WHAT: THE MOVIE “THE MASK YOU LIVE IN”
WHERE: HUNT MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
WHEN: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 6-8PM (THERE WILL BE A DISCUSSION AFTERWARDS FOR THOSE INTERESTED)
WHY: TO LEARN A LOT MORE ABOUT BOYS AND THE CHALLENGES THEY FACE AND WAYS TO HELP THEM
WHO: COACHES, TEACHERS AND OTHERS THAT WORK WITH BOYS, ANYONE WHO HAS A SON, OR KNOWS ANY BOYS.
FREE CHILDCARE AND SNACKS
LOTS OF FREE PARKING
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.
Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.
Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.
The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.