Jackson has worked with the Media Education Foundation to create a new film about the MVP “bystander” approach to gender violence prevention education. Available on streaming and DVD, The Bystander Moment will be a great educational tool.

Author | Filmmaker | Scholar | Activist
Internationally acclaimed lecturer
Pioneering anti-violence educator



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.

Katz's acclaimed and viral TEDx Talk
in San Francisco

consulting services

Keynote Speaking

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 TEDx talk, “Violence against Women – It’s a Men’s Issue” has been viewed (in two separate locations) a total of more than 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

Sexual Harassment Prevention Leadership Training

Jackson Katz, Ph.D. provides unique and powerful leadership training for government officials, business leaders, labor union leaders, heads of NGOs, and many others.

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 in the U.S.military.

The Representation Project

Jackson partnered with The Representation Project on a campaign for men to respond constructively to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements during the 2018 Oscars.

Trailer for The Bystander

Jackson Katz & Maria Shriver discuss white men and the 2016 Election

Jackson on CBS This Morning discusses men’s response to

January 11, 2018

Jackson’s comments after receiving Voices of Solidarity Award 2017 by Vital Voices

New York City, December 4, 2017


Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the
Politics of Presidential Masculinity
By Jackson Katz, Ph.D.
An elucidating, nuanced study of gender and feminist dynamics perfect for our current political moment.
-Kirkus Reviews (*Starred Review)
Published 2016 • 6" x 9" • 320 pages


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.

-Louise Macatee
Director of Counseling, Campbell Hall School,
Los Angeles

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.

-Karen Singer
President & CEO,
YWCA Evanston/North Shore

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.

-Dr. Tom Digby
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Springfield College,
author of Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance