Bay Area Screenings

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Students from HALES FRANCISCAN HIGH SCHOOL participated in the poetry workshop led by Michael Meade in the film. Hales Franciscan is an all-African American boys school on Chicago’s south side, serving youth from low income families. The mission of Hales is to educate young African American men "Unto Perfect Manhood" by devoting themselves to excellence in their life work; encouraging service in their communities; preparing them for a successful college experience; developing their intellectual capability; instilling in them a strong sense of purpose, responsibility, perseverance, discipline, confidence, and compassion.

MICHAEL MEADE is founder and director of the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a network of writers, artists, community organizers, youth and teachers from diverse backgrounds who share a commitment to cultural healing. MOSAIC values the multi-cultural context as a vehicle for personal growth and leadership development and seeks ways to integrate persona! healing, political change and spiritual learning.

WILLIAM S. POLLACK, PH.D. is the Director of the Center for Men and Young Men and the Director of Continuing Education (Psychology) at McLean Hospital; and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the Past President of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, a member the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (ABPP, Board Certified), and a Founding Member and Fellow of The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, a division of the American Psychological Association. An internationally recognized authority on boys and men, Dr. Pollack is Founder & Director of the REAL BOYS™ Educational Programs.

Students in the SUWS ADOLESCENT PROGRAM are profiled in the film. SUWS provides intervention programs for at-risk students, ages 11-18. Its programs help students search for and address the limiting beliefs and unhealthy behaviors that can often prevent their pursuit of constructive goals and personal achievement.

MICHAEL THOMPSON, Ph.D., is a preeminent child psychologist who lectures widely on topics pertaining to the development of boys and also conducts problem-solving workshops with parents, teachers, and students around the country. A consultant to schools, Dr. Thompson is currently the staff psychologist of an all-boys independent school in the Boston area. The coauthor with Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, Dr. Thompson has worked for more than fifteen years as a child and family therapist. For an interview with Thompson go to:

Students from the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LABORATORY SCHOOL participated in the poetry workshop led by Michael Meade in the film. The Laboratory School is an independent school, serving a culturally and racially diverse student body of 1600 boys and girls who range from Nursery School through High School.