Submitted by Paulina Grainger, Arts and Outreach Coordinator
Sid Boegman, Bryce Nurding, Terrence George, Ryan Aguilar-Littleton, Angus Silver and ICA invite you to the free screening of “Yes, MAM! – Young Engaged Students creating videos of Men Against Misogyny. The 12 short videos created were directed and filmed by the youth over their March Spring Break and address issues such as sexism, sexualized violence against women and consent.
Pressures are exerted upon young men by traditional ideas about masculinity, male superiority and male sexual entitlement, and as a result, many young people have observed inappropriate sexual encounters that alarm them and make them uncomfortable at parties, in class, in hallways, and at sports events, to name a few places. The intention of this youth-driven project was to create powerful messages to invigorate the dialogue and awareness of such misogynistic attitudes and to highlight the fact that young men must play an active role in affecting societal change. Youth not only have opportunities to intervene, but a shared responsibility to prevent harm, foster a sense of community, and create a culture of caring.
Join us at the public screening of these 12 ‘shorts’ to hear what the five young men who participated in this video project have to say to other young adults. Tuesday, May 3, 4:00pm – 5:30pm @ Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street.
With gratitude to the project mentors and educators, Peter Campbell of Gumboot Productions, Geoff Plint, Carol Bilson from the Anti-Violence Project, and Isaac Rosenberg and Nick Montgomery of UVic’s Men’s Circle.
This project was funded by the Telus Community Board and the Sara Spencer Foundation.
For additional information, please contact Paulina Grainger, Arts & Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org