Self Defense Seminar Sign Up

Michal Eskayo, co-chair of the World Languages Department asked that I remind everyone about the upcoming, FREE, self defense seminar, “The Five Fingers of Self Defense” taking place on Tuesday, March 9th from 3 to 5pm in room 1001-1002.

The seminar is for men and women and open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators. It is being offered through the auspices of Thousand Waves Martial Arts Center and sponsored by the Women’s Studies Committee as a part of Women’s History Month.

The statistics related to violence against women are mindbendingly staggering. In the U.S. one third of women murdered each year are killed by intimate partners. 83% of girls aged 12 to 16 experience some form of sexual harassment in public schools. An estimated 150 million girls under 18 suffered some form of sexual violence in 2002 alone. (Sources)

If you’ve attended this seminar in the past, consider going again to get a refresher. If you’ve never been, please consider going this year to learn what there is to know, if not for yourself, for some woman or girl that you know. And if you aren’t going, at the very least take a minute at the beginning of class to tell your students about it…

Contact Michal at to reserve a spot.

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