Emeara and Branden perform at Wash U

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Youth Council members Emeara and Branden perform their original poem, “Different” for members of the Woman’s Club of Washington University and the Gephardt Institute for Civic Engagement during the Meet the Leaders program.

Emeara and Branden’s performance opened a panel presentation featuring Dr. Jason Purnell from the Brown School of Social Work and the Institute for Public Health. Dr. Purnell presented the ongoing work growing out of his groundbreaking study, “For the Sake of All.”The program works to improve the health of all people by eliminating racial
inequities that stifle our region’s growth.

Dr. Purnell wrote the foreword to the Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ book, Not Another One! A Discussion on Gun Violence.