Collective Voices: The Power of Empathy is a culmination of Collective Voices’ third year of participatory photography programming as a collaboration between The AjA Project and The United Women of East Africa. This program aims to provide East African youth arts programming, provide outlets for creative self-expression, and offer an opportunity to ignite critical conversations around culture and social justice. This round of workshops focused on youth-organized programming centering around solidarity building, health equity, and a critical examination of mental health as it relates to lived experience and community. Collective Voices partnered with the City Heights Youth for Change of the Somali Bantu Community of San Diego and San Diego State University’s Transfronterizo Alliance Student Organization (TASO). This exhibition presents three collaborative pieces titled Emotion Portraits and the Power of Radical Listening, Beyond Borders: Anger, Destruction, and Rebuilding, and A Retrospective: Expectation and Reality. Each of the pieces comes together to unite under a theme of solidarity building among difference focusing in on the theme of mental health.