Free Film Screening and Discussion about Masculinity Hosted by HPL and Let Me Run

The Hopewell Public Library and Let Me Run are hosting a free community screening and panel discussion of The Mask You Live In, on Wednesday, May 1, 6:30-8:30pm at the Hopewell Theater.
This award-winning documentary follows real accounts of boys and young men as they struggle to navigate their way through America’s narrow definition of masculinity. This conversation is vital, not only for the health of our boys, but also for our society as a whole.  Parents of children of any age are encouraged to attend.  The film is recommended for ages 14 and up.
A panel discussion will follow the screening, with a panel that includes: Jonathan Woods, LCSW, who has been in clinical practice since 1979 and is current director of Comprehensive Mental Health Services, a multidisciplinary outpatient practice;  Megan Mormile, LPC, who has worked with adolescents for over twenty years focused primarily around dealing with stress, anxiety, social issues and school related difficulties; and Hopewell resident Laura Smelas – regional director of Let Me Run Central NJ.
This program is co-sponsored by Let Me Run, a nonprofit wellness program that inspires boys to be themselves, be active, and belong. Let Me Run seeks to break down negative societal pressures that require males to mask their authentic selves behind a performance of masculinity.  “We nurture and celebrate every aspect of what it really means to be a boy, and we let them run.”
The Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out series is held on the first Wednesday of each month. These events are free and open to the public – no registration is required. The May 1st talk will be held at The Hopewell Theater at 5 S.Greenwood Ave. in Hopewell Borough. For more information, check or Facebook, or call 609-466-1625.

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