Domestic Violence Conference
Taking It Personally: Why Gender Violence is an Issue for All Men
Thursday, April 27, 2017
YWCA Evanston/North Shore is thrilled to welcome Jackson Katz, Ph.D. as presenter at our third annual domestic violence conference, which is co-sponsored with Oakton Community College.
Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural 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. Since 1997 he has run MVP Strategies, which provides gender violence prevention/leadership training to institutions in public and private sectors in the U.S. and around the world. 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 Eminem, 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 violence, media, and the many intersections of gender, sexual orientation and race. View his Ted Talk here:
Jackson Katz, Ph.D., introduces participants to paradigm-shifting concepts and pedagogical strategies in the field of gender violence prevention education and other areas related to the advancement of gender and racial justice. Katz presents the philosophy behind and practical application of the widely influential Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) model. MVP is the first systematic gender violence, gay-bashing, and bullying prevention program in sports culture and the military, and the program that introduced the “bystander” approach to the field. The idea of gender violence prevention as a leadership issue for men (and women) of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds is addressed, and concrete strategies specifically to engage men (and boys) as allies in this critical work are presented.
Topics include, but not limited to:
Katz shares lessons learned from his and his colleagues’ gender violence prevention work—with men and women—over the past decade in the college and professional sports culture, the U.S. military, as well as with numerous high schools and middle schools.
Continuing Education Credit: