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Movie Night: The Mask You Live In

Event Type
Film Screening
Women's Resources Center and University Housing
Student Dining and Residential Programs Building Room 2050
Apr 17, 2023   6:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
Women's Resources Center

About the film: 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.

This event is open to everyone. People of all genders are encouraged to come participate! 

For more information about this event and other events during SAAM, visit go.illinois.edu/SAAM2023 

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