Saturday, August 11, 2007

Safe in Our World

Get ready for the Brooklyn Girls Collaborative Summit Safe in Our World on Tuesday, August 14, 2008. Spread the word you to know to girls and young women ages 12 - 20

Long Island University
Downtown Brooklyn Campus
Kumble Theater
12:00 – 5:00
includes lunch
Call 212.531.7620 for information
or visit Brooklyn Girls

4/5 or 2/3 to Nevins Street Station
B, M, Q, or R to Dekalb Avenue
A, C, or G train to Hoyt Schemerhorn Station

Conference includes includes video, dance, workshops and a forum with community leaders, including a New York State Senator and New York City Council Member!

Sign up for workshops by age group

Ages 12 to 14
Safety and Self Defense: "Safety 101" presented by Dwa Fanm
This workshop will introduce issues of self defence, including using your voice, practice blocking and being aware of your surroundings as a way to keep yourself safe.

Safety and Relationships: "Take Charge" presented by Girl Scouts
This workshop will deal with sensitive issues such as sexual harassment, dating violence, incest and similar issues.

Safety and Schools:
"Get Up, Stand Up: Teasing & Bullying" by Girls Inc.
This workshop will help girls examine healthy responses to teasing and bullying in their lives.

Safety and Empowerment: "You are Phenomenal & We're Going to Tell You Why" presented by Hip Hop 4 Life. This workshop addresses the building blocks for staying emotionally and physically safe – making positive life choices and decisions for success.

Ages 15 and over
Safety and Self Defense: "Violence Prevention & Self Defense" by Center for Anti Violence Education Build self-esteem while learning violence-prevention strategies and self-defense techniques. The workshop includes awareness exercises using eyes, voices & body language; games that help build assertiveness; and discussions highlighting major safety concerns facing young women.

Safety and the Street: "Sister in Strength Strikes Back: Our Struggle with Street Harassment" presented by Girls for Gender Equity
Screening of "Hey… Shorty!" – a documentary film about street harassment from women of color's perspective made by teen women community organizers. The Director of the film will lead a discussion about how young people can fight against street harassment.

Safety and Sexuality: "EC & You" by North Shore/LIJ School Based Health Center This very informative workshop focuses on emergency contraception as a way for women to protect themselves against unwanted pregnancy. Participants will learn about New York State reproductive health law which guarantees free and confidential reproductive services.

Safety and Sexuality: "Safer Sex 101" presented by Red Hook Initiative
The Red Hook Initiative Peer Health Educators will present a workshop on safer sex. Topics include sexual decision making, how to protect yourself from contracting a sexually transmitted infection. Any and all questions will be answered regarding sexuality, safe sex, and staying healthy.

Safety and Relationships:
presented by Day One
This interactive workshop will give participants an understanding of dating violence, including signs and ways to get help.

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