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Defining masculinity topic of discussion

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Dan Humphrey '16 asks a question during a panel discussion following a screening of The Mask You Live In, a documentary about masculinity in today's society, in the Bright Family Screening Room of the Paramount Center on April 6. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

Emerson Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) hosted a screening and subsequent discussion April 6 of a thought-provoking documentary, The Mask You Live In, which examines how young men and boys use societal cues to define masculinity.

“We received many thoughtful questions from students at this event,” said Melanie Matson, director of VPR. “It’s encouraging to see students taking an interest in this societal issue and advocating for a violence-free society.”

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Discussion panelists Tikesha Morgan, director of multicultural student affairs and GLBTQ resources at Emerson, and Jabari Asim, associate professor in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

The discussion panelists were Craig Norberg-Bohm, men’s initiative coordinator at Jane Doe Inc.; Jabari Asim, author and associate professor in Writing, Literature, and Publishing; and Tikesha Morgan, director of multicultural student affairs and GLBTQ resources at Emerson.

The Mask You Live In, which was released this year, explores how our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men, and society at large, according to a description on IMDB.

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Craig Norbert-Bohm, men's initiative coordinator at Jane Doe Inc. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)