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Internationally known author, filmmaker to discuss gender violence prevention for 2017 Thayer Lecture

Jackson Katz

Jackson Katz

Randolph College’s 2017 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture will feature an internationally renowned educator, filmmaker, and cultural theorist who will discuss gender equality and gender and violence prevention.

Jackson Katz, Ph.D. will give the lecture, “Violence Against Women is a Men’s Issue” on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall (inside Presser Hall). In this bold and blunt talk, Katz will explain how violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. He will also get to the root of why sexual abuse, rape, and domestic abuse remain a problem in society.

Katz is the co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, and is the founder and director of MVP Strategies. He also created and directed the first worldwide gender violence prevention program in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps and was centrally involved in the development and implementation of system-wide bystander intervention training in the U.S. Air Force and Navy. His award-winning educational videos, Tough Guise and Tough Guise 2, as well as thousands of lectures in North America and overseas have brought insights into issues of gender and violence to millions of college and high school students.

Katz holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA.

The annual Thayer Lecture, named for a respected retired Randolph history professor, brings a scholar to Randolph College each year to lecture in the liberal arts. The event is made possible by the Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture Fund.

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