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We are excited to host a FREE “Protect Yourself” Clinic that centers the trans experience and is led by trans and gender nonconforming folks. Hosted by the Freedom Center for Social Justice and the Campaign for Southern Equality.

This free clinic will cover a range of safety issues that come up for trans folks, including: training in self defense and pepper spray use, writing a safety plan, and using safety apps on your phone. Every participant will receive a can of pepper spray and a flashlight. Also – free pizza, snacks and drinks.

Check out the schedule below to figure out what you need:

6:00 – 6:30 | Icebreakers and group agreements
6:30 – 7:30 | Self-defense class (watching is considered active participation in this class)
7:30 – 7:45 | How to install and use a safety app on your phone
7:45 – 8:10 | Writing individual personal safety plans with steps to take after an attack
8:10 – 8:30 | Training in how to use pepper spray

The goal of this clinic is to empower trans people with skills and tools they can use to protect themselves. Roth Doyle, an organizer with QORDS, will lead the self-defense training; and staff from CSE will lead trainings in safety apps, writing a safety plan, and using pepper spray.