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Film Screening & Panel Discussion: The Mask You Live In

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Date(s) - 10/26/2017
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Alumni Memorial Building Room 210


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.

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Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with:

Diane Mollenkopf, Associate Professor of Logistics

Lynn Sacco, Associate Professor, History

Troy Lane, Chief of the University of Tennessee Police Force

Chris Whitehead, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of East Tennessee

Renee Mikorski, Graduate Student in Psychology

This event is cosponsored with the UT Men’s Project. Free & open to the public. For questions or to arrange disability accommodations, please contact the Center for Student Engagement at (865) 974-5455.

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