Prevention Conference

November 14th, 2017

Gender on the Agenda: The Socialization of Girls and Boys in a Culture of Violence 

Jackson Katz, an internationally renowned expert known for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence, will present a compelling keynote address. Katz will focus on how to promote gender equity and prevent gender bias in schools and communities. He will be joined by Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, co-chair for the Massachusetts White Ribbon Campaign.  A student panel will give voice to how strength can be redefined as a force for justice. Thank you to Proskauer Rose LLP for the generous contribution to support this event.  

November 14, 2017

Assabet Valley Technical High School

215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough

8:15 am – 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am – 2:30 Conference

COST:   free/members or $100/nonmembers



  • Jackson Katz, Ph.D., co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention   
  • Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, Middlesex County 
  • Lori Hodin, Coordinator, Safe School Initiative, Lincoln-Sudbury High School
  • Students from Lincoln-Sudbury High School

About Jackson Katz

JACKSON KATZ, Ph.D., is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. In 1993 he co-founded Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the longest-running and most widely influential sexual assault and relationship abuse prevention programs in high schools, colleges, sports culture and the military in North America and beyond. He also created the award-winning documentaries Tough Guise and Tough Guise 2, and is the author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, and Man Enough? Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity. He lectures extensively in the U.S. and around the world on violence, media and masculinities.   


PDPs are offered for all MPY professional development conferences. PDPs are issued for minimum of 10 hours through attending two linked conferences.  To earn PDPs, you must attend this event and its companion conference in the spring.  

Event Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend any MPY conference after registering, you must cancel online at least 48 hours prior to event. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee.  Conference no shows are also charged a fee.  For assistance call MPY at 781-587-3411.

Accessibility and Accommodations

All Middlesex Partnerships for Youth conferences are handicapped accessible. Middlesex Partnerships for Youth will work to make reasonable accommodations as requested by individuals with disabilities. Requests should be made at least 3 weeks before the event. Direct accommodation requests to Executive Director Margie Daniels at



HANDOUTS - Please print these handouts, MPY will not be printing any handouts

10 Things Men Can Do
Further Resources from Jackson Katz
Prevention Handout 11.14 - Jackson Katz

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