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The Mask You Live In, a diversity film series film
Date Thursday March 17
Time 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
325 Highand Ave.
Piedmont, CA 94611
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorEllen Driscoll Playhouse
March 17, 7-8:45 film showing; separate showing on March 26 at 3 pm in Oakland

THE MASK YOU LIVE IN

Man up! Don't be a sissy! Statistics tell us that compared to girls, boys are more likely to flunk or drop out of school, two times more likely to be in special education, and four times more likely to be expelled. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for boys.

The Appreciating Diversity Film Series is proud to present the award-winning documentary film, THE MASK YOU LIVE IN by Jennifer Seibel Newsom, which explores the pressure for boys to "act like men." For this film we are pleased to have the Piedmont Parents Network (PPN), a support group for parents of Piedmont Middle and High School students, as our co-sponsor.

THE MASK YOU LIVE IN follows boys and young men as they confront messages from media, peer groups and even adults in their lives, encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance to create a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become "real" men.

The film includes interviews with experts in neuro-science, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media, offering substantial evidence of the "boy crisis" and tactics to combat it. The Mask You Live In illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

The Appreciating Diversity Film Series is sponsored by the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee and the Piedmont League of Women Voters.

2 FREE Screenings

In Piedmont: Thursday, March 17
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse 325 Highland Avenue, Piedmont near Oakland Avenue.
6:30 PM Free reception | 7 - 8:45 PM screening

In Oakland: Saturday, March 26
The New Parkway, 474 24th Street (near Telegraph), Oakland
3:00 pm

Free, no need to rsvp.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 24th, 2016 12:08 AM

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