Week, taking place May 1 – 7, 2020, the week leading up to 320 Festival ONLINE. 

“Some of the crew at Femme Fatale are also my students, and when their on campus event was cancelled it was a natural fit to include their mission and goals into the 320 festival,” shares Lyman. 

Technical Director of Femme Fatale, Carey Diaz, continues, “During this time of uncertainty, the conversation surrounding mental health is more important than ever. We’re honored to work with Kevin and the 320 Team to help destigmatize mental illness and support our genderqueer community.” 

The virtual broadcast event will include educational sessions featuring topics such as art escapism, creating from within, gender possibilities, queer stigma, and viewers can even learn how to do their own drag makeup. The sessions will be lead by special guests such as Ka5sh, Holander, Johnny Gentelman, and more. For a full schedule, please see here.

About 320 Festival ONLINE:

In partnership with KNEKT.TV, people from all around the world can tune into 320 Festival ONLINE on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and the KNEKT.TV Network on Roku and Apple TV to join the conversation through educational sessions, musical performances, workshops and more May 8 – 10, 2020. The virtual event is free and open for all to join and participate. 

The 320 Festival ONLINE will feature over 40 non-profit partners providing resources, Mindfulness Daybreaks, and live performances from artists including Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October, Lindsey Stirling, Art Alexakis of Everclear, Social House, Bruce Wiegner, Dylan Dunlap, Elohim, Evaride, Frank Zummo of Sum 41, Gnash, Holy Wars, Moontower, Rouxx and more.The Educational Sessions will feature discussions surrounding topics like Cultural Perspectives on Mental Health,  Social Media: The Age of Anxiety, Coping and Thriving After Trauma, The Psyche of Sports: Lessons Learned On and Off the Court, Prevention Resources: Learn the 5 Signs and How to Help, Criminalizing Mental Illness: America’s Shame, Hope for the Day’s Things We Don’t Say Workshop, Music’s Effects on Mental Health and Addiction, Being an Activist and a Creative: How to Channel Both of Your Passions to Impact Your Community, Mental Health + The Education System, Living with Addiction, Mental Health In The Workplace and more.

Panelists and speakers include Jason Flom (CEO of Lava Records and criminal justice advocate), Justin Brooks (Director of the California Innocence Project), Tara Conner (Miss USA 2006), Erin Raftery Ryan (Executive Director, NAMI, Westside LA), Tiffany Jenkins (Juggling with the Jenkins), DJ Nash (Executive Producer of “a million little things”), Bob Fitzgerald (Television Play-by-Play Broadcaster of the Golden State Warriors), Torri Shack (Executive Director / Founder of Tangible Movements), Justin Furstenfeld (Lead Singer of Blue October), Wesley Geer (Founder of Rock To Recovery, Founding Member of Hed PE, Touring Member of Korn), Greg Williams (Filmmaker, “The Anonymous People” and “Generation Found”), Brian Mackenzie (Breathing Coach, Founder & Creative Director at Power Speed Endurance, Co-Founder & Creative Director for MyState, LLC, President & Co-Founder of Health and Human Performance Foundation), Nazanin Mandi (Actress, Model & Singer), Jennifer Gimenez (Model, Actress, TV Personality, Addiction Specialist & Speaker), Gabe Escobar (Tik Tok Influencer & Mental Health Advocate), Paul Zak, PhD, Jamie Tworkowski (Founder of TWLOHA), Jonny Boucher (Founder + CEO of Hope for the Day and Sip of Hope), Richard “Wolfie” Wolf (Author of “Tune In: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness”, Emmy Award-winning Composer, Multi-Platinum Selling Producer, CEO of Producers Lab, Inc., USC Adjunct Professor), Joel Rivas (CEO and Founder of Saint City Culinary Foundation), LJ Malberg (Founder & President Compassionate Muse), Christmas Bacos (Sr. Director of Workplace Mental Health, HFTD), James Kinney (VP, People of Advertising Agency & Co-Founder of Disrupt HR LA) and more.

For more information on 320 Festival Online, please head to www.320Festival.com.

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