Dr. Jackson Katz, a pioneer in the field of gender violence prevention education, will visit Fresno State to discuss “More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 19.
The free, public program, in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, is to raise public awareness about domestic and sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. The program runs from 1 to 5 p.m. with an intermission from 2:30-3 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union.
Katz, an educator, author and internationally acclaimed lecturer, is a cofounder of Mentors in Violence Prevention, one of the “bystander intervention” programs that encourages individuals to take an active role in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence.
“It is an exciting time for us to welcome Dr. Katz to campus,” said Jessica Adams, coordinator of gender and LGBTQ+ programs and services for the Cross Cultural and Gender Center. “This is one of the ways we strive to provide opportunities for the campus and community to gain knowledge surrounding gender-based violence, especially ways to stop the cycle.”
Adams said the program inspires men and women to confront one of the most serious and persistent problems facing college students: violence against women. Traditionally, these issues have been considered women’s issues, she said.
“’More Than a Few Good Men’ focuses on the lives and attitudes of boys and men,” Adams said.
Throughout his presentation, Katz shares stories from his gender violence prevention work with U.S. Marines, professional and collegiate athletes and college fraternities.
The Marjaree Mason Center is a co-sponsor of the event with the Office of the President, the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, Human Resources, Student Involvement and other campus departments and organizations.
Sign language interpreters will be available.
For more information, contact the Cross Cultural and Gender Center at 559.278.4435.