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San Francisco Tenderloin Women Say “No!” to Street Harassment: Safe Passage Sponsors Kidpower Adult Safety Skills Workshops and Resources
Date:5/23/2013

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

Combating street harassment is the newest community safety outreach program being tackled by the Safe Passage Committee in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, which sponsored its second Fullpower personal safety workshop for women on Monday from Kidpower, a leading nonprofit that develops and teaches personal safety skills programs for people of all ages.

"Women in our community have been telling us their experiences with street harassment for years,” said Dina Hilliard, Executive Director of North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District. “Then a few months ago, a woman in our neighborhood was stabbed after rebutting a man's sexual harassment comments and we knew it was time to take action.”

“We decided to invite Kidpower to help us customize a training for the women of our community on how to deal with street harassment," said Hilliard. She added that more than 25 women have participated in the workshops so far, in February and this past Monday, May 20.

“Every woman in the room had experienced some form of street harassment, even on a regular basis,” said Kate Robinson, Family Services Supervisor for Chinatown Community Development Center. “The classes were very diverse, including staff members, Black and Latina women, and several Muslim women who experience harassment for the clothes they wear – and we all came together through shared experiences. One woman expressed that she has never used her voice to feel safe but now she feels she that her voice has power!”

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