A Note from Tracy Schott, host, Voices4Change Radio Show — Today, we welcome to the show Jackson Katz, Ph.D., an internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race, and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence.
Jackson is co-founder of the multiracial, 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.
He is the author of numerous articles and two books:
- The classic bestseller The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help
- And the critically acclaimed Man Enough? Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity
- He is the creator of the award-winning Tough Guise educational documentary series,
- as well as the video The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at Its Roots
- His most recent film, released in October 2020, is entitled The Man Card: White Male Identity Politics from Nixon to Trump
Katz has appeared in numerous popular documentaries, including Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, Miss Representation, and The Mask You Live In. His TEDx talk, Violence Against Women Is a Men’s Issue, has over 4.5 million views. He has lectured and trained in all fifty states, eight Canadian provinces, and every continent except Antarctica.
On today’s show, Tracy talks with Jackson about the role of men in ending intimate partner violence.