Young Poets RISE UP

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.
Saturday, February 2, 2019
SLACO 23rd Annual Neighborhood Conference
Register HERE
10:30 AM-12:00 noon
St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
Student Union
Monday, February 18, 2019
Juvenile Detention Center  (Private performance) and
Gateway Arch National Park
2:00-3:00 PM
This project is supported by Missouri Foundation for Health, Incarnate Word Foundation, Missouri Humanities Council, and Gateway Arch National Park.

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