Building Autonomy & Safety for Everybody (BASE)
BASE (Building Autonomy and Safety for Everybody) is a collective of QTBIPOC teaching self-defense as a community-based strategy to defend our bodies, livelihood and communities as inherent to self-determination. We want to create a space where survivors can build power to transform systems that perpetuate violence as it is related to structures of power in our society.
The BASE curriculum comes from Home Alive and is informed by the anti-violence work of API Chaya. The classes are designed for all genders and abilities that center survivors and people with trauma. We will be offering these classes on a sliding scale basis to make it accessible to poor and low-wealth queer and trans people of color.