Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival 2023

  Highlights from our 24th Annual Festival on March 9-13, 2023,  included 12 visiting filmmakers, a wonderful Friday night opener introduced by Ringling College President Dr. Larry Thompson, Saturday speakers including pro-choice activist Paxton Smith and Dr Sujatha Prabhakaran (Planned Parenthood Southwest and Central Florida,) yummy food and, of course, so many great films.                

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Gender Equality in the Classroom Session II: The New Boyhood

Why does it seem so hard to raise a healthy man these days? What is the new masculinity? And what can we, as educators, do to help the next generation of men? For many years, gender equality in the classroom has focused on girls, and rightly so. But all is not well in the new boyhood – and this needs our attention, now! Session II will take a look at how cultural norms still force boys into a traditional box that no longer serves them or society, how we might be inadvertently perpetuating stereotypes that harm boys, and what we can do so the next generation of men will be healthier, happier, and more gender-equal. We’ll also do a quick review of Session I, in case you missed it, and include resources for more learning.This will be an interactive session; we encourage questions, comments, and sharing of stories and resources.

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