Hi All. I need your help! The organization where I learn Karate, the Center for Anti-Violence, is holding a fundraiser and punch-a-thon where we will preset katas and punch 1000 times in protest of violence and oppression. Every 100 punches will be dedicated to ending a different kind of violence.
CAE teaches women, children, teens, and LGBT individuals verbal and physical strategies to protect themselves and break cycles of violence in their lives and communities. CAE has a bedrock commitment to serving low-income families and offers violence-prevention courses on a sliding fee scale. Courses for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are free of charge, and free childcare is available at all classes.
CAE has made a huge difference in my life. I’m learning how to be conscious of my needs and desires, how to use my body and also care for it, and I do it in a community of wonderful people who support me. CAE is the only place where I have ever even considered opening up about my experience with rape off the internet. it’s an incredible space.
Please consider sponsoring me by donating a few dollars to help keep CAE open for another year. The Punch-a-thon will be held at Prospect Park (in Brooklyn, NY) on June 2nd at 11am. Everybody is welcome to come and punch with us or cheer us on!
If you can’t donate I would super appreciate it if you reblogged this.