Byron Hurt

Byron Hurt is the producer and director of the provocative film on machismo and homophobia in hip-hop, Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in On Manhood in Rap Music, which viewed at the Sundance film festival earlier this year. He’s also the producer of the award-winning documentary film, I Am a Man: Black Masculinity in America. Additionally, Hurt, is the associate director of Mentors in Violence Prevention-Marine Corps (MVP-MC), the first system-wide gender violence prevention program in the history of the United States military. Hurt has lectured and facilitated workshops at colleges and universities nationwide including the University of Kentucky, UMass-Amherst and St. John\'s University.