Michael Kaufman is a Canadian educator-activist and founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, an international movement of men pledged to end violence against women. Kaufman is the author or editor of five books on gender issues, men and masculinity, violence, democracy and development studies (“Cracking the Armor: Power, Pain, and the Lives of Men;” “Beyond Patriarchy: Essays by Men on Pleasure, Power, and Change;” “Theorizing Masculinities; Community Power and Grassroots Democracy;” “Jamaica Under Manley”), and an award winning novel (“The Possibility of Dreaming on a Night Without Stars”). His work as educator-activist has taken him to Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia, and Asia, and he has been a frequent consultant to the United Nations and other agencies around the world on gender issues.
Kaufman will give a talk on “Global Perspectives on Men's Anti-Violence Work” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Demarest Hall, Room 14. Immediately following the talk, the Gender Dialogue House, 645 South Main Street, will host a reception and discussion.
The talk is co-sponsored by the Fisher Center and the Hobart Dean's Office.