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 17 years, Girls Fight Back has been empowering millions of people across the country with personal safety education and tips on how to stand up for yourself anywhere, anytime and with anyone.
Today you will be learning some of these simple and powerful ways to manage your safety in ways that work for your life! Our program has been featured on the CBS Early Show, CNN and HNN along with The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Ladies Home Journal.
You speaker today is _____. She is a certified Girls Fight Back Speaker, Self-Defense Instructor and an NACP Credentialed Victim Advocate. She has extensive training in verbal de-escalation scenarios, consent education, bystander intervention techniques and full-contact physical self-defense.
Let’s give a warm welcome to ____!