AWE San Francisco Gathering

jacksonkatzDate: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Topic of Discussion: Gender and 21st Century Leadership 

Speaker: Dr. Jackson Katz

Dr. Jackson Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education in schools, the sports culture and military, as well as for his pioneering work in critical media literacy.

In 1993, Jackson co-founded the multiracial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. MVP was one of the first programs to use a “bystander” model for gender violence protection; Jackson is one of the key architects of the bystander approach. Since 1997, Jackson has directed the first worldwide gender violence prevention program in the history of the United States Marine Corps.

His award-winning educational video Tough Guise, his featured appearances in the films Wrestling With Manhood and Spin The Bottle, and his lectures in the U.S. and around the world have brought his insights into masculinity and gender to millions of college and high school students as well as professionals in education, corporate America, human services, public health and law enforcement.

Jackson holds academic degrees from Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a Ph.D in cultural studies and education from UCLA.