What Men Can Do to Prevent Gender Violence, and How They Play an Active Role in Counteracting This Behavior
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Jackson Katz is an educator, author, and social theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. In 1993, Dr. Katz co-founded the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. The mixed-gender, multiracial MVP program is one of the longest-running and most widely influential sexual assault and relationship abuse prevention programs in both secondary and higher education. It was the first large-scale program of its kind in the sports culture and the military. Among its many accomplishments, MVP introduced the “bystander” approach to the gender violence prevention field; Katz is one of the key architects of this now broadly popular educational strategy. Since 1990, Katz has delivered thousands of keynote addresses and conducted trainings in all 50 states, 8 Canadian provinces, and every continent except Antarctica. Since 1997, Katz has run MVP Strategies, which provides sexual harassment and gender violence prevention leadership training to professionals and students in colleges, high schools, the military, human service organizations and small and large corporations.