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The Mask You Live In – documentary screening
April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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.
Fairmount Park Elementary PTA and South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools are partnering to bring this screening to our families. The event is open to adults (strong language and subject matter) and will include a 30 minute community discussion after the film.
NOTE – Free childcare may be available for children ages 5-11 during the event if we have enough interest. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.