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Jackson Katz speaks

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Educator, author, videomaker and anti-sexist male activist Jackson Katz will speak 7 p.m. April 23 in Ritsche Auditorium

Educator, author, videomaker and anti-sexist male activist Jackson Katz will speak 7 p.m. April 23 in Ritsche Auditorium.

Educator, author, videomaker and anti-sexist male activist Jackson Katz will speak 7 p.m. April 23 in Ritsche Auditorium.

Katz is the author of "The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help" (2006) and "Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood" (2012).

He is a co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University in Boston. Professional sports teams and the U.S. military have used MVP training sessions to improve employees' leadership skills.

His video efforts include Tough Guise and Tough Guise 2, both takes on violence, media, masculinity and American culture.

Katz holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Harvard University. He earned a doctorate in cultural studies and education from UCLA.

His remarks, which are sponsored by Students Against Trafficking & Sexploitation, are titled "Male Culture, Gender Violence & How Men Can Help."

After his remarks, Katz will sign copies of "The Macho Paradox." In addition, representatives from the Minnesota Men's Action Network/Gender Violence Institute, Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center and Anna Marie's Alliance will provide information about their services and volunteer opportunities.

Learn more about Katz:

View a 2013 TED talk by Katz:

Other sponsors are Living Way Church, Sauk Rapids, and these St. Cloud State entitites: School of Public Affairs, School of Education, School of Health and Human Services, Center for Continuing Studies, Learning Resource Services, School of Liberal Arts, Husky Athletics and Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative.

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