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Premiere Screening, The Mask You Live In

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Local Screening: There will be a local screening of The Mask You Live In on Tuesday, April 14, 5-7pm in the Fireside Room on the Rocklin Campus 5000 Rocklin Road. Free and open to the public. After the screening, there will be community/panel discussion led by Anthropology Professor Matt Archer and Sociology Professor Jason Logan.

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, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015.

The documentary present 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. www.themaskyoulivein.org

“Just as our culture has harmed women and girls, so too are we harming our boys, which has led to a ‘boy crisis’ in America,” said Newsom. “Our intention is that this film sparks a national conversation around masculinity and helps our boys overcome limiting stereotypes, encouraging them to stay true to themselves.”

Newsom’s first film Miss Representation premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and exposed the ways in which mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. Sierra College Love Your Body Week will show Miss Representation on Monday April 13th 5-7pm in the Fireside Room on the Rocklin Campus.

Love Your Body Week is an interdisciplinary event fully conceptualized, organized, and executed by Sierra College faculty, staff, and students.

For more information on Sierra College’s Love Your Body Week, visit www.sierracollege.edu/lybw or call 916-660-8068.

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