In lieu of our typical Men in the Movement discussion we invite you to this special film screening of “The Mask You Live In”.
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.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Registration
4:00 – 5:30 – Screening
5:30 – 6:15 Panel Discussion
This is a free event but space is limited. Registration required
Registration link: http://www.cfw.org/?event=film-screening-the-mask-you-live-in
Sponsored by: Apna Ghar, Chicago Foundation for Women and its Women United Giving Council,
Chicago Public Library, Rape Victim Advocates and The Siragusa Foundation