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Your Call: Taking off the mask of masculinity

Ever Forward Club
Ashanti Branch speaking to youth


How are young men redefining society’s narrow definition of masculinity? American culture often portrays masculinity as aggressive, violent, and misogynistic.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for boys and men between the ages of 10-34, followed by homicide. The Ever Forward Club tackles these issues through mentoring and workshops providing safe places to look behind the masks we wear on a daily basis.


Lorenzo Cooper, mentor and program officer for the Ever Forward Club

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Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.