Noted male activist will speak about 'The Macho Paradox'

November 16, 2007

Jackson Katz, one of the country's leading anti-sexist male activists, will give a free presentation entitled "The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women" at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building auditorium.

An educator, author and filmmaker, Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education with men and boys, particularly in the sports culture and the military. He has lectured on hundreds of college and high school campuses and has conducted hundreds of professional training sessions, seminars and workshops in the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan. He is the co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, one of the most highly-recognized gender violence prevention initiatives 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 and 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," "Wrestling With Manhood," and "Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol." His new book, "The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help," was published last year.

The program is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Student Activity Fee. For more information, contact asb1@psu.edu or (724) 773-3956.

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