Public talk and workshop on gender violence to promote safety awareness

During the month of January, UBC’s Vancouver campus is hosting events to promote awareness of the serious issue of sexual assault and safety on university campuses. Acclaimed gender violence educator Jackson Katz will be presenting an evening public talk entitled Tough Guys: Sexual Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity, a multi-media presentation on how mainstream media images – from sports,  TV, Hollywood film, advertising and music video – help to promote violent masculinity as a cultural norm. Katz uses clips from his films, including Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity and Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol, to provide audiences with conceptual tools for reading media critically, especially those concerned with masculinity, heterosexuality and violence.

Date: Jan. 28
Time:     6 p.m.
Place:  Free admission, Neville Scarfe Building, 2125 Main Mall

Katz will also be holding a free workshop for students and the public on why gender violence is an issue for men.

Date:  Jan. 29
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Place:  Neville Scarfe Building, 2125 Main Mall
Info: Contact Rachael Sullivan at (604) 218-3296 or
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is the result of the combined efforts of the Faculty of Arts – Deans Office, UBC Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Critical Studies in Sexuality (CSIS), Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, UBC V-Day, Access and Diversity, Arts Undergraduate Society, Alma Mater Society Womyn’s Centre and Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) and Office of the VP Students.