Tuesday, May 1, 2012
One of our amazing performers at CockTales: Fathers and Sons.

One of our amazing performers at CockTales: Fathers and Sons.

Another ally who supports Men Can Stop Violence!

Another ally who supports Men Can Stop Violence!

Monday, April 30, 2012
CockTales director Ismael with peer leaders Courtney and Alicia at CockTales: Fathers and Sons

CockTales director Ismael with peer leaders Courtney and Alicia at CockTales: Fathers and Sons

Alex is one of our wonderful allies and peer educators at Men Can Stop Violence.

Alex is one of our wonderful allies and peer educators at Men Can Stop Violence.

CockTales 2012 was a success! (Most of) Our wonderful volunteers, peer educators, and performers at CockTales: Fathers and Sons

CockTales 2012 was a success! (Most of) Our wonderful volunteers, peer educators, and performers at CockTales: Fathers and Sons

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

San Francisco State University’s prevention education organization on campus, The Safe Place, is proud to present: CockTales-Fathers & Sons.

Cocktales was created by Ismael de Guzman who runs the men’s program at SF State called Men Can Stop Violence in order to educate other young men in becoming male allies on our campus in addressing sexual violence against women and other men. We believe in part of the solution is creating a space to talk about masculinity so men can begin to hear other men’s real stories about their journey from recognizing privilege to emotional pain and ultimately finding peace within themselves.

This event will be held April 20th at SFSU in McKenna theater in the Creative Arts Building. Throughout the past three years male students, activists, artists, and even women alike, have performed their real life experiences of sexuality, intimacy, trauma, and of course, healing. One major theme in previous shows was the relationship between father and son, so this year we wanted to deepen our exploration of this particular subject, hence, COCKTALES: Fathers & Sons. In this show performers will share their own stories around being a father, a son, growing up without a father, mothers who must take on the father role, abandonment, trauma, love, etc.

All of our wonderful performers at Sunday’s dress rehearsal.

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for CockTales this Friday, April 20!

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here.

For more information, please see our Facebook page.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 Thursday, March 8, 2012

Counseling & Psychological Services’ The SAFE Place - Men Can Stop Violence Presents CockTales: Fathers & Sons

Date:  April 20, 2012
Location:  McKenna Theatre @ Creative Arts
Time:  7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Cost:  $5 students/$8 general on-line

Since 2009, CockTales has addressed sexual violence and social justice from a male-allyship approach by providing the space for men to share their stories of manhood and masculinity. In this year’s show CockTales: Fathers & Sons, performers will explore the theme of fatherhood in all its forms and its influence on how we relate to ourselves, other men, the women in our lives, and the world. We hope you will join us on this amazing journey of exploration, expression, and self-actualization.

"What a wonderful and moving show "CockTales" is." - Nancy Bavis 2011

To purchase tickets, see link below:
https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?m=ca52a43456ad2ceed9466d96768dcd6d&t=tix


To see past shows, see link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ppdJbb5M5c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DxE7OJRdv0
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A recap of Cocktales 2011: Confessions

Performers got a chance to share their stories and challenges with masculinity in this years third annual CockTales event hosted by campus prevention educations programs in hopes of bringing an end to sexual violence

A space is created by director Ismael de Guzman along with several SF State students where people can heal from life experiences such as war, molestation and arranged marriages.

This year was the first time that a woman presented a piece to the crowd which this year gathered in SF State’s Knuth Hall.