June 28: Acts of Resistance: 2SLGBTQ+ Self-Defence Workshop (In-Person, UTSC)

Acts of Resistance is a program for 2SLGBTQ+ community members to heighten their sense of self-trust and awareness of their environment. Join us in-person on June 28 at UTSC’s Catalyst Centre from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. You can expect a combination of sit-down discussion, games and physical self-defence practice. This workshop offers participants an opportunity to discuss personal safety issues and to practice easy to learn, easy to remember self-defense techniques.

This class is designed to be physically accessible, and to meet you and your body where you are, as you are. Your instructor will take care to provide modifications to help make this class work best for you.

Please bring:

  • Comfortable workout clothes
  • Flat, closed-toe shoes (or be prepared to be in bare feet)
  • A water bottle

We ask that you try to arrive to class at least 5 minutes early so that we can start on time. We can’t wait to meet you and experience the power that you carry in this world.

About Shaiden Keaney

Shailagh (Shaiden) Keaney (xe/xem/xyr) fosters empowerment through passionate, engaging and seriously fun self-defence classes, and has been doing so since 2015. Participants in Shaiden’s classes get practical self-defence techniques combined with skilled explorations of the realities of gendered violence. Shaiden believes in choice, survival and the power of healing through ferocity.

Accessing the Catalyst Centre

When you enter the Environmental Science & Chemistry Building through the main entrance, you’ll see the Catalyst Centre on your left. The Catalyst Centre has a glass wall and is directly opposite the EV elevator. This space also has a street entrance, see the exterior door marked with “The Catalyst Centre.” The Environmental Science & Chemistry Building is located at 1065 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON, M1C 1A4.