StitchCast Studio to welcome Wilford Pinkney Jr., the Director of the Office of Violence Prevention

Not Another One! A Play For Peace

Author Event and Performance

Saturday, August 13, 2022

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Central Library

St. Louis Public Library

1301 Olive St., 63103

The event is free and open to the public.

Free book to the first 100 attendees

(age 13 or older)

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is a nationally recognized artists collective known for high quality art and innovative youth violence prevention programs.

Artists will present a 90 minute performance of work related to the book NOT ANOTHER ONE! A Play For Peace that includes music, a reading, and community conversation with guest Wilford Pinkney, Jr., recorded and published for StitchCast Studio.

Youth leaders will welcome guest discussant Wilford Pinkney Jr., the Director of the Office of Violence Prevention for City of St. Louis. The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP), a division of the Department of Public Safety, provides strategic direction and oversight for the City of St. Louis’ efforts to create safe and healthy neighborhoods free of violence. The office works in partnership with government, non-profit, neighborhood, and faith organizations to take a Public Health approach to addressing violence.  The OVP will use a data driven approach to identify the factors that place people at a greater risk for experiencing or perpetrating violence in order to support and provide programming that reduces violence and strengthens the community.

Artists will perform work related to the recently published book NOT ANOTHER ONE!: A Play For Peace, that includes music, readings, and community conversation recorded and published for StitchCast Studio. 

NOT ANOTHER ONE!: A Play For Peace is a collection of stories generated to address gun violence and negative police-youth interactions by Black and BIPOC artists and 16-24 year old youth in Saint Louis, Missouri. The book is a multi-year signature project addressing gun violence through original music, youth-led discussions with adult leaders and police, related documentary videos, music, and scripts. Content has been collected and edited from 2015 to 2021 by over 100 local artists and youth.


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