Fight the Fear
A community orientated violence prevention initiative…
Fight the Fear Campaign
Because you’re worth defending.
Fight the Fear Campaign (FtFC) is a community oriented violence-prevention initiative. FtFC provides training in basic self defense skills including awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, and fighting techniques—as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. Funded by Brandi Carlile’s Looking Out Foundation, the goal of FtFC is to make self defense available to as many people as possible.
The Mission: To make self defense training easily accessible because the skills and confidence that it builds are a proven deterrent to violence.
The Method: Our classes are run by experienced self defense instructors who provide the most up to date and useful training, tailoring each workshop to serve the specific, focused needs of different populations.
The Campaign: We are currently providing frequent and diverse free workshops geared toward specific and various populations throughout our community.
October 11th 2014 – A free Teach the Teacher Seminar
We invite all women who teach, mentor, or otherwise work with groups of girls to participate in the introduction to teaching basic self defense. You’ll have the opportunity to observe and participate in a demonstration workshop and gain skills and tools to help prepare to to conduct workshops for your community.
September 27th 2014 - Open Workshop for women & girls ages 12 and up, 3-5pm
Workshops For Teens:
In their own class teens relax and feel comfortable discussing their fears and asking tough questions. They’ll get honest, accurate answers in a safe space. In 3 hours, they will learn:
- How a teenager can protect herself when dates get scary
- Signs you need to get to a cell phone and call home — now
- Surprise moves to get free if you’re grabbed from behind
- What to expect, and do, when you get to high school or college
- How to stay safe and still have fun at parties, athletic events and class activities.
January 19th 2014 - We re-launched our Fight The Fear Campaign with ongoing weekly classes at Mary’s Place in Seattle. Mary’s Place mission is to empower homeless women and children to reclaim their lives by providing shelter, nourishment, resources, healing and hope in a safe community.
We will also be taking FtFC on the road, teaming up with fantastic self defense instructors across the country to offer free workshops wherever Brandi’s tour goes.
For information on classes and the 2014 campaign launch please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Fight The Fear Campaign Workshops and Seminars To Date:
1/19, 1/26, Mary’s Place Workshops -kids
2/2, 2/16, 2/23 Mary’s Place Workshops -kids
3/2 Mary’s Place Workshops -kids
3/25 Community School Partnership -kids
4/1, 4/29 Community School Partnership -kids
4/6 Mary’s Place Workshops –kids and moms
4/16 Asian Counseling Resource Center – teens
5/3 Teach the Teachers Seminar –women
5/4 Mary’s Place Workshops –kids and moms
5/7 The Center School –teens
5/13 Coal Creek Parkway –teens
5/14 Coal Creek Parkway –seniors
5/17 Open Workshop – women 14 and up
5/24-25 Sasquatch –young adults
6/1 Mary’s Place Workshops –kids
6/7 Kick Off –women
6/17, 6/24 Open workshop –teen girls
6/25 Reach –teen girls
7/1 Open workshop –teen girls
7/2 Youth Care –teens
7/6 Mary’s Place- kids
7/12 Rainier Club – women
7/23 Jubilee –women
7/24 Hospitality House- women
7/24 YWCA Girls First- girls
7/29 Powerful Voices- teen girls
7/30 Jubilee – women
8/12,14,19 Open workshops –teen girls
8/22 Center Park Safety Event – everyone