In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and U.S. political culture. Tough Guise 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men -- and women -- to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior.
Watch the Tough Guise 2 trailere here.
Lunch will be provided.
About Jackson Katz
Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the fields of critical media literacy and gender violence prevention education. He has lectured on hundreds of college and high school campuses, and has conducted hundreds of professional trainings, seminars, and workshops in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He is the co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society, and was one of the key architects of MVP's innovative and influential bystander approach. MVP is the leading gender violence prevention initiative in college and professional athletics, and has been implemented in all major branches of the U.S. military. Dr. Katz is also an internationally acclaimed lecturer, the creator of a number of educational videos for college and high school students, and the author of two books,The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help (Sourcebooks, 2006) andLeading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood (Interlink Books, 2013). Visit Jackson Katz's site at www.jacksonkatz.com.