Women Defending Ourselves dba Alive & Kicking Self Defense

aka A&K   |   Oakland, CA   |  http://www.aliveandkickingselfdefense.org

Mission

We teach Bay Area women and girls tools to use the power of our bodies, minds, and voices. We promote freedom, health, and safety by confronting oppression, fear, and violence.
Goals:
- To end violence against women.
- To empower women and girls to reach their full potential
- To provide women and girls with physical, verbal, mental, and emotional tools with which to defend themselves.
- To dispel myths about violence against women.
- To end all forms of oppression through education of ourselves and others.
- To be a model of a non-violent, non-oppressive organization.
- To teach self-defense classes and workshops that are affordable, provide a safe space, and are accessible to women and girls of all backgrounds and abilities.
- To teach diverse populations of women and girls, and to maintain a diverse membershiknowledge, and curricula.

Ruling year info

1994

Principal Officer

Holly Baldwin - Kirstin Lindquist

Main address

PO Box 16058

Oakland, CA 94610

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Formerly known as

Women Defending Ourselves

EIN

52-1858514

NTEE code info

Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (I70)

Women's Rights (R24)

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Classes and workshops for women and girls, focusing on physical, verbal, and emotional self-defense skills.

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Women Defending Ourselves dba Alive & Kicking Self Defense

Board of directors
as of 5/2/2012
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kellea Miller

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Holly Baldwin

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Kellea Miller

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Lydia Olsen

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