Katz is an internationally renowned thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence
Vera House Inc. will host Dr. Jackson Katz, a pioneering activist on issues of gender, race and violence, and co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention program. The conversation, “Taking it Personally: Why Gender Violence is an Issue For All of Us,” will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 20 at Grewen Hall on the Le Moyne College campus.
The event is designed to help the Syracuse community understand the power of bystanders and their role in gender violence prevention, the challenges and opportunities of engaging youth in violence prevention, and the specific role for men in healthy relationships and healthy masculinity. This event is free and open to the public, but please pre-register at verahouse.org. Interview opportunities are available.
Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who will present for the first time in Syracuse on March 20. In 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.
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? He lectures extensively in the U.S. and around the world on violence, media and masculinity.
Vera House, Inc. works to end domestic violence and sexual assault in our community through various programs and services. The agency provides a 24-hour crisis, support and information line, and emergency shelter to ensure that all individuals are safe from violence. Actively engaged in domestic and sexual violence education and training in the community, Vera House offers counseling and advocacy services for victims of domestic and sexual violence as well as youth and elder abuse education programs. For more information about Vera House, please visit our website at.