Women's Research and Resource Center

Locker Room Talk...Or Toxic Masculinity? featuring Byron Hurt

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

Northridge Center, USU
Byron Hurt Picture

In the wake of of recent highly publicized sexual assault scandals, and the women-led resistance movement that birthed the #metoo and #TimesUp era. Byron Hurt

combines his award-winning documentary films with a dynamic speaking style that challenges audiences to question, reimagine, and redefine manhood and gender roles in the age of Trump. Hurt, a former college quarterback, has more than 20 years of experience navigating discussions about masculinity with high-profiled NCAA athletes, members of the U.S. military, fraternities, and everyday men and women across the world. He strengthened and honed his progressive gender politics while working with the Mentors in Violence Prevention Program (MVP)and pioneering the Bystander Intervention Program he co-founded with Jackson Katz, Ph.D., in which he has facilitated thousands of enlightening gender violence prevention trainings, and has hosted Q&Aʼs following screenings of his award-winning films. Hurt‘s critically

acclaimed documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, remains as popular on college campuses today as it did when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival

and it broadcast nationally on PBSʼ Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens.