Upcoming Events

The Staff Development Team invites you to join the Division of Student Affairs at the October Division Program. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, MSC Gates Ballroom (MSC 2400)

            8:00-8:30 am – Refreshments and Networking

            8:30-10:00 am – Program

Topic: The Big Picture: Gender Violence in Historical, Cultural and Political Perspective

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Jackson Katz

The DSA Staff Development Team has coordinated with The Sexual Assault Survivor Services Committee at Texas A&M to bring Dr. Jackson Katz to campus on October 4-5, 2017 as a part of the Step In. Stand Up. Speaker Series.  Dr. Katz is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is an expert on issues of gender, race and violence. He has spoken in the U.S. and around the world on violence against women, media influences, and societal responses. He has a BA in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a Master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA. 

In addition to speaking at the DSA October Staff Development program, Dr. Katz will be giving several lectures during his time on campus (schedule below).  During these lectures he will be speaking about his research into power based, personal violence; as such, some of his content may evoke an emotional response from audience members.  The DSA Staff Development Team and The Sexual Assault Survivor Services committee encourages audience members to practice self-care.  To learn more about Dr. Katz, feel free to read the article written about him recently in Texas A&M Today.

If you are interested in attending any other of Dr. Katz’s lectures listed below, RSVP here.  The SASS committee would like to reach as many individuals as possible regarding the Step. In. Stand Up. Speaker Series, and would appreciate it if you would pass information about Dr. Katz’s lectures on to others who may be interested.  

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

10:00am-10:45am   General Audience - Meet & Greet with Book Signing

11:00am-12:15pm   General Audience - Tough Guise: Violence, Manhood, & American Culture

In this lecture the presenter uses clips from his film Tough Guise 2 to illustrate his central thesis: violence is overwhelmingly a gendered phenomenon.  Any serious effort to understand and ultimately to prevent violence requires an understanding of the relation -- across class, race and ethnicity -- between cultural ideologies of masculinity and the perpetration of violence.

2:30pm-4:30pm   General Audience - Blurred Lines: Sex and Violence in Media and Real Life

Using clips from his films and other media examples, the presenter will focus on the normalization of men's violence against women in mainstream media.

7:00pm-9:00pm   General Audience - The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How all Men Can Help

The presenter is one of the world's leading experts on engaging men in the prevention of all forms of gender violence. He created and directed the first prevention programs in the sports culture and US military, and will share lessons learned and experiences from three decades of work in those and other areas. This includes the imperative of understanding and implementing approaches that incorporate intersectional sensibilities about the relationship among gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

9:30am-11:30am   General Audience - Violence Against Women is a Men’s Issue

The presenter will outline the key features of what he argues is the fundamental paradigm shift necessary to address gender violence prevention successfully, as well as intersectionality. 

11:30am-12:15pm   General Audience - Meet & Greet with Book Signing

2:30pm-4:30pm   General Audience - Violence & Silence

This talk focuses on the pervasive problem of men's violence against women, and the role that gender dynamics in peer cultures at the societal and local level play in perpetuating attitudes and beliefs that can lead to acts of abuse and violence.

7:00pm-9:00pm   General Audience - Gender on the Agenda: The Socialization of Children in a Culture of Violence

The presenter uses clips from his and others' films to illustrate how gender norms -- for girls, boys and others, in all classes and racial/ethnic groups -- contribute to abusive behaviors.