Dr. Jackson Katz
Dr. Jackson Katz

Rodef Shalom & QI2T Center
March 6 & 7
1 p.m. & 9 a.m.

If you recently attended the inspiring talk by #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and feel empowered to get more involved, these FISA Foundation workshops are a great place to start.

Learn how to translate ideas and awareness into action and policy change with two training sessions led by pioneering educator, author and filmmaker Jackson Katz, Ph.D. Attendees may select the module that works best for them.

Katz’s message for all of us? “Men have an important role to play in addressing other men’s violence and in teaching boys that manhood is more than dominance and control.”

On March 6 at Rodef Shalom Congregation, Katz will lead a will lead a large group, half-day introductory workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Open to the public, the workshop will explore the roots of sexual harassment and propose new ways for everyone to take action. Pre-registration is required. To inquire about student discounts and scholarships, contact Sue Clarke at sue@fisafoundation.org.

On March 7, Dr. Katz will lead an intensive, full-day training at Downtown’s QI2T Center from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This exclusive in-depth workshop is designed for professionals in leadership positions and decision-making roles at corporations, nonprofits, community organizations, schools and colleges, and faith communities. Go here to learn more and apply.

Internationally renowned for his scholarship and activism, Katz is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention, one of the longest-running and most influential gender violence prevention programs in North America. A founding architect of the “bystander” approach to prevention, Katz teaches that real change requires “men to join women in uprooting everyday sexism and promoting healthy and productive work environments with expectations of equitable treatment.”

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...