The Center for Anti-violence Education (CAE)

CAE offers five-week empowerment self-defense course for women (cis and trans), gender non-conforming adults, and anyone on the transgender spectrum. All programs are sensitive to the needs of survivors. All gender bathrooms are available. Unfortunately, the building is not wheelchair accessible, it requires two flights of stairs. Metrocards are available to those based on financial needs. 

The five-week self defense classes are held four times a year in Brooklyn.

Participants learn:
  • physical and verbal self defense techniques
  • de-escalation strategies
  • boundary setting skills
  • self care and safety tips