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Women's Self Defense Training
FURIE Women’s Self Defense Training: Karate and Taekwondo Come build your confidence and fighting spirit — inside and out! Martial Arts Training in Partnership with Voice of the City. $5 Donation or Whatever You Can Pay, But No Sister Will be Turned Away. This event is for all self-identified women and gender-queer people. (No cis-gender men attendees allowed!) Approximately Age 13+ and Mother/Daughters encouraged Taught by a Black Belt Instructor All levels of experience and ability welcome! Jump in at any time - you don't need to have gone to a previous class to join. You will build on your fighting skills with trainees of all levels, together every week. July marks the one-year anniversary our self-defense movement, and it’s only is getting stronger! We have a host of White Belt students just starting, Yellow Belt students, and Green Belt students in our training now. Childcare is provided on Sundays (Please give us a 48 hour notice). This is led by a certified Montessori teacher, so if you are interested for you and your child, please message us for all details! Want to volunteer childcare for a community cause? Please contact us, as well! Wear comfortable summer clothes for movement and shoes for exercise. Please bring water, though we will have a jug for water as well. We’ll see you in the garden! ______________________________________________ Every Sunday, 4-6pm Humboldt Park’s Formal Garden 1221 N Sacramento Please RSVP! This is an ongoing self-defense program that will be repeating every Sunday. Please follow FURIE’s facebook page for other events: or "At the individual level, violence is a cleansing force. It rids the colonized of their inferiority complex, of their passive and despairing attitude. It emboldens them and restores their self-confidence. When they have used violence to achieve national liberation, the masses allow nobody to come forward as “liberator.” They prove themselves to be jealous of their achievements and take care not to place their future, their destiny, and the fate of their homeland into the hands of a living god." ~Frantz Fanon Concerning Violence In June 2017, two women were raped in broad daylight, one on the South Side, and one on the North Side of Chicago. On the bus, the gym, bars, and certainly on the streets, a woman's space is always provisional, governed by the whims of men. Both White Supremacy and White Male Patriarchy continue to hasten this crumbling economic and social order, which means gender violence will only become more drastic. It's time for women to band together and learn to physically resist while implementing ways to protect one another. "At the height of the Black Panther Party, Black Women were the majority. And a lot of the community programs including political education, weapons training, and martial arts were organized and lead by us." ~Ashanti Alston Omowal

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