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LCC Offers Sexual Assault Prevention Training Nov. 16

As news of another young woman killed in an alleged domestic violence incident hits the R-G, and in the wake of settling its stalking lawsuit, LCC is offering a sexual assault, dating and self defense series. See the press release below.

LCC Public Safety offers assault prevention training, Nov. 16

Eugene, Ore.—Lane Community College Public Safety is offering another Sexual Assault/Dating & Domestic Violence Awareness/Self-Defense training series.

• Sexual Assault Awareness Training, Wednesday, November 16, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Building 4, Room 105. This class is open to the entire college community as well as the general public. During this one-hour class, attendees will be given instruction on how to prevent sexual assaults and harassment; what to do and not do if you are sexually assaulted; and how and where to report incidents.

• Dating and Domestic Violence Awareness, November 16, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Building 4, Room 105. The Dating and Domestic Violence Awareness presentation was put together with the goal of helping people out of abusive relationships, recognizing abusive relationships (whether its their own relationship or a friends/family). Instructors will provide information on warning signs of abuse, what abuse is, making a plan to get away safely, resources around the college and the community (both emergency and legal). There will also be information about restraining orders and stalking orders, and handouts on resources and safety planning.

• Basic Self-Defense Training, November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Building 4, Room 105. This class is open to the entire college community as well as the general public. During the four-hour class, which will be taught by Corporal Ryan Sager, Rape Aggression Defense instructor, attendees will be led through a series of warm up exercises to help loosen up and prevent injury. Participants will be instructed on proper methods to perform a variety of strikes and escape techniques. Be sure to wear loose fitting clothing. Participants will be monitored as they practice their new skills on strike bags and assistants.

In addition to hands-on exercises, participants will learn about personal safety in parking lots, including situational awareness, walking confidently and with head held high, and having keys in hand, ready to open a car door or be used to protect oneself.