Peace in the Prairie November 5th!


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SAINT LOUIS STORY STITCHERS ARTISTS COLLECTIVE

PRESENTS

PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE

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

Peace in the Prairie

November 5, 2021

7:00 -8:30 PM

3524 Washington Ave

TICKETS:

Adults $15 through MetroTix. Early reservations are requested.

https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/peace-in-the-prairie

Free entry to 16-24 years old youth with Photo ID and children under 2.

COVID POLICIES: Effective September 1st, 2021, all people who are 12 years or older who wish to enter Story Stitchers venues will need to bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card or a photo of their vaccination card. Unvaccinated people, including unvaccinated adults and unvaccinated children over the age of 12, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test: either a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the activity start time or an antigen test taken within 24 hours of the activity start time. Story Stitchers policy also includes mandatory mask wearing indoors, social distancing, and frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.

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

Peace in the Prairie is combines original music, discussion, and storytelling with videography.

Peace in the Prairie is unique to Missouri, generated by local artists and residents reflecting on loss and resilience in the human experience and rejuvenation in nature.

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.

Celebrate Earth Day April 22, 2022, at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park with Peace in the Prairie. Community groups involved in gardening, native plants, birding, hiking, planting trees, and loving the earth or who can bring resources for victims of violence are encouraged to contact Story Stitchers for more information on getting involved.

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

Additional support for Saint Louis Story Stitchers is provided by The Lewis Prize For Music, the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2020, March For Our Lives, and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

Need to know more? Listen to Covid Vaccine Fears and Facts III with Dr. Echols


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As the Delta Variant strand of Covid 19 sweeps into the St. Louis region and the City puts a new mask order in place, youth leaders meet to discuss fears of the vaccine and the facts with Dr. Frederick Echols, Acting Director of the Department of Health for the City of St. Louis. Recorded live July 30, 2021 in Strauss Park.

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

Good For Your Health

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2019

 

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers arts programming is provided by The Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award,  the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, the St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission and ReCast.

We’re Hiring!


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Job Posting

Part-Time Position: Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant will further Story Stitchers’ mission by managing finances, maintaining time sheets and payroll data, assisting with contracts, maintaining Story Stitchers’ program database, and assisting in development tasks grant data maintenance and reporting.

For more information or to apply visit:

Careers & Opportunities

Misinformation Monitoring Project


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Story Stitchers is collaborating with Washington University to better understand the Covid-19 safety issues that affect our community.

Washington University has launched our COVID-19 Misinformation Monitoring Project and we would like to invite members of the community to participate:

  • Complete a 2-3 minute survey on their mobile phone one time per week for a year.
    • The survey will ask about things they may have heard about the COVID-19 vaccine in the last week.
  • Receive up to $270.
    • $5 for each completed survey, plus $10 for an initial intake survey.

Anyone who is 18 years old and living in St. Louis interested can complete the interest form.

Thanks!

StitchCast Studio LIVE! Explores Mental Health


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Friday, October 15th StitchCast Studio will open the fall series at 3524 Washington Ave with a podcast by youth leaders on mental health and healing.
In Part II of a series on mental health, Story Stitchers’ guests Alexis Evans, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Meaghan Hill, MAEd, MA, LPC, NCC, Clinical Therapist, will join youth leaders. Audience members may ask questions.
The presentation will feature a live performance of spoken word by two of the youth.
Learn about the community through the words of young leaders.

Youth, ages 16-24, lead meaningful dialogues that inspire original content in mentor-led workshops based on participants’ lived experiences in economically disadvantaged, high crime areas. Podcasts focus on the streets, gun violence, and finding solutions to issues that are coming at our youth hard. The project goal is to gain greater understanding of the needs and desires of the youth served and to give them an amplified voice to create needed changes in society, to support youth in a successful transition to adulthood, and to reduce youth crime in St. Louis. Youth artists use dialogue, adult guests, original poetry, and music to highlight their personal experiences with gun violence, life transitions, and mental health, promoting mutual respect for diverse ideas, greater understanding, and a more peaceful society.

StitchCast Studio podcasts are published and available on PodbeanGoogle Podcasts, apple podcastsSpotify and Youtube.

COVID POLICIES:

Effective September 1st, 2021, all people who are 12 years or older who wish to enter Story Stitchers venues will need to bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card or a photo of their vaccination card. Unvaccinated people, including unvaccinated adults and unvaccinated children over the age of 12, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test: either a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the activity start time or an antigen test taken within 24 hours of the activity start time. Story Stitchers policy also includes mandatory mask wearing indoors, social distancing, and frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.

Covid Policies Landing Page: https://storystitchers.org/covid-19-safety-policies-and-procedures/

TICKETS:

Adults $15 through MetroTix. Early reservations are requested.

https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/stitchcast-studio-live

YOUTH: FREE

Complimentary to 16-24 year old youth with Photo ID and children under 2 years old. Event is free to youth with a photo ID with date of birth at the door.

Form to reserve a free seat: https://storystitchers.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/stitchcast-studio-live-youth-reservations

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, The Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, and March For Our Lives.

Weekly Studio Sessions Starting Tuesday, October 5th!


Ntegrity, Story Stitchers Teaching Artist in Audio Arts, Rapper and DJ!

Story Stitchers artists are re-opening in-person studio and stage sessions starting this week!

If you live in the St. Louis region and are 16-24 year old this is for YOU!

Weekly auditions, rehearsals, event planning, podcasting, music, and more!

Amazing mentors in the arts and nonprofit business!

Build your resume, serve through community service, earn a youth stipend, make new friends, build your artistic portfolio, and get ready to rock your world with us!

FREE!

FUN!

POWERFUL!

And a GOOD way to spend your time!

 

In-Person –

Tuesdays – 4:30-6:00 and 6:00-9:00

Auditions and Rehearsals at The Stage, 3524 Washington Ave

Fridays – StitchCast Studio LIVE! 6:00-8:00 at The Stage, 3524 Washington Ave

Saturday Studio Sessions – Noon -5:00 at 3524 Grandel Sq

 

In Zoom –

New podcasters groups for every month for 4 week sessions on Tuesdays or Thursdays!

 

For details visit Stitchers Youth Council page and apply today!

 

If you’re an adult who is interested in volunteering your time and expertise in event planning or on the board of directors, please contact us for more information.

 

 

StitchCast Studio LIVE! Tackles Mental Health Friday


Coming UP Friday!

StitchCast Studio LIVE, Strauss Park, 6:00 PM

Friday, September 24

6:00p – StitchCast Studio LIVE! Youth-led Podcast on Mental Health with professional counselor Alexis Evans, LTC

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Pick the City UP Talent Showcase

$200 1st Place! Audience Favorite!

All talents, family-friendly content only.

Must be 16-24 year old to enter.

Bring a photo ID with date of birth.

If you are under 18, bring ID with date of birth and a parent to register.

 

StitchCast Studio LIVE! is moving inside 3524 Washington starting October 15th! Stay tuned!

STL Fame


STL Fame

 

Short description of content: Youth leaders meet with Bobby Norfolk to talk about the history if artists from St. Louis who gain fame while living here and when leaving home. Recorded live in Strauss Park on September 10, 2021.

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

The Ville by Bobby Norfolk 

From The WHY of MY City, Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2020

 

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers arts programming is provided by The Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award,  the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, the St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission and ReCast.

Watch the Women of Achievement 2021 Recognition Event


Watch the Women of Achievement 2021 Recognition Event:

https://www.ninepbs.org/blogs/program-highlights/st-louis-women-of-achievement/

Celebrate 10 passionate and committed St. Louis area women for their outstanding volunteer service and leadership. St. Louis Women of Achievement 2021 Recognition Event (now in its 66th year) highlights each honoree’s extraordinary volunteer service and the impact of that service and leadership. The special was filmed at Jazz St. Louis and various Kranzberg Arts Foundation venues in the Grand Center Arts District.

Premiered Monday, September 13 at 7 pm on Nine PBS and livestream.
Repeats September 14 at 10 pm, September 19 at 9:30 am, September 25 at 7 pm.
Stream after broadcast online and on the PBS Video App.

Click here to learn more about Women of Achievement.

“Susan Colangelo, Saint Louis Story Stitchers founding president and volunteer executive director since 2014, recognized a need in our community and turned an idea into an organization that has impacted the lives of so many and more to come.  She brought incredible talent together and a created a platform for these amazing voices to tell powerful stories.”— Tausha Dirks, Secretary to the Board of Directors, Saint Louis Story Stitchers

Story Stitchers youth leaders describe it best in the most recent StitchCast Studio podcast – In The Thick of It  https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-cf8me-10d87f9 .  What a great tribute to the collective success of Saint Louis Story Stitchers!

Inspired to join Story Stitchers as a volunteer?

There are many ways you can join in from professional skills to board membership to podcast guest to hands-on help at StoryStitchers live events and more.

We need YOU!

Please reach out to Susan. She’d like to hear how you can help!