FREE Women's Self-Defense Seminar | POSTPONED

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The Suffolk County Sherrif's Office is offering a FREE women's self-defense seminar for women 18 and older. Learn to defend yourself and feel empowered in this course taught by the academy staff.


When:   POSTPONED date TBD


Where:  BCYF Leahy Holloran Community Center in the cafeteria

1 Worrell Street, Dorchester

To RSVP:  contact Natalie Johnson at (617) 704-6655 or

Self Defense Classes | Sept 11-Oct 24

Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women are offering free self-defense classes throughout the Boston area during September and October, including 3 in Dorchester.


In partnership with the Boston Centers for Youth & Familiesthe Boston Police DepartmentHealthworks Community Fitness and IMPACT, a unique personal safety and self-defense curriculum, these complimentary 90 minute training sessions will be open to all women in the area.


Dorchester locations:

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Girls' LEAP Open House Nov. 2nd

Girls’ LEAP Self-Defense, the city’s only non-profit providing personal safety training to inner-city girls, invites the public to an Open House on November 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, as Mayor Menino, Girls’ LEAP staff and supporters cut the ribbon on their new Girls’ Empowerment Zone in Dorchester.

Girls’ LEAP has helped to keep more than 7,500 girls ages 8-18 safe and strong through its unique personal safety curriculum since 2000. The organization recently relocated both its administrative offices and its Teen Mentor and Teaching Women Center to the St. Mark's School Annex in Dorchester. The new space, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, also provides enough room for Girls’ LEAP to host workshops and community meetings.

The event is at 197A Centre Street, Dorchester and will feature personal safety demonstrations, raffles and prizes, food and drink along with kid friendly activities.

RSVP to or call 617-514-4285.

See their website for details .

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