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November 08, 2012

MISSOULA

Internationally renowned anti-violence educator Jackson Katz will present the topic “More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the University Center Ballroom at the University of Montana. A reception and book-signing will follow.

The lecture is the result of a collaboration among UM’s Intercollegiate Athletics, Women’s & Gender Studies Program, Residence Life, African American Studies and the Student Involvement Network. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Katz is internationally recognized for his work in gender violence prevention education in schools, athletics and the military, as well as for his work in media literacy.  Katz is co-founder, along with the Men of Strength Club, of the Mentors in Violence Prevention program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. Created in 1993, MVP was one of the first programs to use a “bystander” model for gender violence prevention.  The program has been used by the NFL, NASCAR and the U.S. Marine Corps, among other groups.

Katz’s award-winning educational video “Tough Guise” and his appearances in such films as “Wrestling with Manhood” and “Spin the Bottle” have brought his insights into media constructions of masculinity to millions of college and high school students, as well as to professionals in education, human services, public health and law enforcement. Katz also is the author of the books “Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood” and “The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help.”

In addition to his lecture in Missoula, Katz also will give a presentation in Polson sponsored by DOVES, which provides advocacy and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Lake County and on the Flathead Reservation.

For more information call Anya Jabour, Women’s & Gender Studies Program co-director, at 406-243-4364 or email anya.jabour@umontana.edu.

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Contact: Anya Jabour, co-director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, 406-243-4364, anya.jabour@umontana.edu.