Hillview Middle School Speaker Series is hosting the award-winning documentarian and Second Lady of California, Jennifer Siebel Newsom for a screening of her new documentary, The Mask You Live In. The film will be shown on March 2 at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center (PAC).
Commended for her groundbreaking documentary exploring the impact of the media’s portrayal of girls in Miss Representation, Ms. Newsom takes on the gender stereotypes and the miseducation of our young boys in the new film, The Mask You Live In. After viewing the film, Ms. Newsom will share the story behind the film and answer audience questions.
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 adults in their lives, the boys in the film confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. This important film ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.
The event is free and open to the public and takes place in the Hillview Middle School Performing Arts Center (PAC) located at 1100 Elder Avenue in Menlo Park. The event will start promptly at 6:30 pm and is likely to fill up quickly, so attendees are recommended to arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. to secure a seat. Free childcare is provided for all potty trained children. For more information, contact Jennifer Allen at email@example.com.