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The Mask You Live In - Film Screening
Fri, Mar 31, 2017, 5:30 PM
Brought to the Middlesex County College community by Democracy House and The Middlesex County Center for Empowerment, 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.
See more at: http://therepresentationproject.org/film/the-mask-you-live-in/about-the-film/#sthash.iK51HBSE.dpuf
Note: This event is free, however, please consider bringing a donation of gently used denim or a gently used solid t- shirt.
Middlesex County College
Theater - Located within the College Center
Doors Open at 5:30pm
Film will begin promptly at 6:00pm (1 hour and 37 minutes run time)
A reflection session will immediately follow the film
Parking: Please park in white- lined spaces in Lots 1 & 2
SNOW DATE: April 7, 2017 same location and time
Please check the Middlesex County College website for school closing information as needed.