Self-Defense and Bystander Intervention Techniques
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT
Location: Lido 3002-3003, Level 3, The Venetian
Violence can happen to any of us, anywhere. Knowing how to defend yourself, and how and when to help someone else who is being threatened or harassed can literally be a life saver! Especially if you are a member of a targeted group or want more confidence as an ally, join us for this one-hour, free skills workshop.
Learn the signs of a potential attack and how to defend yourself, as well as appropriate intervention techniques (“bystander intervention”) at this fast paced, fun, physical workshop. We will use role plays and situational defense strategies appropriate for women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC and allies of all ages.
You may wear business attire but may need to remove your shoes for this workshop. (Darn it! We will not engage in floor take-downs, weapons handling, or ninja responses …. This time.)
Chris Nichols, Executive Director, Renewables Forward (Chris.Nichols@renewablesforward.org) Erika Symmonds, VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, SEIA (ESymmonds@SEIA.org)