Paul Kivel                                                                                                                       

Violence Prevention Educator


(510) 654-3015 (phone)



  • *Innovative leader in violence prevention for more than 27 years.

*Accomplished trainer and speaker on men’s issues, racism and diversity, challenges of youth, teen dating, family violence, raising boys to manhood, and the impact of class and power on daily life.
*Developed highly effective participatory and interactive methodologies for training youth and adults in a variety of settings.
*Writer of widely used books, curricula, videos, and audiotapes.



1990-present Teacher, Writer, Activist, Mentor

• Community educator on issues of violence prevention and social justice, leading hundreds of workshops for youth and adults in schools, prisons, community and professional organizations, and national conferences.

*Developed highly-praised curricula, videos, and audiotapes that are widely used in schools, prisons, health service organizations, plus youth, drug, and violence prevention programs.
* Offered consulting assistance to successfully launch youth and adult violence prevention programs in more than fifteen American cities.
* Gave keynote addresses, featured talks, and panel presentations at national, statewide, and local conferences.
*Appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as other local and national radio and television programs, discussing male violence, racism, raising sons, and how to help young people stop violence.


1979-90 Co-founder, Adult Program Director and Trainer

• OAKLAND MEN’S PROJECT – a community education and prevention organization devoted to stopping male violence.



“Helping Young Men Stop Violence” at the Illinois, Florida, California, and Oregon Alcohol and Drug Abuse Conferences


“Stopping Male Violence” in community-wide trainings for Jeffersonville, IN; Madison, WI; Rockford, IL; Amador County, CA; Vancouver, BC; New York City; Austin, TX; Atlanta, GA; Tuscon, AZ; Amherst, MA; Portland, OR; Santa Cruz, CA


“Making the Peace–Helping Teens Stop Violence” in community- wide trainings for Minneapolis, MN; Toronto, Ontario; Kansas City, MO; Atlanta, GA; CSU Northridge, CA; Santa Fe, NM; Portland, OR; Burlington, VT


“Uprooting Racism” at staff and student trainings for Citizens for a Better Environment (CA); Catlin Gable School (OR); Safe and Drug Free Schools (MN); Peace and Justice Center (VT); Woodrow Wilson High (DC); Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MI)


“Wealth, Power and Class” talks and workshops in Burlington, VT; Boston, MA; Minneapolis/ St. Paul, MN; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA


“Becoming Allies for Social Justice” workshops at Pitzer College; Hamline University; La Guardia Community College (NY); California State Universities at Chico, Sacramento, and San Francisco; Lewis and Clark College; University of Northern Iowa


Panels and workshop presentations at the National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution (NCPCR); National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS); National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV); National Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCASA); the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME); Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute (FVSAI); National Conference on Racism and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE)


Community presentations on Uprooting Racism at the University of Vermont, University of Kansas, Evergreen State College, Maclester College, Michigan State University and University of California at Riverside and San Diego





Men’s Work: How to Stop the Violence that Tears Our Lives Apart, Hazelden/Ballantine, 1992, revised 1998

“Men’s work” Audio and Video productions, Hazelden, 1992

“Men’s Work” Workbook series and Facilitator’s Guide, Hazelden, 1993

“Men Changing Men” Robert L. Allen and Paul Kivel, Ms. Magazine, Vol. 5 #2, Sept./Oct., 1994

“Why Do Men Rape Women” in The Other Side of Silence Christine Carter, editor, Avocus Press, 1995

“Jewish Men and Jewish Male Violence” in Men’s Work in Preventing Violence Against Women, James Poling and Christie Neuger, editors, Haworth, 2002



Helping Teens Stop Violence: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Parents and Educators

Allan Creighton with Paul Kivel, Hunter House, 1992

Young Men’s Work: Stopping Violence and Building Community Allan Creighton and Paul Kivel, Hazelden, 1994 (Part 1) 1998 (Part 2)

Young Women’s Lives: Building Self-Awareness for Life M. Nell Myhand and Paul Kivel, Hazelden, 1998

Making the Peace: a 15-Session Violence Prevention Curriculum Paul Kivel and Allan Creighton, Hunter House Publisher, 1997

Days of Respect: An Organizer’s Handbook Ralph Cantor with Paul Kivel and Allan Creighton, Hunter House Publishers, 1997

Boys Will Be Men: Raising Our Sons for Courage, Caring, and Community Paul Kivel, New Society Publishers, 1999

I Can Make My World a Safer Place: A Kid’s Book About Stopping Violence Paul Kivel, Hunter House, 2001
“Mentoring for Social Justice,”, 2004



Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice New Society, 1996 (revised edition, 2002) “Outstanding Book on Human Rights in North America – 1996,” Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights

“The Culture of Power” in What Makes Diversity Work in Higher Education, Frank W. Hale, Jr. editor, Stylus, 2004

You Call This a Democracy?: Who Benefits, Who Pays, and Who Really Decides Apex Press, 2004

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