The Mask You Live In

Thursday, November 19 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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"Research shows that compared to girls, boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives.”

On Thursday, Nov. 19 from 7-9pm, the Center for Violence Prevention and Education will be screening the documentary, The Mask You Live In through Zoom, which follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity.

The documentary will be streamed virtually through Zoom and will be followed by a conversation around healthy masculinities. Join the Zoom Meeting>>


The Mask You Live In (2015) follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. WATCH THE TRAILER NOW>>

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.


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Zoe Kriegel

Zoe Kriegel 11/19/2020

I'm excited to join this event. It seems the stream hasn't started. I wanted to see if there were technical difficulties or whether the event has been rescheduled. Thank you so much.