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Trade School Digbeth: Personal Safety

This session with Alison Baskerville of ROAR will teach you the basics of personal safety.


ROAR Safety launch session is a two hour class looking at personal safety measures built with mental health and an understanding of self care at it’s core. We will talk about why we sometimes make the choices we do in our daily life and why we often forget to think about our own personal safety. This will be complimented with some very basic self defence moves and finish with advice on self care advice on how to recover and how we respond to feelings of fear and violence. This will be the first session for 2018 and the official Birmingham launch of ROAR.

Please note, this class is open to women and those identifying themselves as female.


Barter Items to bring for Alison:

Trade school runs on barter and rather than a monetary exchange. Alison, the teacher of this class has requested one of the following:

  • To write some testimonies from the class for social media
  • Tell more people about the training
  • Make sure you tell at least one other person when you travel alone late at night 🙂


More about Alison:

Alison Baskerville is a former soldier turned documentary photographer who has recently set up ROAR Safety as a movement to empower and encourage emotional and physical resilience for women in relation to personal safety and confidence. After many years of working with the media in remote and often areas of high risk Alison now wants to share this learning with all women, as she believes feeling safe on a day to day basis is a basic human right.  The security industry is often male and exclusively white and unaffordable to most people.  ROAR will be a more accessible and people friendly training space for those who want to enhance their knowledge around personal safety leaving them feeling ready to deal with challenges if they are to arise.



About Trade School

The Trade School network is a collective of self-organised barter-for-knowledge schools across the world. Trade School began in January 2009 as an experiment by a group of artists in New York City who wanted to celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.
Trade School Digbeth is a local chapter of this initiative driven by the Impact Hub Birmingham community and friends. For more info and other upcoming Trade School classes, click here.

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Date & Time

January 24 | 15:00 to 17:00


Impact Hub Birmingham


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Free

Cost for Non Members: Free

Updated on 15 January 2018