Author, anti-violence educator Jackson Katz to speak at CUC
Oct. 31, 2011 -- Internationally recognized for groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence, Jackson Katz will visit Concordia University Chicago Nov. 14 to discuss “Wrestling with Masculinity.”
Katz will examine masculinity and prevention of violence from 7-8:30 p.m., in the Werner Auditorium at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St. in River Forest. Free handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street.
Author of the 2006 book The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, Katz also presented his ideas in the documentary “Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity.” His work centers on men and alternatives to violence.
His book will be available for purchase at the Concordia University Chicago bookstore, located on the ground floor of the Koehneke Community Center. Books may be purchased before Katz’s discussion. For pricing information, contact the Bookstore at 708-209-3173.
An excerpt from his book, is his message that “true and lasting change will require—at a minimum—a critical and multicultural mass of men emerging to partner with women in confronting men’s violence on both a personal and an institutional level.”
A consultant with the U.S. military, professional athletes in the NFL, MLB and NASCAR, universities and non-profit groups, Katz has also given workshops and presented at conferences in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan. Katz blogs about masculinities and politics for The Huffington Post. His vital work is key to creating gender equality in our culture.
He is co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading gender violence prevention initiative in college and professional athletics. MVP is one of the first bystander programs; Katz is one of the architects of the bystander approach.
Katz’s talk is co-sponsored by Concordia University Chicago and Dominican University.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
Concordia University Chicago was named as the second fastest growing campus among private nonprofit master’s institutions nationally by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2011 Almanac Edition. For the third consecutive year, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded more than 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.CUChicago.edu.
This event is co-sponsored By:
Women’s and Gender Studies
STOP (Striving to Overcome Prejudice Committee)
Office of the Dean of Students
CUC Communication and Theatre Department
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
Office of Multicultural Student Engagement
Dominican University (Departments of Communications,
Criminology, Sociology. Study of Women and Gender,
Graduate School of Social Work, and the Dean of Students)
CUC Psychology Department
CUC Art Department
WCGR Radio & Television Station