Coming of Age in Toxicity
April 26 - April 28
7316 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland
Last year, Bethesda-Chevy Chase students created The wildly popular Museum of Contemporary American Teenagers. This year, Coming of Age in Toxicity will feature art, exhibits, performances with a twist--- a 3-D board game/ escape room.
To allow visitors an immersive experience; to allow visitors a chance to step into the shoes of teenagers for a day (or two or three) and navigate the many forms of toxicity they grow up with today: from toxic stress, to toxic comparison culture, to toxic masculinity.
All of the exhibits are based on authentic research by teen about teens. To give you an idea of how authentic, the specialists behind the podcast "Their Own Devices" have interviewed and featured groups on topics ranging from hookup culture to finstas.
The Contemporary American Teenage Cotillion (free)
April 6th 6-8 pm
Have questions about consent? Want to talk to that special someone on the other side of the political spectrum? Miss Stepps will walk and waltz you through the sometimes mystifying/often magnificent maze of today’s teen culture
Thanks for making this evening a huge success
The ABC's of Modern Masculinity
Raising boys without lowering expectations
The evening of Wednesday, April 3
6:00 - 7:45 pm at The Avenue DC (free)
Speaker sessions and performances on:
- “Boys will be Boys” Culture
- The “Man Box”
- The Notorious B-CC “List”
- A Global Perspective on Toxic Masculinity
- Restorative Justice
Screening of the film "Roll Red Roll"
8:00 - 9:20 pm at the Avalon Theatre
Screening of the film “Roll Red Roll,” a true-crime thriller that goes behind the headlines to uncover the deep-seated and social media-fueled “boys will be boys” culture at the root of high school sexual assault in America.
9:20 - 10:20 pm at the Avalon Theatre
Featuring the following speakers:
- Neil Irvin, Men Can Stop Rape
- Susan Prout, Co-Founder of I Have The Right To
- Dr. David Reitman, Sub-Specialist on Adolescent Medicine and contributor to “Their Own Devices” Podcast
- Twanna Hines, Founder and CEO of Funky Brown Chick
- Fabiana Diaz, sexual assault survivor turned activist
Moderated by Jenn Abelson, an investigative reporter for The Washington Post and co-author of the memoir, “I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope,” by Chessy Prout.