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Activist Dr. Jackson Katz to Speak at KU

August 7, 2012

KUTZTOWN, PA - Kutztown University hosts Dr. Jackson Katz, a leading anti-sexist, anti-violence toward women activist, to campus on Monday, August 27 at 7 p.m. in Keystone Arena. Katz is an educator, author, filmmaker, social theorist, and co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society. Katz received degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Harvard University. He earned a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA.

Since 1990, Katz has lectured at more than 1,100 schools and military institutions nationally and internationally, bringing his understanding of masculinity and gender violence to millions of people. He also created an award-winning educational video called, "Tough Guise," has appeared in "Wrestling with Manhood" and "Spin the Bottle," and he has also written an influential book titled, "The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help."

This event has been organized by the Kutztown University Commission on the Status of Women and is free and open to the public. Additional sponsors include NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Grant, Commission on the Status of Minorities, the KU Office of the President, Multicultural Center, College of Education, College of Visual and Performing Arts, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Women's Center and Welcome Week Committee.