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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.

New Series: #MeToo, Now What?

The new 5-part series "#MeToo, Now What?" engages women and men from all generations and walks of life in dialogue to ask: How did we get here and how can we use this moment to effect positive and lasting change? [read more in the full PBS press release]

"#MeToo, Now What?" airs Fridays starting February 2 at 7:30pm on RMPBS and can be streamed online after each episode airs (see below for full episodes and clips).

Investigating Inequity and Harassment in Colorado

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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.
 

We hope you'll join us in this important conversation.

Share your thoughts and perspective on social media using #MeTooColorado

RMPBS Hosts Community Screenings and Conversations

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.

Denver 'Mask' Screening and Discussion

Facebook Live of Denver panel discussion

(Video will open in Facebook. Audio begins at 5:18, skip ahead to listen)

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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.

FILM SYNOPSIS:

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.