Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence.
He is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America, and the first major program of its kind in the sports culture and the military.
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Jackson Katz is an internationally acclaimed speaker who has delivered thousands of lectures about a range of topics in a multitude of venues in the U.S. and around the world.
His TED talk, “Violence against Women – It’s a Men’s Issue” has been viewed more than 3.5 million times.
education Training and Consulting
Jackson Katz conducts trainings for:
- College and university staff, faculty, and administrators
- High school educators and administrators
- Sexual assault and domestic violence program staff and administrators
- Community agencies/community leaders
business Training and Consulting
Jackson Katz, Ph.D. consults across the
U.S. and around the world with small and large companies
with special focus on:
Workplace sexual harassment training that moves beyond power point slides and recitation of policy to actively engage women and men in interactive dialogues that highlight the role everyone can play in contributing to healthy and productive work environments.
Leadership training for senior executives and managers that highlights men’s increasing role in promoting gender equity in senior management.
“Big room” presentations to men and women employees.
Military Training and Consulting
Jackson Katz and his organization, MVP Strategies, provide a range of gender violence prevention training, presentations and consulting services to all branches of the United States Armed Forces, as well as select militaries around the world.
In 1997, Dr. Katz created and directed the first system-wide gender violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps, the first such program.
Katz, Maria Shriver and the 2016 Election
Politics of Presidential Masculinity
PRAISE FOR JACKSON KATZ
It was an incredible experience for us to have you speak to students and parents…You presented a whole way of living and relating to others they will now have forever in their heads (and hopefully in their hearts)…You presented great truths together with your own testimony, which is a very powerful combination. The kids were very responsive…the parents were so energized and gratified…Your work is making life better for women and liberating men to live as more authentic persons.
The men’s leadership event you headlined last week was hugely successful, and I am still getting great feedback on it. We also received excellent media coverage. In my 35 years, I have never heard a man speak so authentically, passionately and smartly about the issue of gender violence. I am grateful you are in this space with us. I believe this is a pivotal moment for us in our working with men and boys.
In his latest film, Tough Guise 2, Jackson Katz helps us understand the violence men do to themselves and to others, and he does that more compellingly and vividly than has ever been done before.