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FREE Self Defense Workshop

  • LAVA 524 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

The LAVA studio will be hosting a free community self-defense class (our third one!) with instructors Erin Aliperti and Regina.

Learn to physically defend against, and counter hate-motivated harassment and attack. This is a Queer, Transgender, POC, and Immigrant-Affirming Space for women, trans and GNC folks, and others who need it. 

Erin has taught at the Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) for over 5 years, working with communities of adult and teen women and LGBT people to develop participants’ skills, knowledge, and awareness to enable them to heal from, prevent, and counter violence.

Please RSVP to The class will be capped at 30 participants.

Access info:
Please note that we are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible; we have one single-stall all-gender bathroom; we have a sprung wood floor that needs babying, so all our events are shoes-off. For any other questions re: access, please email