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
12:00 – 5:00
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.