The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office and the University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA) invites all women and non-binary students, staff and faculty members of all abilities to a 2-hour virtual Wen-Do Self-Defence class in support of Consent Week 2021. Women and non-binary family members within the same household are welcome to join using the same participation link provided upon registration.
Wen-Do Women’s Self-Defence offers a training space to non-binary folx and women, of all abilities, aged 10 and up. Wen-Do reinforces the positive aspects of the ways that girls and women deal with the threat and experience of violence in their lives. The classes do not issue a list of do's and don't's, but rather share practical and factual information within a feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppression framework.
Your Wen-Do instructor will facilitate discussions that involve the breaking down and debunking of victim-blaming stereotypes and myths that surround women’s self-defence. They will offer factual and resource-rich discussions about abuse, harassment, and assault within a patriarchal society. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice physical and verbal self-protection skills and strategies that cover a range of dangerous and/or uncomfortable situations.
These physical techniques will be presented online with the understanding that some participants may be sitting or sometimes standing at their computer so participants will be encouraged to do only what is emotionally comfortable and physically safe for their bodies.
Please Note: participants need to ensure they'll be in a private space out of respect for all participants as cameras are required to be on for safety purposes.
Date: Wednesday, January 27
Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Online workshop. Link to join will be sent following your registration.
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