Sponsored by the Inclusion and Diversity Committee*
April 17, 2018 at 6 PM in the Big Room. Light dinner and childcare will be provided. RSVP by April 14.
American society increasingly promotes and reinforces polarizing, hyper-masculine and hyper-feminine gender stereotypes. With these often come devastating consequences, when in reality, gender can be expressed along an entire spectrum.
In a recent New York Times Opinion piece entitled "The Boys Are Not All Right," Michael Ian Black states bluntly, perhaps controversially, that “America’s boys are broken. And it’s killing us.”
In part one of a two-part Green Acres community dialogue, we will screen the documentary film The Mask You Live In, produced by The Representation Project, after which we will engage in conversation about the film and how to support boys in our community to navigate beyond these stereotypes.
In our ongoing efforts to foster inclusion and community, we see the issue of gender stereotypes, how they affect our children and play out in society at large, and furthermore how these interact with race, class, and place, to be important topics for our community to explore.
Part 2 of this community conversation will focus on hyper-feminized gender stereotypes in a similar format, in Fall 2018.
These are whole community dialogues hosted by Green Acres School Inclusion and Diversity Committee, addressing issues that affect all children and society at large, and we strongly encourage parents of all Green Acres families to attend both dialogues, regardless of your childrens’ gender identities.
Questions? Please contact Mary Sing or Ann Kappell Danner.
*If you are interested in learning more about the Inclusion and Diversity Committee, please join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 pm in the Staff Lounge.