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Workshop: De-escalation Technique From a Former Hot Dog Vendor

April 27th, 1:00pm-3:00pm

The Theatre on King (171 King St, Peterborough, ON)

PWYC $5-$20

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The Theatre on King: 171 King St, Peterborough

Join us for a vital workshop on de-escalation techniques facilitated by artist and certified instructor in Non Violent Crisis Intervention, Charlie Petch.

Built to address situations where, much like any street vendor, escape is not a clear option. Workshop participants will practice how to best manage both themselves, and the person having a crisis. Participants can choose to either observe or participate.

This is a 2 hour workshop which will outline 5 de-escalation tactics and demonstrate some physical elements of de-escalation. If you like to take notes, please do.

Please note that masking is mandatory for this workshop. Thank you.

If you are unable to pay online please contact Public Energy by email or phone: / 705-745-1788

Charlie Petch (they/them, he/him) is a disabled/queer/transmasculine multidisciplinary artist who resides in Tkaronto/Toronto. A poet, playwright, librettist, musician, lighting designer, and host, Petch was the 2017 Poet of Honour for the speakNORTH national festival, winner of the Golden Beret lifetime achievement in spoken word with The League of Canadian Poets (2020), and founder of Hot Damn it’s a Queer SlamPetch is a touring performer, as well as a mentor and workshop facilitator. Their debut poetry collection, Why I Was Late (Brick Books), won the 2022 ReLit Award, and was named “Best of 2021” by The Walrus. Their film with Opera QTOMedusa’s Children, premièred 2022. They have been featured on the CBC’s Q, are the current Writer In Residence for Berton House (2023), were long-listed for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2021, and will be debuting their solo show No one’s special at the hot dog cart in 2024 at Theatre Passe Muraille.

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