Expert on gender violence prevention Jackson Katz to speak on "More than a few good men"

Jackson KatzSaint Michael's College presents Jackson Katz, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center. Katz, regarded as the foremost expert in masculinity and violence, and author of the Macho Paradox, will present "More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women." Katz is one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. An educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist, he is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy. He has lectured on 100s of college and high school campuses and has conducted hundreds of professional trainings, seminars, and workshops in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He is the co-founder of the Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading gender violence prevention initiative in professional and college athletics.

Jackson Katz bio

Jackson Katz is co-founder of the multiracial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society. Founded in 1993, MVP is the most widely used sexual and domestic violence prevention program in college and professional athletics, and has been used by a quarter of the teams in the NFL, a number of Major League Baseball clubs, NASCAR, and many other sports organizations. Since 1997 Katz has directed the first worldwide gender violence prevention program in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps.

MVP trainings have been held with U.S. Army personnel in Iraq; the U.S. Navy is currently piloting MVP in four sites around the world; and Katz has served as an expert and consultant for the U.S. Air Force. His video Tough Guise, his appearances in the films Wrestling with Manhood and Spin The Bottle, and his lectures have brought his insights into masculinity and gender violence to millions of college and high school students as well as professionals in education, human services, public health and law enforcement.  

He is the author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help (2006).  Katz holds academic degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA.

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