Paul Kivel is a social justice activist and a nationally and internationally recognized educator who, for 45 years, has focused on the issues of racism, men's issues, challenges of youth, violence prevention, oppression, raising boys to manhood, and the impact of class and power on daily life.
He is the award-winning author of several books including Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice and You Call This a Democracy?: Who Benefits, Who Pays, and Who Really Decides. His latest book is Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony.
Kivel was a co-founder of the acclaimed Oakland Men's Project, a nationally recognized multicultural organization dedicated to helping people understand the roots of violence in our society and seek positive solutions.
Through his lectures, workshops, trainings and writings, Kivel works to end oppression and violence and build alliances across lines of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion, and age.