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Jackson Katz to address gender violence among males

January 25, 2007

Jackson Katz, one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists, will speak on “Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity” at Wake Forest University at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in Wait Chapel.  The event is free and open to the public.

Katz is an educator, author and filmmaker internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education with men and boys, particularly in the sports culture and the military.  He lectures nationwide to millions of college and high school students.

He is co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society.  The MVP program is the most widely used sexual and domestic violence prevention program in professional and college athletics.  Katz is also the director of the first worldwide domestic and sexual violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps.

His latest book, “The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help,” was published in 2006.

The lecture is sponsored by Wake Forest’s Student Union.  For more information, call (336) 758-5697.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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