Jewel Woods, (MA,MSW,LSW) is an expert on men's issues
Jewel Woods, (MA,MSW,LSW) is the co-chair of the Ohio Trafficking In Persons Study Commission Demand Reduction Sub-Committee. He is an author and a gender analyst whose views on men and boys in American society have been featured on TV, national news & radio talk programs and publications such as Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, TheRoot,The Black Commentator,Alternet, The Huffington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The LA Progressive, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Toledo Blade. A self-proclaimed 'male refusenik' he is the author of The Black Male Privileges Checklist and Don't Blame It On Rio: The Real Deal Behind Why Men Travel to Brazil for Sex. Jewel is a 2005 New Voices Fellow, a former participant in the Minority Scholar's Program at The University of Chicago and a select member of the Fragile Families Data Workshop at Columbia University. Working towards earning a PhD in Social Work with a specialization in men's issues, Jewel is the founder and executive director of The Renaissance Male Project, Inc. a non-profit advocacy and accountability organization for men and boys.