Defense classes for women start July 12 at Rec Center

Campus Recreation and the Marshall police department are teaming up to offer R.A.D.  (Rape Aggression Defense) classes for women on Saturdays, July 12-Aug. 17 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  The classes will take place at the Marshall Rec Center, Studio B, at a cost of $35 for members and $50 for non-members.

Classes will be taught by certified MUPD officers.   Educational components include lecture, discussion and physical resistive strategies. An objective of the program is to empower women to take charge of their personal safety.

Participants under 18 require parent/guardian consent at the first class meeting.  The CONTACT Rape Crisis Center is also helping to promote this class.  For additional information contact Heather Smith, Sr. Assistant Director, Fitness,  Recreation Center, by e-mail at or telephone exts. 6-3653 or 6-4REC.