4.17.19 Building Sexual Harassment-Free Zones in Los Angeles

An official free pre-Denim Day event as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Wednesday, April 17th
4pm to 7pm


Los Angeles Union Station, Historic Ticket Hall
800 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012



DIY Screen Printing with Ni Santas

The workshop is an entry level session where participants will learn the basic of techniques for silk screening onto shirts, stickers, and prints. All participants get their print and tote bag to print their design on.

Collective Songwriting with Tylana Enomoto

A participatory experience that will engage participants in the composition of a musical piece using a pedagogy created by Chicana Artivista Martha Gonzalez to show how music, culture, and social activism combine to build community.

“A song can also be an important historical text. A person’s testimonio (testimony), life views, triumphs, aphorisms, and struggles can be expressed in song lyrics. In this way, song lyrics can transmit ways of knowing and theorizing about life. It can also be viewed as alternative ways of creating knowledge. When practiced in community, songwriting can be a powerful exercise in consensus building and collective knowledge production.” - Martha Gonzalez

Empowerment Self-Defense Workshop by POV

POV's Empowerment Self-Defense model started as and continues to be a collaborative effort, created and designed by women for women. Participants will learn how to be more aware, more assertive, and how to execute some physical self-defense techniques. This women teaching women model is based on empowerment, resiliency, trauma-informed care, and survivor sensitivity.

Conversation: Building Sexual Harassment Free Zones in LA

The event program will conclude with a roundtable discussion beginning at 5:30 p.m. that will include Los Angeles County Supervisor and Metro Board Chair Sheila Kuehl as well as representatives from various community groups and organizations.

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Chair LA Metro Board, Elba Higueros, Chief Policy Officer, LA Metro, Carolyn “Caro” Vera, Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers, Sharon Shelton, Chair of The Los Angeles County Women And Girls Initiative Governing Council & YWCA Greater Los Angeles. Moderated by Laura P. Minero, PhD Candidate.

The event is a partnership with YWCA-Greater Los Angeles and The Los Angeles County Women and Girls Initiative Governing Council.