Part III: Talking Honestly About Sexual Harassment: Making An IMPACT

72 minutes · 2018

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Join Aaron Huey on Beyond Risk and Back for Part III of talking honestly about sexual harassment. Have you even heard the term "consent education"? Until men have consent education, we HAVE to teach women how to fight off an attacker. There are many self defense classes our there, but do these classes really work?

Maia and Aaron talk to Martha Thompson, Aaron Christensen, and Robert about women's model mugging and rape defense classes. You don't want to miss this educational show about how to be prepared daily to protect yourself.

Martha Thompson has been teaching self-defense since 1988. She is an IMPACT Chicago Instructor, Instructor Trainer, and Administrative Team Co-Leader. Martha is also a National Women’s Martial Arts Federation (NWMAF) Certified Self-Defense Instructor and holds a 5th degree black belt in Seido karate. She is active in NWMAF, IMPACT International, and the Empowerment Self-Defense Alliance. She is also Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

AC (Aaron Christensen) is a certified Rape Prevention and Self Defense Instructor with the American Women’s Self Defense Association, and has worked internationally with Peak Potentials and Success Resources, assisting and leading motivational camps that incorporate martial arts and non-verbal tactics to de-escalate and/or end conflicts without compromising one’s safety or integrity of self (2013-present). He is an Elite-level personal trainer with Chicago Athletic Clubs, a professional actor, and one of the founding members of Not In Our House: Chicago, an organization created to combat sexual harassment and unbecoming conduct within the Chicago theatre community (2015-present).


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