College police offering self-defense class for women

March 22, 2017 | San Diego Community College District

The San Diego Community College District Police Department's will hold a two-day Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class for women from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 8 and 15 at North City Campus, 8355 Aero Drive, San Diego. 

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, nearly 1 in 5 women in the United States have experienced rape or attempted rape in their lives. Nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point in their lifetime.  

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and is geared to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. 

RAD is a self-defense program that  provides participants with safety information and options for self-defense for the average person. No prior training is necessary. This class is open to women only (watch for a men’s class coming soon). The program is free and participants must attend both sessions. Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome. If you have a friend or family member who is interested, bring them along! Sign up early as space is limited. 

Attendees will learn awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands on defense training. Courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors.

To register contact Linda Seamans at . 

To learn more about Sexual Assault Awareness month visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center 

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