Lecture will address cultural norms of manhood

Mon, 03/04/2013

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Kathy Rose-Mockry
Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity
785-864-3552

LAWRENCE — Recent events around the world are a reminder that violence is an issue of urgent importance both locally and globally. An upcoming lecture at the University of Kansas will explore the links between cultural norms of manhood and their relation to acts of violence – and what all of us can do to make a difference.

Jackson Katz will present “More Than a Few Good Men: A Conversation about Manhood, Violence and Doing the Right Thing” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The lecture is sponsored by the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity in collaboration with KU CARES, the Commission on the Status of Women, the Department of Communication Studies, GaDuGi SafeCenter and Willow Domestic Violence Center.

A book signing will follow on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union. The events are free and open to the public.

Katz is co-founder of the multiracial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society. Since its founding in 1993, MVP has become a widely utilized sexual and domestic violence prevention program.  MVP has been implemented across college and professional athletics and by the U.S. military.

Katz is also the author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, published by Sourcebooks in 2006. His most recent book, Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood, was published by Interlink in fall 2012. He has lectured at more than 1,400 colleges, prep schools, high schools, middle schools, professional conferences and military installations in 49 states, five Canadian provinces, Europe, Australia and other countries.

Katz has degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Harvard University, and a doctorate in cultural studies and education from UCLA. A native of Boston, he lives with his family in the Los Angeles area.

If you have a disability and wish to request accommodations for this program, please contact KU Academic Achievement and Access Center as soon as possible at 785-864-2620 (V/TTY), achieve@ku.edu, or visit Strong Hall Room 22.



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