Hustle and Flow is an eclectic movement studio, dedicated to using the essence of Yoga, Buti, and different dance genres to connect people and promote community change. Hustle and Flow sees reducing violence through self-defense training as an integral part of their overall mission. Through our partnership, Hustle and Flow sponsors regular Prevention. Action. Change. workshops and assists in promoting and supporting the work in the community.
The Violence Prevention Network (VPN) is a collaborative of violence prevention programs based in Cumberland County, Maine. Together, these programs represent a K-12 approach to violence prevention programming for schools, with the objective to provide age-appropriate educational and co-curricular programming for students to address issues related to exposure to violence. The other members of VPN are: Hardy Girls Healthy Women, Maine Boys to Men, Family Crisis Services Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP), Portland Defending Childhood, Speak About It, Sexual Assault Support Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM), The University of Southern Maine (USM), Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, Maine Civil Rights Team Project.
Empowerment Self-Defense Alliance
ESDA is a new organization which aims to leverage the collective impact of empowerment self-defense practitioners and influence national dialogue about preventing interpersonal violence. ESDA positions empowerment self-defense as a powerful means of personal and social change with a robust and growing research base demonstrating its efficacy. ESDA foregrounds survivor agency, awareness of neurobiological factors surrounding trauma, and a commitment to social justice as fundamental components of violence prevention.