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The Fight The Fear Campaign is going on tour with Brandi Carlile this summer and we need volunteers! We are taking our Fight The Fear Campaign (FtFC) Nationwide by offering free self-defense workshops wherever Brandi’s tour bus stops.  FtFC provides training in awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, grab releases and fighting techniques – as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. Our self-defense workshops are open to women and girls ages 16+. Fans will have the opportunity to register at Brandi’s concert and attend a free workshop in their city the following week. We are recruiting two volunteers per show to join our FtFC Street Team. You will be armed with iPads to sign up as many people as possible and distribute information about FtFC. Selected Street Teamers will be provided with a ticket to Brandi’s show, a limited edition FtFC Street Teamer T-shirt and an amazing opportunity to make a difference in your community. In addition, the FtFC Street Teamer who signs up the most people will win a VIP concert ticket package for any Brandi Carlile show in 2016. All we ask is that you are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and inspired by our campaign. We are currently recruiting FtFC Street Teamers for the following concerts: 7/27 -  Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA 7/31 – Ravinia Festival Pavilion, Highland Park, IL 8/2 -  Cabooze Outdoor Plaza, Minnieapolis , MN Please visit Fight The Fear Campaign Tour for more information and a list of participating venues and organizations. To apply to be a FtFC Street Teamer, please contact info@lookingoutfoundation.org with the following information: Name: Age: Show interested in attending (city, ST): Contact phone #: Contact email #: Q1: Why are you interested in helping the Looking Out Foundation and the Fight the Fear Campaign?
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Self-Defense workshops for Teen Girls - sign up here

We are offering free Self-Defense workshops for Teen Girls Classes for girls ages 15+ are for those who: ⁃ are learning to drive (or are in cars driven by their friends) ⁃ beginning to date (or their friends are beginning to date) ⁃ can travel independently ⁃ work at part-time or seasonal jobs ⁃ her main safety concerns are shifting to injury by car accidents, or being pressured into unwanted sexual activity Date: June 30, Tuesday, 11 am - 2 pm Location: The Feminist Karate Union, located at 1426 South Jackson Street, 3rd floor, Seattle WA 98144 Email ftfcampaign@gmail.com to register. Pre-registration is required. *Inclusive to transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid, or who identify in any way as female.
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FtFC Summer Kids Classes - sign up now!

FtFC Summer Kids Classes! Monday July 6: 9 - 10:30 am for kids ages 5-8 (Grades K-3) Tuesday July 7 10 - noon for kids ages 8-11 (Grades 3-5) Monday July 27: 9 - 10:30 am for kids ages 5-8 (Grades K-3) 11:30 - 1:30 for kids ages 8-11 (Grades 3-5) Wednesday Aug 12: 2 - 3:30 pm for kids ages 5-8 (Grades K-3) Wednesday Aug 19: 2 - 4 pm for kids ages 8-11 (Grades 3-5) Class description: Keep the magic of childhood safe in this low-key, friendly and age-appropriate class for girls and boys. Learn about risks facing your kids, how to frame the discussion with children, and recognizing when someone may be targeting your family. Children will practice the 'five fingers' approach: think, yell, get free, run, and tell. In the first part of class your child will practice some basic safety rules and skills in a safe and non-scary way.  The second part of class is geared towards parent education: we will look at tactics that child molesters use to gain access to children through parents, and community resources available for your safety needs. Parents learn tools to continue the conversation, as well as to sort through all the information and misinformation on keeping their children safe. A parent must attend with their child(ren).  Both parents are also welcome.   Sign up by emailing mailto:ftfcampaign@gmail.com
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Self-Defense workshops for Teen Girls

We are offering free Self-Defense workshops for Teen Girls. Classes for younger teens (about ages 11-14) tend to fit girls who: ⁃ can now be left home alone or with younger siblings ⁃ are learning to babysit ⁃ are walking with another friend, or by herself, to a nearby park or home ⁃ are riding transit with a friend, or by herself ⁃ her main safety concern is being kidnapped by a stranger Date: June 23, Tuesday, 11 am - 2 pm Location: The Feminist Karate Union, located at 1426 South Jackson Street, 3rd floor, Seattle WA 98144 Email ftfcampaign@gmail.com to register. Pre-registration is required. *Inclusive to transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid, or who identify in any way as female.
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Fight The Fear Campaign Tour

Fight the Fear Campaign and Sun Dragon are offering a free training in awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, grab releases and fighting techniques – as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. Free Self Defense Workshop open to women and girls 16+ Date: June 7th Time: 1 - 4pm Location: Sun Dragon, 4534 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX  78745 Register by email:  ftfcampaign@gmail.com Check us out at: Fight The Fear Campaign Check out our local partner at: Sun Dragon EMPOWER YOURSELF Because You're Worth Defending
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Fight The Fear Campaign Tour

Fight the Fear Campaign and TigerLily Eastern Arts are offering a free training in awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, grab releases and fighting techniques – as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. Free Self Defense Workshop open to women and girls 16+ Date: June 3rd Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm Location: Fitness by Design, 1355 W. 96th St, Indianapolis, IN, 46260 Register by email:  ftfcampaign@gmail.com Check us out at: Fight The Fear Campaign Check out our local partner at:  TigerLily Eastern Arts EMPOWER YOURSELF Because You're Worth Defending
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Fight The Fear Campaign Tour

Fight the Fear Campaign and Mejishi Martial Arts are offering a free training in awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, grab releases and fighting techniques – as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. Free Self Defense Workshop open to women and girls 16+ Date: May 30th Time: 9 - 11am Location: The Center For Physical Arts, 247 W 9 mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220 Register by email:  ftfcampaign@gmail.com Check us out at: Fight The Fear Campaign Check out our local partner at: Mejishi Martial Arts EMPOWER YOURSELF Because You're Worth Defending
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Brandi Carlile is fired up and ready to Fight The Fear as she prepares to take her grassroots campaign on the road.

This summer sees Brandi Carlile embarking on a major headlining tour in support of her 5th studio album THE FIREWATCHER’S DAUGHTER. Carlile, who has earned her reputation as a formidable and engaging live performer, is prone to audience participation. However, this time she is inviting her audience to participate in a very unique and empowering way.  Carlile donates $1 from every concert ticket to The Looking Out Foundation, which in turn helps fund grassroots organizations and campaigns. This summer marks the launch of the Fight The Fear Campaign Tour (FtFC). (FtFC) is a community oriented violence-prevention initiative, providing training for women and girls in basic self defense skills including awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, and fighting techniques - as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. The goal of FtFC is to make self-defense available to as many people as possible.  FtFC was inspired by the life and loss of Teresa Butz and her surviving partner Jennifer hopper, victims of a home invasion, rape and murder in South Park, Seattle in 2009. Carlile recalls the “devastating impact it had on the local community, particularly women who no longer felt safe in their own homes”. She expressed her frustration “I knew something had to be done but I didn’t know how to reach out”. The answer came when this violent crime led to the serendipitous meeting of two minds. Butz had been a long time fan of Carlile’s music, so as part of Hopper’s healing process, she reached out to Carlile. together they launched FtFC to empower and help vulnerable at risk communities realize their own strength, learn how to defend themselves and “Fight The Fear”. Carlile sees her summer tour as an opportunity to take FtFC Nationwide by offering free Self-defense workshops wherever her tour bus stops. Fans will have the opportunity to register at her concert and attend a free workshop in their city the following week. Carlile predicts that the impact and ripple effect of FtFC will be hard to quantify “You can’t count the statistics of the attacks that won’t happen because of the women we are empowering”. Carlile said that too often, women and girls don’t stand up for themselves in the face of dangerous situations because they have been raised to be demure and accommodating. “The time to be quiet and cute is over,” she said. “That belongs in your parents’ and grandparents’ generation.”  FtFC will be partnering with with Prevention.Action.Change to coincide with the first stop in Portland, ME on THE FIREWATCHER’S DAUGHTER Tour on May 22nd.  Please visit Fight The Fear Campaign Tour for more information and a list of participating venues and organizations.
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Fight The Fear Campaign Tour

Fight the Fear Campaign and Prevention Action Change are offering a free training in awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, grab releases and fighting techniques – as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. Free Self Defense Workshop open to women and girls 16+ Date: May 23rd  Time: noon - 2pm Location: Maine Ballroom ,614 Congress Street Portland, ME Register by email:  ftfcampaign@gmail.com Check us out at: Fight The Fear Campaign Check out our local partner at: Prevention Action Change EMPOWER YOURSELF Because You're Worth Defending  
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