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Not Another One! A Play for Peace
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.
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.
The event will also feature Jessi LaRose, a Senior Strategist-Initiatives at Missouri Foundation for Health. Jessi has led MFH’s Firearm Violence Prevention initiative and serves on its Firearm Suicide Prevention team. She also serves on the St. Louis Cure Violence Steering Committee, the St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission evaluation committee, and co-chairs the Missouri Suicide Prevention Network’s Community Coalitions Support Committee.