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Jackson Katz

Anti-Gender Violence Activist / Author


Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, and global thought leader who is renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. He is co-founder of the multi-racial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America and beyond. MVP was the first large-scale gender violence prevention initiative in sports culture and the U.S. military, and the program that introduced the "bystander" approach to the field.  Read More >

He is the founder and president of MVP Strategies, which provides sexual harassment and gender violence prevention training for small and large corporations, educational institutions and community organizations. In addition to his prevention efforts, he is the author of two books: The classic bestseller The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women & How All Men Can Help, and Man Enough: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton & the Politics of Presidential Masculinity, and his work has been adapted into a number of popular educational documentaries, including The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots.

He is also the creator of the award-winning Tough Guise documentary film series, and has appeared in numerous other popular films, including Miss Representation, The Mask You Live In, and Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. His TED talk, "Violence against Women is a Men’s Issue," has been viewed more than 4 million times. An acclaimed public speaker, he has delivered lectures and conducted trainings in all 50 states, 8 Canadian provinces, and every continent except Antarctica. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Tedx: Violence against women—it's a men's issue

Tough Guise Documentary Trailer

Changing the Culture of Men

Reshaping Masculinity

Speech Topics

The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women & How All Men Can Help

Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity

Books & Media


The Macho Paradox