Volunteer Opportunity Overview
Saturday September 26th 9am-3pm
4222 NE 12th Ave., Portland, OR
Volunteers Needed to assist with hosting film discussion small groups.
Interested? Contact Liz Holmes at:email@example.com.
Squires is dedicated to empowering, encouraging and supporting teen dads to provide long term emotional, physical and financial support for their children.
We have partnered with a range of community organizations (including Impact Northwest, Man Up, Men’s Health Project, and the Black Parent Initiative) and individuals who are involved in working with men and fathers to promote a community event based on the recently released film “The Mask You Live In”.
The event will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Maranatha Church (4222 NE 12th Ave., Portland, OR).
We are looking for students who are interested to volunteer during the event as room hosts for two different break out sessions we will have during the event. The room host is responsible for working with the facilitator to insure proper supplies are available and assist in answering questions youth may have about each sessions activity.
- In the first sessions participants are encouraged to create a mask that shows both the inside and outside representations of the participant.
- The second sessions will work on what a healthy man looks like. We are also looking for volunteers for set up, tear down and general duties during the event.
Here is an overview of the movie’s theme:
“In her new film The Mask You Live In, (Jennifer Siebel) Newsom is turning her focus to boys, and how a very narrow definition of what it means to be a man, is hurting them. The film is powerful, exploring how common phrases like be a man, be tough, don’t be a pussy, a win-at-all-costs sports culture, violent video games, and lack of emotional vocabulary, is encouraging boys to repress their emotions. Newsom examines the frightening results of those messages. Boys are more likely to be prescribed prescription medications, commit suicide, drop out of school, or commit a violent crime. The movie aspires to change the way we raise boys, and change the messages we send them.”
We hope that students will be able to join us and add to the richness of the event. Students interested in volunteering can contact Liz Holmes at:firstname.lastname@example.org.