Saint Louis Story Stitchers Publishes "Not Another One! A Play for Peace" to address gun violence

By: Saint Louis Story Stitchers
ST. LOUIS - June 22, 2022 - PRLog -- NOT ANOTHER ONE! A Play For Peace
Saint Louis Story Stitchers artists publishes book and album as a tool to reduce gun violence.

"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

Author Event: Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective
Saturday, August 13
Central Library
1301 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103
Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is a nationally recognized artists collective known for high quality art and innovative youth violence prevention programs.
Free and open to the public
Recommended for ages 10 and up

Artists will present a 1 hour performance of work related to the book NOT ANOTHER ONE! A Play For Peace that includes music, a reading, and community conversation recorded and published for StitchCast Studio.

NOT ANOTHER ONE! is a multi-year signature project addressing gun violence through original music, youth-led discussions with adult leaders and police, related documentary videos, music, a book, and two scripts. Content has been collected and edited from 2015 to 2021 by over 100 local artists and youth.

The book contains the full transcript of the youth-led discussion that took place during protests that erupted after the August 9, 2014, killing by police officer Darren Wilson of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Youth leading the discussion created an honest and frank conversation with the police, emergency room physicians, social workers and government officials about their concerns, rights, and police - youth interaction. A guide for youth who want to create their own youth-led discussion is included in the book.

The book also contains both the full-length script and the school assembly script, both of which are based on the Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective's 2015 youth-led discussion with civic leaders and police on gun violence and police/teen interaction entitled, NOT ANOTHER ONE! A Discussion. The book provides content for educators or community or arts organizations who wish to stage the play at their own facility.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers artists hope that schools, community centers, juvenile detention centers, police training centers, the fields of social work and African American studies, social studies high school and university faculty and students, and change-makers will utilize the body of work in Not Another One! to generate thought and discussion in your own communities.

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