The Mask You Live In
Dr. Andrew, Campbell Union School District Superintendent, and the City of Campbell invite you to a screening of The Mask You Live In at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell.
There will be a panel discussion immediately after the screening (panelist details below). Please note that this film is intended for an ADULT AUDIENCE.
- When: Monday, February 1st at 7pm
- Where: Heritage Theatre, Campbell
- Cost: FREE
- Tickets: Click here to reserve
We encourage parents, educators, coaches, anyone who works with children, anyone who interacts with boys of any age, to attend. We all have boys who touch our day-to-day lives and who we support: fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, friends, students, athletes and neighbors. This movie is an incredible resource to help us learn how to support all of the males in our lives.
Please share this message with your friends and anyone who may be interested in viewing this film.
Compared to girls, research shows that boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives. The Mask You Live In asks: As a society, how are we failing our boys? MASK looks at the sociological implications of the phrase “Be A Man” and how it plays out throughout a boy’s life. The film examines how boys are influenced by parenting, our education system, sports culture, and mass media – including violent video games and pornography — and how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance. Of particular importance to the film is unveiling the long-term, negative impact of “American masculinity” on the mental and emotional well-being of male youth.
The documentary and post-film discussion will attempt to ultimately illustrate how we can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.
To view a short trailer for the film, click here.
Our panel of leading experts includes
- Judy Chu, Ed.D. – Judy is one of the experts featured in The Mask You Live In. She is an Affiliated Faculty member of the Program in Human Biology at Stanford University, where she teaches a course on Boys’ Psychosocial Development. She earned her doctorate at Harvard Graduate School of Education where her research explored boys’ gender socialization, relationships, and development during early childhood and adolescence. She is the author of When Boys Become Boys and co-editor of Adolescent Boys: Exploring Diverse Cultures of Boyhood. She is also the mother of a twelve-year-old boy.
- Eric Andrew, Ed.D. – Dr. Andrew was appointed as Superintendent of Campbell Union School District in February 2010. As Chief Executive of the preschool-through-eighth-grade public school district, he is responsible for leading all aspects of the district’s instructional and operational programs. He is a member of several professional organizations, including: the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA); Santa Clara County School Superintendent’s Association; and the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators. He serves on the board of the California Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD) and the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators. As an administrator and instructional leader, Dr. Andrew holds a master’s in education from Cal-Poly, Pomona, an administrative credential from Cal State San Bernardino and a doctorate in education from the University of LaVerne.
- Geoff Nugent, Ph.D. LMFT – Geoff is the Supervisor of Behavior and Mental Health for the schools in the Campbell Union School District, as well as the CEO and lead therapist of the Nugent Family Counseling Center Inc. Geoff currently works with children and teens on areas such as depression, anxiety, and adolescent development. Previously, he performed suicide assessments for teens through EMQ Families First. Geoff’s doctoral research was on the social-emotional effect of video games and VOIPing on adolescents.
- Lynn Lipari, LMFT, LPCC – Lynn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She began working in the counseling field over 20 years ago and was licensed in 2005. Her work experience ranges from working with court referred clients in domestic violence, working in school and residential settings with children and families and working in mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment at Santa Clara County. Lynn can provide insight regarding the impact she has seen as it relates to the issues presented in the film. Currently, Lynn is taking time off from her practice to focus on her daughters and is a Kinder parent at Village School in Campbell.
- Steve Smith, LMFT – Steve is a Marriage & Family Therapist who specializes in helping couples and individuals create fulfilling relationships in their lives. He is a founder of The Enlightened Mind, a community resource center, and the author of The Enlightened Relationship, which outlines a healthy paradigm for love. While at Stanford University, he competed in the classroom and on the football field as a student-athlete. Steve has a daughter in 4th grade at Village School.