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Framingham State to host filmmaker Jackson Katz next week

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  October 17, 2012 03:00 PM

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Framingham State University will host author, educator, and filmmaker Dr. Jackson Katz for a lecture titled “Men, Women, Sex and Violence” on Oct 23, as part of the President’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Katz is a cultural theorist who is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy. In 1993, Katz co-founded the multi-racial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention program at Northeastern University.

His lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCarthy Center Forum.

The President’s Distinguished Lecture Series was created in 2011 to bring scholars from across the country to the university for presentations on thought-provoking issues, ideas and theories. The theme of this year’s series is “Accepting Others: Finding Common Ground.” Each of the four speakers has played a role in challenging stereotypes, breaking down social barriers and exploring important issues such as gender violence, racism and physical and mental disabilities.

Future speakers include:

  • Isabel Wilkerson - Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Dwight Performing Arts Center
  • Dan Habib - Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. in the McCarthy Center Forum

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