The 2013 theme for Women’s History Month is "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics." The math is straightforward: nearly 1 in 5 women in the US has been raped sometime in their lives (Center for Disease Control 2012). The scientific evidence is clear: women’s participation in self-defense training decreases their likelihood of being sexually assaulted in the future (Violence Against Women Network 2011).
IMPACT Chicago is offering two programs for women and girls in March in celebration of Women’s History Month.
For women 16 and up:
IMPACT Core Program, March 8, 9 & 10 (Fri: 5:30-9:30; Sat/Sun: 9-6)
Belle Plaine Studio (2014 W. Belle Plaine, Chicago, IL 60618).
For girls 12-15:
IMPACT for Middle School Girls, March 16 and 17 (Sat/Sun 11am – 3pm)
Knapp Center, 3145 W. Pratt Blvd., Chicago, IL 60645.
Celebrate women’s history month by encouraging a woman or girl you love, including yourself, to take a self-defense course. Imagine: a world where every woman and girl knows how to defend herself!