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Dr. Katz to Speak on Gender Violence


Taking it Personally

Why Gender Violence is a Community Issue


Dr. Jackson Katz

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

7 – 9 p.m.

Historic Howell Theater

315 E. Grand River Ave., Howell

Join us for a talk by internationally renowned author and activist, Jackson Katz, Ph.D., on “Why gender violence is an issue for the community.” Dr. Katz – an educator, filmmaker and cultural theorist – is a worldwide pioneer in developing gender violence prevention initiatives. We invite you to attend this free event and learn how you can make a difference in your own community.

j-katz-bookThis event serves as LACASA Center’s kickoff for the launch and implementation of the MVP (Mentors in Violence Prevention) program in our local school districts beginning with our long-time partner, Howell High School.  Dr. Katz developed the MVP program to involve students as leaders in gender violence prevention and bystander intervention.

His TED talk, “Violence against Women is a Men’s Issue,” has been viewed more than 2.5 million times. He is the author of an influential book entitled The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, and has produced numerous videos, including Tough Guise and Tough Guise 2.

This amazing event is funded and supported by Chem Trend and its parent company, The Freudenberg Group, as a part of a three-year Lead the Way program grant which the companies awarded LACASA.

We are excited to have this rare opportunity to bring Dr. Katz to the Livingston County area. Advance reservations are suggested. (Limited tickets will be available at the door.) This awareness event is free and open to the public.

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ABOUT DR. KATZ: Jackson Katz, Ph.D. is an American educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender and violence.

j-katz-web-bioIn 1993 he co-founded Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the longest-running and most widely influential sexual assault and relationship abuse prevention programs in high schools, colleges, sports culture and the military in North America and beyond. MVP introduced the “bystander” approach to the gender violence prevention field; Katz is one of the key architects of this now broadly popular approach.

Katz created and directed the first worldwide gender violence prevention program in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps. He and his colleagues have been centrally involved in the development and implementation of system-wide bystander intervention training in the U.S. Air Force and Navy. MVP has also worked with the U.S. Army on bases in the States and overseas in Iraq.

He also created the award-winning documentaries Tough Guise and Tough Guise 2, and is the author of 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 lectures extensively in the U.S. and around the world on violence, media and masculinities. Learn more on his website >>

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