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Safety Tips 101: Women Commuting Safely

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The Wing Georgetown

1056 Thomas Jefferson Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20007

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Do you Uber, Lyft, walk when commuting? Let's talk about safe commute!

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Time Of Butterflies brings to you a very intimate workshop in which we will host an open conversation about some controversial topics such as sex trafficking, sexual assault, kidnapping, and harassment while we travel.

We will have an open dialogue about women's safety in our communities with our panelist, Officer Parker, Pastor Miriam Niles, Khristina Pullings, and a member of Collective Action DC. They will be answering questions you may have.

There have been cases where women have found dead by predators in their communities. A lot of us commute by metro or shared rides like Uber or Lyft and our goal during our time together is to provide you with information about ways to commute safely. Officer Parker will be demonstrating some self-defense techniques and giving us insight on what the police is doing to keep us safe. I invited Pastor Miriam, in the hopes that we can hear about some coping strategies after having gone through a traumatic event during your commute. I think this will be a very sensitive topic for many and we would benefit from some spiritual guidance. Khristina Pullings is a native DC resident who commutes and has students who commute daily to and from school. Lastly, Collective Action DC is an amazing organization which works towards providing safer spaces free from sexual assault and harassment through our transit system.

In this day and age, Uber and Lyft have become the most popular mode of transportation. As popular as these shared rides are, they present fear to many women, and especially women of color. We see more and more cases where women are getting sexually assaulted, harassed, kidnapped, raped, sex trafficked, and even killed during their commutes. This is becoming so common that it is happening during broad daylight. Come join us at this free event to start talking about ways to keep our women safe!

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