“The Mask You Live In” Documentary Screening | SF
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Charles Schwab Auditorium | 211 Main St, 1st Floor, San Francisco, CA
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The San Francisco Chapter for Charles Schwab’s Diversity & Inclusion Network is proud to host a screening of The Mask You Live In, a film from Jennifer Siebel Newsom and The Representation Project, makers of the film, Miss Representation. The film follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.
Following the screening, Ashanti Branch (featured in the film), assistant principle at Montera Middle School and Founder/Executive Director at The Ever Forward Club (www.everforwardclub.org), will lead a “fireside chat” with boys from our Bay Area community to discuss challenges our youth face in our own backyard.
4:30pm: Doors open
5:00pm: The Mask You Live In Film Screening
6:45pm: Fireside Chat featuring Ashanti Branch and local Bay Area youth
7:30pm: Doors close
Film Synposis – Click here for movie trailer
The Mask You Live In film 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.