The classes are being in-person after being held virtually over the past two years due to the COVID-19 health crisis. They will be taught by instructors certified in Rape Aggression Defense (RAD).
The self-defense seminars will be offered from 7- 9 p.m. at each of the locations. The seminar schedule:
- Thursday, Oct. 27: Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville.
- Tuesday, Nov. 8: Marilyn J. Praisner (Burtonsville) Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville.
- Tuesday, Nov. 22: Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave, Silver Spring.
- Thursday, Dec.15: Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville.
Women ages 13-17 are welcomed to participate, but they must be accompanied by an adult woman who is also registered for the class. For more information on the classes and to register for a session, click here.
A men’s self-defense class also is available, but is not currently being offered by the Commission for Women. Those interested in a men’s class should call 240-777-8300.