Free Online Classes for the LGBTQ+ Community


Thanks to generous support from the Boston Pride Community Fund, IMPACT is offering free online classes for the LGBTQ+ Community every week during Pride month.  

To register for any of these classes for FREE, please email instructor Adriana Li at ali@impactboston.org with your name, pronoun(s), and which class(es) you are interested in. Upon receipt of your email, we will send you the Zoom information.

 

Assertiveness & Boundary Setting

June 11th, 5:00-7:00 PM EST

Learn how to speak up for yourself without disrespecting other people, and how to communicate effectively to people in your life about what you want and need. Practice strategies to keep yourself calm when conversations get stressful.

 

Navigating Challenging Conversations

June 18th, 6:00-7:30 PM

Learn to identify situations that require challenging conversations. Gain the understanding of how to address defensive and dismissive responses when advocating for yourself. Learn the fundamental principles of setting limits, and communicate effectively under stress.

 

Negotiating in Relationships

June 24th, 5:00-6:30 PM EST

This workshop offers practical skills to advocate for yourself while respecting the needs of other important people in your life. Learn positive strategies for effective communication and negotiation in personal relationships around boundaries, expectations, intimacy, and commitments. Practice identifying what you are and are not willing to compromise. Discuss non-verbal communication and how body language and tone of voice affect negotiation.

 

Bystander Safety Strategies

June 30th, 6:00-8:00 PM EST

Many communities are experiencing harassment and violence in the current political climate. Many others are feeling a sense of urgency to speak up and show solidarity and support for neighbors, friends, and even strangers. At IMPACT we believe that keeping ourselves safe and advocating for others go hand in hand. We are committed to giving community groups and individuals the tools to safely intervene when someone else is at risk in this workshop. Learn the skills to protect your own safety and manage your own stress response in a moment of violence or harassment.

 

Please note:

*You may have to download Zoom to your device. Joining by phone doesn’t include video or chat feature access.

*For accessibility needs or other questions please email info@impactboston.org

*To manage a safe space & start on time, please arrive promptly to the workshops. Access to these workshops will be locked 15 minutes after the start time.

*Online classes are less of a controlled environment than in-person classes. The instructors will discuss this more in the sessions, but use your own judgment about whether you feel comfortable participating.