SAINT LOUIS STORY STITCHERS ANNOUNCES PLANS TO OPEN THE CENTER


SAINT LOUIS STORY STITCHERS ARTISTS COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCES PLANS TO OPEN THE CENTER FOR YOUTH ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY AT KRANZBERG ARTS FOUNDATION

New Center for Underserved Youth by Saint Louis Story Stitchers will support holistic music and arts education programs

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Story Stitchers is a nationally recognized Artists Collective known for high quality art and innovative youth violence prevention programs.

In December 2022, Story Stitchers will open The Center for Youth Arts and Technology (The Center) in Grand Center at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s 3701 Grandel Square facility (4,550 square feet) to expand youth services, partnerships, and community reach, helping to prevent  community violence by intervening before it begins. Youth are heavily involved in the development of the nonprofit organization and feel strong ownership of it; it is the youth who determined the need for The Center and have championed for it to become a reality. The Center is supported in part by the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, where Saint Louis Story Stitchers is a resident arts organization.

Youth who have experienced support from Story Stitchers creative youth development programs have determined that creating a pilot facility, called The Center, will provide underserved teens and young adults with needed resources, including safe spaces to gather, friends that are anti-violence, culturally relevant mentors, youth stipends, and opportunities to speak out and serve as community leaders while gaining skills in organizing, listening, public speaking and leadership, thus aiding youth in lifting themselves up into productive employment and healthier adulthood, proactively reducing crime with community violence intervention.

The Center is supported in part by a 2021 $500,000 Accelerator Award to Saint Louis Story Stitchers from The Lewis Prize for Music,  a philanthropic music arts organization advancing systems change through creative youth development. Funding gives young people access to music education, strengthens the well-being of their communities and puts music at the center of efforts to establish equity. Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is using funds from The Lewis Prize for Music award to establish The Center and to grow its administrative and fundraising capacity.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is announcing today that it received $25,000 in grant funding from the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a program of the Obama Foundation. The funding is part of the MBK Alliance’s Freedom Summer 2022 Fund. The Center Cabinet, formed by Story Stitchers to bring youth voices into planning for The Center, will employ a group of 12 young men ages 16-24 to hold planning meetings with meals, plan, select, and purchase furnishings for interior spaces in The Center and related youth programs around media arts, healing, and music.

“We are excited to announce that Saint Louis Story Stitchers is the recipient of an @MBKAlliance Freedom Summer 2022 Fund grant! Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ programs currently engage youth and adults who are 50% male and 99% people of color, 98% Black,” said Susan Colangelo, founding president and executive director of Saint Louis Story Stitchers. “Through our unique program and the opening of The Center focused on excellence in music and the arts, youth leadership, and outreach through community service, Story Stitchers is building a program that also effectively represents evidence-based practices in youth violence prevention while nourishing the leaders of tomorrow. Through our work towards The Center, we accepted @MBKAlliance’s charge for community organizations to reinforce and support youth leadership in The Center Cabinet, to create safe spaces for boys and young men of color this fall. We will use our grant to continue our work by supporting boys and young men to engage in planning interior spaces and purchasing furnishings and technology to support planned activities.”

Link to The Center Cabinet Youth Application: https://storystitchers.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/the-center-cabinet

“The efforts of community organizations are often stifled due to limited financial resources. In line with its mission, the MBK Alliance is committed to ensuring community-based organizations have tools and resources to create safe spaces for boys and young men of color to play, convene, and learn. “I am so proud to support organizations committed to the safety and protection of our boys and young men of color,” said Dr. Adren Wilson, MBK Alliance Executive Director. “The Freedom Summer 2022 Fund will empower grant recipients to pour resources, opportunity, hope, and love into our young boys during a time when they need it most. The MBK Alliance will continue its longstanding commitment to working with community-based organizations to create a brighter, more promising future–not just for our boys and young men of color–but for our country.”

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is composed of professional artists and underrepresented and underserved youth ages 16-24, working together to create social change with a focus on gun violence prevention. Stitchers collect stories, reframe and retell them through art, writing and performance to promote understanding, civic pride, intergenerational relationships and literacy. Projects create a platform for community engagement through an artistic lens and with it the Saint Louis Story Stitchers work to shift perceptions and realities and bring hope to the Saint Louis community.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers and its partners provide young people with platforms for turning their creative efforts into personal strengths and community transformations. Whether performing at neighborhood festivals, participating in mural and creative placemaking initiatives or podcasting from its Stitchcast Studio, the young artists of Saint Louis Story Stitchers translate the complexities of what they experience into accessible and affirming narratives.

Major projects in 2022/23 include:

  • Pick the City UP dance battles and public and in-school performances
  • Perception Isn’t Always Reality are public service announcement campaign projects – this year boosting vaccine confidence for the CDC Foundation and preventing unintentional shootings for the St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission and St. Louis Mental Health Board
  • Not Another One! Publications promoting education on responsible and safe police-teen interaction
  • Peace in the Prairie creating awareness of the effects of trauma from violence and the healing resources of exposure to nature in Missouri’s public lands through outdoor excursions and public performances
  • StitchCast Studio creating a platform for youth-led discussions on topics of importance to youth and published on major podcast platforms nation-wide
  • The WHY of MY City exploring St. Louis’s Black neighborhoods and historic spaces

Saint Louis Story Stitchers differs from other programs in the region in that it is youth-led, directly addressing the difficult issues that impact their daily lives. Youth have the opportunity to define topics of their work, listen and ask questions of other local youth, as well as invite and discuss difficult topics through their StitchCast Studio podcast (such as COVID-19, suicide, trauma, gun violence, homelessness, bullying, domestic violence, and poverty) with local experts. New episodes are published each month to storystitchers.org, Spotify and apple podcast. Each episode of StitchCast Studio includes Pick the City UP art interludes which are original works of art and music by Saint Louis Story Stitchers that are recorded in studio and also performed throughout the region.

About The Kranzberg Arts Foundation

The Kranzberg Arts Foundation is committed to providing the essential infrastructure necessary for the arts to thrive in the St. Louis community. Through the development of performing arts venues, visual arts galleries, free music programs, and work spaces for non-profit arts organizations, the Foundation creates opportunities for and nurtures the growth of artists, while working with emerging and leading arts organizations to engage with St. Louis’s diverse community in ways that are relevant, inclusive, and inspiring. For more information, visit www.kranzbergartsfoundation.org.

About The Lewis Prize for Music

The Lewis Prize for Music believes that music in the lives of young people is a catalytic force to drive positive change in our society. It partners with leaders in diverse and vibrant communities who invest in young people by providing access to safe, inclusive spaces where they can build powerful relationships through music.

The organization is the brainchild of philanthropist Daniel R. Lewis, who has spent the last 19 years focusing on philanthropic efforts in the social and musical arts field, including founding the Miami Music Access Fellowship, serving as the founding chairman of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency/Miami Music Association, chairman of the Spring For Music Festival and chairman of The Management Center. Learn more at www.thelewisprize.org.

Acknowledgements

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

Support for Saint Louis Story Stitchers is also provided by a 5-year $500,000 award from The Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award.

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers arts and humanities programs was provided by  a 3-year $100,000 award from the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission and St. Louis Mental Health Board, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Missouri Arts Council, Regional Arts Commission, March for Our Lives Aid & Alliance, The Equity Impact Award from the Bezos Family Foundation and Creative Reaction Lab, and the Arts & Education Council, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA), My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a program of the Obama Foundation, Freedom Summer 2022 Fund, and by generous individuals like you.

About Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective

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

The 501(c)(3) organization is located in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Our mission is to document Saint Louis through art and word to promote understanding, civic pride, intergenerational relationships, and literacy.

Artists work alongside 16–24-year-old underrepresented youth who are 98% Black and living in underserved areas of the St. Louis region to collect stories, reframe and retell them using the arts and storytelling to promote a better educated, more peaceful and caring society.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers current focus is aimed at addressing pressing public health issues including gun violence through contemporary storytelling. Projects create a platform for community engagement through an artistic lens and with it the Saint Louis Story Stitchers work to shift perceptions and realities and bring hope to the Saint Louis community.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective Website: https://storystitchers.org/

Link to Stitchers Youth Council Application: https://storystitchers.org/stitchcast-studio-podcaster-page/

Link to E-News: https://storystitchers.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/stitchers-fan-club-news

The Center Part IV


The Center Part IV

 

In this week’s episode of StitchCast Studio, youth leaders from Stitchers Youth Council, including leading architect of the Youth Council Branden Lewis, continue to develop The Center Cabinet and  have a conversation about how The Center, a dedicated safe space for under-represented youth envisioned by Story Stitchers youth leaders, might be used to impact the community. In this episode, youth leaders discuss the loss of friends, family, peers and causes for some of that loss. The Center, a project to create a youth arts and technology center designed and driven by youth leaders, is supported in part by a 2021 $500,000 5-year Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize For Music. Recorded live at Stitchers Storefront Studio, St. Louis, Missouri, on July 22, 2022. 

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

Guitar Solo, Alexis

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2022

 

Go back and listen to the youth dream unfolding in past episodes:

 

Season I, Episode 27, The Center Part I

Story Stitchers discuss becoming one of 8 organizations nation-wide to reach the finalist stage of the Lewis Prize for Music’s $500,000 Accelerator grant competition. Youth and staff reflect on their application’s focus, a new youth arts and technology facility for St. Louis’ at-risk youth called “The Center.” Recorded in Zoom on December 2, 2020.

 

Season II, Episode 34,  The Center Part II

In this week’s episode, 16-24 year old Stitchers Youth Council leaders brainstorm with host Emeara Burns about The Center, a project to create a youth arts and technology center supported in part by a 2021 Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize For Music and discuss the future of Story Stitchers. Recorded live in Zoom January 28, 2021.

 

Season IV, Episode 107, The Center Part III

In this week’s episode of StitchCast Studio, youth leaders from Stitchers Youth Council, including leading architects of the Youth Council Branden Lewis and Emeara Burns, form The Center Cabinet and sit down with Story Stitchers founding president and executive director Susan Colangelo to have a conversation about how The Center, a dedicated safe space for under-represented youth envisioned by Story Stitchers youth leaders, might be used to impact the community. 

 

The Center, a project to create a youth arts and technology center designed and driven by youth leaders, is supported in part by a 2021 $500,000 5-year Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize For Music. Recorded live at Stitchers Storefront Studio, St. Louis, Missouri, on July 22, 2022. 

 

Story Stitchers is supported in part 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 StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Equity Impact from Creative Reaction Lab and the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Arts & Education Council. Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported by Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a resident organization.

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

Dance Battle features OG’s VandL Izor and Small Talk!


Dance Battle Saturday Night!!

Free and Open to the Public

All Ages

Aug 20th

Central Stage

3524 Washington Ave 63103

4:00-6:00

Lucas & E host a StitchCast on the

Krump Movement with VandL Izor and Small Talk!

6:00

16-24 year olds – Registration (Bring ID and if you are under 18 bring a parent too)

7:00-11:00

Dance Battle!!

Slim is your battle manager!

VandL Izor, Small Talk, and Rich are your judges!

E is your MC!

BlueBeatz and Howard Cox are your DJ’s

with the Story Stitcher DJ UP Crew!

Lucas & JayMJay, the July 1st Place winner! are in the Spotlight!!

$500 of prizes!

+ a $200 Bonus Prize!

for Judges’ Choice for a 16-18 year old UP and Coming Dancer

It’s Free and It’s al for YOU!

Snacks too!

RAIN OR SHINE

Central Stage or next door in Strauss Park

Grand Center

3524 Washington Ave, 63103

More info: https://storystitchers.org/2019-tour/

 

Sick of Gunshots? Get UP and Join the Movement!


Sick of Gunshots?

Get UP and Join the Movement! 

Come and learn what YOU can do to help bring peace to the Lou!

Saint Louis Story Stitchers

StitchCast Studio

to welcome

Wilford Pinkney, Jr.

Director of

The Office of Violence Prevention

NOT ANOTHER ONE!

A Play For Peace

 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Performance and Discussion

Central Library

Auditorium

1301 Olive Street
St. Louis MO 63103

 Free book to the first 100 attendees

(age 13 and up)

Author Page

 

“If you’re searching for a way to ignite productive and meaningful discussion and dialogue about gun violence, race, and social justice among teens, this is a treasure trove!” — Sherry Norfolk, Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist, Author

 

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 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.

Guest Discussant 

Wilford Pinkney, Jr.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Free and Open to the public

Not Another One! page: https://storystitchers.org/not-another-one/

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.

NOT ANOTHER ONE! Webpage

Central Library Event Page

Story Stitchers to Perform at Night Out for Safety and Liberation 2022


Saint Louis Story Stitchers is pleased to join the St. Louis-based Organization for Black Struggle, Youth Council for Positive Development, Project Haki, and the Wellston Loop CDC, to participate in Night Out for Safety and Liberation 2022.

Night Out for Safety and Liberation is a national event started in 2013 by the Ella Baker Center as an alternative to the more police-centric National Night Out. The event’s goal is to get communities thinking about how they can reimagine and redefine public safety.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Event Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Story Stitchers Performance: 6:45 PM

Location: Barrett Brothers Park
5872 St Louis Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63120

Shout out to Jelani Brown, Youth Organizer for Organization for Black Struggle and all the folks there, for the invitation to Saint Louis Story Stitchers participate! 

New Partnership with Missouri Green Schools


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Saint Louis Stitchers is pleased to announce that we are now a partnering organization with Missouri Green Schools.

Missouri Green Schools’ mission is to improve health and wellness, incorporate sustainability education, and reduce environmental impact in our schools.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is artists and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) teens and young adults, working together to create social change with a focus on gun violence prevention, public health and public safety.

Story Stitchers is committed to placing youth at the center of the work both in identifying topics for exploration as well as the methods for engagement. Stitchers collect stories, reframe and retell them through art, writing and performance to promote understanding, civic pride, intergenerational relationships and literacy. Projects create a platform for community engagement through an artistic lens and with it the Saint Louis Story Stitchers work to shift perceptions and realities and bring hope to the Saint Louis community. Our goal is to promote a better educated, more peaceful and caring region through storytelling.

Story Stitchers work in Missouri’s native prairies, called Peace in the Prairie, supports healing from urban stress and trauma through experiences in nature. Peace in the Prairie will be presented at St. Louis Art Fair in Clayton, Missouri September 9-11th through a booth and 4 performances.

Visit the Parent and Educator Resource page to learn more about Story Stitchers work for families and schools: https://storystitchers.org/parent-and-educator-resources/

Missouri Green Schools (MGS) is a support and recognition program for schools run jointly by the Missouri Environmental Education Association and the U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter.

MGS recognizes schools at emerging, progressing, and advanced achievements in three pillars of sustainability – reducing environmental impacts, increasing sustainability literacy, and improving health and wellness. In addition, we have further resources and support available in the form of mini-grants and 1-on-1 support from AmeriCorps VISTAs for eligible schools with at least 60% of their students on free or reduced price lunch.

MGS also serves as the conduit for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Awards for the state of Missouri in partnership with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

We are excited to work together for a healthier, safer, and more green region!

July 16 Dance Battle Moves Inside to Central Stage


Story Stitchers Dance Battles return!

Saturday, July 16

Open to all

Due to extreme heat today’s Battle has moved inside to

Central Stage, 3524 Washington Ave, 63103

6:00-7:00 

Dance Battle Registration

7:00-11:00 PM

Dance Battle!!!

Open to 16-24 year old youth living in St. Louis 

Juried competitions in contemporary dance with cash awards provided to

1st – 3rd place winners!!

$300 – $150 – $50!!!

Our Judges are Terry, Lucas, and Cornell!

Spotlight Dance with 2021 1st Place Winners

Kelzz and Terry!

With support from the Regional Arts Commission

This event is made possible by a partnership with the Violence Prevention Commission & City of St. Louis using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

Wholistic Homecomings


 

“I think of a safe space, where I don’t have to worry about being judged. Home is a warm place, a place where I can find loved ones or people I care deeply about.” — Branden Lewis, Youth Program Coordinator, Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artist Collective

The Wholistic Homecomings Essay Series welcomes readers to examine the variety of ways that Creative Youth Development organizations push our collective thinking forward on building trust, safety, and family during these extraordinary times.

Launched in 2017 with a mission to partner with transformative leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music, The Lewis Prize for Music (TLPM) has built a network of over 70 funded organizations. Through a national prize process granting cycle, TLPM identified the second cohort of Accelerator Awardees, whose organizations underscore the potential for young people to utilize Creative Youth Development as a vehicle to address inequitable systems that have unjustly marginalized their communities.

The 2021 Accelerator Awardees are Celina Miranda from Hyde Square Task Force (Boston, Massachusetts), DeLashea Strawder from Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit (Detroit, Michigan), Matthew Kerr and Christopher Thornton from Beyond the Bars (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and Susan Colangelo from Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective (Saint Louis, Missouri). Each of the Accelerator Awardees received $500,000 from The Lewis Prize for Music to uplift systems change efforts at their respective organizations.

Following the Accelerator Award recognition, The Lewis Prize for Music invited these leaders to share with a national audience the ways their organizations have emerged as vital spaces for belonging, centering the leadership values, practices, and strategies that have led youth to thrive. In the Wholistic Homecomings Essay Series, Accelerator Awardees highlight the importance of homecoming, reflecting on the ways their organizations have risen to the immense challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the gaps they have already strived to fill in response to systemic inequities.

The Wholistic Homecomings Essay Series welcomes readers to examine the variety of ways that Creative Youth Development organizations push our collective thinking forward on building trust, safety, and family during these extraordinary times. Accelerator Awardees highlight the importance of homecoming, reflecting on the ways their organizations have risen to the immense challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the gaps they have already strived to fill in response to systemic inequities.

Learn about the work of #CreativeYouthDevelopment organizations who are recreating the concept of home in the new Wholistic Homecomings Essay Series written by The Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Awardees www.thelewisprize.org/wholistic-homecomings

Drawing Credit: Chandra, commissioned by The Lewis Prize For Music for The Wholistic Homecomings Essay Series

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Facebook: The Lewis Prize for Music

Twitter: @TheLewisPrize

Website: www.thelewisprize.org

#CreativeYouthDevelopment  #CYD  #TheLewisPrize #AcceleratorAwards

Not Another One! Soundtrack Release Set for July 4th!


“If you’re searching for a way to ignite productive and meaningful discussion and dialogue about gun violence, race, and social justice among teens, this is a treasure trove!”

— Sherry Norfolk, Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist, Author

 

NOT ANOTHER ONE! A Play for Peace

Soundtrack Release Set for July 4th!!

Pre-order the album now! Hyperlink HERE

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

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.

Story Stitchers has created a suite of publications that will enable any group to stage the play with full music tracks, show tracks, and a coordinated unit plan is available at Teachers Pay Teachers.

NOT ANOTHER ONE! A Play For Peace
Author Event and Performance is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM at Central Library, St. Louis Public Library in downtown St. Louis. The event is free and open to the public.
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! Webpage

Purchase the Book

Central Library Event Page