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Jackson Katz        

Anti-Gender Violence Activist, Author

Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, and social theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence.

He is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America, and the first major program of its kind in the sports culture and the military. MVP introduced the “bystander” approach to the sexual assault and relationship abuse fields; Katz is a key architect of this now broadly popular strategy.

He is the author of two critically acclaimed books, "The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How all Men Can Help", and "Man Enough? Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity".

He has published numerous academic and journalistic articles on topics as far-ranging as the social justice and feminist roots of the bystander approach to sexual assault prevention, the powerful role of athletics in gender violence prevention, the gender and sexual politics of Eminem’s songs, the gender politics of conservative talk radio, violent white masculinity in advertising, juvenile detention, pornography, and sports metaphors in presidential politics.

He is creator, lead writer and narrator of the award-winning Tough Guise videos. He lectures and trains widely in the U.S. and around the world on the imperative of men’s leadership in the promotion of gender equity and the prevention of gender violence, and the many intersections in this work among gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and religion.

Speech Topics

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

Drink Like A Man

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

Men, Masculinities and Media

Violence and Silence

Bad Boys and Bystanders

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

Men, Women, Sex and Violence

Tough Guise

More Than A Few Good Men

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

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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.
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.
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.”
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!
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.

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