12th Annual 'In Celebration of Mothers' Luncheon
Friday, May 8, 2015
Peacock Gap Clubhouse
Featured Speaker: Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Filmmaker, ‘Miss Representation’ & ‘The Mask You Live In’
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Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a Marin County native, mother of three, actress, producer and activist. Her new film, The Mask You Live In, explores our cultures narrow definition of masculinity and its impact on our boys, men and society at large. This film follows her 2011 film, Miss Representation, and her 2012 film, The Invisible War, which exposes the epidemic of rape in the U.S. Military. Come hear from Ms. Newsom about her growing role as a mother, her commitment to empowerment, and her inspiring message to all: effecting change can be done by anyone brave enough to take action.
The luncheon provides women and men a meaningful way to honor their mothers, celebrate Center for Domestic Peace’s work with mothers and families throughout Marin County, and raise funds for C4DP’s programs and services. Every year we create one of the counties hottest and most robust silent auctions, followed by a program that will inspire and move you. Please join us for this festive and meaningful event!
If you are interested in learning more about the event, sponsorship opportunities, or being a table captain, please contact Marla Hedlund, Development and Community Relations Manager @ 415.526.2543 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Exclusive Documentary Showing of 'The Mask You Live In'
by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, writer, director, producer
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael
Doors open at 6:30pm, film at 7:00pm.
Following the screening, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in a lively discussion and hear from a panel of leading experts on male gender role training. Panel experts include Brian O'Connor, Futures Without Violence, and Christian Dean, Dominican University of California.
Presented in association with the Osher Marin JCC
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- Compared to girls, boys are two times more likely to flunk or drop out or school
- Compared to girls, boys are two times more likely to receive special education
- Compared to girls, boys are four times more likely to be expelled
- Every day three or more boys commit suicide
- Suicide is the third leading cause of death for boys
- 93% of boys are exposed to internet porn before age 18
- Only 22 states require public schools teach sex education
Is there a “boy crisis” in America? Is our male population suffering due to our culture’s emphasis on power, dominance, and aggression?
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.