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Lunchumentary: The Mask You Live In

Lunchumentary: The Mask You Live In

Lunchumentary film screening of The Mask You Live In. Bring your lunch and learn something new. You feed your body. We'll feed your mind. 

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

Thursday, May 30, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Robeson Institute
Raritan Valley Community College
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Megan Dempsey

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