StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The Divided City II
Trauma as Culture in Black Families
StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The Divided City is a series of four unique conversations in the series will bring historical context around recurring topics chosen by youth in the StitchCast Studio published podcasts, including: the culture of trauma caused by poverty and repeated exposure to violence amongst families of color in St. Louis, stories of disorientation and dislocation of black families, and the power of story as healer in black cultures through time.
This episode features a conversation with Story Stitchers’ youth led by Stitchers Youth Council co-chairs Branden Lewis and Emeara Burns with author and educator John A. Wright, Sr. and Sowande’ Mustakeem, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Washington University. Recorded live in Zoom February 9, 2021.
This project is funded by The Divided City initiative. The Divided City is a joint project of the Center for the Humanities and the Sam Fox School, College of Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis. The Divided City is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
StitchCast Studio Season II in 2021 is sponsored by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund’s three year grant 2020-22, Arts and Education Council PNC Grant, and Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot.