Join The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School for a screening of the acclaimed Sundance documentary The Mask You Live In, which follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Moderated by Laura Booker, LCSW, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion of young men from Maplewood and South Orange speaking on their complex experience of masculinity.

What: The Mask You Live In screening + panel discussion with young men from Columbia High School. The panel will be moderated by Laura Booker, LCSW.

When: Thursday, October 15 at 7pm

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Where: Columbia High School Library, 17 Parker Avenue, Maplewood

Tickets: Free for students with valid id and $15 for everyone else. Tickets will be sold at the door but we recommend people register in advance due to space limitations.

To register: Call 973.378.7620 or stop by the Adult School office at Columbia High School, 17 Parker Avenue, Room A110 between the hours of 10am-4pm. Adults can also register online at http://www.ssreg.com/som/classes/results.asp?string=mask.

Film Synopsis:

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. Written, produced and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom (known for her 2011 film Miss Representation), the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015.The documentary presents the personal narratives of young boys and men and features experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media, further exploring how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

Film trailer: http://vimeo.com/83493676

This event is being co-sponsored by The Happy Gender Project. http://happygenderproject.com/