Free showing of “The Mask You LIve in” about male masculinity at the Loft


Free Admission!

The Mask You Live In

TUESDAY, MARCH 10 AT 6:30PM | Free Admission at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson
Registration is at 6:00pm, program starts at 6:30pm.

“Join Child & Family Resources as we offer a free screening of this powerful documentary, followed by brief descriptions of the free youth workshops, curriculum trainings and conference opportunities by two of Child & Family Resources’ Prevention Programs for Youth: Guy Talk and Mobilization for Positive Futures.

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. (Dir. by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 2015, USA, 97 mins., Not Rated)

Parents, youth of all genders, educators, coaches, counselors, board and staff of Child & Family Resources as well as our partners, and members of the community are encouraged to attend, and registration is required.

Please Register Online HERE. Or give us a call: 520-321-3380.

This is a rental of The Loft Cinema, presented by Child & Family Resources.”

The Mask You Live In

Carolyn’s note: Sounds like a relevant topic in 2020, with the strength of the women’s and #MeToo movements, for youth growing up male in America now. I grew up in rural Hawaii with 2 brothers (no sister, who was a stillbirth), and I raised an only child/son here in Tucson, Arizona. Thus I was surrounded by concerns about raising a male child, having experienced two brothers (one older, one younger) confront their challenges of dating, the Draft (during the Vietnam Conflict), career choices/changes, emotional challenges, having children or not.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).