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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
10:42 am
[tenacious_snail]
Fall Fundraiser
Impact needs your help with our Fall Fundraiser. We did not have an awards luncheon this year because next year is our 25th Anniversary and we're gearing up for that celebration. We did get a lot of awesome items though that we are Raffling off in hopes of bringing in some much needed revenue to make it through the end of this year.

You can simply email Erica<erica@impactbayarea.org> the raffle prize package name with the number of tickets you want and then go to our online donation link to pay for the tickets (fill in the other amount).

https://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?aid=1301

It is a tax-deductible donation to IMPACT Bay Area. Or, follow the instructions on the attached raffle sheets (can also mail or fax in your raffle sheets and payment).

Raffle sheets are here and here
Thursday, June 25th, 2009
11:27 am
[tenacious_snail]
New video upload to youtube
YouTube doesn't have the ability to replace a video, so I had to delete the old one, and post this one, which has been updated to remove the old phone number. it is here



If you've linked to this, please update your link.

If you've commented before, or rated it before, could you please do so again, because we lost those when I had to upload this again.
Thursday, February 5th, 2009
3:49 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Men's Basics this Summer
Impact Bay Area is planning to offer a Men's Basics class this summer, most likely a weekend format in July.

Stay tuned to the schedule or email info at impactbayarea dot org in order to get more information and register.
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
12:07 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Annual Awards Lunch
The date has been set for our Annual Advocate's for Women Awards
Luncheon and we are seeking nominations for the 2008 awards. The purpose
is to honor San Fran Bay Area individuals and organizatins working to
prevent and stop all forms of violence agains women and/or girls. There
are so many who deserve recognition for the healing, challenging work
they do to end violence in our communities.

Please think about who you know or know of who should be honored for the
work they do and get your nominations into us.

The possible categories are:

Justice Advocate (legal advocates, police officers, lawyers, judges,
politicians, etc.)
Past Winners
2006 Kamala Harris, San Francisco District Attorney;
2007 Calico: The Child Abuse Listening, Interviewing & Coord. Center

Healing Advocate (counselors, therapists, trauma & recovery workers,
nurses, alternative therapists, etc.)
Past Winners:
2006 Laura Hurst, Victim Advocate, Berkeley Police Dept.;
2007 Feminist Therapy Associates

Change Maker Advocate (professors, authors, performers, teachers,
educators, etc.)
Past Winner:
2006 Staci Haines, author, producer and founder of Generation 5

Empowering Agency Advocate (organizations supporting women and girls,
rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, victim advocate
agencies, child abuse prevention organizations, etc.)
Past Winners:
2006 The Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic;
2007 The Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness

Distinguished Service to IMPACT (Impact Bay Area instructor, board
member or volunteer award)
Past Winners:
2006 Kathy Turner, IBA Self-Defense Instructor;
2007 Carolyn Wales, IBA Board President

If you'd like to nominate someone, you can send an email to erica at impactbayarea dot org

All outside award winners will be contacted by October 20th and will
receive free admission for themselves and up to 3 friends/colleagues to
the awards luncheon plus a gift certificate for a free Women's Basics
self-defense class (can be applied to upper level class if they are
already a Basics graduate).

All active instructors will be sponsored by donors to attend the
luncheon for free; it is also a time for us to recognize publicly all
the amazing work you do teaching our empowering, healing self-defense
classes.

SAVE the DATE!
Impact Bay Area Advocates for Women Awards Luncheon
Saturday, November 8, 2008, 11am - 2pm
Scott's Seafood Restaurant, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA

Highlights:
Champagne Greeting
3-course Luncheon + dessert
Silent Auction
Award/Plaque Presentation
Door Prizes

I hope you will join us this year as we honor and thank some truly
amazing individuals.
Friday, May 16th, 2008
10:16 am
[tenacious_snail]
New Intro to Self Defense Workshop
Impact has a new, one-evening, co-ed class. The first one will be offered next week.


Introductory IMPACT Self-Defense Workshop
Tuesday, May 20, 2008; 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Impact Bay Area Training Center, 1724 Mandela Parkway #1, Oakland, CA 94607
Co-Ed; ages 14 and up; all abilities
Course Fee: $50 ($20-$40 sliding fee if needed; call office for discounted fee); full scholarships available
Online Registration Info: here
Friday, April 4th, 2008
12:23 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Opening for East Bay Basics
There is a class starting this Sunday, in Oakland, that has one opening. A student who has signed up would like to postpone taking the class, which leaves one spot available.

If anyone is interested, sign up is here.
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
1:27 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Co-Ed Boundaries Class


Impact Bay Area is pleased to announce that our next 4-hour Boundary
Workshop this coming June will be Co-Ed (open to women and men ages 16
and up).

Some of you expressed interest in a Co-Ed class and many others are on
our general inquiry list for a Boundary Setting Workshop. Here are the
registration details:

Boundary Setting / Assertiveness Training
4 Hour Interactive Workshop
Class #: EB BW #35
Date: Sunday, June 8, 2008
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: Oakland (our training center)
Cost: $75
Phone Registration: 510-208-0474

Online Registration

Note: I took this Boundaries class *twice* before I felt ready to take the Basic Self Defense class. I highly recommend it, and particularly recommend it to men, since there are so few opportunities for the men to take Basics.
Monday, February 25th, 2008
3:56 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Cafe Press Store
Announcing the Impact Bay Area Cafe Press store. Buy an Impact hoodie for yourself, or a "Kick Like a Girl" onesie for your niece.

and by way of reminder, we've got over 500 views of our video on YouTube. Your comments and links would be appreciated.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
10:42 am
[tenacious_snail]
Video up on YouTube
Our commercial has been uploaded to YouTube.

Please feel free to view, share, link, or cross-post.

Thursday, January 24th, 2008
5:05 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Upcoming Class Schedule
Thank you to everyone who helped put together a spring class schedule...
now we just need to fill these classes with eager students.

Please help spread the word to your friends, co-workers, families, etc
who you feel can benefit from our powerful work. I've attached flyers
for each of our spring classes (even a new Boundary Workshop flyer).
Feel free to forward, download and print and distribute far and wide!

Here are the direct registration links as well:

East Bay Teen #22
Sat/Sun
Feb 23, 24, 2008
10am - 3pm
Registration Link

Boundary Workshop East Bay #34
Saturday, March 1, 2008
11am-3pm
Registration Link

Pen #101
Weekend Format
March 28-30, 2008
Friday 12-5pm
Sat & Sun 9am-6pm
Registration Link

EB Basics #118
4 Sunday Format
April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2008
12-6pm each day
Registration Link

All of the above classes are women-only. Payment plans and scholarships are available.

Please feel free to link/crosspost
Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
1:55 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Impact Class for Young Women 17-22
Young Adult "On Her Own" Self-Defense, Rape & Assault Prevention Class
December 21, 22, 23, 2007

10am - 5pm
Location: Oakland, CA
Cost: $395
Online registration

Our Young Adult "On Her Own" course is geared to the young woman (age 17-22) who is recently out on her own, attending college or starting a first full-time job. The focus is on preventing stranger, acquaintance and relationship physical and sexual violence. This course gives students the opportunity to practice full-force self-defense on instructors in well-padded suits who play the role of an assailant. By practicing techniques full-force our students experience the benefits of "muscle memory" so their bodies will remember the techniques in a crisis situation. Verbal and physical boundary-setting is also practiced to de-escalate situations before they become physical. We teach in an emotionally supportive environment conducive to learning and healing.

Scholarships and Payment plans are available.

Note: This class is usually offered only in August and December.
Monday, November 19th, 2007
9:36 am
[tenacious_snail]
Young Adult Self Defense Class
Our Young Adult "On Her Own" course is geared to the young woman (age 17-22) who is recently out on her own, attending college or starting a first full-time job. The focus is on preventing stranger, acquaintance and relationship physical and sexual violence. This course gives students the opportunity to practice full-force self-defense on instructors in well-padded suits who play the role of an assailant. By practicing techniques full-force our students experience the benefits of "muscle memory" so their bodies will remember the techniques in a crisis situation. Verbal and physical boundary-setting is also practiced to de-escalate situations before they become physical. We teach in an emotionally supportive environment conducive to learning and healing.

This course meets in Oakland.

Friday, December 21, 10am-5pm
Saturday, December 22, 10am-5pm
Sunday, December 23, 10am-5pm

For the privacy of our students the exact location of our course will be emailed with your confirmation.

Register here

Note: This class is only offer one or two times per year. Payment plans and scholarships are available. Please link/crosspost
Monday, October 8th, 2007
9:28 am
[kitkatlj]
CALLING ALL ALUMNI: Event TONIGHT!
I'm sorry it's so late (8 hours before the event starts tonight), but
I hope anyone reading this can pass the event among their friends / co-graduates and a group of people can make it to Sacramento.

I sure do think it'd be great for a flood of as many IMPACT grads as
can make the time to show up--even if a bit late sneaking in the
door--to an event like this.


It looks like it's going to be a meeting all about how to (and
presumably touching on how not to) intervene as a bystander--probably
will cover both physical and mental/emotional aspects. The 3 speakers
were soccer players who shoved themselves against a door that was
being held shut by baseball players and interrupted a gang rape going
on at a party, carrying the woman out of the room and taking her to
the hospital.


Sure would be neat to have IMPACT grads/teachers there to see what a
different set of people who promote physical force in the face of
predatory violence have to say.


Hope it's not too late.




What: "No Woman Left Behind" campaign event


Where: Sacramento State's University Union Redwood Room

(a previously printed flyer said "Ballroom 1," so if the Redwood Room
is empty, look there before giving up)

Map of the building:
http://www.csus.edu/union/union/floor_plans.html /
http://www.csus.edu/union/images/union-map_front.pdf

(The University Union looks like a super-thick letter X. It is on the
east side of campus, almost all the way to the road called "State
University Dr. E." Lot 4 is the recommended parking lot. It is
between the Union and State University Dr. E.)

Map TO the building:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=State+University+Dr+E,+Sacramento,+CA&iwloc=addr
/
http://www.csus.edu/union/union/downloads/New_Map07.pdf



When: 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8


Who: Sacramento State's Women's Resource Center and the Sacramento
State GAMMAs, a peer health education group, will host speakers as
part of their "No Woman Left Behind" campaign, which encourages people
to intervene during a sexual assault and to speak up for victims who
cannot speak for themselves.

The featured speakers are Lauren Bryeans, Lauren Chief Elk and April
Grolle, who, as college students, saved a female classmate from a
sexual assault. They will discuss sexual assault and bystander
intervention.

"With one in five women being sexually assaulted in the national
collegiate world, this event is a reminder that it can happen
anywhere," says Jessica Heskin, Women's Resource Center advocate and
educator. These three women can serve as a huge inspiration to
others," she says.


The event is free and open to the public.


Contact: For event information, contact Sacramento State's Women's
Resource Center at (916) 278-7388 or visit www.csus.edu/wrc/. For
media assistance, contact Sacramento State's Public Affairs office at
(916) 278-6156.
Thursday, October 4th, 2007
9:45 am
[tenacious_snail]
Upcoming Boundaries, Teens and Basics classes
Boundaries, October 7
Teens Oct. 13-14
Basics October 19-21
Register with a friend for Basics and you each save $70 *and* you will have a built-in buddy.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
3:11 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Awards Lunch Nominations
We had such a fun, successful inaugural awards luncheon last year, we
are keeping up the new tradition and doing it again!

As a reminder, last year we presented 5 Women's Advocate Awards to 4
amazing individuals and an organization; all working to prevent and stop
all forms of violence against women and girls.

The winners honored in 2006 were:

Justice Advocate: Kamala Harris, San Fran District Attorney
Healing Advocate: Laura Hurst, Victim Advocate, Berkeley Police Dept
Change Maker Advocate: Staci Haines, author, producer and founder of
Generation 5
Empowering Agency Advocate: The Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic
Distinguished Service to IMPACT Bay Area: Kathy Turner, Self-Defense
Instructor

We are now seeking nominations for the same categories for 2007. All
award winners will be given 2 complimentary luncheon tickets w/ VIP
parking and will be presented with a plaque during the luncheon.

click for the nomination form. All nominations are due October 12, 2007.
Please fwd the nomination form to others working in the violence
prevention field throughout the Bay Area. Feel free to nominate multiple
individuals or organizations.

And don't forget to buy your tickets today! This year tickets are only
$45 each and includes an awesome lunch and champagne bar. You can also
buy tickets to sponsor an IMPACT instructor to attend.

Buy tickets online here
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
9:55 am
[tenacious_snail]
Upcoming Basics and Boundaries classes
Basics
This single weekend format of our Basics Course is a comprehensive training with lots of practice, covering the emotional, mental and physical aspects of self-defense. This course gives students the opportunity to practice full-force on an "attacker" instructor in a well-padded suit who plays the role of an assailant. Practicing these full-force techniques, taught by a female instructor, allows our students to experience the benefits of "muscle memory" - their bodies will remember the techniques in a crisis situation. Verbal and body-language boundary-setting is also practiced to de-escalate situations before they become physical. We teach in an emotionally supportive environment conducive to learning and healing.

This course meets in Oakland.

BASICS Self-Defense Class Hours:
Friday Sept 14, 2007, 12pm-5pm
Saturday Sept 15, 2007, 9am-6pm
Sunday Sept 16, 2007, 9am-6pm

For the privacy of our students the exact location of our course will be emailed with your confirmation.

Register here

Boundaries
Sunday, October 7, 11 to 3

Boundary Workshops are taught in the same emotionally supportive environment as IMPACT's other courses.

-The Boundary Workshop focuses on setting boundaries verbally, with body language, and using other methods before a situation gets physical.

-There is no "mock assailant" - just a female instructor/coach.

-Students practice, through role-playing with instructors and other students, being more comfortable setting boundaries with familiar people and strangers.

-Students who are new to IMPACT and alumni are welcome to enroll in the Boundary Workshop.

-This course is for Women-Only and meets in Oakland on Sunday, October 7, 2007, from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

-For the privacy of our students, the exact location of your course will be sent in your confirmation email.

register here
Monday, September 10th, 2007
4:41 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Save the Date: Awards Luncheon
SAVE THE DATE! 2nd Annual
"Advocates for Women" Awards Luncheon


Saturday, November 10, 2007
Scott's Seafood Restaurant
Jack London Square,
Oakland, CA

IMPACT Bay Area's Advocates for Women Awards Luncheon and Auction is an annual event to celebrate and recognize individuals and organizations throughout the Bay Area who advocate for women by working everyday to prevent and end all forms of violence against women and girls.

IMPACT Bay Area Advocates for Women Award Winners 2006

# Bay Area Healing Advocate: Laura Hurst, Victim Advocate, Berkeley Police Dept
# Bay Area Justice Advocate: Kamala Harris, San Francisco District Attorney
# Bay Area Change-Maker Advocate: Staci Haines, author, founder of Generation 5
# Bay Area Empowering Agency: The Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic
# Distinguished Service to IMPACT Bay Area Award: Kathy Turner

Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering to help out with this years awards luncheon or to request a nomination form for the 2007 awards.
Thursday, May 31st, 2007
9:31 am
[tenacious_snail]
Boundaries Workshop in July
So you've been asking, and now we're offering....a Summer Boundary
Workshop! There are still spaces left, so hurry to sign up!

Boundary Workshop #32
*Females only age 16+
Sunday, July 8
11-3pm
Location: our BRAND NEW training center in Oakland!
Cost: $75

Here is the direct link to register!

Please call the office if you have any questions, and we hope to have you in class this summer! Be sure to forward the info on to friend,
family and coworkers too!

It happens that I posted something today in my own LJ about why I like to hear "No" that I think is relevant. clicky
Thursday, May 24th, 2007
5:08 pm
[tenacious_snail]
July Men's Class
This will be the last men's class of the year. If you're interested, or even might be interested, please call the office.

July 27, 28, 29, 2007
BASICS Self Defense Class for Men (ages 16+)
IMPACT Safety of Columbus, Ohio will be in Oakland, CA to teach this
annual 20-hr full-contact, full-force self defense training. Using the
same teaching philosophy as the IMPACT Basics class for women, this
program emphasizes skills which men need to protect themselves.
Physical skills, verbal strategies and psychological readiness are
geared specifically for men. Practice scenarios are contextualized for
the types of assaults that men are most likely to be targeted for.
Class size limited to 12 participants for maximum individual training
and skills practice. Cost is $750. Contact IMPACT Bay Area (510)
208-0474; or register online: here
5:05 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Upcoming Impact Classes for Women and Girls
June 2-3, 2006
Teen "Kick-Like-A-Girl" Self-Defense Class
2-day class designed for teen girls ages 12 to 16 with a focus on
preventing stranger, acquaintance and relationship physical and sexual
violence. Learning verbal boundary setting plus full-force self-defense
techniques enables girls to avoid or handle dangerous situations now and
in the future. Self-defense and personal safety skills are taught in
"real-life" scenarios with high adrenaline so the material is
programmed into their muscle memory. Every girl should learn how to
protect and stand up for herself. Class meets Sat & Sun from 1-6pm in
Oakland, CA. $195. Contact IMPACT Bay Area (510) 208-0474;


June 22, 23, 24, 2007
Personal Safety & Self Defense Class for Women 16+
Our weekend class provides 23 hours of training in self-defense and
verbal boundary setting techniques. Learn and practice full force kicks
and blow on a padded assailant in realistic scenarios. Learn to defend
yourself, feel safer in the world, connect with your personal power and
heal from previous experiences of violence or abuse. 3-day class meets
Fri. 12-5pm; Sat & Sun. 9am-6pm in Oakland, CA. $495; discounts and
financial assistance available. Contact IMPACT Bay Area, (510)
208-0474;

July 8, 2007
Boundary-setting & Assertiveness Training for Women
Four hour training on setting clear boundaries with strangers and
acquaintances. Using your body language and your voice are enough to
help you get through life while getting what you want and need. Lots of
practice with boundary setting in a variety of scenarios from saying
"no" to your needy friend to handling an overly eager date to averting
potential physical or sexual assault. Plus, learn how to assert
yourself like asking for a raise and getting what you need from your
relationships. $75. Contact IMPACT Bay Area, (510) 208-0474;
www.impactbayarea.org

August 10, 11, 12, 2006
Young Adult "On Her Own" Self-Defense Class
Annual 3-day, 21 hour class designed for women aged 17-22 who are
attending college or living away from home for the first time (or about
to). Learn physical and verbal self-defense skills in a variety or
"realistic situations" young women are often exposed to. Quote from
18-year-old graduate: "I am totally convinced that I now have the tools
needed to stand up for myself and defend myself against an assault!"
Great class for high school seniors just before leaving for college.
Class meets Fri, Sat, Sun from 12pm-7pm; Fee: $395; ContactIMPACT Bay Area, (510) 208-0474; www.OnHerOwn.org
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