The Mask You Live In

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The Beta Epsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society & the CSJ Justice Commission present this film exploring cultural stereotypes of masculinity

Date & Time:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Admission:

FREE

Location:

Jeanne d'Arc Auditorium, Whitby Hall, St. Catherine University. 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

FREE

Open to the public. Certificates of attendance will be provided

Join the Beta Epsilon chapter of Phi Alpha BSW Honor Society & the CSJ Justice Commission for a screening & discussion of this film which explores cultural stereotypes of masculinity:

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.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to attend this event, please contact betaepsilon@stkate.edu at least 5 days in advance.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.

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