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Dr. Jackson Katz, One of America's Anti-Sexist Male Activists, Will Bring His Anti-Violence Message To Milwaukee


MILWAUKEE, WI – Jewish Family Services announced that Jackson Katz, Ph.D., educator, author and acclaimed lecturer, will speak at the Italian Conference Center in Milwaukee on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. A continental breakfast and registration will begin at 8:00am, followed by Katz’ multimedia presentation, “Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity,” from 8:30-11:30am. Katz will be available for a book signing immediately after the program. The event is free and open to the public.

In his presentation, Katz will use clips from his film, “Tough Guise,” to illustrate how mainstream media images from sports, television, Hollywood film, and music videos help to promote violent masculinity as a cultural norm. The intent of this lecture is to provide attendees with conceptual and practical tools for reading media images critically...especially images connected with masculinity and violence.

Katz is a pioneer in the fields of gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy. He is cofounder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the original “bystander” programs and the most widely utilized sexual and domestic violence prevention initiative in college and professional athletics in North America. Katz is the creator of the film “Tough Guise” and author of “The Macho Paradox” and “Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood.”

In addition, Katz has appeared on numerous national and local radio programs in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, as well as television programs such as “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Good Morning America,” “ABC News 20/20,” and the “CBS Evening News.”

For sponsorship opportunities or to reserve your seat for the Tough Guise presentation, please email katz@jfsmilw.org or call 414-225-1372 by Monday, April22nd. For more information, please visit the JFS website at www.jfsmilw.org.

This event is held in memory of Hirsh J. Larkey, a Psychologist at JFS for twenty years. Hirsh passed away unexpectedly in 2011 at the age of 53. He was very involved with interpersonal violence prevention programming at the agency and was well regarded in the community for his knowledge and passion for helping victims and abusers get the help they need.

Since 1867, Jewish Family Services has provided comprehensive social services to theMilwaukee area Jewish and general community. Its mission is to provide supportiveservices that strengthen families, children and individuals throughout the life cyclewithin the context of their unique needs and traditions.


A special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor for their support:

A special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor for their support:

The Joel & Geraldine Biller Family

A special thanks to our Silver Level Sponsor for their support:

Sojourner Family Peace Center

Alan & Robyn Jensen

A special thanks to our Bronze Level Sponsor for their support:

Dr. Jay A. Larkey and Ms. Lois Malawsky

A special thanks to our Friend Level Sponsor for their support:

Diverse & Resilient, Inc.

This conference consists of education and training that may be applicable for CEUs. Please click here for more information.