A free, self-defense class for women of all ages will be held at the downtown Hartford YMCA, 90 State House Square, on Saturday, July 15th, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Jane Doe No More , a non-profit organization established to “improve the way society responds to victims of sexual assault”, is offering the “Escape Alive” survival skills class for women and girls ages 15 and over at Connecticut locations this summer free of charge. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have a signed waiver at time of entry.
The self-defense class is part of Jane Doe No More’s educational programs that include a Safe Student Initiative and Survivors Speak Outreach program. Participants learn awareness and prevention tips, escape strategies, and striking techniques designed to disable assailants and enable escape.