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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement to prevent gun violence through advocating for common sense gun laws and promoting a culture of responsible gun ownership.  Be SMART is a campaign created by Moms Demand Action to bring together parents and all adults to talk about kids, guns, and safety. (Photo courtesy of Moms Demand Action)
Visit to our table at Peace in the Prairie and learn about gun violence prevention and the five SMART ways to keep youth safe from firearms. 

Peace in the Prairie

Earth Day!

Friday, April 22, 2022

World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park!

Celebrate the health of people and prairies on Earth Day!

Free and family friendly!

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective presents Peace in the Prairie, an original presentation exploring the concepts of peace and violence, juxtaposing urban life as experienced by African American people living in the city of St. Louis, Missouri and the state’s endangered prairie lands.

Is the path towards peace through Missouri’s native prairies?

Reserve a chair at our community table and a picnic boxed lunch or dinner and enjoy cocoa or hot tea, and a cookie , snuggle under a lap blanket, and grab a hand warmer for a unique and unforgettable event! Experience the original film by Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective, six years in the making, under the stars of our city in the most iconic park in America!

Reservations and Pre-order meals and products on Eventbrite HERE

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Vendors will bring information and resources about prairies and native plants, accessing and enjoying the outdoors, and healing from trauma.

Performances and Presentations will explore the topics with yoga, presentations, and performances. Michelle Fleming, Yoga Therapist and Board Certified Structural Integrator will begin at 10:30 in the grass with yoga and mindfulness.

Guests include Cabanne Library, Perennial, Audubon Center at Riverlands, Alive and Well, Missouri Department of Conservation, Powder Valley Nature Center & Tower Grove Park Office, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Power4STL aka The T, Women’s Voices Raised For Social Justice- Lock It For Love, Ars Poetica, CommUNITY Arts, Crime Victim Center, and Creative Reaction Lab.

4:00 – 6:00 PM Be in Saint Louis Story Stitchers music video of our original song, “Who’s Ready?” Bring your group or bring yourself! Email to reserve a cameo spot for your organization!

6:00-7:00 PM Community Performance

7:00-8:00 PM Picnic Dinner by Sugarfire (pre-order lunch or dinner only through Eventbrite

8:15-9:30 PM Peace in the Prairie, Film Screening under the Stars


Peace in the Prairie is presented with support from Missouri Arts Council, a State Agency, which receives support from the State of Missouri.

Story Stitchers is supported by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music.

Additional support for Saint Louis Story Stitchers is provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant, March For Our Lives, and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.