About this Event
The Mask You Live In follows a diverse group of 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 groups, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify 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.
Join WTLC and our special guest speakers working in the field of masculinity and violence prevention to have an in-depth discussion on healthy masculinity and creating safe and healthy communities.
*Attendees will receive an email the day of the event with the film link for viewing*