February 03, 2011

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Educator Jackson Katz will give the talk, "More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women," on Monday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Bucknell University Interfraternity Council and the Women's Resource Center.

Katz has long been recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education with men and boys, particularly in the sports culture and the military. His program aims to confront one of the serious and persistent problems facing college students: violence against women. He will address this issue by discussing how the problems of individual women and men are linked to larger social forces.

He is the author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help (Sourcebooks, 2006), and co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention program, the leading gender violence prevention initiative in professional and college athletics.

He is the director of the first worldwide domestic and sexual violence prevention program in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is also the creator and co-creator of educational videos for college and high school students, including "Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity" (2000), "Wrestling With Manhood" (2002) and "Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol." (2004) 

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