Online Classes (NEW!)

Public health is self-defense! IMPACT Bay Area is offering 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).

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

Suggested donation: $10-30, no one turned away for lack of funds

IMPACT believes self-defense is for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. As a small nonprofit that has had to cancel all in-person classes since March, any donation is meaningful at this time. If you are in a position to offer financial support, we suggest a tax-deductible donation of $10-30 per class.


  • 11/14 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.

    Suggested donation (click here to donate): $10-30, no one turned away for lack of funds.

    Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 03:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    0 RSVPs
  • 11/19 Using Your Voice: Intro to Verbal Strategies

    Register here

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

    Suggested donation (click here to donate): $10-30, no one turned away for lack of funds.

    Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    0 RSVPs