Event Calendar

 
Jul
16
Mon
Free LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Summer Self-Defense: Come Join Us! @ Feminist Karate Union
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us and help to spread the word!

Although many LGBTQ+ youth are more likely now to be socially accepted, there are still increased risks to coming out. They are more likely to be targeted for violence (from teasing and bullying to outright assault), at higher risk for dating violence and victimization, exposed to negative or careless comments that reinforce hetero norms, and find fewer resources for help due to overt or implicit hostility by school staff, family, or law enforcement.

On top of that, 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 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.

To register: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2973077

 

 

Jul
30
Mon
Free Teen Empowerment Summer Self-Defense: Come Join Us! @ Feminist Karate Union
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This class is ideal for teen girls and those who identify as female, although all gender identities are welcome.  Help us spread the word!

Class description:

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.

Register here:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2546149