Girls Fight Back! - tech
Venue Requirements: Atriums, busy cafeterias, gyms, outdoor stages and other open spaces are not suitable venues for this presentation. Girls Fight Back will be teaching about personal safety & self-defense, which requires a captive audience. A large classroom, ballroom or auditorium is where a presentation of this nature needs to be held.
Sound Requirements: Wireless lavaliere microphone for presenter, handheld mic for volunteer, ability to play music on a CD before the show
Lighting Requirements: Basic Stage Lighting
Other Stage Requirements: LCD Projector connected to the sound system, screen, podium or small table on stage for props, chair on stage, and one assistant of any gender is required for the self-defense demos during our presentations. The assistant must be identified to the presenter at least two weeks prior to the event and should attend the sound check. The assistant should be a friendly student or faculty member since they will be stage for demonstration purposes. They will not be hit, thrown, or harmed in any way. Demos are in slow motion – no tosses or strikes.
Additional Requirements: Purchaser must provide at least one trained and certified victim advocate (or if advocate is unavailable, a counselor, advisor, or representative from the rape crisis center, counseling center, or women’s center) to be present at presentation and available afterwards as a resource to students and faculty that would like to discuss the program content or their own experiences. Purchaser must also provide a list of all campus and local resources for survivors at least two weeks prior to the event to the GFB speaker to incorporate into the program.
Dressing Room/Green Room Requirements: 1 bottle of water
For over 20 years, Girls Fight Back has been empowering millions of women in colleges and other organizations across the country to be their own best protectors in combating violence and living a confident life! Today you will be learning the valuable violence prevention tools that have been talked about on the Nike Trained Podcast, Women’s Health Magazine, CBS Early Show and CNN as well as in The New York Times, Runners World and Cosmopolitan.
Today our speaker is _______. She is a certified Girls Fight Back Speaker & Self-Defense Instructor and has studied dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking situations and campus security. She is a Victim Advocate and is a graduate of the Girls Fight Back Academy. She has extensive training in full-contact physical self-defense, ground fighting and weapons defense.
In other words, this girl can kick some ass!
There are representatives from ________ here who are victim advocates and available to speak with anyone during or after the program if you need.
Please silence your phones, but feel free to join the conversation live on
Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter at the Girls Fight Back hashtag (#badassbasics).
Let’s give a warm welcome to ___________!