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#perSISTERS Movie Night: The Mask You Live In

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Mick Jones Studio (in the old Rossi Cigar Factory building)

1411 Center Street

#1

Oakland, CA 94607

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Don't just sit there, perSIST! The perSISTERS of Oakland are hosting a film viewing of The Representation Project's latest documentary, The Mask You Live In. This film "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." The film raises themes to help us understand the struggle of young men and how these struggles impact women. One of our perSISTERS, Lisa, will be joining us from The Representation Project to introduce the film and lead a short discussion after on ways we as parents, friends and educators can help address these issues with our young boys.

With this event, we're raising money for A Safe Place domestic violence shelter, a local shelter for battered women and their children that serves over 200 domestic violence victims a year, and provides counseling and education to prevent future violence.

Time: Doors open at 7:15, film starts at 7:30. After-film discussion from 9-9:30.

Cost: Your ticket is free (and includes wine and popcorn), but we suggest a $20 donation to A Safe Place. You can give here, or at the door.

Help even more: We'll be collecting toiletry items from A Safe Place's wish list: shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, body wash, tooth brushes, toothpaste, deodorant, combs and brushes. Bring what you can!

Special thanks to Mick Jones (@mickjonesstudio on FB/Insta) for generously hosting us in his photography studio.

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