The 4A Project

Creator(s): Caitlin Metz, Alyson Thompson, E King

 
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WHO WE ARE
The 4A Project is a group dedicated to intentional community-building
through feeding people and hosting healing + art–making activities
one Sunday a month. We partner with various creatives, healers, and
minority-owned businesses, and compensate them for their time and
talent through donations.

We believe in building a stronger, more collaborative community for
sustaining this multifaceted social justice movement. In our space, we
celebrate all our intersections and our differences through sharing
meals and engaging in healing + art-making activities. Our events are
always free, because we believe belonging to a community shouldn’t
have to cost.

Events have included, restorative yoga, trauma–informed self–care for
activists with the St. Louis Counseling Collective, and Storytelling as
self–care workshop.


HOW WE HOPE TO EXPAND

We want to continue to make self-care + art-making accessible to our
growing community. We want to do this by expanding to 2 dinners a
month. We also want to host more outside healers and creatives. This
not only symbolically supports healers/creatives by involving them in
our community, but it also financially supports them for their magic.


WHAT WE NEED TO EXPAND


+ Increased funding in order to host twice a month
+ Supplies for healing activities and art–making
+ Funding to outsource expertise from healers and creatives
+ Increased funding to compensate those we partner with
and cover the costs of food & supplies

These types of spaces are necessary in St. Louis. A place to rest
and receive. A place to be and be known. We want to create the
communities we are fighting for. Through this collaborative model, we
facilitate connection, cultivate intimacy, equip with creative methods
of self-care, all to empower more sustainable activism and more
sustainable movements for justice.


These types of spaces are necessary in St. Louis. A place to rest
and receive. A place to be and be known. We want to create the
communities we are fighting for. Through this collaborative model, we
facilitate connection, cultivate intimacy, equip with creative methods
of self-care, all to empower more sustainable activism and more
sustainable movements for justice.