PopGym is hosting a super special #selfdefense workshop happening at @theherculesgarden on Wednesday September 9 for their #wednesdaywellness workshops! Come by for some Pop Gym intro skills and some de-escalation training by #garden community members!
#sociallydistant no contact workshop in the garden for all persons over 13 years old. Comfortable workout clothes and sneakers recommended!
PopGym is facilitating a Trans Femme Self Defense Class at Marsha P. Johnson State park (aka East River) in Williamsburg on September 14 at 6 PM.
Violence is a plague in the lives of many transgender and gender non conforming (TGNC) people with hate motivated beatings and murders very often involving extra cruelty. According to the national coalition of anti violence programs, 72% of reported hate murders against LGBT people and people living with HIV in 2013 were committed against transgender women with 67% against trans women of color. This terror by example creates the kind of fear that sends people underground, away from community services and support.