Dr. Jackson Katz coming to Nelson

Dr. Jackson Katz will be in Nelson May 9 and 10 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

Dr. Jackson Katz will be in Nelson May 9 and 10 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

Katz is internationally recognized for his ground-breaking 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.

On the first night there will be a dinner and presentation beginning at 6 p.m. which is open to the public. On the second day there will be a full day of workshops and training for anyone involved in supporting victims including counsellors, teachers, police officers, physicians, law enforcement officers, victim services personnel, and health care providers. The cost of each session is $30.

An educator, author, filmmaker, and social theorist, Katz is co-founder of the multiracial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

Founded in 1993, program was one of the first programs to use a “bystander” model for gender violence prevention.

Katz is one of the key architects of the bystander approach. Today, the program is the most widely utilized sexual and domestic violence prevention program in college and professional athletics. It has been implemented by a quarter of the teams in the NFL, a number of Major League Baseball clubs, NASCAR, and many other sports organizations.

Since 1997 Katz has directed the first worldwide gender violence prevention program in the history of the United States Marine Corps. MVP trainings have been held with US Army personnel in Iraq; the US Navy is currently piloting MVP in four sites around the world; and Katz has served as a subject matter expert and consultant for the US Air Force.

Katz’s award-winning educational video Tough Guise, his featured appearances in the films Wrestling With Manhood and Spin The Bottle, and his lectures in the US and around the world have brought his insights into masculinity and gender violence to millions of college and high school students as well as professionals in education, human services, public health and law enforcement.

For more information contact Bill Reid at 250-509-1164.