Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Men's Story Project: Building Strength, Creating Peace. April 25-26.

Bay Area! These are different"his-stories" being told here, these stories model ways men should be talking, issues we should be examining. Don't miss the newest edition of:

The Men's Story Project

Building Strength, Creating Peace

UCB Multicultural Center
Sat. April 25, Sun April 26
Doors 7 PM; performance 7:30
$10-12 @ door only

The Men's Story Project is a new performance and dialogue project exploring social ideas about masculinity. Described by audiences as "groundbreaking" and "something that needs to keep on happening," the April UCB presentations will highlight 15 Bay Area artists, activists, and first-time presenters, ages 20-60, sharing true stories about their lives through slam poetry, monologues, music and dance.

The stories address subjects including: platonic love between men; disability and sexuality; men's restroom rituals; machismo in Latino culture; images of African American masculinity; an Oakland activist's refusal to continue intergenerational patterns of violence; challenging racism; being African American and gay; intergenerational support between men; responding to domestic violence; cancer and wholeness; gender identity; family relationships; personal strength; and gratitude to lifelong mentors.

Presenters: L. Abdul-Kenyatta; Michael Katz; Jeff Pollett; Amir Rabiyah; Joshua Safran; Jake Tobias; Aqeela Sherrills (Community Self-Determination Institute, Reverence Movement); Clover Mathis (formerly of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater); Leroy F. Moore, Jr. (Sins Invalid); Galen Peterson (Art in Action & Silence the Violence); Folawole Oyinlola (San Francisco Ballet); Abe Becker, Matt Blesse, Charles Ekabhumi Ellik, Stephen Meads & Terry Taplin (Berkeley, SF and Youth Speaks slam poetry championship teams).

1 comment:

jeff said...

Thanks for your continued support for the Men's Story Project!