Join AZ Celebrates the 19th Amendment at a film showing of 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. Pressured by 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.

Thursday, January 11, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM MST

Arizona Community Foundation
2201 East Camelback Road #405b
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Note: film still used provided in official press kit for The Mask You Live In