Dr. Jackson Katz
Educator, Author, Filmmaker and Cultural Theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender and violence. He is co-founder of the multiracial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which has been implemented extensively on high school and college campuses in the U.S. and abroad. MVP is also the most widely utilized sexual and domestic violence prevention initiative in both college and professional athletics, and the U.S. military. Katz is the creator of the award-winning educational documentaries Tough Guise and Tough Guise 2. He is the author of 'The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help'. His TED talk, “Violence against Women is a Men’s Issue,” has been viewed nearly 2.5 million times. Katz holds a BA in Philosophy from UMass-Amherst, a Masters from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA.