Event Calendar

 
Jul
5
Wed
Empowerment Self Defense @ Feminist Karate Union
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Teen girls are exploring on their own, and looking more to their peers for standards for boundaries and relationships.  They are out more, with their friends or by themselves.  They may be riding a bus solo, or going to Bumbershoot with a few buddies.  They (or their friends) are beginning to drive.  They are beginning to date.  They may have part-time or summer jobs.  They may be going through puberty, and their whole world of friends and boundaries and appropriate relationships is in free-fall.  Maybe you are dismayed to notice that your formerly confident girl seems to have become more withdrawn and self-conscious of her appearance and her peers opinions.

On top of that, you may be concerned about peer pressure and a cultural environment that romanticizes unhealthy relationship behavior and tends to denigrate girls abilities and sense of self.

They could use some skills to help augment the experience they are beginning to acquire.

In this class, your emerging teen girl will learn to recognize red flags that someone may mean harm, plan safe exits from iffy situations, practice physical moves (just in case), and learn to find supportive self-care.  All in age-appropriate language and concepts.

This class is sponsored by the Discover Your Power program of the WAVE Foundation

Aug
3
Thu
Empowerment Self Defense @ Feminist Karate Union
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Teen girls are exploring on their own, and looking more to their peers for standards for boundaries and relationships.  They are out more, with their friends or by themselves.  They may be riding a bus solo, or going to Bumbershoot with a few buddies.  They (or their friends) are beginning to drive.  They are beginning to date.  They may have part-time or summer jobs.  They may be going through puberty, and their whole world of friends and boundaries and appropriate relationships is in free-fall.  Maybe you are dismayed to notice that your formerly confident girl seems to have become more withdrawn and self-conscious of her appearance and her peers opinions.

On top of that, you may be concerned about peer pressure and a cultural environment that romanticizes unhealthy relationship behavior and tends to denigrate girls abilities and sense of self.

They could use some skills to help augment the experience they are beginning to acquire.

In this class, your emerging teen girl will learn to recognize red flags that someone may mean harm, plan safe exits from iffy situations, practice physical moves (just in case), and learn to find supportive self-care.  All in age-appropriate language and concepts.

This class is sponsored by the Discover Your Power program of the WAVE Foundation

Aug
9
Wed
Safety and Self-Defense for LGBTQ+ Youth @ Feminist Karate Union
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It is now easier than ever for LGBTQ+ youth to be out and accepted by peers. And they are still susceptible to the same pressures and pitfalls facing other teens: exploring on their own or with their friends, riding a bus solo, or going to Bumbershoot with a few buddies. They (or their friends) are beginning to drive. They are beginning to date. They may have part-time or summer jobs. They may be going through puberty, and their whole world of friends and boundaries and appropriate relationships is in free-fall.

On top of that, you may be concerned about peer pressure and a cultural environment that sometimes puts queer youth at increased risk for violence.

They could use some skills to help augment the experience they are beginning to acquire.

In this class, your LGBTQ+ teen will learn to recognize red flags that someone may mean harm, plan safe exits from iffy situations, practice physical moves (just in case), and learn to find supportive self-care. All in age-appropriate language and concepts.

This class is sponsored by the Discover Your Power program of the WAVE Foundation

Aug
23
Wed
Bystander Intervention @ Feminist Karate Union
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you concerned about increased hate-based violence? Do you feel at a loss for effective ways to intervene while keeping yourself safer? In this class you will learn about your options for direct intervention, indirect intervention, and distraction tactics. You’ll also learn about barriers you could face and some ways to work around them. We will also consider ways to proactively create community in which violence reduction is a reality.

This class is sponsored by the Discover Your Power program of the WAVE Foundation.

Sep
17
Sun
10th Anniversary Cycle the WAVE @ Bellevue College
Sep 17 @ 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
10th Anniversary Cycle the WAVE @ Bellevue College | Bellevue | Washington | United States

Cycle the WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere), is a fully supported, non-competitive, all-women’s cycling event in its 9th year. It is a bike event for women of all ages and fitness levels to experience camaraderie, increase awareness of domestic violence through visibility and to raise funds for domestic violence programs across Washington State.