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Posted on September 21, 2015

Dr. Jackson Katz‘Taking It Personally: Why Gender Violence Is an Issue for Men’
A talk by Dr. Jackson Katz
11 a.m. Nov. 18
Convocation Center

Gender-based violence is an issue for both men and women — and Dr. Jackson Katz has spent his career trying to put an end to it.

He’s the founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), the most widely utilized gender violence prevention program in college and professional athletics. NFL and Major League Baseball teams, NASCAR, and the U.S. military all use the program.

The Linda and Harry Serene Leadership Institute presents a talk by Katz, “Taking It Personally: Why Gender Violence Is an Issue for Men,” at 11 a.m. (common hour) Nov. 18 in the Convocation Center.

All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend. The event is open to the public.

About Dr. Jackson Katz

An educator, author, filmmaker and social theorist, Katz was a leader in articulating and popularizing the “bystander” approach to violence prevention. His MVP program was one of the first to utilize this approach, which encourages young men and women to take an active role in preventing sexual violence, school-based violence and bullying.

Over the past 20 years, Katz has spoken to thousands of student leaders and student-athletes at colleges and universities across the country.

He is the author of two books, The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help (2006) and Leading Men, Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood (2012).

About the Serene Leadership Institute

Since 2009, the institute founded by alumni Linda ’64 and Dr. Harry ’65 Serene has sponsored a speaker series, scholarships, workshops and leadership conferences that benefit Cal U students and the local community.

Join us

Katz’s talk is open to the public. Admission is free. Visitor parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance. Metered parking also is available in Lot 11, behind Gallagher Hall.

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