Before and during Pride season, AVP provides opportunities for individuals, organizations and groups to get valuable skills and training to help protect themselves and our communities.
Why Learn from AVP?
Our communities face unprecedented threats to our safety and well-being as attacks against LGBTQ increase from all fronts. These community-focused training programs will give you more tools to help prevent and respond to violence or harm.
Our expert training team brings years of insight, knowledge and experience supporting our communities through a survivor-centered and anti-oppressive approach.
Upstander and Safety Marshal Training provides tools and strategies on how to de-escalate potentially violent situations you encounter, and how to be a safety volunteer at LGBTQ+ events.
Community Safety Planning Training prepares event and nightlife venues, and event organizers to hold safer LGBTQ+ focused events with tools and techniques to build a community-led safety program.
Ongoing Training and Technical assistance programs support individuals and groups with training in a variety of areas including LGBTQ issues, community safety, supporting LGBTQ survivors and more.