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Presented By: Engineering Student Government

SaferSelf - a free series of self-defense workshops for freshmen!

led by DPSS Empowerment Self Defense Program Manager Candace Dorsey

Attend the workshops and get our SaferSelf 2022 laptop sticker! Attend the workshops and get our SaferSelf 2022 laptop sticker!
Attend the workshops and get our SaferSelf 2022 laptop sticker!
Sign up for a free series of self-defense workshops!

Aiming to equip the incoming students with the skills to increase their self-confidence and preparedness for the unexpected, the Engineering Student Government (ESG) in partnership with UofM Division of Public Safety & Security (DPSS) is setting out with a newly established SaferSelf project. Starting on September 12th and running until October 10th a series of free empowerment self-defense workshops will be held weekly on Mondays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on Central Campus (exact location TBD).

Empowerment self-defense sessions explore the culture of violence, and teach concrete but practical effective skills for personal safety and physical self defense in a wide variety of contexts ranging from harassment to sexual assault. Participants will be able to:
- understand how situational awareness can deter or prevent an attack.
- use verbal skills for assertive communication.
- evade and set boundaries (verbal & physical).
- use practical options to make ourselves more comfortable when uncomfortable situations occur.
- recognize and interrupt unwanted behavior when in social situations, interpersonal/intimate relationships as well as interactions with strangers.

The series will be composed of the following workshops:
1. Introduction to physical self-defense: 1.5hr
2. Physical self-defense with strikes and kicks with pads: 1hr
3. Physical self-defense with boxing element combination striking: 1h
4. Top-to-bottom pressure points: 1hr
5. Physical self-defense from the ground: 1hr

Face masks will be required regardless of vaccination status.

The space in the program is limited, and last spots are available. To register, please fill out this form (https://forms.gle/xyzuP9rgZnzYGWDy7) by 11:59 pm on Friday September 2nd. The form will close sooner if capacity is reached before then.
Attend the workshops and get our SaferSelf 2022 laptop sticker! Attend the workshops and get our SaferSelf 2022 laptop sticker!
Attend the workshops and get our SaferSelf 2022 laptop sticker!

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