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Journeys School to host two impactful films screenings that explore youth, gender and culture

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Journeys School of Teton Science Schools, in partnership with the Millham family, will present the screenings of two films -- The Mask You Live In, tonight at 7:00 p.m. and Miss Representation, tomorrow November 17 at 7:00 p.m. Following each film there will be panel discussions with experts Joe Ehrmann, Former NFL Player and Current Coach and Motivational Speaker (Monday), Megan Grassell, Founder and CEO of Yellowberry Company: Bras for Young Girls (Tuesday), Chad Green, Dean of Students at St. Paul’s School (Monday and Tuesday), Jennifer Siebel Newsom, American Documentary Filmmaker and Actress (Monday and Tuesday). 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. Written, produced and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015. The documentary presents the personal narratives of young boys and men and features experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media, further exploring how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men. Watch the film trailer here. Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. Watch the full film trailer here . These film screenings will be held at the Center for the Arts and tickets are $5 for each film. Tickets can be purchased online at The Center Box Office, online or by calling 733-4900. Both films are appropriate for 9th grade and up, parental discretion is advised. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.jhcenterforthearts.org/calendar or call Journeys School at 307-733-3729. #buckrail #news #whatshappening