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Activist. author Katz featured in Voices Against Violence program

10/17/2008 —

Jackson Katz will give a free presentation for the public at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building auditorium. Katz is widely recognized as a anti-sexist activist and author with expertise in the field of gender violence prevention education. The presentation is part of Beaver’s Voices Against Violence programming held throughout October in honor of National Domestic Awareness Month. The program is funded through the Office of Student Affairs.

Katz has lectured on hundreds of college and high school campuses and has conducted hundreds of professional trainings, seminars, and workshops in the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan. He is the co-founder of the Mentors In Violence Prevention program, the leading gender violence prevention initiative in professional and college athletics. He is the director of the first worldwide domestic and sexual violence prevention program in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is  the creator and co-creator of educational videos for college and high school students, including Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity (2000), Wrestling With Manhood (2002) and Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol (2004). His book, "The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help," was published by Sourcebooks in 2006.

For more information, contact the Student Activities Office at (724) 773-3947 or jrj15@psu.edu.

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