Friday 1/7 9:30 am CT Our Bodies, Our Boundaries. Self-defense for Women and Girls - Counseling & Therapy Services - The Juniper Center

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Our Bodies, Our Boundaries. Self-defense for Women and Girls

Why is it so hard for women to set physical boundaries for themselves?

Margaret Vimont, IMPACT Chicago instructor and Tae Kwon Do fifth degree black belt, joins The Juniper Center Thrive Live to talk about empowerment and self-defense to prevent, minimize, and stop violence against women and girls.

“To me IMPACT courses have always been about freedom to live in the world in a more complete and visible way,” says Margaret. “Providing this experience to women is a revolutionary act – revolution of old restrictive attitudes and beliefs in favor of greater freedom.”

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More about Margaret Vimont, LCSW and IMPACT Chicago

Margaret has been an IMPACT instructor since 1992, teaching all programs, and is also an Instructor Trainer. She holds a fifth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Nexus Family Healing, a child and family services agency, where she is the VP of Strategy. Her social work career has focused on the treatment of emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children and youth for the past 30 years. She co-developed the full IMPACT course for teen girls.​

More about IMPACT Chicago

IMPACT Chicago is committed to ending violence and building a non-violent world in which all people can live safely and with dignity. By teaching self-defense, we provide women, girls, and people with disabilities with the tools they need to prevent, minimize, and stop violence.

With that, IMPACT Chicago is committed to making its programs accessible to people of all economic, racial/ethnic, and social groups. IMPACT Chicago encourages the personal growth of people within the organization and supports their creative efforts to end violence and build a non-violent world.

IMPACT is based on an understanding of violence, particularly gender-based violence, as a widespread social problem perpetuated by imbalances of power and disrespect for others. There is an understanding that intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, age, national origin, and (dis)ability affect how an individual may be targeted and respond to violence as well as how their self-defense efforts are understood by others.

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