RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 14, 2012) – Jackson Katz, Ph.D., who is recognized for his work with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and U.S. Army Personnel in Iraq, will present at Cabrini College on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Grace Hall Atrium (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor).
An expert on violence, media, and masculinity, Katz is co-founder of the multiracial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society.
Since 1997, Katz and other MVP staff have trained coaches, players and front office personnel of several teams in the NFL and in MLB, as well as U.S. Army personnel in Iraq, as Katz was a member of the U.S. Secretary of Defense’s Task Force on Domestic Violence in the military from 2000 to 2003.
Katz is the author of “The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help” (Sourcebooks, 2006), and he writes a blog on masculinities and politics on the Huffington Post. He is the first man to earn a minor in women’s studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Katz earned a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a doctorate in cultural studies and education from the University of California Los Angeles.
For more information on Katz’s presentation, visit www.cabrini.edu/DVSymposium.
For more information on Katz, visit www.jacksonkatz.com.
Cabrini College’s domestic violence education efforts are supported financially by the Barbara and John Jordan Endowed Fund to Promote Domestic Violence Initiative, and by the U.S. Department of Justice, whose three-year, $100,000 grant helped Cabrini faculty finalize a domestic violence curriculum for teachers and school districts to gain awareness of the impact of domestic violence on young children.
Last year, Lynn Rosenthal, the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, headlined the College’s domestic violence education symposium. Rosenthal’s appearance at Cabrini came on the heels of her hosting Cabrini President Marie Angelella George and Lelli at the White House to discuss the College’s efforts on domestic violence.
Additional initiatives on domestic violence education at Cabrini include a partnership with Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency in Norristown, and the website www.cabrini.edu/DomesticViolenceInitiatives, which serves as a resource to teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, and other child caretakers by providing a comprehensive look at a wide range of domestic violence issues, from effects of domestic violence to available community support services.
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers 1,300 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. More than 1,900 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.