Thursdays, 01/09, 02/13, 03/12, 04/09, 05/14, 07/09, 8/13, 6-7:30pm, Recreation Room: Led by survivor and Library Director Devan Green and supported by the Pontiac Chapter of the Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, this group is for women and girls who have been victims of molestation, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence. This group will be a safe space to support one another and to learn how to cope and how to deal with issues that develop from trauma such as anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. The group will also have means to communicate between meetings. The meeting location will shift around but will remain in downtown Pontiac.
07/09 (Special Event): Metro Michigan Shotokan Karate presents: Self-Defence Seminar: Gain Confidence and Discover Your Inner Warrior. Women’s only class focuses on a variety of self-defense techniques against different types of attacks. This is a safe environment for women to practice multiple evasion techniques and gain improved awareness of their surroundings to help avoid being a victim. Students should wear loose fitting clothes. Jewelry should be removed, hair tied back, and bare feet. Participants receive written hand-outs reviewing the techniques covered during the seminar for further practice.
Instructor: Andrea Moon, third degree Black Belt: Shotokan Japanese Karate.
Registration is required-Maximum 20 participants-Ages 13 and older.