HOW ARE WE RAISING OUR BOYS?
Breakthrough Men’s Community encourages you to attend the free film, THE MASK YOU LIVE IN, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Carmel High School Performing Art Center as part of the
Parent & Teacher Lecture Series. A panel discussion will follow the film from 7:30-8 p.m. Seating is first-come, first served.
Contributions are welcome at the door, to help fund future programs.
— 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.
— “Breakthrough offers a guided, life-changing exploration where we work together, hands-on, to tackle the
challenges all men face,” said Chris Fitz, Breakthrough executive director. More information is on the Breakthrough website: http://www.breakthroughformen.org/ or from the office at 831-375- 5441.
— More than 2000 area men have participated since its local inception in 1987. Breakthrough sessions work on the causes behind the challenges that affect all men, such as relationship issues, self-worth, anger, addictions and isolation. Breakthrough workshops are offered throughout the year, and workshop pricing insures availability to all men.