Changing the Culture of Sexual Harassment
Rocky Mountain PBS is working to provide programming that invites thoughtful conversation about the complex issue of sexual harrassment.
We hope you'll join us in this important conversation.
Share your thoughts and perspective on social media using #MeTooColorado
#MeToo, Now What?
"#MeToo, Now What?" airs Fridays starting February 2 at 7:30pm on RMPBS and can be streamed online after each episode airs.
Investigating Inequity and Harassment in Colorado
Our original series “Insight with John Ferrugia” is hard at work producing an episode devoted to the topic of sexual harassment, airing March 22 at 7pm.
#MeToo around PBS
The TV director who made it her mission to mentor women
"Helping other women direct never hurt me as a director"
RMPBS Hosts Community Screenings and Conversations
Denver 'Mask' Screening and Discussion
"What a powerful film and stellar panel. I was disappointed when it was over because I felt there was still much to be said."
To begin a community dialogue on changing the culture of sexual harassment, RMPBS hosted screenings of Jennifer Newsom’s powerful documentary, The Mask You Live In, in Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, Durango, and Denver.
The film explores how our cultural definitions of masculinity may be a key component driving the proliferation of harassment against women. We followed each of the screenings with moderated discussions about how harassment is affecting our communities.
Facebook Live of Denver panel discussion
(Video will open in Facebook. Audio begins at 5:18, skip ahead to listen)
Denver Post: "Rocky Mountain PBS president says Charlie Rose’s termination is an opportunity to start a dialogue"
The Durango Herald: "The Mask You Live In' documentary addresses society's view of masculinity"
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: "PBS, library host forum on sexual harassment"
Western Slope Now (video): "Starting a Dialogue about Masculinity through a Documentary"
The Mask You Live In Information
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.
Pressured by the media, their peer groups, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes
interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.
Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.
The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.
For more information, visit The Mask You Live In website.