Upcoming Workshops

To keep our instructors and students safe, all currently-planned self-defense workshops will be offered on Zoom rather than in person. All workshop registrants will receive the Zoom meeting information via email. Please contact us if you do not get a confirmation email within an hour of registering for the workshop.

Safety & Conflict Resolution for Women / Transwomen / Non-Binary

When: Saturday, April 17, 2021 – 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Open to: Adults and Teens 13+ (women, teen girls, transwomen, non-binary, genderqueer, gender fluid, female-presenting…)

In this 2 1/2-hour workshop students will learn strategies to deal with situations of disrespect, harassment, and abuse that they face or witness others facing. Through discussions, interactive activities, and hands-on practice, participants will gain skills to maximize their safety and ability to advocate for others in a variety of situations, as well as defend themselves in the event of physical violence.

  • Assessing situational safety in both everyday life and unfamiliar scenarios
  • Using your voice and words to advocate for yourself and set strong boundaries,
  • Physical techniques to use in the event of physical violence.
  • Addressing gender-based harassment and safety in dating relationships.

You will leave this workshop feeling stronger and more confident in everyday situations while also prepared for potentially dangerous situations.

Because of the pandemic, we will be offering this workshop online via Zoom and attendees may pay on a sliding scale.

$90 – Pay it forward (I’m doing ok and want to help someone else take this class)
$70 – Discounted registration for two participants (we’re part of the same household or we’ll meet online)
$45 – Standard registration
$25 – Discounted registration
FREE for anyone who needs assistance for any reason

Register here.

Prevention Against Identity-Based Violence

When: Sunday, June 6, 2021 – 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Open to: Adults and Teens 15+ (all genders)

In this 3-hour workshop, students learn strategies to handle disrespect, harassment, and abuse that they face or witness others facing when it comes to identity-based violence (i.e. religion, gender, sexuality, race)

Through active discussions, scenario role-playing, and hands-on practice, students are empowered with skills to maximize their personal safety. We’ll cover…

  • Assertive communication and de-escalation skills to challenge discrimination based on race, religion, gender / gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, and other factors.
  • Situational awareness and risk assessment
  • Bystander intervention techniques to stand up for others
    Physical self-defense techniques to use in the event of violence

Because of the pandemic, we will be offering this workshop online via Zoom and attendees may pay on a sliding scale.

$90 – Pay it forward (I’m doing ok and want to help someone else take this class)
$70 – Discounted registration for two participants (we’re part of the same household or we’ll meet online)
$45 – Standard registration
$25 – Discounted registration
FREE for anyone who needs assistance for any reason

Active Bystander

When: TBD

2 Hour workshop for people of all genders 15 years old and up.

In this election year, in the middle of a pandemic, and during a racial awakening, there has been an increase of hateful speech and hateful behavior. There are things we can do to interrupt verbal and physical hate. We will discuss what gets in the way of taking action and learn skills that address those concerns so that you can assess a situation and decide on a response while keeping yourself safe.

This workshop will cover:

  • Situational awareness and risk assessment
  • Understanding the role of bystanders in interrupting oppression
  • Overcoming Barriers to intervening
  • De-escalation tools
  • Strategies for intervening

After this class, you will feel stronger and more confident in everyday situations. 

Because of the pandemic, we will be offering this workshop online via Zoom and attendees may pay on a sliding scale.  

$75 – Pay it forward (I’m doing ok and want to help someone else take this class)
$50 – Discounted registration for two participants (we’re part of the same household or we’ll meet online)
$30 – Standard registration
$10 – Discounted registration for students/young people (or anyone who is impacted by the pandemic)
FREE for anyone who has been laid off due to the current crisis or needs assistance for any reason

If you would like to reach out to us to inquire about a private workshop, or other workshop options, please email us: info@sundragon.org