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PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE SKETCHBOOK: To The Prairie!


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The new single “To The Prairie” by KP Dennis, Ntegrity and Troy Anthony will drop on iTunes March 21st, 2019. The song is the closing piece to the Saint Louis Story Stitchers premiere performance of Peace in the Prairie.

The presentation includes audio and video collected over the past three years by the artists Troy Anthony, Demil Johnson AKA Superhood and Susan Colangelo and combines this work with live performances by Bobby Norfolk, Ntegrity and KP Dennis.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers
PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE
March 21, 2019
7:00-8:30
.ZACK Theater
3224 Locust
Parental Warning: PG 13 for references to violence.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective presents Peace in the Prairie, an original performance 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 unique endangered prairie lands. 

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

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is working collaboratively to create an approach to health issues affecting Missouri’s urban youth. Story Stitchers bring the humanities to the forefront through a unique form of “urban storytelling”.

Peace in the Prairie expands the artistic body of work of African American artists in the Collective, addresses the community need of understanding violence while seeking peace, supports the exploration of new natural settings by both artists and audiences, and supports the greater understanding of Missouri’s unique natural heritage in its native prairie lands.

To The Prairie

Lyrics Written By KP Dennis, Verses and Ntegrity, Chorus

 

VERSE I

Purple, yellow blue so many colors in this habitat!

Even though I’m city slick I’m not afraid to travel back!

 

Way out to the country side hit that native grassland.

Tranquil in the sunny meadows (we thought we was ad…vanced!

 

Ain’t no sounds of ambulances sirens of the boys in blue!

Tonight d’void of gun shots but nature makes some noises too!

 

The moist dew saturates the green pastures,

which flows like the motion of the waves in the  ocean!

 

To master this environment acquiring and managing.

Restore it to its original state that it was planted in.

 

So if the planet ends at least you saw its majesty

put your phone on air plane mode and we’ll be right back after these…

 

Messages, reception is a barrier connect for real!

The wilderness is therapy escapism to let ya chill!

 

Historic region where the wild flower stretches!

Warm season grass species territory so precious!!

 

CHORUS

C’mon let’s go!

Let’s take a ride, hop in the car, take a drive!

To the prairie!

Where the grass always green on the other side…to the prairie!

 

Go! Let’s go!

C’mon let’s go! Let’s go!

C’mon let’s go! Let’s go!

C’mon let’s go! Let’s go!

C’mon let’s go! Let’s go!

 

On the adventure let’s venture through green pasture,

At the prairie

Solidarity, nothin’ but smiles and laughter,

At the prairie

C’mon let’s go! Let’s go!

C’mon let’s go! Let’s go!

C’mon let’s go! Let’s go!

C’mon let’s go! Let’s go!

 

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, Community Arts, University of Missouri Extension Services. The project is supported by a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding. The project created with support from Missouri Arts Council, a State Agency and from Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE SKETCHBOOK: Wilderness


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“Somewhere along the line I got involved with drugs, I got involved with gangs,
and I started using and what I mean by using I started abusing drugs and
alcohol and I became a drug addict. And I stayed out there in the wilderness,
I call it the wilderness because when you’re out there using drugs and alcohol
you living in vacant buildings, cubby holes, and where ever you can go.”
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Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective presents Peace in the Prairie, 

an original performance 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 unique

endangered prairie lands. 

 

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

 

Saint Louis Story Stitchers

PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE
March 21, 2019
7:00-8:30
.ZACK Theater
3224 Locust
Parental Warning: PG 13 for references to violence.

 

The artistic components for Peace in the Prairie include the creation of music, stories, and video. The work represents a collaborative exploration of the psychological and physical differences involved in a peaceful natural environment and an urban environment where violence is common. The resulting work will be unique to Missouri, generated by local artists reflecting on loss, resilience and rejuvenation in nature and in the human experience.

Story Stitchers Artists in Residence Troy Anthony, KP Dennis, Bobby Norfolk, Ntegrity, and Superhood and contributing artist Susan Colangelo explore the experience of violence affecting black families in St. Louis through organized collaborative learning experiences and sharing, recording some of these stories.

The artists have explored and recorded native prairie landscapes via trips to Missouri prairie reserves including Prairie Day at Shaw Nature Reserve of the Missouri Botanical Garden in Gray Summit, with the Missouri Prairie Foundation at Prairie Star Restoration Farm in Osage County, Prairie State Park in Mindenmines, Missouri in Barton County near Joplin, and Dunn Ranch Prairie of The Nature Conservancy in Hatfield, Missouri. During creative sessions, artists generated an original work that adds to the critical artistic discourse, contributes to the archived experiences of the state’s African American community and archives an endangered natural resource through art.

Peace in the Prairie expands the artistic body of work of African American artists, addresses the community’s need to make sense of violence while seeking peace, supports the exploration of new natural settings by both artists and audiences, and supports the greater understanding of Missouri’s unique natural heritage in its endangered prairie lands.

 

The project is supported by a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding.

The project is supported by Missouri Arts Council, a State Agency.

The project presented with support from Kranzberg Arts Foundation where Saint Louis Story Stitchers is a resident organization.

 

PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE SKETCHBOOK: Power


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Bobby Norfolk told Story Stitchers,

“The human brain is hardwired for story. Everything we see, hear, taste, touch,

and smell comes through story. That’s why they call it story hypnosis and back

in the day outside when the storyteller would be around the campfire and the

backdrop would be a cliff wall or grove of trees, right? And then the storyteller

comes forward and then starts to tell the story and the reflection of the

firelight against the grove of trees or the big mountain wall starts to create

caricatures, and you start seeing witches and monsters and demons and

dragons and ogres. The hero, the villain, all the archetypes that Carl Young

talked about that’s in the human brain, the things that we love when we hear

story. Boom, the eyes begin to widen, the jaw drops, you lean forward, and

you are engulfed in what’s called storyteller hypnosis. And this was evident

long before neuroscientists even made the so called discovery that the human

brain is hardwired for story.

The power of the story, the power of nature, it’s all one.”

 

Bobby Norfolk, Master Storyteller will perform at the premiere of Peace in the Prairie.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers
PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE
Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:00-8:30
.ZACK Theater
3224 Locust
Parental Warning: PG 13 for references to violence.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective presents Peace in the Prairie, an original performance 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 unique endangered prairie lands. 

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

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is working collaboratively to create an approach to health issues affecting Missouri’s urban youth. Story Stitchers bring the humanities to the forefront through a unique form of “urban storytelling”.

Peace in the Prairie expands the artistic body of work of African American artists in the Collective, addresses the community need of understanding violence while seeking peace, supports the exploration of new natural settings by both artists and audiences, and supports the greater understanding of Missouri’s unique natural heritage in its native prairie lands.

 

The project is supported by a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding.

The project is supported by Missouri Arts Council, a State Agency.

The project presented with support from Kranzberg Arts Foundation where Saint Louis Story Stitchers is a resident organization.

 

Story Stitchers on KXEN 104.5 FM with Al MacDonald


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Merlin Bell (seated), K.P. Dennis (left) and Ntegrity (right) with Stitchers Youth Council members Antigone and LaShonda at the Stitchers Storefront Studio

Tune in at 9:15 AM Wednesday, March 13, 2019 to KXEN 1010AM & 104.5FM Christian Talk Radio for The Great Gospel Experience with Al MacDonald.

Al will host Story Stitchers Ntegrity, KP Dennis and Merlin Bell as his guests!

 

 

PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE SKETCHBOOK: 46 in a Quarter Meter


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Saint Louis Story Stitchers
PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE
March 21, 2019
7:00-8:30
.ZACK Theater
3224 Locust
Parental Warning: PG 13 for references to violence.
https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/peace-in-the-prairie

 

Carol Davit, Executive Director of Missouri Prairie Foundation, will join artists

in a Q&A after the performance of Peace in the Prairie.

 

Carol told Story Stitchers, “When it comes to nature we have sort of a Walt

Disney image of  what nature is which is often a forest and you come upon a

waterfall but that’s just one version.

 

So much of North America is grassland which is an incredible ecosystem of

grass and wildflowers. When you first look at it, it may not look that

spectacular because it’s not — you know a huge 100 foot tall tree — but when

you learn about the roots system and how many different plant species you

can find in a prairie it’s really incredible.

 

It really helps to go out to a prairie with somebody whose knowledgeable or it

helps to just go out and take your time and really look carefully.

 

At some of the prairies that the Missouri Prairie Foundation owns, we hire

botanists to survey and count and identify the plant species that are there. And

one way that they do this is they take a tool like PVC pipe and it’s a quarter

meter square, and they’ll just randomly lay that down and they’ll identify all

the plants in that quarter meter square and document them. And on some of

our prairies they found 35, 38, and now they’ve just found 46 native plant

species in a quarter meter! And if you were to go in an average oak hickory

forest in Missouri, you would find 7.

 

So in terms of plant species diversity, prairies are incredible and in Missouri

particularly there are prairies with really high plant diversity. And that plant

diversity supports all these different kinds of insects and that helps support

grassland birds and mammals and on up the food chain, so prairie is

something that when you first look at it, you might feel underwhelmed. It

doesn’t maybe look that spectacular, but when you get out in it and really stop

and look —  it’s incredible!”

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Saint Louis Story Stitchers

PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE
March 21, 2019
7:00-8:30
.ZACK Theater
3224 Locust
Parental Warning: PG 13 for references to violence.
https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/peace-in-the-prairie

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective presents Peace in the Prairie, an original performance 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 unique endangered prairie lands. 

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

Peace in the Prairie expands the artistic body of work of African American artists, addresses the community’s need to make sense of violence while seeking peace, supports the exploration of new natural settings by both artists and audiences, and supports the greater understanding of Missouri’s unique natural heritage in its endangered prairie lands.

The project is presented by Saint Louis Story Stitchers with support from Missouri Arts Council, a State Agency.

The project is supported by a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding.

The project is presented with support from Kranzberg Arts Foundation

 

PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE SKETCHBOOK: Kathy’s Interview


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Videographer Troy Anthony prepares for a recording session for Peace in the Prairie at Prairie State Park, Mindenmines, MO

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Classic 107.3 FM

Kathy Lawton Brown heard stories about Peace in the Prairie with Story Stitchers Artist in Residence Troy Anthony and Merlin Bell, Story Stitchers Director.

The interview:

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PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE

March 21, 2019

7:00-8:30 PM

Performance followed by a Q&A with the artists and Carol Davit, Executive Director of Missouri Prairie Foundation

.Zack Theater

3224 Locust in the Grande Center Arts District

Tickets available on MetroTix

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is working collaboratively to create an approach to health issues affecting Missouri’s urban youth. Story Stitchers bring the humanities to the forefront through a unique form of “urban storytelling”.

The artistic components for Peace in the Prairie include the creation of music, stories, and video. The new work will represent a collaborative exploration of the psychological and physical differences involved in a peaceful natural environment and an urban environment where violence is common. The resulting work will be unique to Missouri, generated by local artists reflecting on loss, resilience and rejuvenation in nature and in the human experience.

Leading Story Stitchers adult artists in residence Troy Anthony, KP Dennis, Bobby Norfolk, Ntegrity, and Superhood and contributing artist Susan Colangelo are exploring the experience of violence affecting black families in St. Louis through organized collaborative learning experiences and sharing, recording some of these stories.

The artists have explored and recorded native prairie land via trips to Missouri prairie reserves including Prairie Day at Shaw Nature Reserve of the Missouri Botanical Garden in Gray Summit, with the Missouri Prairie Foundation at Prairie Star Restoration Farm in Osage County, and Prairie State Park in Mindenmines, Missouri in Barton County near Joplin. During creative sessions, artists will generate a new, original work that will add to the critical artistic discourse, contribute to the archived experiences of the state’s African American community and in addition, archive an endangered natural resource through art.

A public premiere performance followed by a Q&A panel with leading Story Stitchers artists and prairie specialists including Executive Director of Missouri Prairie Foundation, Carol Davit, will take place at the .ZACK Theater on March 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets available on MetroTix

Peace in the Prairie expands the artistic body of work of African American artists in the Collective, addresses the community need of understanding violence while seeking peace, supports the exploration of new natural settings by both artists and audiences, and supports the greater understanding of Missouri’s unique natural heritage in its native prairie lands.

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a State Agency.

The project is supported by a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding.

The project is also is sponsored in part by Kranzberg Arts Foundation and the .ZACK.

PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE SKETCHBOOK: Classic


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Videographer Troy Anthony prepares for a recording session for Peace in the Prairie at Prairie State Park, Mindenmines, MO

Tune in Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 11am to Classic 107.3 FM to Kathy Lawton Brown’s show to hear stories about Peace in the Prairie with Story Stitchers Artist in Residence Troy Anthony and Merlin Bell, Story Stitchers Director.

The interview:

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PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE

March 21, 2019

7:00-8:30 PM

Performance followed by a Q&A with the artists and Carol Davit, Executive Director of Missouri Prairie Foundation

.Zack Theater

3224 Locust in the Grande Center Arts District

Tickets available on MetroTix

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is working collaboratively to create an approach to health issues affecting Missouri’s urban youth. Story Stitchers bring the humanities to the forefront through a unique form of “urban storytelling”.

The artistic components for Peace in the Prairie include the creation of music, stories, and video. The new work will represent a collaborative exploration of the psychological and physical differences involved in a peaceful natural environment and an urban environment where violence is common. The resulting work will be unique to Missouri, generated by local artists reflecting on loss, resilience and rejuvenation in nature and in the human experience.

Leading Story Stitchers adult artists in residence Troy Anthony, KP Dennis, Bobby Norfolk, Ntegrity, and Superhood and contributing artist Susan Colangelo are exploring the experience of violence affecting black families in St. Louis through organized collaborative learning experiences and sharing, recording some of these stories.

The artists have explored and recorded native prairie land via trips to Missouri prairie reserves including Prairie Day at Shaw Nature Reserve of the Missouri Botanical Garden in Gray Summit, with the Missouri Prairie Foundation at Prairie Star Restoration Farm in Osage County, and Prairie State Park in Mindenmines, Missouri in Barton County near Joplin. During creative sessions, artists will generate a new, original work that will add to the critical artistic discourse, contribute to the archived experiences of the state’s African American community and in addition, archive an endangered natural resource through art.

A public premiere performance followed by a Q&A panel with leading Story Stitchers artists and prairie specialists including Executive Director of Missouri Prairie Foundation, Carol Davit, will take place at the .ZACK Theater on March 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets available on MetroTix

Peace in the Prairie expands the artistic body of work of African American artists in the Collective, addresses the community need of understanding violence while seeking peace, supports the exploration of new natural settings by both artists and audiences, and supports the greater understanding of Missouri’s unique natural heritage in its native prairie lands.

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a State Agency.

The project is supported by a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding.

The project is also is sponsored in part by Kranzberg Arts Foundation and the .ZACK.

YOUTH AT THE CENTER


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SAINT LOUIS STORY STITCHERS

YOUTH AT THE CENTER

Leadership & Arts Advocacy Training

FOR DETAILS AND TO APPLY VISIT STORYSTITCHERS.ORG

FRIENDS, FUN & COMMUNITY!

  • Super COOL opportunity for 16-24 year olds!
  • 20 spots OPEN 
  • Meals and Tours!
  • Meet Artists and Activists!
  • Learn to LEAD!
  • Free T-Shirt!
  • Free PLUS U could earn $100!
  • Program begins June 4, 2019

At the completion of activities successful participants will receive a stipend of $100. Attendance as outlined below is required for successful completion. Participants must register with Saint Louis Story Stitchers Youth Council.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  1. PLANNING SESSION – Choose at least ONE
  • June 4: 5:00 -8:00 PM DUTCHTOWN on the South Side
  • June 15: 4:00-7:00 PM WEST SIDE in the Loop
  1. CITY HALL BUS TRIP – MANDATORY
  • June 28: 9:00-3:00 PM Pick up in the Loop and in Dutchtown
  1. ARTS ADVOCACY TRAINING – MANDATORY
  • July 9: 9:30 AM-3:00 PM in Grand Center
  1. OUTREACH – Choose at least ONE
  • July 13: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Tillie’s Corner Block Party in JeffVanderLou
  • July 16: 4:00-9:00 South Side Teen Open Mic in Dutchtown
  1. MAIN EVENT – Choose at least ONE
  • July 25: 3:00-9:00 PM South Side Celebration on Jefferson
  • August 8: 10:00 AM -4:00 PM West Side Street Feast on MLK Drive

This program is produced by Saint Louis Story Stitchers with support from LUSH Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Kranzberg Arts Center, Incarnate Word Foundation, and Missouri Foundation for Health.

Youth At The Center

Youth At The Center Application Part I

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Open until full. 

Questions?

Call us at 314-899-9001.

Drop by the Stitchers Storefront Studio at 616 N Skinker Blvd in the Delmar Loop.

Pick the City UP OPEN AUDITIONS!


2018 Pick the City UP Teaser from Saint Louis Story Stitchers on Vimeo.

OPEN AUDITIONS 
Open Auditions for the Story Stitchers 2019 Pick the City UP 2019 Tour!
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Saturday, March 2, 2019
1:00-4:00
Stitchers Storefront Studio
616 N Skinker Blvd.
314-899-9001
storystitchers@gmail.com
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Bring it STL!
Original spoken word, hip hop, instrumentalists (easy set-up only), and hip hop dance. Guitars, microphone, ability to play your track available  at the Studio for auditions.
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Ages 16 and up
Proof of age required.
Parental signature required for artists under 18 years old

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Pick the City UP Tour presents Saint Louis Story Stitchers unique brand of urban storytelling, featuring live hip hop, spoken word and story magic on public health issues St. Louis cares about including gun violence. Pay tribute, join the fun, and make a difference.

Pick the City UP 2019 is presented with support from Missouri Foundation for Health, LUSH Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, and Incarnate Word Foundation. X

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Pick the City UP 2019 Tour Schedule
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Saturday, July 6
Fair St. Louis
Gateway Arch National Park
Downtown
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Saturday, July 13
Tillie’s Corner
JeffVanderLou
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Tuesday, July 16
Stitchers Youth Council and South Side Youth Council
Open Mic
Thomas Dunn Learning Center
Dutchtown
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Thursday, July 25
Trefpunkdt on Jefferson
Dutchtown
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Saturday, August 3
West Side Street Feast
West End
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Saturday, August 10
Gregory J Carter Park
Walnut Park
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Saturday, October 26
Super Heroes of the West Side
West End
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Stitchers Youth Council members comment on Community benefit of the 2018 Tour…
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Branden (Age 19)

The Pick the City UP Tour benefits each community the tour visits in two ways. The first is that is reminds the older generation that there are still (young) people making a difference; it also shows the younger community that they there are alternatives to destructive lifestyles.

Emeara (Age 20)

The community gets to have a positive outlet of entertainment. They also get to see the young adults and teens represent the community in a positive way.

Chris (18)

The community benefits from the tour by us really just being a face for stopping gun violence. Giving our message in a positive way in the areas that need it is a major benefit to us and the community.

Cali (Age 18)

To me I think it is because for 3 or 4 hours in a day, people get a break from what’s going around in their neighborhoods. They get to hear what we have to say and just a break from the mainstream music that’s all talking ‘bout just selling drugs, guns, girls then they come hear our stuff to hear about how to help and how to better our community, how to provide more stuff, not even physical just lyrical and I think that’s a good benefit.


WHY do Story Stitcher focus on gun violence?

Because it affects our youth, our artists and our communities. Stitchers youth identify this as the #1 issue that needs to be addressed.

The project addresses the public health crisis of gun violence. In St. Louis in the past 5 years, 15,000 victims were murdered, shot or robbed at gunpoint. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney reports there were 2,092 shootings in St. Louis in 2015 and half involved youth age 25 or under.

Lt. Col. Ronnie Robinson, Deputy Chief of Police, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department told Story Stitchers, “Criminal activity amongst teenagers in the city is at a very high rate and unfortunately they do have access to illegal weapons. We need intervention and outreach along with enforcement in order to solve the ills that we are suffering from in our city relative to violent crime involving teens.”

Pick the City UP promotes gun violence prevention through storytelling and innovative public health education. The Tour helps youth to understand the gun violence epidemic has many societal causes and the solution will require a multi-faceted approach that involves everyone working together.

The project addresses the public health issue of gun violence with arts and culture, in this case including an interactive theatrical presentation promoting safe and respectful police/teen interactions and reinforcing the benefits of putting guns down and picking books UP.

Youth have reported to Story Stitchers their strong interest in positive, safe activities, a desire to hear music with a good message, and a need for strong and stable mentorship.

A high school student explains, “Teenagers get negative influences from rap music and a lot of kids are fascinated by that life style and the songs that say “pick the gun up”.  We don’t hear songs like yours that say “put the gun down”. I love your song, so thank you for that. I think we need more positive influences on the youth. We need more songs that say “put the gun down”.

Youth (ages 16-24) are involved in planning and implementing the project which involves the creation of original art and music. In addition, Story Stitchers will engage with venues to invite community participants to plan and orchestrate their own health fairs based on community needs and interests. Vendors on a variety of health and safety topics can be selected by communities and invited to engage including HIV/STD testing, Blood Drives, police/youth interaction, community gardening, bee keeping, drug awareness, suicide prevention, youth homelessness, social services, mental health services, or nutrition and cooking demonstrations.

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Please consider making a donation to keep the Tour rolling along.

Thank you for your support!

See you soon!

 

Donation

Support the educational programs of Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective.

$25.00

STAND DOWN RISE UP


STAND DOWN RISE UP from Saint Louis Story Stitchers.

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.

This project is supported by Missouri Foundation for Health, Incarnate Word Foundation, Missouri Humanities Council, and Gateway Arch National Park.

Next UP

Join Story Stitchers and help support our mission of peace in the Lou!

OPEN AUDITIONS

SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2019!!

1:00-4:00 PM

Prepare an original poem, rap, dance and tell us why you want to be a Story Stitcher.

Stitchers Storefront Studio

616 N Skinker Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63130