This is an an evening I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. As I mentioned in my review of the film last year, the Evolution of Dad project is one of my favorite resources for understanding the changing role of fathers, I am honored to be able to put this event together. We hope that many members of the NYC Dads Group community will be able to attend.
The evening will start with a screening of the documentary, and then we we will have a panel discussion about the film and the what’s next for fatherhood. Here are the details:
Date: May 12, 2011
Place: Stuyvesant Town OVAL Film Screening Room, 252 1st Avenue, NY, NY 10003
The panel discussion will be moderated by Donald Unger, author of Men Can: The Changing Image and Reality of Fatherhood in America, and panelists will include dads featured in the film along with several experts, including:
Dana Glazer, Director of the Evolution of Dad
Dr. Michael Kimmel, a leading researcher and writer about men and masculinity
Lisa Duggan, Editor of the MotherHood, and Forbes.com columnist
Lance and I will throw in our thoughts as well.
This is a public event, so please invite your partners, your friends, and anyone else you think might be interested.
More about the film from the director: We are told by American culture that fatherhood is important, but the real, underlying message is: “Back to work, dads!” The result: millions of people are growing up with absentee dads. What’s worse is that so many of them are blissfully unaware of the damage done to their lives. How did this happen? What can be done about it? And why are the dads who are extra-involved with their families typically castigated as not being manly enough or suffiiently committed to their work? The Evolution Of Dad explores these questions and many more, cutting to the core of one of the most invisible, yet important, issues of our time: fatherhood. It is a film for dads young and old, their partners and their children. You will never look at your father the same way again.