Friday May 10th - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
21c Main Gallery Stage

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“The New Mr. Mom: Re-defining Traditional Family Roles”
Seventy percent of moms with children under 18 participate in the labor force and moms are the primary or sole earners for 40 percent of households with children under 18 today, compared with 11 percent in 1960 (U.S Department of Labor).

This powerhouse panel will feature female talent from Vudu’s first series, “Mr. Mom”. The series (a modern take on the beloved classic ‘80s film) follows a mom who is re-entering the workforce and a dad who decides it’s his turn to stay at home with the kids. The panel will discuss how conventional family roles are continually being re-defined by both moms and dads, how families today must band together as a team to make it all work, and the continued effort to combat dated stereotypes in content and media. How have things changed for families since the 1980s, and how is inclusive media like Vudu’s “Mr. Mom” helping to shift societal expectations on what makes up today’s family?


This powerhouse panel will feature female talent from Vudu’s first original series, “Mr. Mom”. The series (a modern take on the beloved classic ‘80s film) follows a mom who is re-entering the workforce and a dad who decides it’s his turn to stay at home with the kids. The panel will discuss how conventional family roles are continually being re-defined by both moms and dads, how families today must band together as a team to make it all work, and the continued effort to combat dated stereotypes in content and media. How have things changed for families since the 1980s, and how is inclusive media like Vudu’s “Mr. Mom” helping to shift societal expectations on what makes up today’s family?