Pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men’s violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority.
Second in a four film series.”Violence, An American Dis-Ease : How Do We Treat It?” Join your neighbors in the screening and discussion of (4) films which will consider the American Disease of violence. The films will take us on a journey through the causes and conditions of some of America’s dis-ease including the gun debate, toxic masculinity, the impact of pornography on our sexuality and the ease with which we use violence towards those who are different.
Co-Sponsored by Sanctuary UCC, Medford Film Collaborative, Tufts Community Relations – with support from a Local Arts Council grant from the Medford Arts Council.