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The Mask You Live in Screening and Community Dialogue


Aksarben Cinema
2110 S 67th St 68106 Omaha United States
Join the Social Justice Education Network for a screening of The Mask You Live In- a documentary about masculinity, followed by a moderated community dialogue.

Bring your sons, brothers, fathers, friends, and community activists to have an honest, open look at how the concept of masculinity shapes boys, men, and society.
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.