Dr. Jackson Katz is an educator, author, filmmaker and social theorist who has long been recognized as one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists.
In 1993 he conceived and co-founded the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. The multi-racial, mixed gender MVP program was the first large-scale attempt to enlist high school, collegiate, and professional athletes in the fight against all forms of men’s violence against women. Today MVP is the most widely utilized gender violence prevention program in college and professional athletics.
Katz is one of the key architects of the “bystander” approach to gender violence prevention. MVP was one of the first programs to utilize this approach, which is now mainstream practice in the sexual and domestic violence prevention fields.
Watch and share this powerful TEDx talk, Violence & Silence” by Dr. Jackson Katz given at the TEDxFiDiWomen.