Joani Gent, Iowa Ending Violence Project Coordinator, (515) 233-2342
Jim Meek, Special Projects Manager, (515) 294-6620
Kevin Brown, News Service, (515) 294-8986
FIRST MENS CONFERENCE TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST
WOMEN ALL-DAY SYMPOSIUM, EVENING PUBLIC LECTURE OCT. 12
AMES, Iowa Violence prevention specialist Jackson Katz will be at Iowa State University, Thursday, Oct. 12, for a public lecture and a statewide conference to end violence against women.
Katz, founder and director of MVP Strategies, will speak on "More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women" at 8 p.m. in the Sun Room, Memorial Union. His lecture is free and open to the public. He will address such issues as rape, sexual harassment, abuse in college dating relationships and other forms of gender-based discrimination and violence. He will also talk about how the sports culture, comedy, advertising, and other media depictions of men, women, sex and violence contribute to gender violence.
Katz MVP Strategies provides gender violence prevention training to U.S. colleges, high schools, law enforcement organizations, military services, community organizations and corporations. He is the creator of a new video, "Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity." Katz is a former all-star football player who became the first man at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to earn a minor in womens studies.
Katz also will do violence prevention training at the first Iowa Conference to End Violence against Women, which will be held in Howe Hall on the Iowa State campus. Gov. Tom Vilsack has invited men in leadership positions across Iowa to the conference.
For more information, contact Joani Gent, Iowa Ending Violence Project Coordinator, at (515) 233-2342, or Jim Meek, Iowa State Special Projects Manager, at (515) 294-6620.
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