Jackson Katz, an internationally acclaimed educator, author, filmmaker and social theorist on gender violence, will be the keynote speaker at the educational program, “More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women,” which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, in the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Auditorium in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac University’s North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road.

Katz will introduce participants to a creative new way of conceptualizing the role of men in what historically have been considered “women’s issues.” With a combination of exercises and discussion, Katz will share a series of strategies for inspiring men to work in collaboration with women to change the social norms that tolerate sexist or abusive behaviors.

Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education in schools, the sports culture and the military, as well as for his pioneering work in critical media literacy. In 1993, he co-founded the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which has become the most widely used sexual and domestic violence prevention program in college and professional athletics. MVP trainings have also been held with the U.S. armed forces. Katz is the creator of the films “Tough Guise” and “Tough Guise 2,” as well as the author of “The Macho Paradox” and “Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood.”

The Connecticut Women’s Consortium and the Master of Social Work Program at Quinnipiac are co-sponsoring the program.The fee for the program is $75 and includes lunch. Participants are eligible to receive six continuing education units from the CT Association of Social Workers (NASW), Continuing Medical Education (CME) and the CT Certification Board (CCB). To register, please visit:http://training.womensconsortium.org.

The Connecticut Women’s Consortium is an independent non-profit organization that offers education, advocacy, and training for caregivers and services providers in the behavioral health field. Our mission is to ensure that the behavioral health system responds to the needs of women and the people and organizations that affect them. For more information on the Connecticut Women’s Consortium please visit: http://www.womensconsortium.org.

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