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Saturday, May 13 2017, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
17 Days until this Event

The Student Social Work Organization (SSWO) at the University of Washington Tacoma in collaboration with Tiger Taekwondo Academy & the University Y Student Center will be hosting our first Self-Defense Empowerment Seminar: Book & Toy Drive benefiting the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center (CJFJC)! We will be accepting new children's books and new stuffed animals as donations. Donations will be donated to the CJFJC.

CJFJC's vision is to "provide a safe location where the needs of survivors are met, where children are protected, where violence stops, where families heal and thrive, where hope is realized and where professionals work together." The CJFJC provides variety of services to hep break down barriers. Services are confidential and free.

The domestic violence and sexual assault epidemic is real. The SSWO put this event together in order to raise awareness and educate about domestic violence & sexual assault and to empower individuals within our community by teaching basic and practical self-defense techniques.
Donations / Entrance:

Entry to the event is FREE with a book or toy donation worth $5 or more. If you are not able to donate a book or a toy we will be accepting $10 (minimum) monetary donations. All monetary donations will be donated to the Family Justice Center Foundation Fund (FJCFF) & are tax deductible.
12:30pm-1:00pm: Check-in
1:00pm-1:30pm : Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Education
1:30pm-2:50pm : Self-Defense
2:50pm-3:00pm : Closing Remarks
Who will be joining us:

We are lucky to have the prevention education specialist from Rebuilding Hope, the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County joining us for the Sexual Assault portion of the seminar!

For the self-defense portion of the seminar we are excited to have Master Larson and Master Nonhoff!

Master Larson is a 4th degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo and has been practicing for 23 years. He is one of the Head Masters at Tiger Taekwondo Academy in University Place and has been teaching there for 9 years. Master Larson and Tiger Taekwondo Academy continues to play an active role within the community to promote social change. They host bully prevention workshops & semi-annual Break-A-Thons to Break the Chain of Child Abuse. All donations are donated to the Council for Children & Families / Non Profit Child Abuse Prevention Programs.
If you cannot attend the Seminar or are not residing in Washington but would still like to donate, please contact us directly and we will provide you with locations to send/drop off donations.
To RSVP, please register on the Eventbrite website:

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For any questions please contact Leika Baquiran Secretary of SSWO at sswouwt@uw.edu.

Can I still donate if I do not attend?
If you cannot attend the seminar or are not residing in Washington but would still like to donate, please contact us directly and we will provide you with locations to send/drop off donations. Monetary donations can be donated on Eventbrite by choosing "Monetary Donation - if you cannot attend but would still like to donate".

Can children attend?
Anyone over the age of 7 can attend the event. Keep in mind that we will be discussing about domestic violence and sexual assault.It is up to your discretion whether you believe your child should attend. GREAT NEWS! The University Y has offered free child care for those who participate in our event!! Please contact University Y directly at (253) 272-9622 to find out all the necessary forms needed to have your child in child care during the event.

University Y

1710 Market St, Tacoma, WA