Howard Center Presents “Real Boy” Film Screening

Howard Center Community Education Series Features Screening of “Real Boy”

BURLINGTON, VT—Howard Center’s Marna and Stephen Wise Tulin Fall Community Education Series presents a free screening of the film, “Real Boy,” on Wednesday, November 1. The film is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates sobriety, adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen. The film will be followed by a Q & A discussion with panelists Rachel Inker, M.D.; Dana Kaplan, M.S.; Marcus Pizer; Penny Pizer, M.Ed.; and Colleen Sanford, RN, CCM. The final presentation in the Community Education series is “Habits: Understanding Habits to Change Ourselves and Change the World,” presented by Dr. Sandra Steingard on November 16.

Films are shown at the Film House on Lake Street in Burlington; all other presentations are at on the corner of Pine and Howard Streets, Burlington. This Fall’s presenting sponsor is BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont, and VCAM records all presentations and discussions. All sessions are free and open to the public.

For more information, or to view videos of previous sessions, visit For more information, contact Martie Majoros at 488-6911 or


Howard Center offers life-saving professional crisis and counseling services to children and adults; supportive services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities who need help with education, employment, and life maintenance skills; counseling and medical services for those struggling with substance use disorders, and intensive interventions and supports for adults with serious and persistent mental health challenges. Last year we helped more than 16,000 people. Howard Center is a funded agency of the United Way of Northwest Vermont. 


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