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St. Louis, MO 63110

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Join Saint Louis Story Stitchers in Forest Park to celebrate Earth Day with performances, vendors , dinner and an outdoor film screening .

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

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

April 22, 2022

10:00 AM-9:30 PM

Earth Day!

World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park

Saint Louis, Missouri

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, March For Our Lives, and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

To learn more visit: https://storystitchers.org/peace-in-the-prairie-2/


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Vendors

Vendors will bring information and resources about prairies and native plants, accessing and enjoying the outdoors, and healing from trauma.

10:00-12:00

  • Cabanne Library, St. Louis Public Library

10:00-4:00

  • Dig Annuals and Perennials - Native plants offered for sale
  • Audubon Center at Riverlands - Birds of Missouri prairies
  • Alive and Well
  • Missouri Department of Conservation, Powder Valley Nature Center & Tower Grove Park Office - Animals of the Prairie

12:00-4:00

  • Power4STL aka The T - Resources for Victims of Violence - Make your own first aid kit

Performances and Presentations

Activity schedule to be announced.

10:00-4:00

  • Understanding Trauma with Alive and Well
  • Story Circle with Master Storyteller Bobby Norfolk!
  • Yoga and Mindfulness - Michelle Fleming, Certified Yoga Therapist
  • Bug and Bird Sound Beatz with Story Stitchers' Blue Beatz
  • Krump Dance to Bug and Bird Beatz

Get involved with Peace in the Prairie!

Text Peace to (314) 270-1858 to volunteer or apply to be a vendor or presenter.

  • Free and open to the public. Group reservations required.

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Sugarfire Boxed Picnic Lunch

1:00 PM

Reserve a delicious boxed sandwich lunch!

  • Ticketed Meal

Who's Ready? We ready!

We ready for the violence to stop!

4:00 - 6:00 PM

You're invited!

Tired of the gun violence in our city? It's time to stand up and be heard!

Sign up to join Saint Louis Story Stitchers music video re-shoot of their original song, "Who's Ready?" Bring your group or bring yourself! We will film you singing the call and response to the song! If you are under 18, be sure to bring a parent or guardian, too!

This project is supported in part by a grant from March For Our Lives Aid & Alliance.

  • Free with Registration. Spaces are limited.

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Picnic Dinner and Pre-Screening Community Gathering

7:00-8:00 PM

Peace in the Prairie

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

Reserve a chair at our community tables to hear speakers and see performances celebrating the earth we share and its power to heal us from the trauma of exposure violence and loss.

  • Ticketed Meal

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Peace in the Prairie

Film Screening under the Stars

8:15-9:30 PM

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

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

Reserve a chair at our community table sand enjoy cocoa or hot tea, and a cookie , snuggle under a lap blanket, and grab a hand warmer for a unique and unforgettable event!

Experience the original film by Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective, six years in the making, under the stars of our city in the most iconic park in America!

Rated PG13 for references to violence.

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.

To learn more visit: https://storystitchers.org/peace-in-the-prairie-2/

  • Ticketed event. Spaces are limited.

Introduction to Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective

Learn about the work of Saint Louis Story Stitchers!

ABOUT SAINT LOUIS STORY STITCHERS ARTISTS COLLECTIVE

The Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is artists and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) youth ages 16-24, working together to create social change with a focus on gun violence prevention.

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. This approach builds a community of youth and professional artists who respect one another. Gun violence continues to be a pressing public health crisis that consumes the attention of the engaged youth, and artistic expression helps youth work through the pain and loss they have experienced.

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.

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History

Once upon a time there was a stitcher who liked to embroider stories from the newspaper. One day she was stitching about two sisters who were shot on their porch in University City. One sister died. Two brothers were arrested for the crime. The stitcher reflected on the power of stitching throughout history; of the Aids quilt and quilts on the Underground Railroad. She determined to join with others to create change. In August 2013 eight artists gathered in Old North St. Louis and founded the Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective — to make change.

Board of Directors

Susan Colangelo, President and Executive Director susanc@storystitchers.org

Breona Butler, Vice President

Tausha Dirks, Secretary

Maggie Wu, CPA, Treasurer

Members At Large

Michelle Fleming

Keisa M. Johnson, Esq.

Ben Kessler

Amanda Shields

Lynn Valeri

Cassandria White

John A Wright, Jr.

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