Community Screening of “The Mask You Live In” Documentary

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    When:
    Mar 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    2016-03-04T19:00:00-05:00
    2016-03-04T21:00:00-05:00
    Where:
    Emerson Waldorf School Brown Wing
    6211 New Jericho Rd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    USA
    Cost:
    Free
    Contact:
    Barbara Holloway
    919-967-1858
    This documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom of the Representation Project 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.

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