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Boys to men: what does it mean to be male in the 21st century?

In a discussion across generations, two boys and two men will explore what it means to be male in today's world. What kind of man are boys expected to become and how have expectations changed? What redefines gender roles? Who are the role models for today's boy and what messages do they convey?

This free public conversation contrasts the experiences of two men – performer Paul Capsis and author Tony Birch – with two boys from St Martins Youth Arts Centre, aged eight and ten-years-old.

Former journalist and politician Maxine McKew hosts this discussion, as the boys speak candidly about growing up as a male in Melbourne today, with curious opinions and insights on masculinity, rites of passage, men, women, mothers, love, responsibilities, macho expectations and more.

This is a free event but it's strongly recommended that you make a booking to secure a place.

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Men Overboard: A Blush of Boys details

176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 9094 7800

Nearby Stations: Melbourne Central

Price FREE
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Date Wed 16 Jul 2014

Open 6.15-7.15pm

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