Residents are invited to come and meet Julie Weil as she tells her story of how she went from being a victim to a survivor on Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Library.
Julie Weil is a rape survivor who hopes to help stop violence against women. As an active member of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Networks Speaker Bureau (RAINN), she is empowered to tell her story to anyone who will listen in the hopes that it will encourage women to speak out against rape and inspire legislators to pass laws that will help take criminals off the streets.
The Northwest Regional Library is located at 3151 University Drive. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 23 by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coral Springs Police Department offers a national Rape Aggression Defense program that teaches women empowering skills to avoid becoming a target and to fend off an attacker. Through repetition and practice, this course promotes muscle memory, and helps women to train in a realistic environment so they learn to survive a struggle.
Download the flyer here.
The RAD System is taught in four weekly consecutive classes, which will be held over the course of one month on a week night. Each class is three hours, and the final class includes a physically active, hands-on scenario and graduation ceremony. The next class begins May 21. While the course will be physically involved, no prior self defense training is necessary. Women must register in advance, and be able to attend each of the four sessions. A release form must also be filled out and submitted prior to taking the first class. To download the course forms, visit CoralSprings.org/police/rad.cfm.