Changing the Narrative
The Men’s Story Project is a bold arts and community dialogue project examining social ideas about masculinity, using the arts as a vehicle for community-building and social change.
The presentation features 12 St. Louis Area men, ages 19-38, sharing personal stories about masculinity in mediums including spoken word, monologues, poetry and storytelling. Presenters are local artists and activists, SLU students and professors and most are men who have never spoken publicly before. The presentation will be followed by audience discussion.
Topics include unhealthy and abusive relationships, surviving childhood sexual abuse, images of African American masculinity, sexuality and gender identity, transgender identity, homophobia and religion, challenging racism, being allies for women and trans folx, speaking up and against domestic violence and sexual assault, and more.
Last year’s production was heralded as “Excellent! Like nothing I’ve ever seen before,” “Elegant in its simplicity. Revolutionary by its honesty,” and “Great work and great format… powerful to hear so many deeply personal stories from such a varied group of men.”
The ultimate goal of this second annual event is to help expand the presence of genuine self-expression, health, peace and social justice in communities.
- When: Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before the production.
- Where: Chaifetz School of Business Auditorium, 3674 Lindell Blvd, 63108. The venue is wheelchair-accessible. (map it)
- Cost: The event is free and accepts donations which will benefit Safe Connections.
- Contact: Questions or ideas? Contact James Meinert. Additional information is also available on Facebook.
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