Gender and race activist coming to Western to discuss violence against women and girls

Author, filmmaker and cultural theorist Jackson Katz will discuss the important role that educators and parents play in addressing violence against women and girls at a special event tomorrow evening at Western University’s Faculty of Education.

Katz has long been a major figure in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence. He is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the longest running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America and the first major program of its kind specifically targeted to sports, culture and military.

Media are invited to attend the event, hosted by Western’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children. Interviews with Katz are available following his presentation.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Western Education Auditorium (1137 Western Road), Western University

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Renaud, Senior Media Relations Officer, 519-661-2111, ext. 85165, 519-520-7281 (mobile),

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