STAND DOWN / RISE UP Respect and Redirect is an exploration of African Americans throughout Missouri’s history that have impacted gun violence by young poets ages 16-24 who currently reside in St. Louis city or county.
STAND DOWN RISE UP poets are busy preparing new work for the performances which will feature Brandon Lewis, Emeara Burns, AnnaLise Cason, LaShonda Givens, Tylea Wilson, Rachel Jones, Elijah Foggy and Antigone Chambers Reed. Workshops are underway with Story Stitchers Artists in Residence KP Dennis, Ntegrity and Merlin Bell, the new director.
KP Dennis will perform his original song, “Dred Scott” at all performances and Artist in Residence and Master Storyteller Bobby Norfolk will perform a story on the theme at the SLACO Conference performance. All performances followed by Q&A discussion.