Maverick Speakers Series: Dr. Jackson Katz
Jackson Katz: The Big Picture: Gender Violence in Historical, Cultural and Political Perspective
Educator, author, and global thought leader who is renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race, and violence.
Jackson Katz is co-founder of the multiracial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America and beyond. As the first large-scale gender violence prevention initiative in sports culture and the U.S. military, MVP introduced the “bystander” approach to the field.
In addition to his prevention efforts, he is the author of two books: The classic bestseller The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women & How All Men Can Help and Man Enough: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity. His work has been adapted into a number of acclaimed educational documentaries, including The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots.
He is also the creator of the award-winning Tough Guise documentary film series, and has appeared in numerous other popular films, including Miss Representation, The Mask You Live In, and Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. His TED talk, “Violence against Women is a Men’s Issue,” has been viewed more than 4 million times.
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