Media and gender expert presents How to Parent a Boy, Thursday at Westerly school

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Hear media literacy expert Jackson Katz, Ph.D., discuss “Parenting Boys: 21st Century Changes and Challenges” at Westerly School on Thursday, March 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parents of both boys and girls are encouraged to attend this free presentation.

Presenter Dr. Katz is an educator, author, filmmaker and social theorist who is a pioneer in the fields of gender violence prevention education and media literacy. His multimedia discussion will include film clips from his award-winning educational videos on the role of media in shaping social norms around masculinity and femininity.

Topics on parenting boys will include: violence in media and real life; the impact of the video game culture on boys; raising emotionally literate boys; body image among boys; tensions between academics and athletics; issues for fathers of sons; and issues for mothers of sons.

The parenting presentation will take place Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Westerly School is located at 2950 East 29th Street, Long Beach. For more information about Westerly School visit their website,

Dr Jackson Katz is the author of numerous articles in academic journals and popular newspapers and is widely recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education with men and boys, particularly in the sports culture and the military. He is the author of 10 Things Men Can do to Prevent Gender Violence.

Katz has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs coast to coast, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Montel Williams, ABC News 20/20, MSNBC and Lifetime Television. He has lectured at over 800 colleges, prep schools, high schools, middle schools, professional conferences and military installations in 43 states.

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