Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
Venue: Theatre 80 St Marks
|Event Date/Time: Jul 14, 2010|
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Paradigm Shift: New York City's Feminist Community
PARADIGM SHIFT: NYCâ€™S FEMINIST COMMUNITY Proudly Presents
GUYLAND: THE PERILOUS WORLD WHERE BOYS BECOME MEN
Featuring MICHAEL KIMMEL, PhD, a leading scholar in the field of gender
studies, moderated by SHELBY KNOX, nationally known activist & subject
of the Sundance award-winning film, â€œThe Education of Shelby Knoxâ€
New York, NY- MAY 26, 2010- Paradigm Shift: New York Cityâ€™s Feminist
Community proudly presents Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys
Become Men, a lecture and discussion featuring author and sociologist, Dr.
Michael Kimmel, a leading researcher and writer on the development of
masculinity in the modern world. Shelby Knox, the nationally known feminist
organizer, and subject of the Sundance award-winning film, The Education of
Shelby Knox, will moderate the discussion.
The event will take place Wednesday, July 14th 2010 from 7:00 â€“ 10:00pm at
Theatre 80 St. Marks, located on 80 St. Marks Place New York, NY 10003.
Tickets are available in advance, $15 students/ pre-sales, $20 at door. Join us
for a reception before the discussion, catering by Tastee Vegan.
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (2008) is Michael
Kimmelâ€™s best-selling investigation of young peopleâ€™s lives today, based on
interviews with more than 400 young men, ages 16-26. The book chronicles
various aspects of masculinity from diverse perspectives and reflects the
complex societal variables that define masculinity in todayâ€™s world. Feminist
icon Gloria Steinem praised Guyland stating, â€œGuyland could save the
humanity of many young men â€“ and the sanity of their friends and parentsby
explaining the forces behind a newly extended adolescence. With
accuracy and empathy, he names the problem and offers compassionate
bridges to adulthood."
Dr. Michael Kimmel is a Professor of Sociology at SUNY Stony Brook, his work
spans over twenty volumes; his most definitive work being Manhood in America:
A Cultural History (1996). The book was widely praised, hailed as â€œwide-ranging,
level headed, human and deeply interesting,â€ â€œsuperbâ€¦ thorough, impressive
and fascinating.â€ One reviewer wrote that â€œKimmelâ€™s humane, path breaking
study points the way toward a redefinition of manhood that combines strength
with nurturing, personal accountability, compassion and egalitarianismâ€ while
another called it â€œthe most wide-ranging, clear-sighted, accessible book
available on the mixed fortunes of masculinity in the United States.â€
Shelby Knox is famed for the documentary, The Education of Shelby Knox, a
Sundance award-winning film chronicling her teenage activism for
comprehensive sex education and gay rights in her Southern Baptist
community. Shelby is now a New York City resident, and travels nationally as an
activist and feminist organizer, conducting workshops and civil disobedience, all
for the purpose of promoting reproductive justice and sexual health. She
consults for the Girls Leadership Institute, Plan B and Trojan and has made
appearances on Today, the Daily Show and Hardball to discuss sex education,
youth activism, and her varying states of virginity. Knox regularly blogs for The
Huffington Post and RH Reality Check and is currently busy working on her
latest project, a book about the fourth wave of feminist activism.
Paradigm Shift is the New York City metro-areaâ€™s critically acclaimed and
largest feminist community group and event series. We host monthly lectures,
discussions, screenings, and performances featuring leaders in feminist thought,
ranging from artists and academics to filmmakers and policy activists. TimeOut
New York named Paradigm Shift â€œCriticsâ€™ Pickâ€ on six occasions, an
unprecedented honor among progressive organizations.
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