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July 2020

Empowering Indigenous Women and Communities Through Self-Defense

July 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Self-defense training promotes body-oriented healing and practical safety planning. Feminist empowerment approaches to self-defense teach a wide range of resistance strategies, which include assertive communication, boundary setting, de-escalation, strategic physical escape, and physical resistance. Empowerment-based programs emphasize choice and resilience while actively challenging victim-blaming. Research shows that empowerment self-defense programs reduce trauma symptoms, help survivors find their voices, and prevent sexual assault. This webinar presents one of the few empowerment self-defense programs that is located on sovereign tribal land and…

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