Online Classes (NEW!)

Public health is self-defense! IMPACT Bay Area is offering free online classes to empower the community during the pandemic. From using your voice to expanding your self-care toolkit, we are here to help you and your loved ones grow your safety and confidence while remaining safe at home in support of public health. Sign up for one of our upcoming classes below (more dates added regularly).

 

Note: Online classes are open to the public and therefore less of a controlled environment than in-person classes. We encourage you to keep this in mind when deciding to enroll and participate. We believe confidentiality is an important part of safety, and your instructors will talk more about this in the session.

  • 5/26 Intro to Personal Safety

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    This FREE one-hour class provides an overview of IMPACT Bay Area's approach to personal safety! In this class, students develop intuition, situational awareness, congruent body language, and verbal skills to deescalate and deter assault and harassment, as well as learn two simple and effective physical techniques.

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    0 RSVPs
  • 5/31 Facing AAPI Race-Based Harassment

    Space is limited, pre-registration required: CLASS IS FULL

    This 90-minute class will introduce strategies that can be helpful in the face of race-based harassment like adrenaline management, de-escalation, and verbal boundary setting, as well as bystander intervention. This class is for AAPI identified and presenting individuals. Registration required, limited to 25 participants in each class.

    Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
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  • 6/6 Teen Empowerment Self-Defense Workshop

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    This two-hour workshop focuses on preventing stranger and peer violence while empowering students to understand, respect, and defend their own boundaries. Students have the opportunity to practice verbal boundary setting with strangers as well as people they know. Students learn to honor their own intuition, set and defend their boundaries, and gain increased confidence and safety skills. This class is open to participants of all genders ages 12-16.

    Saturday, June 06, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    0 RSVPs
  • 6/11 Facing AAPI Race-Based Harassment

    Space is limited, pre-registration required: Register here

    This 90-minute class will introduce strategies that can be helpful in the face of race-based harassment like adrenaline management, de-escalation, and verbal boundary setting, as well as bystander intervention. This class is for AAPI identified and presenting individuals. Registration required, limited to 25 participants in each class.

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    Online via Zoom
    0 RSVPs
  • 6/13 Young Adult Empowerment Self-Defense Workshop

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    This two-hour workshop addresses issues commonly faced by young adults exploring greater independence, and gives students the opportunity to practice their skills in realistic scenarios against a mock assailant. This workshop focuses on personal safety skills as well as verbal self-defense strategies to address situations that may arise in everyday life, including boundary setting to prevent stranger and acquaintance violence. Students learn to honor their own intuition, set and defend their boundaries, and gain increased confidence and safety skills. This class is open to participants of all genders ages 16-22.

    Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Online via Zoom
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  • 6/14 LGBTQ+ Empowerment Self-Defense Workshop

    Space is limited, pre-registration required: Register here

    This two-hour workshop addresses issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community, and gives students the opportunity to practice their skills in realistic scenarios against a mock assailant. This workshop focuses on personal safety skills as well as verbal self-defense strategies to address situations that may arise in everyday life, including boundary setting to prevent stranger and acquaintance violence. Students additionally learn and practice skills to process and manage their own adrenaline, and will leave with an enhanced toolkit for self-care. This class is a safe space for LGBTQ+ identified participants of all genders age 16+.

    Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Online via Zoom
    0 RSVPs
  • 6/17 Intro to Personal Safety

    Register here

    This FREE one-hour class provides an overview of IMPACT Bay Area's approach to personal safety! In this class, students develop intuition, situational awareness, congruent body language, and verbal skills to deescalate and deter assault and harassment, as well as learn two simple and effective physical techniques.

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    0 RSVPs
  • 6/18 Using Your Voice: Intro to Verbal Strategies

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    This 90-minute class will provide an introduction to verbal strategies that can be used to address situations that may arise in everyday life. We will cover boundary setting, deescalation, and bystander intervention strategies and provide some opportunities to practice.

    Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    0 RSVPs
  • 6/27 Facing AAPI Race-Based Harassment

    Space is limited, pre-registration required: Register here

    This 90-minute class will introduce strategies that can be helpful in the face of race-based harassment like adrenaline management, de-escalation, and verbal boundary setting, as well as bystander intervention. This class is for AAPI identified and presenting individuals. Registration required, limited to 25 participants in each class.

    Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    0 RSVPs