Two-day rape prevention training to be offered at City College

Ernesto Lopez

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A women-only self defense class will be offered for free at City College on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 by the San Diego Community College District Police Department.

Sgt. Diana Medero said the 12-hour course called Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD) is a program that teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance and will be taught by nationally certified instructors. She added that hands-on defense training is also part of the curriculum.

“The class helps women become more aware of their surroundings, because awareness is 90 percent of self defense,” Medero said. “This will empower women.”

The training is opened to all City College students, staff and faculty, as well as members of the community 14 and older.

“We have predators everywhere. You can never be too safe, it’s good to educate yourself,” Medero added.

To register for the class contact Officer Cornelius Ashton at (619) 388-2749 or e-mail at cashton@sdccd.edu. The training is being held in room 229 of the P building from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. You must attend the first session to be able to attend the second date.

For more information about the RAD Systems program visit www.rad-systems.com.

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