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“The Mask You Live In,” a film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Date/Time
05/25/16
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick
1 Middle Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick – Doors open at 6:00!
1 Middle Street, Brunswick, Maine

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick is partnering with Boys to Men and PeaceWorks to present the screening and discussion of the powerful film, The Mask You Live In.

This film explores how our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.

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.

Due to mature content this film is recommended for audiences who are 14 years or older.

Admission is FREE, but people are asked to register for the event in order to help the organizers plan better for the evening.  Here’s the link to register.

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