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Self-defense for the LGBTQ Community
December 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm$30.00
This three hour workshop focuses on the personal safety needs of youth and adults in the LGBTQ community. We begin each work shop with a listening session that prioritizes the safety concerns of the participants and guides the topics to be covered during the workshop. We understand that the topic of self-defense can be triggering for anyone who has experienced trauma from bullying, harassment, or assault and that the rates of violence are higher for people who identify as a sexual or gender minority.; therefore, we prioritize self-care and creating a space that is safe and inclusive to learning. We offer a range of topics such as self-care, deescalation; strategies to stop and interrupt harassment and bullying; assertive communication, identifying healthy and unhealthy behaviors; street smarts; and physical self-defense skills. Sessions are led by facilitators who have years of experience teaching self-defense skills to people of all backgrounds, genders and ages. Workshops incorporate best practices in teaching and facilitation and include role plays and scenarios. Recommended for adults and youth 14 years and above. Register Now