Workshop Events

Maintaining a Proactive Approach to Personal Safety

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

Safety escort at night

Enhance your personal safety through discussions on crime    prevention practices and situational awareness using one’s     cognitive and physical senses to help avoid or prevent a crime from occurring.  Possessing new tools that help increase one’s safety from everyday risks will also provide a greater sense of self-empowerment.

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Cyber Safety

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Cyber safety

Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, SnapChat, and Instagram have become an integral part of our lives. Social media sites are a great way to stay connected with others, but you should be cautious about how much personal information you post. This course will teach you to be cyber safe and while still being able to enjoy your social networking.

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The Basics of Pepper Spray Defense

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Pepper spray

The Basics of Pepper Spray covers a variety of topics including citizens’ possession/use; chemical properties and effects of pepper spray. A personal canister of pepper spray can be purchased after the completion of this workshop for $6.00.

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Identity Theft Prevention

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Identity Theft Logo

This workshop will help you understand what identity theft is, how criminals obtain your personal information and how to detect, deter and defend yourself against victimization.

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RAD - Rape Aggression Defense Self-Defense Workshop for Women

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:30pm to Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 8:30pm


The Rape Aggression Defense Systems is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. This program is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and  proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. THIS IS A 4-DAY WORKSHOP.

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Precarity Power Performance

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Precarity Power Performance workshop on gender

This one-day workshop brings together scholars from Japan and North America, and creates an inter-institutional, interdisciplinary, and transnational space for intellectual conversations on the issue of gender in various aspects of Japan studies. It situates Japan in a transpacific framework Read more