IMPACT Bay Area is dedicated to providing personal safety skills and confidence to communities most at risk of violence and harassment in our society. Their LGBTQ course, taking place over two weekends in San Francisco, was developed by experienced LGBTQ IMPACT staff by studying attacks that commonly occur against the community, and effective skills for self-defense in those scenarios. They also explore issues related to fear and violence in society, and students get the opportunity to create their own custom self-defense scenarios. Click here to visit their site and register.  The next course will be held November 4-5 and November 11-12.