Peace Over Violence, in collaboration with the Joyful Heart Foundation and the LA County Women and Girls Initiative, invites you to a special evening screening of, "I AM EVIDENCE." This film brings together, survivors and advocates from all over the nation, including Peace Over Violence Executive Director, Patti Giggans, to expose the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States through a character–driven narrative, bringing much needed attention to the disturbing pattern of how the criminal justice system has historically treated sexual assault survivors.
KID'S EMPOWERMENT SELF-DEFENSE AND SAFETY
Session for kids ages 5-8 is 9:30AM to 10:15AM
Session for kids ages 9-12 is 10:30AM to 11:15AM
Parents can’t always be there when their children face danger. Safe kids are safety smart. They trust their instincts, think on their feet and don’t hesitate to protect themselves. There are ways to train children to be safety smart. Peace Over Violence’s Kids’ Empowerment Self-Defense and Safety provides children with an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, respect their instincts and cultivate assertiveness.
The program focuses on three components, incorporating age-appropriate role-plays which encourage children take action on their own behalf. Statistics and awareness exercises help children to understand that, while being prepared is important, most people would never hurt a child. Assertiveness exercises and conflict resolution skill building exercises increase the child’s ability to prevent abuse by adults, older children, or peers, and physical techniques build self-esteem and decrease fear.
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SELF-DEFENSE AND SAFETY
Session for girls ages 13-17 is 12:30PM to 1:15PM
Participants will learn how to be more assertive; how to resolve conflict; to have healthy relationships; and how to execute some physical self-defense techniques. We also offer to communities in and around Los Angeles County, a program that involves youth, working with and empowering other youth, to help prevent violence throughout their communities. Peace Over Violence’s Youth Self Defense and Safety program brings youth leaders, together with adult instructors, to offer Self Defense and Safety training, youth relationship violence prevention education, and mentoring opportunities to youth and youth programs throughout our communities.