Jackson Katz to Present “Culture of Respect: Ending Campus Sexual Violence”

Mar 8, 2021 | University Relations staff

UPDATE: Jackson Katz will appear via Zoom to present “Culture of Respect: Ending Campus Sexual Violence.” The presentation will still be held in Heritage Center for UD faculty, staff, and students, allowing for audience participation. It will also be livestreamed.

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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 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 12, on the University of Dubuque campus.

The presentation will be livestreamed for the general public on www.facebook.com/UDubuque and www.youtube.com/UDBQMedia. Katz’s in-person performance in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center is restricted to UD faculty, staff, and students per campus COVID-19 operational protocols.

Tickets are required for the in-person performance. To obtain a free ticket, please call 563.585.SHOW or visit the Farber Box Office, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennet Street. The box office is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes prior to events. All tickets are initially sold with socially distanced seating, subject to change.

The presentation was originally scheduled in March 2020 and then postponed.

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 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. His latest video, The Man Card: White Male Identity Politics from Nixon to Trump, was released in October 2020.

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 the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. The mixed-gender, multiracial program is one of 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 is one of the key architects of this now broadly popular educational strategy.

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 Department of Athletics, UD’s Future Young Professionals of Dubuque, UD’s Department of Student Life, UD’s Student Government Association, UD’s Wendt Character Initiative, and Waypoint Services.