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Jackson Katz        

Anti-Gender Violence Activist / Author

Dr. Jackson Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education in schools, the sports culture, and the military, as well as for his pioneering work in critical media literacy. An educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist, 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 was one of the first programs to use a "bystander" model for gender violence prevention; Katz is one of the key architects of the bystander approach. Today, MVP is the most widely utilized sexual and domestic violence prevention program in college and professional athletics. It has been implemented 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 United States Marine Corps. MVP trainings have been held with US Army personnel in Iraq; the US Navy is currently piloting MVP in four sites around the world, and Katz has served as a subject matter expert and consultant for the US Air Force. Katz's award-winning educational video Tough Guise, his featured appearances in the films Wrestling with Manhood and Spin the Bottle, and his lectures in the US and around the world 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.

Katz is also the author of the influential book The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, published by Sourcebooks in 2006. Since 1990, he has lectured at over 1250 colleges, prep schools, high schools, middle schools, professional conferences, and military installations in 47 states, five Canadian provinces, Europe, Australia, and other countries. Katz holds academic degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA.

Speech Topics

The Macho Paradox: why some men hurt women and how all men can help

More Than A Few Good Men

Tough Guise

Men, Women, Sex and Violence

Taking It Personally: Why Gender Violence is an Issue for Men

Bad Boys and Bystanders

Violence and Silence

Men, Masculinities and Media

Boys to Men: Challenges and Changes in the 21st Century

Drink Like A Man

My Gun's Bigger Than Yours: Images of Manhood and Violence in the Media


Gender violence prevention expert Jackson Katz to speak at Vanderbilt Sept. 10

An educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist, Jackson Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy.

Jackson Katz Speaking Tonight!

Join us in continuing to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month by attending speaker Jackson Katz tonight, April 7, at 7:30 pm in Graham Chapel!

Author, activist Jackson Katz advises men how to prevent gender violence

Author and activist Jackson Katz advised men on their roles in stopping sexual assault during his talk Thursday called “The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and Why All Men Can Help.”

Lecturer Jackson Katz to speak on violence against women at UNA

Men and women of the campus and community are coming together to discuss violence against women. Internationally acclaimed lecturer Jackson Katz will speak at Norton Auditorium April 13. His lecture, “More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women,” addresses gender violence.

Jackson Katz urges students to stand up against violence

Students, parents and faculty were given valuable insights about how boys can help create communities free of gender violence. Noted educational expert Dr. Jackson Katz visited McCallie for two events Thursday morning, speaking first to parents and other interested visitors at a breakfast gathering in the Brock-Lazenby Room and later to faculty and the Upper School students in a special Chapel Presentation.

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