SAFETY: SPD’s free class for women next Saturday

Next Saturday, 10 am-1 pm, women of all ages are invited to the next free personal-safety class at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster). It’s not self-defense training – it’s a lecture/faciltated discussion, led by female SPD officers. From the reminder sent by the precinct’s Crime-Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner:

Our class goals:

-Know the important role your instincts and gut reactions play

-Discover potentially dangerous situations and how to avoid them

-Learn how to make a safety plan

-Decrease the odds of becoming a victim

It’s recommended for ages 14 and up. If you’re interested, RSVP here.

10 Replies to "SAFETY: SPD's free class for women next Saturday"

  • HD December 8, 2019 (1:33 pm)

    As a City employee, we had the option of taking this course. It is eye opening and valuable information. I’d highly recommend it for any woman for self defense awareness or any men who want to help protect their loved ones. 

  • Blbl December 8, 2019 (1:55 pm)

    Anytime I see a “women only” event, it just makes me angry.  Why is this open only to one gender? Would we be ok today with a “male only” meeting of any kind? I get that the intent is to prevent violence that is primarily aimed at women, but maybe men and gender fluid people might benefit from learning this information too.  

    • DH December 8, 2019 (5:33 pm)

      I get annoyed when men seem to lack understanding of the safety risks that women experience in this culture that are different than what men experience. I might be missing it but I don’t see anything that says women “only.” It is a class for women but doesn’t say others are excluded. It is focused on things that are pertinent to women. Also, as a woman that went to both a co-ed and a women’s college I’ll share that men DO tend to dominate conversations and questions in classes/training. By having a class focused on women it helps to create a safe space for women to talk about their unique concerns without the embarrassment that comes from feeling exposed in front of males.  

    • Brenda December 9, 2019 (6:11 am)

      Get a grip dude

  • Seattlite December 8, 2019 (4:05 pm)

    Too bad Seattle has come to the point of ineffective law-enforcement policies that have created dangerous, unsafe streets for adults, teens, children and seniors.

  • Kc December 8, 2019 (4:21 pm)

    If you strongly about attending this course and you are concerned about the gender requirement… just show up are they going to be checking gender at the doori don’t think so

  • Kadoo December 8, 2019 (10:41 pm)

    I took the class a couple of weeks ago and it’s terrific. 

  • Scubafrog December 9, 2019 (7:24 am)

    Well, rape is something that women don’t in common with adult men.  I can see why this class is aimed at women, and why women have a unique class aimed at them, for them, by women.   Statistically, women face that horror massively more often than men, so this is an important opportunity for them to be with other women, and be taught by women.  Most victims of domestic abuse are female.  Have a guy there may be triggering, there may be survivors of domestic violence etc who just want to learn safety tips from professionals, in a room of women.

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