POSTPONED: Jackson Katz to Speak at University of Dubuque

Feb 18, 2020

UPDATE: Due to the uncertainty of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, Jackson Katz’s presentation titled “Culture of Respect: Ending Campus Sexual Violence” on Wednesday, March 25, has been postponed. 

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Jackson Katz, PhD, who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race, and violence, will present “Culture of Respect: Ending Campus Sexual Violence” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in McCormick Gymnasium on the University of Dubuque campus.

The presentation is free to attend and open to the public.

Katz is an educator, author, and social theorist who created Tough Guise and Tough Guise 2, the award-winning and widely used educational documentaries. His most recent film, The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at Its Roots, was released in late 2018. Katz also is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help and Man Enough?: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity.

Since 1990, Katz has delivered thousands of keynote addresses and conducted trainings in all 50 states, eight Canadian provinces, and every continent except Antarctica. He is the co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, the longest-running sexual assault and relationship abuse prevention programs in secondary education and higher education. Among its many accomplishments, MVP introduced the bystander approach to the gender violence prevention field. Katz also runs MVP Strategies, which provides sexual harassment and gender violence prevention leadership training.

Katz has appeared on radio and TV programs across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The CBS Morning Show. His TED talk, “Violence against Women is a Men’s Issue,” has been viewed more than four million times.

Katz’s presentation is sponsored by UD’s Athletic Department, UD’s Future Young Professionals of Dubuque, UD’s Office of Student Life, UD’s Student Government Association, UD’s Wendt Center for Character Education, Carlisle Ryan, CR Signs, the Telegraph Herald, Waypoint Services, and 365ink Magazine.