Nothing to Lose but Our Chains: Safety Night with ALP, AVP, BCPC, MRNY & WRRQ

20Mar15

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Another collaboration for the Wrrqshop TONIGHT:

In the fall, a few incidents of trans/homophobic hate violence occurred in Central Brooklyn back to back. The Audre Lorde Project (ALP), New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP), The Brooklyn Community Pride Center(BCPC), and Make the Road New York (MRNY) joined together to host an event in which the community could discuss ways to respond and resist hate violence in our communities.
Many people suggested increased spaces to learn to defend oneself/ones community and to reflect on/creatively express rage at violence through art. So, along with the Werrrqshop (WRRQ), we decided to organize a free “Safety Night” where community members could learn some basic self-defense/alternatives to policing & make art! Folks will also have the opportunity to network and learn about other great community resources such as Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE)! Metrocards and dinner provided!

Friday, March 20 at GLOBE-Bushwick

6-6:30 Welcome & food
6:30-7 Introduction to the night & centering activity
7-7:45 Self defense training 101
7:45-8:30 Alternatives to policing training 101
8:30-9 Art making to respond to/resist violence
9-9:30 Announcements & hang out/network time

This event is free and open to all. Globe Bushwick is wheelchair accessible. The nearest trains are the M at Knickerbocker, and the M/L at Mrytle-Wyckoff (which has an elevator).

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