You Can Be Assertive
Train BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized community members, across all genders, in Empowerment Self Defense principles through the ASSERT Network of Certified ASSERT Instructors (CAIs)
- Certify at least one Program Manager Level and one Instructor Level ASSERT CAI per interested marginalized community to implement ASSERT ESD programs.
- Establish a minimum of 3 regularly scheduled ASSERT Empowerment Self Defense programs, including stand-alone workshops and on-going classes, in distinct locations within the workable area of each of CAI.
- Establish relationships with a minimum of three CAI-local area organizations with whom CAIs can work to provide additional classes and workshops.
- Train a minimum of 50 community members per month, adjusted for program population and specifics.
Introduce new perspectives and solutions to toxic view-points, educate on the importance of gender parity, and work to redefine gender stereotypes through ESD Instruction to all genders through workshops and classes, including teaching Men & Boys.
Increase the percentage of community members that believe that BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, girls, and gender non-conforming members of the community must rise to positions of leadership.
Increase representation in community discussions about safety and security.